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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.

Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 400
2 KPMG 340
3 Grant Thornton 75
4 Lloyds Banking Group 60
5 BDO 55
6 Accenture 50
7 Southampton Solent University 45
8 Civil Service 40
9 Birmingham City Council 35
9 FDM 35
11 Barclays 30
11 Essex County Council 30
11 National Probation Service 30
11 RSM 30
15 BAE Systems 25
15 Hampshire County Council 25
15 IBM 25
15 Network Rail 25
15 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 25
15 Savills 25
15 Willis Towers Watson 25
22 Aberystwyth University 20
22 Aecom 20
22 Aon Hewitt 20
22 Arcadis 20
22 Axiom 20
22 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 20
22 Citi 20
22 Cushman & Wakefield 20
22 Her Majesty's Government 20
22 JP Morgan 20
22 Newton Europe 20
22 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 20
22 West Sussex County Council 20
22 Workman 20
36 Atkins 15
36 Balfour Beatty 15
36 CBRE 15
36 Derbyshire County Council 15
36 Gloucestershire County Council 15
36 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 15
36 HM Treasury 15
36 ITV 15
36 Kier Group 15
36 Leeds City Council 15
36 Manchester Metropolitan University 15
36 Mazars 15
36 Mott Macdonald 15
36 Nationwide 15
36 Nottingham County Council 15
36 Nottinghamshire County Council 15
36 Saffery Champness 15
36 Santander 15
36 Skanska 15
36 Transport For London 15
36 Turner & Townsend 15
36 UHY Hacker Young 15
36 WSP Group 15
59 Aberdeen City Council 10
59 Acturis 10
59 Amazon 10
59 Arup 10
59 Bam Nuttall 10
59 Bank of England 10
59 Barnett Waddingham 10
59 Blackpool Council 10
59 BNP Paribas 10
59 Bradford Council 10
59 Bridgend County Borough Council 10
59 Bristol City Council 10
59 BT 10
59 Capgemini 10
59 Carillion 10
59 Church of England 10
59 Colliers International 10
59 Coventry City Council 10
59 Crowe Clark Whitehill 10
59 Cumbria County Council 10
59 Department for Education 10
59 Devon County Council 10
59 Direct Line 10
59 Durham County Council 10
59 Enterprise 10
59 Fisher German 10
59 FTI Consulting 10
59 Fujitsu 10
59 GlaxoSmithKline 10
59 Goldman Sachs 10
59 House of Commons 10
59 Jacobs Engineering 10
59 Jaguar Land Rover 10
59 JDX Consulting 10
59 JLL 10
59 Kingston Smith 10
59 Kirklees Council 10
59 Kreston Reeves 10
59 Laing O'Rourke 10
59 Lambert Smith Hampton 10
59 Leicester City Council 10
59 Lincolnshire County Council 10
59 Liverpool Hope University 10
59 Mace 10
59 Malcolm Hollis 10
59 MBDA 10
59 McKinsey & Company 10
59 Medway Council 10
59 Menzies LLP 10
59 Mercer 10
59 Ministry of Justice 10
59 Moore Stephens 10
59 Morgan Sindall 10
59 Morgan Stanley 10
59 Mouchel 10
59 National Grid 10
59 Norfolk County Council 10
59 North Lanarkshire Council 10
59 Northumberland County Council 10
59 Oxfordshire County Council 10
59 PA Consulting 10
59 PKF 10
59 PRA International 10
59 Rolls-Royce 10
59 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council 10
59 Sky 10
59 Smith & Williamson 10
59 Somerset County Council 10
59 South Tyneside Council 10
59 Southampton City Council 10
59 Spandidos Publications 10
59 Springer Nature 10
59 Standard Life 10
59 Stoke-on-Trent City Council 10
59 Strutt & Parker 10
59 Sunderland City Council 10
59 Tesco 10
59 Trinity Mirror 10
59 University of Greenwich 10
59 Vodafone 10
59 Warwickshire County Council 10
59 Weber Shandwick 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.