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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 55
2 Axiom 20
3 Citi 15
3 KPMG 15
5 Grant Thornton 10
6 Allen & Overy 5
6 BDO 5
6 First Derivatives 5
6 Genpact Pharmalink 5
6 Herbert Smith Freehills 5
6 McAleer & Rushe 5
12 Aecom Fewer than 5
12 Almac Fewer than 5
12 Atkins Fewer than 5
12 B/E Aerospace Fewer than 5
12 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
12 CBRE Fewer than 5
12 Civil Service Fewer than 5
12 Danske Bank Fewer than 5
12 Extern Fewer than 5
12 Graham Fewer than 5
12 Kerry Group Fewer than 5
12 Lagan Construction Fewer than 5
12 Lambert Smith Hampton Fewer than 5
12 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
12 Mercer Fewer than 5
12 Moore Stephens Fewer than 5
12 Pearson Fewer than 5
12 RSM Fewer than 5
12 Thompson Aero Seating Fewer than 5
12 TLT Fewer than 5
12 Ulster University 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.