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Top Graduate Employers

Below is a list of the top 100 graduate recruiters. You can filter the table by region, industry and occupation.

The financial services industry is the main recruiter of university graduates into professional employment. The second main recruiter is the healthcare industry.

South East – Education

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Southampton Solent University 50
2 Hampshire County Council 20
2 University of Oxford 20
4 Teach First 15
5 Explore Learning 10
5 University of Surrey 10
7 Abingdon and Witney College 5
7 Brighton College 5
7 Holyport College 5
7 Open University 5
7 Oxford Brookes University 5
7 Oxfordshire County Council 5
7 Portsmouth City Council 5
7 Sevenoaks School 5
7 Southampton City Council 5
7 Step by Step 5
7 University of Greenwich 5
7 University of Kent 5
7 University of Portsmouth 5
7 University of Reading 5
7 University of Southampton 5
7 University of Sussex 5
7 University of Winchester 5
7 West Sussex County Council 5
7 Wycombe Abbey School 5
26 AQA Fewer than 5
26 British Car Auctions Fewer than 5
26 Buckinghamshire County Council Fewer than 5
26 Buckinghamshire New University Fewer than 5
26 Canterbury Christ Church University Fewer than 5
26 Challenger Sports Fewer than 5
26 City of London Corporation Fewer than 5
26 Department for Education Fewer than 5
26 EF Education First Fewer than 5
26 Fit For Sport Fewer than 5
26 Holy Trinity Primary School Fewer than 5
26 INTO Fewer than 5
26 Kingham Hill School Fewer than 5
26 Leighton Park School Fewer than 5
26 Milton Keynes Council Fewer than 5
26 Oasis Academy Enfield Fewer than 5
26 Premier Sports Fewer than 5
26 Reading Borough Council Fewer than 5
26 Royal Holloway, University of London Fewer than 5
26 St John's Primary School Fewer than 5
26 St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Fewer than 5
26 St Mary's Primary School Fewer than 5
26 United Learning Fewer than 5
26 University of Brighton Fewer than 5
26 Woodlands School Fewer than 5

This table is compiled using data taken from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2015–16) conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Numbers are rounded to the nearest five in line with Higher Education Statistics Agency confidentiality requirements. Read more about how we compile these tables.