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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

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