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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.

Other managers & proprietors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Enterprise 100
2 McDonald's 50
3 Domino's Pizza 20
3 William Hill 20
5 Amey 15
5 Costa Coffee 15
5 Pizza Express 15
5 Pizza Hut 15
9 KFC 10
9 Nando's 10
9 Premier Inn 10
9 Starbucks 10
9 Subway 10
9 White Lodging Hotel Management 10
15 Amazon 5
15 Asda 5
15 BaxterStorey 5
15 Coral 5
15 Dixons 5
15 Explore Learning 5
15 Foxtons 5
15 Fullers 5
15 Greene King 5
15 Greenwich Leisure 5
15 Hilton Hotels 5
15 Invasion 5
15 J D Wetherspoon 5
15 Ladbrokes 5
15 Lidl 5
15 Lloyds Banking Group 5
15 Loughborough University 5
15 Marks & Spencer 5
15 Marriott International 5
15 Mitchells & Butlers 5
15 Morrisons 5
15 Moy Park 5
15 Odeon 5
15 Radisson Blu 5
15 Red Carnationa Hotels 5
15 Stonegate Pub Company 5
15 Tesco 5
15 Virgin 5
15 Workman 5
44 AB InBev Fewer than 5
44 Aberdeen City Council Fewer than 5
44 Accenture Fewer than 5
44 Action For Children Fewer than 5
44 Aldi Fewer than 5
44 Amgen Fewer than 5
44 Anglian Water Fewer than 5
44 Angus Council Fewer than 5
44 AO.com Fewer than 5
44 Arcadis Fewer than 5
44 Argos Fewer than 5
44 Arriva Fewer than 5
44 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
44 Audi Fewer than 5
44 Bath Spa University Fewer than 5
44 Berkeley Homes Fewer than 5
44 Bet365 Fewer than 5
44 Betfred Fewer than 5
44 BMS Performance Fewer than 5
44 Boots Fewer than 5
44 Brand Finance Fewer than 5
44 BT Fewer than 5
44 CALA Homes Fewer than 5
44 Capgemini Fewer than 5
44 Cardiff Council Fewer than 5
44 CBRE Fewer than 5
44 CEF Fewer than 5
44 Centrica Fewer than 5
44 CeX Fewer than 5
44 Chivas Brothers Fewer than 5
44 Citi Fewer than 5
44 Civil Service Fewer than 5
44 Compass Group Fewer than 5
44 Countrywide Fewer than 5
44 Cummins Fewer than 5
44 CVS Pharmacy Fewer than 5
44 De Montfort University Fewer than 5
44 Debate Mate Fewer than 5
44 Debenhams Fewer than 5
44 DeVere Group Fewer than 5
44 DHL Fewer than 5
44 DPD Fewer than 5
44 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
44 E.ON Fewer than 5
44 Easyjet Fewer than 5
44 Edge Hill University Fewer than 5
44 Enterprise Holdings Fewer than 5
44 Evans Cycles Fewer than 5
44 Everyone Active Fewer than 5
44 Fenwick Fewer than 5
44 Fidelity Fewer than 5
44 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
44 Gloucestershire County Council Fewer than 5
44 Gofal Fewer than 5
44 Greggs Fewer than 5
44 H & M Fewer than 5
44 Haart Fewer than 5
44 Havas Fewer than 5
44 Heathrow Airport Fewer than 5
44 Hollister Fewer than 5
44 Hotelplan Fewer than 5
44 Hugo Boss Fewer than 5
44 Iceland Fewer than 5
44 Interserve Fewer than 5
44 IRIS Fewer than 5
44 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
44 Jurys Inn Fewer than 5
44 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
44 Ladbrokes Coral Group Fewer than 5
44 London Borough of Havering Fewer than 5
44 Mace Fewer than 5
44 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
44 Mars Fewer than 5
44 Marsh & Parsons Fewer than 5
44 Matalan Fewer than 5
44 Media 10 Fewer than 5
44 Mencap Fewer than 5
44 Middlesex University Fewer than 5
44 Moto Hospitality Fewer than 5
44 National Grid Fewer than 5
44 NBCUniversal Fewer than 5
44 New Look Fewer than 5
44 Next Fewer than 5
44 O2 Fewer than 5
44 Paddy Power Betfair Fewer than 5
44 Pall Corporation Fewer than 5
44 Parkdean Resorts Fewer than 5
44 PatSnap Fewer than 5
44 PCMS Fewer than 5
44 Perth & Kinross Council Fewer than 5
44 Places for People Fewer than 5
44 Post Office Fewer than 5
44 Primark Fewer than 5
44 Principal Hotel Company Fewer than 5
44 Radius Payment Solutions Fewer than 5
44 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
44 Revolution Bars Fewer than 5
44 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
44 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
44 Ryanair Fewer than 5
44 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
44 Salvation Army Fewer than 5
44 Sandwell Council Fewer than 5
44 Scottish Power Fewer than 5
44 Scottish Water Fewer than 5
44 Shakespeare Martineau Fewer than 5
44 Sky Bet Fewer than 5
44 Southwark Council Fewer than 5
44 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
44 Springer Nature Fewer than 5
44 Standard Life Fewer than 5
44 Sweco Fewer than 5
44 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
44 The Stable Fewer than 5
44 Topshop Fewer than 5
44 Tracscare Fewer than 5
44 Unite Students Fewer than 5
44 United Utilities Fewer than 5
44 University of Leeds Students' Union Fewer than 5
44 University of Salford Fewer than 5
44 University of Strathclyde Fewer than 5
44 Unspecified Fewer than 5
44 Veolia Environmental Services Fewer than 5
44 Vodafone Fewer than 5
44 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
44 Waitrose Fewer than 5
44 Welcome Break 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.