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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.

Teaching & educational professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Teach First 175
2 British Council 45
3 University of Salford 35
4 Explore Learning 30
5 Fife Council 25
5 Glasgow City Council 25
7 Chatteris Educational Foundation 20
7 Hampshire County Council 20
7 University of Bristol 20
10 English First 15
10 Midlothian Council 15
10 North Lanarkshire Council 15
10 Renfrewshire Council 15
14 Aberdeenshire Council 10
14 CAPS 10
14 Department for Education 10
14 East Lothian Council 10
14 East Renfrewshire Council 10
14 EF Education First 10
14 Falkirk Council 10
14 Jet Programme 10
14 Leeds City Council 10
14 Liverpool Hope University 10
14 Middlesex University 10
14 Scottish Borders Council 10
14 Teaching Personnel 10
14 TEFL 10
14 University of Nottingham 10
14 West Lothian Council 10
30 22 Street Lane Nursery 5
30 Aberdeen City Council 5
30 Aberystwyth University 5
30 Aeon 5
30 Angus Council 5
30 Arts University Bournemouth 5
30 Best Tutors 5
30 Beyond Autism 5
30 Birmingham City Council 5
30 Blackpool Council 5
30 Brampton Manor Academy 5
30 Brighton College 5
30 British School of Kuwait 5
30 Bryanston School 5
30 Capita 5
30 City of Glasgow College 5
30 Clackmannanshire Council 5
30 Clifton College 5
30 Coventry University 5
30 Crossley Hall Primary School 5
30 Cumbria Teaching Agency 5
30 Derby College 5
30 Derbyshire County Council 5
30 Devon County Council 5
30 Douglas Academy 5
30 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
30 ECC 5
30 Education Network 5
30 Edustaff 5
30 EF English First 5
30 English Language Company 5
30 Essex County Council 5
30 First Leap 5
30 Gloucestershire County Council 5
30 Grove Primary School 5
30 Harris Academy 5
30 Hays 5
30 Hilton Primary School 5
30 Holy Trinity Primary School 5
30 INTO 5
30 Joseph Chamberlain Coolege 5
30 Lincolnshire County Council 5
30 Liverpool City Council 5
30 London South Bank University 5
30 Monarch Recruitment 5
30 New Directions 5
30 Newton International School 5
30 Norfolk County Council 5
30 North Ayrshire Council 5
30 Nottingham Trent University 5
30 Oasis Academy Enfield 5
30 Oxford Brookes University 5
30 Oxfordshire County Council 5
30 Palmer's College 5
30 Perth & Kinross Council 5
30 Portsmouth City Council 5
30 Putnoe Primary School 5
30 Sevenoaks School 5
30 Sheffield Hallam University 5
30 Somerset County Council 5
30 South Ayrshire Council 5
30 South Essex College 5
30 Southampton City Council 5
30 St John's Primary School 5
30 St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 5
30 St Josephs R C Primary School 5
30 St Mary's Catholic Primary School 5
30 St Mary's Primary School 5
30 St Modan's High School 5
30 Step by Step 5
30 Stirling Council 5
30 Summerhill Primary School 5
30 Swindon Academy 5
30 Thornton Primary School 5
30 University of East London 5
30 University of Greenwich 5
30 University of Leicester 5
30 University of Manchester 5
30 University of Reading 5
30 University of Surrey 5
30 Uxbridge College 5
30 Vision for Education 5
30 Warwickshire County Council 5
30 West Dunbartonshire Council 5
30 West Sussex County Council 5
30 Weston College 5
30 Wiltshire County Council 5
30 Woodlands School 5
30 Worcestershire County Council 5
30 Wycombe Abbey School 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.