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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.

Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair – 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
12 Manor Pharmacy 10
12 Well 10
14 Amplifon 5
14 Aschem 5
14 Britannia Pharmacy 5
14 Chana Chemist 5
14 Clockwork Pharmacy 5
14 Community Pharmacy 5
14 Day Night Pharmacy 5
14 Green Light Pharmacies 5
14 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
14 Knights Pharmacy 5
14 Lloyds Banking Group 5
14 McKeevers Chemist 5
14 Optical Express 5
14 Paydens Pharmacy 5
14 Pharmacy Care Plus 5
14 Tesco 5
14 Touchwood Pharmacy 5
14 Walgreens Boots Alliance 5
14 Webster's Pharmacy 5
33 Amazon Fewer than 5
33 Asda Fewer than 5
33 Ashfield Healthcare Fewer than 5
33 Hut Group Fewer than 5
33 Shuropody 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.