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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.

Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Amazon 60
2 Enterprise 55
3 Aldi 40
3 Barclays 40
5 Lloyds Banking Group 35
6 Asda 30
6 Tesco 30
8 Majestic Wine 25
8 Marks & Spencer 25
8 Sainsbury's 25
11 Lidl 20
11 Royal Mail 20
13 Boots 15
13 Explore Learning 15
13 John Lewis Partnership 15
16 Argos 10
16 Hollister 10
16 JP Morgan 10
16 Morrisons 10
16 Network Rail 10
16 Next 10
16 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 10
16 Waitrose 10
24 8build 5
24 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
24 Amey 5
24 Apple 5
24 Balfour Beatty 5
24 Bouygues UK 5
24 British Army 5
24 BT 5
24 Carphone Warehouse 5
24 Centrica 5
24 Citi 5
24 Clarks 5
24 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
24 Costa Coffee 5
24 Dawn Meats 5
24 Debenhams 5
24 Decathlon 5
24 Deutsche Bank 5
24 DFDS 5
24 DHL 5
24 Durham University 5
24 Farmfoods 5
24 French Connection 5
24 Fujitsu 5
24 Galliford Try 5
24 Gist 5
24 GlaxoSmithKline 5
24 Goldman Sachs 5
24 H & M 5
24 Halfords 5
24 Holland & Barrett 5
24 House of Fraser 5
24 Hut Group 5
24 IBM 5
24 Iceland 5
24 Jaguar Land Rover 5
24 JD Sports 5
24 Kier Group 5
24 Kurt Geiger 5
24 Lendlease 5
24 Links of London 5
24 L'Oreal 5
24 Mace 5
24 McDonald's 5
24 Metro Bank 5
24 Morgan Sindall 5
24 Moy Park 5
24 Nationwide 5
24 New Look 5
24 O2 5
24 Ocado 5
24 Pandora 5
24 Poundland 5
24 Primark 5
24 Procter & Gamble 5
24 Redrow Homes 5
24 River Island 5
24 Rolls-Royce 5
24 Santander 5
24 Schuh 5
24 Standard Chartered Bank 5
24 Staples 5
24 Superdrug 5
24 Superdry 5
24 Tarmac 5
24 TJX Europe 5
24 Toys R Us 5
24 Transport For London 5
24 TSB 5
24 Unilever 5
24 United Parcel Service 5
24 University of Exeter 5
96 Abbott UK Fewer than 5
96 Admiral Fewer than 5
96 Aecom Fewer than 5
96 Age UK Fewer than 5
96 Aggregate Industries Fewer than 5
96 Airbus Fewer than 5
96 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
96 Allied Bakeries Fewer than 5
96 AllSaints Fewer than 5
96 Arc Hospitality Recruitment Fewer than 5
96 Arcadia Fewer than 5
96 Arla Foods Fewer than 5
96 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
96 Aspire People Fewer than 5
96 Atom Bank Fewer than 5
96 B&Q Fewer than 5
96 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
96 Bank of America Fewer than 5
96 Bank of England Fewer than 5
96 Bank of Ireland Fewer than 5
96 Barbour Fewer than 5
96 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
96 Bayer Fewer than 5
96 Bentley Motors Fewer than 5
96 Berkeley Homes Fewer than 5
96 Betfred Fewer than 5
96 BlackRock Fewer than 5
96 BMW Fewer than 5
96 BNP Paribas Fewer than 5
96 Body Shop Fewer than 5
96 BP Fewer than 5
96 Brakes Group Fewer than 5
96 Brandbank Fewer than 5
96 British Airways Fewer than 5
96 British Gas Fewer than 5
96 BSI Fewer than 5
96 Canterbury Christ Church University Fewer than 5
96 Carillion Fewer than 5
96 CDP Fewer than 5
96 CeX Fewer than 5
96 Chatty Imp Fewer than 5
96 Cheshire East Council Fewer than 5
96 Coatsink Fewer than 5
96 Compass Group Fewer than 5
96 Coral Fewer than 5
96 Cos Stores Fewer than 5
96 Coventry Building Society Fewer than 5
96 Creative Support Fewer than 5
96 Credit Suisse Fewer than 5
96 Cummins Fewer than 5
96 Debate Mate Fewer than 5
96 Deliveroo Fewer than 5
96 Derby City Council Fewer than 5
96 deVere Fewer than 5
96 Diageo Fewer than 5
96 Direct Line Fewer than 5
96 Dixons Fewer than 5
96 DPD Fewer than 5
96 Dunbia Fewer than 5
96 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
96 Easyjet Fewer than 5
96 Ecolab Fewer than 5
96 Eldon Insurance Fewer than 5
96 Enterprise Holdings Fewer than 5
96 European Parliament Fewer than 5
96 Evans Cycles Fewer than 5
96 Exco InTouch Fewer than 5
96 Exertis Fewer than 5
96 Experian Fewer than 5
96 Express Vending Fewer than 5
96 Fenwick Fewer than 5
96 First Group Fewer than 5
96 Framestore Fewer than 5
96 General Electric Fewer than 5
96 Gleeds Fewer than 5
96 Go Ape Fewer than 5
96 Govnet Communications Fewer than 5
96 Greene King Fewer than 5
96 Greggs Fewer than 5
96 G's Fresh Fewer than 5
96 H&M Fewer than 5
96 Handelsbanken Fewer than 5
96 Harrods Fewer than 5
96 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
96 Havas Fewer than 5
96 Heathrow Airport Fewer than 5
96 Heriot-Watt University Fewer than 5
96 Hermes Fewer than 5
