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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 KPMG 25
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 25
3 Manchester Metropolitan University 15
4 Blackpool Council 10
4 Cumbria County Council 10
4 Grant Thornton 10
4 ITV 10
4 Liverpool Hope University 10
9 Adelphi Group 5
9 Arcadis 5
9 Barclays 5
9 BDO 5
9 Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council 5
9 Bolton Council 5
9 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
9 Bruntwood 5
9 Cheshire East Council 5
9 Cheshire West & Chester Council 5
9 Hut Group 5
9 Jacobs Engineering 5
9 Laing O'Rourke 5
9 Lambert Smith Hampton 5
9 Lancaster University 5
9 Liverpool John Moores University 5
9 Mouchel 5
9 National Probation Service 5
9 RSM 5
9 Salford City Council 5
9 Sanofi 5
9 Savills 5
9 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 5
9 University of Central Lancashire 5
9 University of Manchester 5
9 Willis Towers Watson 5
9 Workman 5
36 Accenture Fewer than 5
36 Adidas Fewer than 5
36 Aecom Fewer than 5
36 AEW Architects Fewer than 5
36 AHR Fewer than 5
36 AJ Bell Fewer than 5
36 Amey Fewer than 5
36 AO.com Fewer than 5
36 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
36 AQA Fewer than 5
36 Arcadia Fewer than 5
36 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
36 Arup Fewer than 5
36 AstraZeneca Fewer than 5
36 Atkins Fewer than 5
36 Avecto Fewer than 5
36 Babcock Fewer than 5
36 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
36 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
36 Bank of America Fewer than 5
36 Bauer Media Fewer than 5
36 Betfred Fewer than 5
36 Blueprint Partnership Fewer than 5
36 BNY Mellon Fewer than 5
36 Boohoo Fewer than 5
36 Bury Council Fewer than 5
36 Capita Fewer than 5
36 Carter Jonas Fewer than 5
36 CBRE Fewer than 5
36 Church of England Fewer than 5
36 Colliers International Fewer than 5
36 Conservative Party Fewer than 5
36 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
36 Creative Support Fewer than 5
36 CSC Fewer than 5
36 Currie & Brown Fewer than 5
36 Cushman & Wakefield Fewer than 5
36 Dentsu Aegis Network Fewer than 5
36 Dionach Fewer than 5
36 Edmundson Electrical Fewer than 5
36 Engie Fewer than 5
36 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
36 Family Action Fewer than 5
36 Fisher German Fewer than 5
36 Foster Care Associates Fewer than 5
36 Frontline Fewer than 5
36 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
36 General Medical Council Fewer than 5
36 Graham Fewer than 5
36 GVA Fewer than 5
36 Handelsbanken Fewer than 5
36 Havas Fewer than 5
36 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
36 Hilti Fewer than 5
36 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
36 Horwich Farrelly Fewer than 5
36 House of Commons Fewer than 5
36 IBM Fewer than 5
36 Interserve Fewer than 5
36 ISG Pearce Fewer than 5
36 Jaguar Land Rover Fewer than 5
36 JD Sports Fewer than 5
36 JLL Fewer than 5
36 Jones Lang Lasalle Fewer than 5
36 Kier Group Fewer than 5
36 Liverpool City Council Fewer than 5
36 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
36 Malcolm Hollis Fewer than 5
36 Manchester City Footbal Club Fewer than 5
36 Matalan Fewer than 5
36 Mazars Fewer than 5
36 MBDA Fewer than 5
36 MediaCom Fewer than 5
36 Mercer Fewer than 5
36 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
36 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
36 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Fewer than 5
36 National Nuclear Laboratory Fewer than 5
36 National Trust Fewer than 5
36 Network Rail Fewer than 5
36 Oxfam Fewer than 5
36 Pareto Law Fewer than 5
36 Peninsula Fewer than 5
36 Peter Brett Fewer than 5
36 Pick Everard Fewer than 5
36 Protel Health Fewer than 5
36 Radius Payment Solutions Fewer than 5
36 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
36 Reed Fewer than 5
36 Rental Cars Fewer than 5
36 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Fewer than 5
36 Royal London Fewer than 5
36 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
36 Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Fewer than 5
36 Sellafield Fewer than 5
36 Sheppard Robson Fewer than 5
36 Shoosmiths Fewer than 5
36 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
36 Softcat Fewer than 5
36 Spie Fewer than 5
36 St Helens Council Fewer than 5
36 Starcom Fewer than 5
36 Stephensons Solicitors Fewer than 5
36 Tesco Fewer than 5
36 the7stars Fewer than 5
36 Together Trust Fewer than 5
36 Trinity Mirror Fewer than 5
36 Tyco Fewer than 5
36 Unilever Fewer than 5
36 United Utilities Fewer than 5
36 University Of Manchester Students' Union Fewer than 5
36 University of Salford Fewer than 5
36 Virgin Fewer than 5
36 Vital Energi Fewer than 5
36 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
36 Wates Fewer than 5
36 Weber Shandwick Fewer than 5
36 Well Pharmacy Fewer than 5
36 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.