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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Durham County Council 10
1 Northumberland County Council 10
1 South Tyneside Council 10
1 Sunderland City Council 10
5 Gateshead Council 5
5 KPMG 5
5 Middlesbrough Council 5
5 Newcastle City Council 5
5 Newcastle University 5
5 North Tyneside Council 5
5 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 5
5 Procter & Gamble 5
5 Teesside University 5
14 Aecom Fewer than 5
14 AkzoNobel Fewer than 5
14 Atom Bank Fewer than 5
14 Bond Dickinson LLP Fewer than 5
14 Carillion Fewer than 5
14 Civil Service Fewer than 5
14 Cummins Fewer than 5
14 DAC Beachcroft Fewer than 5
14 Darlington Borough Council Fewer than 5
14 Dimensions Fewer than 5
14 Durham University Fewer than 5
14 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
14 Eversheds Fewer than 5
14 Frontline Fewer than 5
14 Haines Watts Fewer than 5
14 Hartlepool Borough Council Fewer than 5
14 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
14 HM Land Registry Fewer than 5
14 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
14 Home Group Fewer than 5
14 Kier Group Fewer than 5
14 Leica Biosystems Fewer than 5
14 MBDA Fewer than 5
14 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
14 National Trust Fewer than 5
14 Newcastle University Students' Union Fewer than 5
14 Nissan Fewer than 5
14 Northumbria Police Fewer than 5
14 QHotels Fewer than 5
14 RSM Fewer than 5
14 Santander Fewer than 5
14 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
14 Sir Robert McAlpine Fewer than 5
14 Tarmac Fewer than 5
14 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
14 University of Sunderland Fewer than 5
14 Winn Solicitors Fewer than 5
14 Workman Fewer than 5
14 WSP Group 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.