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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.

North West – Health professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 55
2 Specsavers 35
3 Cohens Chemist 15
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 15
5 Vision Express 10
5 Well Pharmacy 10
7 Manor Pharmacy 5
7 Pharmacy Care Plus 5
7 Superdrug 5
7 Together Trust 5
7 UK Biobank 5
7 Vets4Pets 5
7 Well 5
14 Amplifon Fewer than 5
14 Catalent Fewer than 5
14 Clear Pharmacy Fewer than 5
14 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
14 Creative Support Fewer than 5
14 Cumbria County Council Fewer than 5
14 Hut Group Fewer than 5
14 Kamsons Pharmacy Fewer than 5
14 McKeevers Chemist Fewer than 5
14 Medivet Fewer than 5
14 Mencap Fewer than 5
14 Optical Express Fewer than 5
14 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Fewer than 5
14 St Helens 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.