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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Cumbria County Council 15
2 Blackpool Council 10
2 Lancashire Constabularly 10
2 Merseyside Police 10
5 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
5 Bolton Council 5
5 Cheshire Constabulary 5
5 Cheshire East Council 5
5 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
5 Civil Service 5
5 Cumbria Constabularly 5
5 Environment Agency 5
5 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 5
5 Liverpool City Council 5
5 National Probation Service 5
5 Salford City Council 5
5 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council 5
5 St Helens Council 5
5 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
20 British Army Fewer than 5
20 British Transport Police Fewer than 5
20 Bury Council Fewer than 5
20 Department for Education Fewer than 5
20 General Medical Council Fewer than 5
20 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
20 Home Office Fewer than 5
20 House of Commons Fewer than 5
20 Wigan Council 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.