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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 of England

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Essex County Council 35
1 GlaxoSmithKline 35
3 ARM 25
3 Boots 25
3 Tesco 25
3 University of Bedfordshire 25
7 Amazon 20
7 BT 20
7 Ford 20
7 MBDA 20
7 Specsavers 20
12 Enterprise 15
12 Norfolk County Council 15
12 Skanska 15
15 Envigo 10
15 Essex Police 10
15 Imagination Technologies 10
15 Johnson Matthey 10
15 Kier Group 10
15 Leonardo 10
15 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
15 National Probation Service 10
15 Ocado 10
15 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 10
15 Sopra Steria 10
15 Teach First 10
15 TJX Europe 10
15 Unilever 10
15 University of Essex 10
30 Aecom 5
30 Affinity Water 5
30 Airbus 5
30 Aon Hewitt 5
30 Archant 5
30 Asos 5
30 AstraZeneca 5
30 Barclays 5
30 BDO 5
30 Bedford Borough Council 5
30 Bedfordshire Police 5
30 Brandbank 5
30 Cambridge Constabulary 5
30 Cambridge Consultants 5
30 Cambridge Medical Robotics 5
30 Cambridge University Press 5
30 Caterpillar 5
30 Central Bedfordshire Council 5
30 Charles River Laboratories 5
30 Computacenter 5
30 Costa Coffee 5
30 CVS Pharmacy 5
30 Darktrace 5
30 David Howard 5
30 David Lloyd 5
30 Easyjet 5
30 Environment Agency 5
30 Explore Learning 5
30 Grant Thornton 5
30 Highways England 5
30 Ideal World 5
30 KPMG 5
30 Lockheed Martin 5
30 Marks & Spencer 5
30 McDonald's 5
30 Metaswitch Networks 5
30 MOLA 5
30 Morrison Utility Services 5
30 Mothercare 5
30 Mott Macdonald 5
30 Newmarket Equine Hospital 5
30 Nissan 5
30 PA Consulting 5
30 Palmer's College 5
30 Premier Sports 5
30 Putnoe Primary School 5
30 Quick Release 5
30 Ransomes Jacobsen 5
30 Raytheon Private Sector 5
30 River Island 5
30 Royal Mail 5
30 Royal Society of Chemistry 5
30 Salmon 5
30 Savills 5
30 South Essex College 5
30 Tarmac 5
30 Virgin 5
30 Vision Express 5
30 VolkerFitzpatrick 5
30 Warner Brothers 5
30 Well Pharmacy 5
30 Willis Towers Watson 5
30 Willmott Dixon 5
30 WSP Group 5
94 AB InBev Fewer than 5
94 Aldi Fewer than 5
94 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
94 ALS Environmental Fewer than 5
94 Amey Fewer than 5
94 Amgen Fewer than 5
94 Anglian Water Fewer than 5
94 Anytime Fitness Fewer than 5
94 Argos Fewer than 5
94 Asda Fewer than 5
94 Atkins Fewer than 5
94 AXA Fewer than 5
94 B/E Aerospace Fewer than 5
94 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
94 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
94 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
94 Barratt Developments Fewer than 5
94 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
94 Bauer Media Fewer than 5
94 BaxterStorey Fewer than 5
94 BGL Group Fewer than 5
94 Bilfinger GVA Fewer than 5
94 Body Shop Fewer than 5
94 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
94 British Sugar Fewer than 5
94 Brown&Co Fewer than 5
94 Burrows Fewer than 5
94 Butlins Fewer than 5
94 Cambridge Assessment Fewer than 5
94 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
94 Carillion Fewer than 5
94 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
94 Carter Jonas Fewer than 5
94 Catch22 Fewer than 5
94 Cementation Skanska Fewer than 5
94 CGL Fewer than 5
94 Church of England Fewer than 5
94 Cisco Systems Fewer than 5
94 Civil Service Fewer than 5
94 Clarks Fewer than 5
94 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
94 Costain Fewer than 5
94 Crest Nicholson Fewer than 5
94 Cummins Fewer than 5
94 Cummins Generator Technologies Fewer than 5
94 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
94 Diageo Fewer than 5
94 Dimensions Fewer than 5
94 Domino's Pizza Fewer than 5
