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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.

Health professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 355
2 Specsavers 295
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 105
4 Vision Express 55
5 Well Pharmacy 45
6 Cohens Chemist 25
7 Day Lewis Pharmacy 20
7 Gordons Chemist 20
9 Clear Pharmacy 15
9 Medicare 15
9 Superdrug 15
9 Vets4Pets 15
13 CVS Pharmacy 10
13 Manor Pharmacy 10
13 Medivet 10
13 Well 10
17 Amplifon 5
17 Aschem 5
17 Britannia Pharmacy 5
17 CGL 5
17 Chana Chemist 5
17 Clockwork Pharmacy 5
17 Community Pharmacy 5
17 Creative Support 5
17 Crystal Palace Physio Group 5
17 Day Night Pharmacy 5
17 GlaxoSmithKline 5
17 Green Light Pharmacies 5
17 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
17 Knights Pharmacy 5
17 Lloyds Banking Group 5
17 McKeevers Chemist 5
17 Mind 5
17 National Health Service (NHS) 5
17 Newmarket Equine Hospital 5
17 Optical Express 5
17 Paydens Pharmacy 5
17 PDSA 5
17 Pharmacy Care Plus 5
17 Sequence Care Group 5
17 Shuropody 5
17 Tesco 5
17 Together Trust 5
17 Touchwood Pharmacy 5
17 UK Biobank 5
17 University of Greenwich 5
17 Walgreens Boots Alliance 5
17 Webster's Pharmacy 5
49 Amazon Fewer than 5
49 Asda Fewer than 5
49 Ashfield Healthcare Fewer than 5
49 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
49 Babcock Fewer than 5
49 Bedfordshire Police Fewer than 5
49 Beyond Autism Fewer than 5
49 Birmingham City Council Fewer than 5
49 Bradford Council Fewer than 5
49 Bristol City Council Fewer than 5
49 Carmarthenshire County Council Fewer than 5
49 Catalent Fewer than 5
49 Certitude Fewer than 5
49 Communicourt Fewer than 5
49 Connect Health Fewer than 5
49 Covance Fewer than 5
49 Coventry University Fewer than 5
49 Cumbria County Council Fewer than 5
49 Denbighshire County Council Fewer than 5
49 Flintshire County Council Fewer than 5
49 GlobalData Fewer than 5
49 Gofal Fewer than 5
49 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
49 Hut Group Fewer than 5
49 Leeds City Council Fewer than 5
49 Living Ambitions Fewer than 5
49 Look Ahead Housing & Care Fewer than 5
49 Mencap Fewer than 5
49 Midlothian Council Fewer than 5
49 MSO Digital Agency Fewer than 5
49 New Directions Fewer than 5
49 Norfolk County Council Fewer than 5
49 North Lanarkshire Council Fewer than 5
49 Nottinghamshire County Council Fewer than 5
49 Oxfordshire County Council Fewer than 5
49 Public Health England Fewer than 5
49 Randstad Fewer than 5
49 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council Fewer than 5
49 Scope Fewer than 5
49 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Fewer than 5
49 Sheffield Hallam University Fewer than 5
49 South Yorkshire Housing Association Fewer than 5
49 St Helens Council Fewer than 5
49 Steeper Fewer than 5
49 Stoke-on-Trent City Council Fewer than 5
49 Stroke Association Fewer than 5
49 Swansea City Football Club Fewer than 5
49 Terrence Higgins Trust Fewer than 5
49 Ulster University Fewer than 5
49 University of Edinburgh Fewer than 5
49 University of Exeter Fewer than 5
49 University of Leeds Fewer than 5
49 University of Leeds Students' Union Fewer than 5
49 University of Sheffield Fewer than 5
49 Warwickshire County Council 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.