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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Blackpool Council 10
1 Cumbria County Council 10
3 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
3 Bolton Council 5
3 Cheshire East Council 5
3 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
3 National Probation Service 5
3 Salford City Council 5
3 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
10 Bury Council Fewer than 5
10 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
10 General Medical Council Fewer than 5
10 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
10 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
10 House of Commons Fewer than 5
10 Liverpool City Council Fewer than 5
10 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Fewer than 5
10 St Helens Council Fewer than 5
10 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.