96 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
96 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
96 HM Treasury Fewer than 5
96 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
96 Honda Fewer than 5
96 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
96 Hugo Boss Fewer than 5
96 IKEA Fewer than 5
96 Infor Fewer than 5
96 Informa Fewer than 5
96 Interserve Fewer than 5
96 Investec Fewer than 5
96 ISG Pearce Fewer than 5
96 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
96 Jaeger Fewer than 5
96 JLL Fewer than 5
96 Joules Fewer than 5
96 Karen Millen Fewer than 5
96 KFC Fewer than 5
96 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
96 KPMG Fewer than 5
96 La Fosse Fewer than 5
96 Ladbrokes Fewer than 5
96 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
96 Lancaster University Fewer than 5
96 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
96 Leeds Beckett University Fewer than 5
96 Leeds Building Society Fewer than 5
96 Lincolnshire Police Fewer than 5
96 London & Country Mortgages Fewer than 5
96 Lush Fewer than 5
96 Marcus Evans Fewer than 5
96 Matalan Fewer than 5
96 MBDA Fewer than 5
96 McCurrach Fewer than 5
96 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
96 Microsoft Fewer than 5
96 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
96 Morgan Stanley Fewer than 5
96 Morrison Construction Fewer than 5
96 Mothercare Fewer than 5
96 Multiplex Fewer than 5
96 Nando's Fewer than 5
96 National Express Coaches Fewer than 5
96 Nespresso Fewer than 5
96 Nestlé Fewer than 5
96 NFU Mutual Fewer than 5
96 Nigel Frank International Fewer than 5
96 Nissan Fewer than 5
96 Nomura Fewer than 5
96 Nottingham Trent University Fewer than 5
96 Oxfam Fewer than 5
96 Oxfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
96 Pall Corporation Fewer than 5
96 Peacocks Fewer than 5
96 Phase Eight Fewer than 5
96 pladis Fewer than 5
96 PM Group Fewer than 5
96 Post Office Fewer than 5
96 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
96 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Fewer than 5
96 Principal Hotel Company Fewer than 5
96 QVC Fewer than 5
96 Radius Payment Solutions Fewer than 5
96 RationalFX Fewer than 5
96 RSM Fewer than 5
96 RWS Group Fewer than 5
96 Samsung Fewer than 5
96 SAP Fewer than 5
96 Schroders Fewer than 5
96 Screwfix Fewer than 5
96 Selfridges Fewer than 5
96 Severn Trent Fewer than 5
96 SITA Fewer than 5
96 Skanska Fewer than 5
96 Sky Fewer than 5
96 Sodexo Fewer than 5
96 Softcat Fewer than 5
96 Southampton City Council Fewer than 5
96 Southampton Solent University Fewer than 5
96 Specsavers Fewer than 5
96 Starbucks Fewer than 5
96 Starling Bank Fewer than 5
96 Student Hubs Fewer than 5
96 Subway Fewer than 5
96 Tata Consultancy Services Fewer than 5
96 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
96 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
96 The Fragrance Shop Fewer than 5
96 The Works Fewer than 5
96 ThinkMoney Fewer than 5
96 Tommy Hilfiger Fewer than 5
96 Topshop Fewer than 5
96 Toyota Fewer than 5
96 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
96 Uber Fewer than 5
96 UBS Fewer than 5
96 UK Greetings Fewer than 5
96 Unipart Manufacturing Group Fewer than 5
96 United Living Fewer than 5
96 United Utilities Fewer than 5
96 University of Bristol Students' Union Fewer than 5
96 University of Central Lancashire Fewer than 5
96 University of Derby Fewer than 5
96 University of East London Fewer than 5
96 University of Essex Fewer than 5
96 University of Huddersfield Fewer than 5
96 University of Northampton Fewer than 5
96 University of the West of England Bristol Fewer than 5
96 University of West London Fewer than 5
96 University of Westminster Fewer than 5
96 University of Winchester Fewer than 5
96 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
96 Vauxhall Fewer than 5
96 Virgin Fewer than 5
96 Vision Express Fewer than 5
96 Vodafone Fewer than 5
96 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
96 Warburtons Fewer than 5
96 Warehouse Fewer than 5
96 Wates Fewer than 5
96 Welcome Break Fewer than 5
96 White Stuff Fewer than 5
96 WHSmith Fewer than 5
96 William Hill Fewer than 5
96 William Jackson Food Group Fewer than 5
96 Willmott Dixon Fewer than 5
96 WorldPay Fewer than 5
96 Xerox Fewer than 5
96 York St John University Fewer than 5
96 Zurich Financial Services 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.