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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.

Northern Ireland

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 60
2 Citi 30
3 Axiom 20
3 Kainos 20
5 Gordons Chemist 15
5 KPMG 15
5 Medicare 15
5 Randox Laboratories 15
9 AquaQ Analytics 10
9 Clear Pharmacy 10
9 First Derivatives 10
9 Grant Thornton 10
9 Liberty Information Technology 10
9 Thompson Aero Seating 10
15 Aecom 5
15 Allen & Overy 5
15 Allstate 5
15 Almac 5
15 Andor Technology 5
15 Arup 5
15 Automated Intelligence 5
15 BDO 5
15 Boots 5
15 BT 5
15 CDE Global 5
15 Department for Education 5
15 Devenish Nutrition 5
15 DFDS 5
15 Enterprise 5
15 Genpact Pharmalink 5
15 Graham 5
15 Herbert Smith Freehills 5
15 Hewlett Packard 5
15 Jacobs Engineering 5
15 Lagan Construction 5
15 McAleer & Rushe 5
15 McKeevers Chemist 5
15 Mercer 5
15 Moy Park 5
15 NIE Networks 5
15 Proofpoint 5
15 Queen's University Belfast 5
15 Radisson Blu 5
15 Specsavers 5
15 Terex 5
15 Ulster University 5
47 Amey Fewer than 5
47 Argos Fewer than 5
47 Asda Fewer than 5
47 Atkins Fewer than 5
47 B/E Aerospace Fewer than 5
47 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
47 Capita Fewer than 5
47 CBRE Fewer than 5
47 Civica Fewer than 5
47 Civil Service Fewer than 5
47 Costa Coffee Fewer than 5
47 Danske Bank Fewer than 5
47 Dunbia Fewer than 5
47 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
47 Extern Fewer than 5
47 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
47 General Electric Fewer than 5
47 IBM Fewer than 5
47 Joules Fewer than 5
47 Jurys Inn Fewer than 5
47 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
47 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
47 Lidl Fewer than 5
47 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
47 McDonald's Fewer than 5
47 Moore Stephens Fewer than 5
47 Nando's Fewer than 5
47 Pearson Fewer than 5
47 Perform Group Fewer than 5
47 Philips Fewer than 5
47 Pure Gym Fewer than 5
47 Randstad Fewer than 5
47 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
47 RPS Group Fewer than 5
47 RSM Fewer than 5
47 Santander Fewer than 5
47 SAP Fewer than 5
47 Sensata Technologies Fewer than 5
47 Tesco Fewer than 5
47 Teva Fewer than 5
47 Thales Fewer than 5
47 TLT Fewer than 5
47 Trinity Mirror Fewer than 5
47 Tyco Fewer than 5
47 Vision Express Fewer than 5
47 Well Pharmacy 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.