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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 – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Amazon 10
1 Enterprise 10
3 Aldi 5
3 Boots 5
3 Lidl 5
3 Next 5
3 Rolls-Royce 5
8 Argos Fewer than 5
8 Asda Fewer than 5
8 Barclays Fewer than 5
8 Chatty Imp Fewer than 5
8 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
8 Decathlon Fewer than 5
8 Derby City Council Fewer than 5
8 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
8 Evans Cycles Fewer than 5
8 Experian Fewer than 5
8 French Connection Fewer than 5
8 General Electric Fewer than 5
8 Gist Fewer than 5
8 H & M Fewer than 5
8 Halfords Fewer than 5
8 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
8 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
8 Iceland Fewer than 5
8 Jaguar Land Rover Fewer than 5
8 JD Sports Fewer than 5
8 Lincolnshire Police Fewer than 5
8 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
8 Matalan Fewer than 5
8 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
8 Morrisons Fewer than 5
8 Nationwide Fewer than 5
8 Nottingham Trent University Fewer than 5
8 O2 Fewer than 5
8 Pandora Fewer than 5
8 Primark Fewer than 5
8 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
8 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
8 Schuh Fewer than 5
8 Specsavers Fewer than 5
8 Staples Fewer than 5
8 Superdrug Fewer than 5
8 Superdry Fewer than 5
8 The Works Fewer than 5
8 Toyota Fewer than 5
8 University of Derby Fewer than 5
8 University of Northampton Fewer than 5
8 Waitrose Fewer than 5
8 Warburtons 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.