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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Derbyshire County Council 15
1 Nottingham County Council 15
1 Nottinghamshire County Council 15
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 15
5 Leicester City Council 10
5 Lincolnshire County Council 10
5 National Probation Service 10
8 Derby City Council 5
8 Fisher German 5
8 KPMG 5
8 Leicestershire County Council 5
8 Nottingham Trent University 5
8 PKF 5
8 Rolls-Royce 5
8 University of Leicester 5
16 Archant Fewer than 5
16 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
16 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
16 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
16 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
16 BDO Fewer than 5
16 Benoy Fewer than 5
16 Boots Fewer than 5
16 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
16 British Gas Fewer than 5
16 Capital One Fewer than 5
16 Carillion Fewer than 5
16 Catch22 Fewer than 5
16 De Montfort University Fewer than 5
16 Domestic & General Fewer than 5
16 Enterprise Fewer than 5
16 Experian Fewer than 5
16 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
16 Gleeds Fewer than 5
16 Grant Thornton Fewer than 5
16 Hays Fewer than 5
16 HD Decisions Fewer than 5
16 IBM Fewer than 5
16 Interoute Fewer than 5
16 Johnston Press Fewer than 5
16 Kier Group Fewer than 5
16 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
16 Leicestershire Police Fewer than 5
16 Lincolnshire Police Fewer than 5
16 Loughborough University Fewer than 5
16 MacIntyre Hudson Fewer than 5
16 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
16 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
16 Moy Park Fewer than 5
16 National Citizen Service Fewer than 5
16 Nationwide Fewer than 5
16 NCC Group Fewer than 5
16 Next Fewer than 5
16 Office of the Public Guardian Fewer than 5
16 Parexel Fewer than 5
16 Pendragon Fewer than 5
16 Pick Everard Fewer than 5
16 Post Office Fewer than 5
16 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
16 Rockstar Games Fewer than 5
16 Romax Technology Fewer than 5
16 RSM Fewer than 5
16 Salford City Council Fewer than 5
16 Shakespeare Martineau Fewer than 5
16 Shoosmiths Fewer than 5
16 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
16 Sports Direct Fewer than 5
16 Tarmac Fewer than 5
16 The Range Fewer than 5
16 Thomson Reuters Fewer than 5
16 Triumph Motorcycles Fewer than 5
16 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
16 UHY Hacker Young Fewer than 5
16 UNiDAYS Fewer than 5
16 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
16 University of Lincoln Fewer than 5
16 University of Northampton Fewer than 5
16 University of Nottingham Fewer than 5
16 William Hill Fewer than 5
16 Wowcher Fewer than 5
16 WYG 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.