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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.

North West – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Amazon 10
1 Enterprise 10
3 Aldi 5
3 Barclays 5
3 Hut Group 5
3 JD Sports 5
3 Marks & Spencer 5
3 Sainsbury's 5
3 Tesco 5
10 Age UK Fewer than 5
10 Arc Hospitality Recruitment Fewer than 5
10 Argos Fewer than 5
10 Asda Fewer than 5
10 Bentley Motors Fewer than 5
10 Boots Fewer than 5
10 BT Fewer than 5
10 Carillion Fewer than 5
10 Centrica Fewer than 5
10 Cheshire East Council Fewer than 5
10 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
10 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
10 Creative Support Fewer than 5
10 Debenhams Fewer than 5
10 DHL Fewer than 5
10 Dunbia Fewer than 5
10 Ecolab Fewer than 5
10 First Group Fewer than 5
10 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
10 Govnet Communications Fewer than 5
10 H & M Fewer than 5
10 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
10 Iceland Fewer than 5
10 Kier Group Fewer than 5
10 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
10 Lancaster University Fewer than 5
10 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
10 Lidl Fewer than 5
10 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
10 Lush Fewer than 5
10 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
10 McDonald's Fewer than 5
10 New Look Fewer than 5
10 Peacocks Fewer than 5
10 Phase Eight Fewer than 5
10 pladis Fewer than 5
10 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
10 Primark Fewer than 5
10 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
10 Radius Payment Solutions Fewer than 5
10 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
10 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
10 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
10 Santander Fewer than 5
10 Selfridges Fewer than 5
10 Starbucks Fewer than 5
10 ThinkMoney Fewer than 5
10 Topshop Fewer than 5
10 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
10 Unilever Fewer than 5
10 United Utilities Fewer than 5
10 University of Central Lancashire Fewer than 5
10 Vauxhall Fewer than 5
10 Waitrose Fewer than 5
10 William Hill 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.