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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Hewlett Packard 15
2 AkzoNobel 10
2 Nissan 10
4 FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies 5
4 GlaxoSmithKline 5
4 Primetals Technologies 5
4 Procter & Gamble 5
8 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
8 British Steel Fewer than 5
8 Caterpillar Fewer than 5
8 Coty Fewer than 5
8 Cummins Fewer than 5
8 Hitachi Rail Europe Fewer than 5
8 Leica Biosystems Fewer than 5
8 MSO Digital Agency 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.