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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 – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Amazon 10
2 Aldi 5
2 Hut Group 5
2 JD Sports 5
2 Marks & Spencer 5
2 Sainsbury's 5
2 Tesco 5
8 Argos Fewer than 5
8 Asda Fewer than 5
8 Boots Fewer than 5
8 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
8 Debenhams Fewer than 5
8 H & M Fewer than 5
8 Iceland Fewer than 5
8 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
8 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
8 Lidl Fewer than 5
8 Lush Fewer than 5
8 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
8 New Look Fewer than 5
8 Peacocks Fewer than 5
8 Phase Eight Fewer than 5
8 Primark Fewer than 5
8 Selfridges Fewer than 5
8 Topshop Fewer than 5
8 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
8 Waitrose 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.