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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.

Scotland

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 40
2 Fife Council 35
2 Specsavers 35
4 Glasgow City Council 30
4 JP Morgan 30
4 Lloyds Banking Group 30
4 North Lanarkshire Council 30
8 KPMG 25
8 Police Scotland 25
8 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 25
11 Renfrewshire Council 20
11 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 20
13 Aberdeen City Council 15
13 Aberdeenshire Council 15
13 Aecom 15
13 Balfour Beatty 15
13 Charles River Laboratories 15
13 Diageo 15
13 East Lothian Council 15
13 FDM 15
13 Jacobs Engineering 15
13 Leonardo 15
13 Midlothian Council 15
13 Morgan Stanley 15
13 Mott Macdonald 15
13 Rockstar Games 15
13 Scottish Government 15
13 Shell 15
13 Standard Life 15
13 West Lothian Council 15
31 Angus Council 10
31 Arnold Clark 10
31 Arup 10
31 Atkins 10
31 BAE Systems 10
31 BP 10
31 East Dunbartonshire Council 10
31 East Renfrewshire Council 10
31 Enterprise 10
31 Falkirk Council 10
31 Hewlett Packard 10
31 Network Rail 10
31 North Ayrshire Council 10
31 Perth & Kinross Council 10
31 Scottish Borders Council 10
31 Scottish Water 10
31 Sky 10
31 Skyscanner 10
31 South Ayrshire Council 10
31 SSE 10
31 Stirling Council 10
31 Tesco 10
31 University Of Edinburgh 10
31 University of Glasgow 10
55 Abercrombie & Fitch 5
55 Abertay University 5
55 Add Energy 5
55 Aldi 5
55 Amazon 5
55 Amey 5
55 Anderson, Anderson & Brown 5
55 Arcadis 5
55 Asda 5
55 Babcock 5
55 Bam Nuttall 5
55 Barclays 5
55 BDO 5
55 BEAR Scotland 5
55 Beeks Financial Cloud 5
55 BlackRock 5
55 BNP Paribas 5
55 BT 5
55 BuroHappold 5
55 CALA Homes 5
55 CGI Group 5
55 Chivas Brothers 5
55 Church of Scotland 5
55 Cirrus Logic 5
55 City of Glasgow College 5
55 Clackmannanshire Council 5
55 Clydesdale Bank 5
55 Computershare 5
55 Dawn Meats 5
55 Domino's Pizza 5
55 Doosan Babcock 5
55 Douglas Academy 5
55 Dundee City Council 5
55 East Ayrshire Council 5
55 ECS 5
55 EDF Energy 5
55 Fairhurst 5
55 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 5
55 Galbraith 5
55 Galliford Try 5
55 Grant Thornton 5
55 Heriot-Watt University 5
55 Hollister 5
55 INEOS 5
55 Johnson & Johnson 5
55 Johnston Carmichael 5
55 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
55 McDonald's 5
55 Moray Council 5
55 Morgan Sindall 5
55 Morrison Construction 5
55 MWH Global 5
55 NCR 5
55 Optical Express 5
55 Outplay Entertainment 5
55 Pharmaceutical Product Development 5
55 Pizza Hut 5
55 Robert Gordon University 5
55 Ross-shire engineering 5
55 Royal London 5
55 Royal Mail 5
55 RSM 5
55 Sainsbury's 5
55 Schlumberger 5
55 Scottish Power 5
55 Scott-Moncrieff 5
55 SDM Group 5
55 Sir Robert McAlpine 5
55 Sopra Steria 5
55 Sp Energy Networks 5
55 St Modan's High School 5
55 Sweco 5
55 Thales 5
55 University of Aberdeen 5
55 University of St Andrews 5
55 University of Strathclyde 5
55 Vision Express 5
55 Webster's Pharmacy 5
55 West Dunbartonshire Council 5
55 William Hill 5
55 Wren Living 5
55 WSP Group 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.