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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 – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Hewlett Packard 15
1 Nissan 15
3 AkzoNobel 10
3 Procter & Gamble 10
5 FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies 5
5 GlaxoSmithKline 5
5 Leica Biosystems 5
5 Primetals Technologies 5
9 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
9 British Steel Fewer than 5
9 Caterpillar Fewer than 5
9 Coty Fewer than 5
9 Cummins Fewer than 5
9 Gillian Arnold Fewer than 5
9 Hitachi Rail Europe Fewer than 5
9 MSO Digital Agency Fewer than 5
9 Stanley Black And Decker Fewer than 5
9 Tarmac 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.