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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.

South East – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Marks & Spencer 10
2 Aldi 5
2 Boots 5
2 British Army 5
2 Enterprise 5
2 Explore Learning 5
2 John Lewis Partnership 5
2 Lidl 5
2 Majestic Wine 5
2 Sainsbury's 5
2 Waitrose 5
12 Abbott UK Fewer than 5
12 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
12 Argos Fewer than 5
12 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
12 Barclays Fewer than 5
12 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
12 Bayer Fewer than 5
12 Berkeley Homes Fewer than 5
12 Betfred Fewer than 5
12 Body Shop Fewer than 5
12 Brakes Group Fewer than 5
12 BSI Fewer than 5
12 Canterbury Christ Church University Fewer than 5
12 Centrica Fewer than 5
12 Compass Group Fewer than 5
12 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
12 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
12 DHL Fewer than 5
12 Easyjet Fewer than 5
12 Exertis Fewer than 5
12 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
12 Gist Fewer than 5
12 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
12 H&M Fewer than 5
12 Halfords Fewer than 5
12 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
12 Holland & Barrett Fewer than 5
12 Hollister Fewer than 5
12 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
12 IBM Fewer than 5
12 Iceland Fewer than 5
12 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
12 Karen Millen Fewer than 5
12 Kier Group Fewer than 5
12 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
12 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
12 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
12 Links of London Fewer than 5
12 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
12 McCurrach Fewer than 5
12 Microsoft Fewer than 5
12 Nespresso Fewer than 5
12 Network Rail Fewer than 5
12 New Look Fewer than 5
12 Next Fewer than 5
12 Ocado Fewer than 5
12 Oxfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
12 Poundland Fewer than 5
12 Principal Hotel Company Fewer than 5
12 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
12 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
12 RWS Group Fewer than 5
12 Southampton City Council Fewer than 5
12 Southampton Solent University Fewer than 5
12 Superdrug Fewer than 5
12 Superdry Fewer than 5
12 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
12 Tesco Fewer than 5
12 The Fragrance Shop Fewer than 5
12 TSB Fewer than 5
12 United Living Fewer than 5
12 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
12 University of Winchester Fewer than 5
12 Virgin Fewer than 5
12 Vodafone Fewer than 5
12 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
12 White Stuff 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.