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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Nottinghamshire County Council 20
2 Derbyshire County Council 15
2 Nottingham County Council 15
4 Leicester City Council 10
4 Leicestershire County Council 10
4 Lincolnshire County Council 10
4 National Probation Service 10
8 Derby City Council 5
8 Environment Agency 5
8 Leicestershire Police 5
8 Lincolnshire Police 5
8 Ministry of Justice 5
8 Northamptonshire Police 5
14 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
14 Metropolitan Police Fewer than 5
14 NCC Group Fewer than 5
14 Office of the Public Guardian Fewer than 5
14 Salford City 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.