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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.

London – Financial & insurance

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Barclays 50
1 Lloyds Banking Group 50
3 Goldman Sachs 45
4 JP Morgan 25
4 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 25
6 Bank of America 15
6 Bank of England 15
6 Morgan Stanley 15
9 BlackRock 10
9 BNP Paribas 10
9 Citi 10
9 Credit Suisse 10
9 Deutsche Bank 10
9 Direct Line 10
9 Nomura 10
9 Santander 10
9 WorldPay 10
18 Aberdeen Asset Management 5
18 Aon Hewitt 5
18 Bank of Ireland 5
18 Barnett Waddingham 5
18 Fidelity 5
18 G-Research 5
18 ICAP 5
18 Investec 5
18 London Stock Exchange 5
18 M&G Investments 5
18 Metro Bank 5
18 MS Almin 5
18 QBE 5
18 Schroders 5
18 Standard Chartered Bank 5
18 UBS 5
18 XL Catlin 5
18 Zurich Financial Services 5
36 American Express Fewer than 5
36 AXA Fewer than 5
36 Barings Fewer than 5
36 Berenberg Fewer than 5
36 BGC Partners Fewer than 5
36 Blenheim Chalcot Fewer than 5
36 Chubb Fewer than 5
36 City Football Group Fewer than 5
36 Close Brothers Fewer than 5
36 Evercore Fewer than 5
36 Henderson Global Investors Fewer than 5
36 Hiscox Fewer than 5
36 Hymans Robertson Fewer than 5
36 IMG Fewer than 5
36 Lazard Fewer than 5
36 LCP Fewer than 5
36 Marsh Fewer than 5
36 McGregor Boyall Fewer than 5
36 Nationwide Fewer than 5
36 Noave Fewer than 5
36 Punter Southall Fewer than 5
36 RationalFX Fewer than 5
36 Royal Bank of Canada Fewer than 5
36 St James's Place Wealth Management Fewer than 5
36 Starling Bank Fewer than 5
36 Swiss Re Fewer than 5
36 TSB Fewer than 5
36 Unspecified Employer Fewer than 5
36 Winton Capital Management 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.