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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 – Manufacturing – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 35
2 Bentley Motors 10
3 AstraZeneca 5
3 GlaxoSmithKline 5
3 Jaguar Land Rover 5
3 Sanofi 5
3 Teva 5
3 Thales 5
3 Unilever 5
10 Alstom Fewer than 5
10 ARM Fewer than 5
10 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
10 Cargill Fewer than 5
10 DePuy Synthes Fewer than 5
10 Devenish Nutrition Fewer than 5
10 Diageo Fewer than 5
10 Eli Lilly Fewer than 5
10 GA Pet Food Partners Fewer than 5
10 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
10 Knauf Insulation Fewer than 5
10 Lonza Biologics Fewer than 5
10 MBDA Fewer than 5
10 Nestlé Fewer than 5
10 Neville Johnson Fewer than 5
10 pladis Fewer than 5
10 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
10 Samsung Fewer than 5
10 Sun Chemical Fewer than 5
10 Thermo Fisher Scientific Fewer than 5
10 Ultra Electronics Fewer than 5
10 Vauxhall 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.