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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 50
2 Hut Group 25
2 QA 25
2 Sellafield 25
5 Mott Macdonald 15
5 University of Central Lancashire 15
7 Bentley Motors 10
7 Jacobs Engineering 10
7 WSP Group 10
10 Aecom 5
10 Angel Solutions 5
10 AO.com 5
10 Arup 5
10 AstraZeneca 5
10 Atkins 5
10 Avecto 5
10 Barclays 5
10 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
10 Cantarus 5
10 Carillion 5
10 Cavendish Nuclear 5
10 Civil Service 5
10 Crowder Consulting 5
10 Dai 5
10 DriveWorks 5
10 EDF Energy 5
10 Environment Agency 5
10 Galliford Try 5
10 GlaxoSmithKline 5
10 IBM 5
10 Jaguar Land Rover 5
10 Laing O'Rourke 5
10 Lancaster University 5
10 Liverpool Hope University 5
10 Manchester Metropolitan University 5
10 MediaCom 5
10 Morgan Sindall 5
10 MWH Global 5
10 Ncc Group 5
10 Rental Cars 5
10 Sanofi 5
10 Siemens AG 5
10 Softcat 5
10 Teva 5
10 Thales 5
10 Unilever 5
10 United Utilities 5
10 University of Manchester 5
10 University of Salford 5
10 Web Applications UK 5
51 Access Group Fewer than 5
51 Advanced Fewer than 5
51 Air Products Fewer than 5
51 AJ Bell Fewer than 5
51 Alstom Fewer than 5
51 AMEC Fewer than 5
51 Amey Fewer than 5
51 Arcadis Fewer than 5
51 ARM Fewer than 5
51 Babcock Fewer than 5
51 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
51 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
51 Base 3 Systems Fewer than 5
51 BDP Fewer than 5
51 Biffa Fewer than 5
51 BT Fewer than 5
51 Buro Happold Fewer than 5
51 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
51 Capgemini Fewer than 5
51 Cargill Fewer than 5
51 Centrica Fewer than 5
51 CGI Group Fewer than 5
51 CH2M Hill Fewer than 5
51 Cisco Systems Fewer than 5
51 Civica Fewer than 5
51 Colas Rail Fewer than 5
51 Computacenter Fewer than 5
51 Computer Sciences Corporation Fewer than 5
51 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
51 CSC Fewer than 5
51 Cumbria Constabularly Fewer than 5
51 Cundall Fewer than 5
51 Curtins Fewer than 5
51 DePuy Synthes Fewer than 5
51 Devenish Nutrition Fewer than 5
51 Diageo Fewer than 5
51 Edge Hill University Fewer than 5
51 Eli Lilly Fewer than 5
51 Eurofins Scienctific Fewer than 5
51 Experian Fewer than 5
51 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
51 Express Solicitors Fewer than 5
51 Fat Media Fewer than 5
51 FDM Fewer than 5
51 First Group Fewer than 5
51 Foundry 42 Fewer than 5
51 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
51 GA Pet Food Partners Fewer than 5
51 Good Hair Day Fewer than 5
51 Havas Fewer than 5
51 Highways England Fewer than 5
51 Hitachi Fewer than 5
51 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
51 IESA Fewer than 5
51 Interserve Fewer than 5
51 JD Sports Fewer than 5
51 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
51 Kier Group Fewer than 5
51 Knauf Insulation Fewer than 5
51 KPMG Fewer than 5
51 LGC Group Fewer than 5
51 Liverpool John Moores University Fewer than 5
51 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
51 Lonza Biologics Fewer than 5
51 MBDA Fewer than 5
51 Metronet UK Fewer than 5
51 N Brown Group plc Fewer than 5
51 National Nuclear Laboratory Fewer than 5
51 Nestlé Fewer than 5
51 Network Rail Fewer than 5
51 Neville Johnson Fewer than 5
51 pladis Fewer than 5
51 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Fewer than 5
51 Procter & Gamble Fewer than 5
51 Ramboll Fewer than 5
51 Reed Fewer than 5
51 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Fewer than 5
51 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
51 Samsung Fewer than 5
51 Scientific Analysis Laboratories Fewer than 5
51 Scottish Power Fewer than 5
51 Shop Direct Group Fewer than 5
51 Skanska Fewer than 5
51 SLG Fewer than 5
51 Sopra Steria Fewer than 5
51 Sp Energy Networks Fewer than 5
51 Spie Fewer than 5
51 Sun Chemical Fewer than 5
51 Sweco Fewer than 5
51 Talk Talk Fewer than 5
51 Telent Fewer than 5
51 The Growth Company Fewer than 5
51 Thermo Fisher Scientific Fewer than 5
51 UKFast Fewer than 5
51 Ultra Electronics Fewer than 5
51 United Parcel Service Fewer than 5
51 Vauxhall Fewer than 5
51 Veolia Environmental Services Fewer than 5
51 Vital Energi Fewer than 5
51 Vodafone Fewer than 5
51 WYG 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.