94 Duncan Lewis Solicitors Fewer than 5
94 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
94 Education Network Fewer than 5
94 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
94 Express Vending Fewer than 5
94 Fairhurst Fewer than 5
94 First Actuarial Fewer than 5
94 First Data Fewer than 5
94 French Connection Fewer than 5
94 Frontline Fewer than 5
94 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
94 General Electric Fewer than 5
94 GfK Fewer than 5
94 Good Hair Day Fewer than 5
94 Grove Primary School Fewer than 5
94 G's Fresh Fewer than 5
94 H & M Fewer than 5
94 Haart Fewer than 5
94 Hays Fewer than 5
94 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
94 Hilton Hotels Fewer than 5
94 Hoare Lea Fewer than 5
94 Holland & Barrett Fewer than 5
94 Hollister Fewer than 5
94 Honeywell Fewer than 5
94 IKEA Fewer than 5
94 Intertek Fewer than 5
94 J D Wetherspoon Fewer than 5
94 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
94 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
94 Just Eat Fewer than 5
94 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
94 KFC Fewer than 5
94 Kingston Smith Fewer than 5
94 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
94 LGC Group Fewer than 5
94 Lidl Fewer than 5
94 MacIntyre Hudson Fewer than 5
94 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
94 Media 10 Fewer than 5
94 Metro Bank Fewer than 5
94 Mind Fewer than 5
94 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
94 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
94 Morrisons Fewer than 5
94 MSO Digital Agency Fewer than 5
94 Multiplex Fewer than 5
94 National Offender Management Office Fewer than 5
94 National Trust Fewer than 5
94 NATS Fewer than 5
94 Natural England Fewer than 5
94 Network Rail Fewer than 5
94 New Directions Fewer than 5
94 New Look Fewer than 5
94 Next Fewer than 5
94 O2 Fewer than 5
94 PDSA Fewer than 5
94 Pearson Fewer than 5
94 Pfizer Fewer than 5
94 Pharmaceutical Product Development Fewer than 5
94 Philips Fewer than 5
94 Pick Everard Fewer than 5
94 Pizza Express Fewer than 5
94 Pizza Hut Fewer than 5
94 Premier Inn Fewer than 5
94 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
94 Public Health England Fewer than 5
94 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
94 Ramboll Fewer than 5
94 ReAssure Fewer than 5
94 Ricardo Fewer than 5
94 Royal HaskoningDHV Fewer than 5
94 RSM Fewer than 5
94 RSPB Fewer than 5
94 Ryanair Fewer than 5
94 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
94 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
94 Saint-Gobain Fewer than 5
94 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
94 SGS Fewer than 5
94 Staples Fewer than 5
94 Starbucks Fewer than 5
94 Stevenage Borough Council Fewer than 5
94 Strutt & Parker Fewer than 5
94 Student Hubs Fewer than 5
94 Subway Fewer than 5
94 Superdrug Fewer than 5
94 Swiss Re Fewer than 5
94 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
94 Taylor Woodrow Fewer than 5
94 Thales Fewer than 5
94 The Works Fewer than 5
94 Thomas Cook Fewer than 5
94 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
94 TSB Fewer than 5
94 Tui Group Fewer than 5
94 TUI Travel Fewer than 5
94 UK Power Networks Fewer than 5
94 United Learning Fewer than 5
94 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
94 Vauxhall Motors Fewer than 5
94 Veolia Environmental Services Fewer than 5
94 Vets4Pets Fewer than 5
94 Viapath Fewer than 5
94 VocaLink Fewer than 5
94 White Company Fewer than 5
94 Wickes Fewer than 5
94 Wilkins Kennedy Fewer than 5
94 William Hill Fewer than 5
94 Woodlands School Fewer than 5
94 Workman Fewer than 5
94 WorldPay 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.