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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.

Education – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Explore Learning 15
2 Durham University 5
2 University of Exeter 5
4 Canterbury Christ Church University Fewer than 5
4 Debate Mate Fewer than 5
4 Heriot-Watt University Fewer than 5
4 Lancaster University Fewer than 5
4 Leeds Beckett University Fewer than 5
4 Nottingham Trent University Fewer than 5
4 Southampton Solent University Fewer than 5
4 University of Derby Fewer than 5
4 University of East London Fewer than 5
4 University of Huddersfield Fewer than 5
4 University of Northampton Fewer than 5
4 University of the West of England Bristol Fewer than 5
4 University of West London Fewer than 5
4 University of Westminster Fewer than 5
4 University of Winchester Fewer than 5
4 York St John University 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.