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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.

East Midlands

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Rolls-Royce 90
2 Boots 40
3 Next 25
4 Nottingham Trent University 20
4 Nottinghamshire County Council 20
4 Specsavers 20
7 Amazon 15
7 Derbyshire County Council 15
7 Enterprise 15
7 Leicester City Council 15
7 Lincolnshire County Council 15
7 Nottingham County Council 15
7 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
7 Triumph Motorcycles 15
7 University of Leicester 15
7 University of Nottingham 15
17 IBM 10
17 Leicestershire County Council 10
17 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
17 Loughborough University 10
17 National Probation Service 10
17 Siemens AG 10
17 Teach First 10
17 Well Pharmacy 10
25 Access Group 5
25 Aldi 5
25 Asda 5
25 Ashfield Healthcare 5
25 Atkins 5
25 Bakkavör 5
25 Balfour Beatty 5
25 Benoy 5
25 Bombardier 5
25 Capital One 5
25 Chatty Imp 5
25 Checkland Kindleysides 5
25 Day Night Pharmacy 5
25 De Montfort University 5
25 Derby City Council 5
25 Derby College 5
25 Dunelm Mill 5
25 Environment Agency 5
25 Exco InTouch 5
25 Experian 5
25 Fisher German 5
25 Games Workshop 5
25 HD Decisions 5
25 Hilton Primary School 5
25 Hobriba Mira 5
25 Interoute 5
25 Interserve 5
25 Kier Group 5
25 KPMG 5
25 Leicestershire Police 5
25 Lidl 5
25 Lincolnshire Police 5
25 MAHLE Powertrain 5
25 Ministry of Justice 5
25 Moy Park 5
25 National Grid 5
25 Northamptonshire Police 5
25 Parexel 5
25 Pick Everard 5
25 PKF 5
25 Premier Foods 5
25 Roller Agency 5
25 Romax Technology 5
25 Royal Mail 5
25 RPS Group 5
25 Severn Trent 5
25 Sports Direct 5
25 Sumo Digital 5
25 University of Derby 5
25 University of Lincoln 5
25 Vision Express 5
25 WYG 5
77 3M Fewer than 5
77 Accenture Fewer than 5
77 Aecom Fewer than 5
77 Alstom Fewer than 5
77 Archant Fewer than 5
77 Argos Fewer than 5
77 Arup Fewer than 5
77 Audi Fewer than 5
77 Avon Fewer than 5
77 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
77 Barclays Fewer than 5
77 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
77 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
77 Base 3 Systems Fewer than 5
77 BDO Fewer than 5
77 Biffa Fewer than 5
77 BMW Fewer than 5
77 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
77 British Gas Fewer than 5
77 British Sugar Fewer than 5
77 Butlins Fewer than 5
77 Carillion Fewer than 5
77 Catch22 Fewer than 5
77 Caterpillar Fewer than 5
77 Cavendish Nuclear Fewer than 5
77 Cohens Chemist Fewer than 5
77 Computacenter Fewer than 5
77 Computer Sciences Corporation Fewer than 5
77 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
77 CSC Fewer than 5
77 Cummins Fewer than 5
77 Cummins Generator Technologies Fewer than 5
77 David Lloyd Fewer than 5
77 Day Lewis Pharmacy Fewer than 5
77 Decathlon Fewer than 5
77 DHL Fewer than 5
77 Domestic & General Fewer than 5
77 E.ON Fewer than 5
77 Eurofins Scienctific Fewer than 5
77 Evans Cycles Fewer than 5
77 French Connection Fewer than 5
77 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
77 General Electric Fewer than 5
77 GEO Amey Fewer than 5
77 Gist Fewer than 5
77 Gleeds Fewer than 5
77 Grant Thornton Fewer than 5
77 Greencore Group Fewer than 5
77 Greene King Fewer than 5
77 H & M Fewer than 5
77 Halfords Fewer than 5
77 Harvey Nichols Fewer than 5
77 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
77 Hays Fewer than 5
77 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
77 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
77 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
77 Iceland Fewer than 5
77 Jaguar Land Rover Fewer than 5
77 JD Sports Fewer than 5
77 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
77 Johnston Press Fewer than 5
77 Joules Fewer than 5
77 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
77 Ladbrokes Coral Group Fewer than 5
77 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
77 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
77 MacIntyre Hudson Fewer than 5
77 Manor Pharmacy Fewer than 5
77 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
77 Mars Fewer than 5
77 Matalan Fewer than 5
77 McDonald's Fewer than 5
77 Medicare Fewer than 5
77 Medivet Fewer than 5
77 Mencap Fewer than 5
77 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
77 Microsoft Fewer than 5
77 Morgan Advanced Matereials Fewer than 5
77 Morrisons Fewer than 5
77 Nando's Fewer than 5
77 National Citizen Service Fewer than 5
77 National Health Service (NHS) Fewer than 5
77 Nationwide Fewer than 5
77 NCC Group Fewer than 5
77 Northop Grumman Fewer than 5
77 O2 Fewer than 5
77 Office of the Public Guardian Fewer than 5
77 Opus Fewer than 5
77 Pandora Fewer than 5
77 Paul Smith Fewer than 5
77 Pendragon Fewer than 5
77 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
77 Phase Eight Fewer than 5
77 Pizza Express Fewer than 5
77 pladis Fewer than 5
77 Post Office Fewer than 5
77 Premier Inn Fewer than 5
77 Press Association Fewer than 5
77 Primark Fewer than 5
77 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
77 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
77 Revolution Bars Fewer than 5
77 Rockstar Games Fewer than 5
77 RSM Fewer than 5
77 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
77 Salford City Council Fewer than 5
77 Samworth Brothers Fewer than 5
77 Santander Fewer than 5
77 Schuh Fewer than 5
77 Scope Fewer than 5
77 Serco Fewer than 5
77 Shakespeare Martineau Fewer than 5
77 Sheffield Hallam University Fewer than 5
77 Shoosmiths Fewer than 5
77 Source BioScience Fewer than 5
77 St Mary's Catholic Primary School Fewer than 5
77 St Mary's Primary School Fewer than 5
77 Staples Fewer than 5
77 Subway Fewer than 5
77 Superdrug Fewer than 5
77 Superdry Fewer than 5
77 Tarmac Fewer than 5
77 Terrence Higgins Trust Fewer than 5
77 Tesco Fewer than 5
77 The Range Fewer than 5
77 The Works Fewer than 5
77 Thomson Reuters Fewer than 5
77 Thornton Primary School Fewer than 5
77 Topshop Fewer than 5
77 Touchwood Pharmacy Fewer than 5
77 Toyota Fewer than 5
77 Travis Perkins Fewer than 5
77 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
77 UHY Hacker Young Fewer than 5
77 UK Greetings Fewer than 5
77 UNiDAYS Fewer than 5
77 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
77 University of Northampton Fewer than 5
77 Vets4Pets Fewer than 5
77 Virgin Fewer than 5
77 VolkerFitzpatrick Fewer than 5
77 Waitrose Fewer than 5
77 Walgreens Boots Alliance Fewer than 5
77 Warburtons Fewer than 5
77 Well Fewer than 5
77 William Hill Fewer than 5
77 Wowcher 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.