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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.

North East

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Accenture 15
1 Hewlett Packard 15
1 Newcastle University 15
1 Nissan 15
1 Northumberland County Council 15
1 Teach First 15
7 AkzoNobel 10
7 Durham County Council 10
7 Durham University 10
7 Northumbria Police 10
7 Procter & Gamble 10
7 South Tyneside Council 10
7 Specsavers 10
7 Sunderland City Council 10
7 Teesside University 10
16 Aecom 5
16 Aldi 5
16 Arriva 5
16 Arup 5
16 Aschem 5
16 Atom Bank 5
16 Boots 5
16 Civil Service 5
16 Clicksco 5
16 Coatsink 5
16 Enterprise 5
16 Environment Agency 5
16 FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies 5
16 Gateshead Council 5
16 GlaxoSmithKline 5
16 Hartlepool Borough Council 5
16 hedgehog lab 5
16 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 5
16 KPMG 5
16 Leica Biosystems 5
16 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
16 McDonald's 5
16 Middlesbrough Council 5
16 Mott Macdonald 5
16 Newcastle City Council 5
16 North Tyneside Council 5
16 Northumbria University 5
16 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 5
16 Primetals Technologies 5
16 RIBA Enterprises 5
16 Sir Robert McAlpine 5
16 St Josephs R C Primary School 5
16 Tesco 5
16 University of Sunderland 5
16 Vision Express 5
16 Vision for Education 5
16 WSP Group 5
53 Asda Fewer than 5
53 Atkins Fewer than 5
53 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
53 Barbour Fewer than 5
53 Barclays Fewer than 5
53 Betfred Fewer than 5
53 Bond Dickinson LLP Fewer than 5
53 British Steel Fewer than 5
53 BT Fewer than 5
53 Carillion Fewer than 5
53 Caterpillar Fewer than 5
53 Coty Fewer than 5
53 Cummins Fewer than 5
53 Cundall Fewer than 5
53 CVS Pharmacy Fewer than 5
53 DAC Beachcroft Fewer than 5
53 Darlington Borough Council Fewer than 5
53 Dimensions Fewer than 5
53 Domino's Pizza Fewer than 5
53 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
53 Eldon Insurance Fewer than 5
53 Engie Fewer than 5
53 Eversheds Fewer than 5
53 Fairhurst Fewer than 5
53 Frontline Fewer than 5
53 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
53 General Electric Fewer than 5
53 GEO Amey Fewer than 5
53 Gillian Arnold Fewer than 5
53 GlobalData Fewer than 5
53 Haines Watts Fewer than 5
53 Hays Travel Fewer than 5
53 Hilton Hotels Fewer than 5
53 Hitachi Rail Europe Fewer than 5
53 HM Land Registry Fewer than 5
53 Home Group Fewer than 5
53 Intertek Fewer than 5
53 J D Wetherspoon Fewer than 5
53 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
53 JN Bentley Fewer than 5
53 KFC Fewer than 5
53 Kier Group Fewer than 5
53 Lidl Fewer than 5
53 MBDA Fewer than 5
53 Mind Fewer than 5
53 MSO Digital Agency Fewer than 5
53 Nando's Fewer than 5
53 National Trust Fewer than 5
53 Newcastle University Students' Union Fewer than 5
53 Nigel Frank International Fewer than 5
53 Northumbrian Water Group Fewer than 5
53 Parkdean Resorts Fewer than 5
53 Pizza Express Fewer than 5
53 Post Office Fewer than 5
53 QHotels Fewer than 5
53 Roller Agency Fewer than 5
53 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
53 RSA Academy Fewer than 5
53 RSM Fewer than 5
53 Sage Fewer than 5
53 Santander Fewer than 5
53 Science & Technology Facilities Council Fewer than 5
53 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
53 Sodexo Fewer than 5
53 St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Fewer than 5
53 Stanley Black And Decker Fewer than 5
53 Subway Fewer than 5
53 Tarmac Fewer than 5
53 True Potential Fewer than 5
53 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
53 Well Pharmacy Fewer than 5
53 William Hill Fewer than 5
53 Winn Solicitors Fewer than 5
53 Workman 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.