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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 West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 55
2 BAE Systems 50
2 University of Salford 50
4 Hut Group 35
4 Specsavers 35
6 KPMG 25
6 Liverpool Hope University 25
6 Manchester Metropolitan University 25
6 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 25
6 QA 25
6 Sellafield 25
6 University of Central Lancashire 25
13 Barclays 20
13 Enterprise 20
15 Blackpool Council 15
15 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 15
15 Cohens Chemist 15
15 Cumbria County Council 15
15 Lloyds Pharmacy 15
15 Mott Macdonald 15
15 Teach First 15
15 University of Manchester 15
23 Amazon 10
23 Arup 10
23 Atkins 10
23 Bentley Motors 10
23 Boohoo 10
23 Civil Service 10
23 Grant Thornton 10
23 ITV 10
23 Jacobs Engineering 10
23 JD Sports 10
23 Laing O'Rourke 10
23 Lancashire Constabularly 10
23 Lancaster University 10
23 McDonald's 10
23 Merseyside Police 10
23 Sanofi 10
23 Siemens AG 10
23 Unilever 10
23 Vision Express 10
23 Well Pharmacy 10
23 WSP Group 10
44 Adelphi Group 5
44 Aecom 5
44 AJ Bell 5
44 Aldi 5
44 Amey 5
44 Angel Solutions 5
44 AO.com 5
44 Arcadis 5
44 AstraZeneca 5
44 Avecto 5
44 Babcock 5
44 Balfour Beatty 5
44 BDO 5
44 Betfred 5
44 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
44 Bolton Council 5
44 Bruntwood 5
44 BT 5
44 Bury Council 5
44 Cantarus 5
44 Capita 5
44 Carillion 5
44 Cavendish Nuclear 5
44 Centrica 5
44 Cheshire Constabulary 5
44 Cheshire East Council 5
44 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
44 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
44 Costa Coffee 5
44 Creative Support 5
44 Crowder Consulting 5
44 CSC 5
44 Cubic Motion 5
44 Cumbria Constabularly 5
44 Cumbria Teaching Agency 5
44 Dai 5
44 Dentsu Aegis Network 5
44 DriveWorks 5
44 EDF Energy 5
44 Edge Hill University 5
44 Environment Agency 5
44 Explore Learning 5
44 Foundry 42 5
44 Fujitsu 5
44 GA Pet Food Partners 5
44 Galliford Try 5
44 GlaxoSmithKline 5
44 Havas 5
44 Hays 5
44 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 5
44 IBM 5
44 Interserve 5
44 Invasion 5
44 Jaguar Land Rover 5
44 Kier Group 5
44 Lambert Smith Hampton 5
44 Liverpool City Council 5
44 Liverpool John Moores University 5
44 Lloyds Banking Group 5
44 Majestic Wine 5
44 Manor Pharmacy 5
44 Marks & Spencer 5
44 Matalan 5
44 MediaCom 5
44 Morgan Sindall 5
44 Mouchel 5
44 MWH Global 5
44 N Brown Group plc 5
44 National Nuclear Laboratory 5
44 National Probation Service 5
44 Ncc Group 5
44 Network Rail 5
44 Neville Johnson 5
44 Pharmacy Care Plus 5
44 pladis 5
44 Procter & Gamble 5
44 Radius Payment Solutions 5
44 Redrow Homes 5
44 Reed 5
44 Rental Cars 5
44 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
44 RSM 5
44 Sainsbury's 5
44 Salford City Council 5
44 Santander 5
44 Savills 5
44 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council 5
44 SLOJ Productions 5
44 Softcat 5
44 St Helens Council 5
44 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
44 Superdrug 5
44 Tesco 5
44 Teva 5
44 Thales 5
44 Together Trust 5
44 UK Biobank 5
44 United Utilities 5
44 Vets4Pets 5
44 Visage 5
44 Vital Energi 5
44 Web Applications UK 5
44 Well 5
44 Willis Towers Watson 5
44 Workman 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.