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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.

Manufacturing – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Dawn Meats 5
1 GlaxoSmithKline 5
1 Jaguar Land Rover 5
1 L'Oreal 5
1 Moy Park 5
1 Procter & Gamble 5
1 Rolls-Royce 5
1 Tarmac 5
1 Unilever 5
10 Abbott UK Fewer than 5
10 Airbus Fewer than 5
10 Allied Bakeries Fewer than 5
10 Arla Foods Fewer than 5
10 Bayer Fewer than 5
10 Bentley Motors Fewer than 5
10 BMW Fewer than 5
10 Brakes Group Fewer than 5
10 Cummins Fewer than 5
10 Diageo Fewer than 5
10 Dunbia Fewer than 5
10 Ecolab Fewer than 5
10 Express Vending Fewer than 5
10 General Electric Fewer than 5
10 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
10 Honda Fewer than 5
10 MBDA Fewer than 5
10 Nestlé Fewer than 5
10 Nissan Fewer than 5
10 Pall Corporation Fewer than 5
10 pladis Fewer than 5
10 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
10 Samsung Fewer than 5
10 Toyota Fewer than 5
10 UK Greetings Fewer than 5
10 Unipart Manufacturing Group Fewer than 5
10 Vauxhall Fewer than 5
10 Warburtons Fewer than 5
10 William Jackson Food Group Fewer than 5
10 Xerox 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.