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.

Public administration & defence – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 British Army 5
2 Cheshire East Council Fewer than 5
2 Derby City Council Fewer than 5
2 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
2 HM Treasury Fewer than 5
2 Lincolnshire Police Fewer than 5
2 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
2 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
2 Oxfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
2 Southampton City Council 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.