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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.

Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Jaguar Land Rover 140
2 BAE Systems 135
3 Rolls-Royce 110
4 Arup 85
4 Atkins 85
6 FDM 80
6 Mott Macdonald 80
8 WSP Group 65
9 Accenture 60
9 IBM 60
9 JP Morgan 60
9 QA 60
13 Aecom 55
13 BT 55
13 GlaxoSmithKline 55
13 Jacobs Engineering 55
17 Hewlett Packard 45
18 Babcock 40
18 Environment Agency 40
18 Network Rail 40
18 Sky 40
22 Balfour Beatty 35
22 MBDA 35
22 Thales 35
25 Airbus 30
25 Capgemini 30
25 Dyson 30
25 Goldman Sachs 30
25 Microsoft 30
25 Renishaw 30
25 Transport For London 30
32 Amazon 25
32 ARM 25
32 BP 25
32 CGI Group 25
32 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 25
32 Hut Group 25
32 Kainos 25
32 Kier Group 25
32 Leonardo 25
32 National Grid 25
32 Sellafield 25
32 Siemens AG 25
44 Acturis 20
44 Barclays 20
44 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 20
44 Charles River Laboratories 20
44 Ford 20
44 Fujitsu 20
44 General Electric 20
44 Nissan 20
44 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
44 Qinetiq 20
44 Ricardo 20
44 Shell 20
44 Skanska 20
44 Sopra Steria 20
44 Tesco 20
44 Unilever 20
44 Vodafone 20
61 Bloomberg 15
61 Buro Happold 15
61 Cisco Systems 15
61 Citi 15
61 Civil Service 15
61 Costain 15
61 Covance 15
61 Diageo 15
61 EDF Energy 15
61 Google 15
61 Imagination Technologies 15
61 KPMG 15
61 Laing O'Rourke 15
61 McLaren 15
61 Metaswitch Networks 15
61 Morgan Stanley 15
61 Randox Laboratories 15
61 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 15
61 Severn Trent 15
61 Sparta Global 15
61 Tata Technologies 15
61 Triumph Motorcycles 15
61 University of Bedfordshire 15
61 University of Central Lancashire 15
61 University of Oxford 15
86 Access Group 10
86 AkzoNobel 10
86 ALS Environmental 10
86 Amey 10
86 AquaQ Analytics 10
86 Arcadis 10
86 AstraZeneca 10
86 AWE 10
86 Bakkavör 10
86 Bam Nuttall 10
86 Bank of America 10
86 Bentley Motors 10
86 Bet365 10
86 BlackRock 10
86 British Steel 10
86 BuroHappold 10
86 Carillion 10
86 Caterpillar 10
86 CH2M Hill 10
86 Civica 10
86 CSC 10
86 Dorset Software 10
86 Envigo 10
86 Fairhurst 10
86 First Derivatives 10
86 Galliford Try 10
86 Graham 10
86 Highways England 10
86 Hoare Lea 10
86 JCB 10
86 Johnson Matthey 10
86 Liberty Information Technology 10
86 Lloyds Banking Group 10
86 Lockheed Martin 10
86 Mondelez International 10
86 Morgan Sindall 10
86 MWH Global 10
86 Ncc Group 10
86 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 10
86 PA Consulting 10
86 pladis 10
86 Procter & Gamble 10
86 Public Health England 10
86 Ramboll 10
86 Rockstar Games 10
86 Roke Manor Research 10
86 RPS Group 10
86 Santander 10
86 Schlumberger 10
86 Sky Bet 10
86 Skyscanner 10
86 Softcat 10
86 SSE 10
86 Tata Consultancy Services 10
86 Tata Steel 10
86 Ten10 10
86 Ultra Electronics 10
86 University of Bristol 10
86 University Of Edinburgh 10
86 University of Greenwich 10
86 Virgin 10
86 WorldPay 10

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.