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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 – Manufacturing

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Diageo 15
1 Leonardo 15
3 BAE Systems 10
3 Hewlett Packard 10
5 Chivas Brothers 5
5 Cirrus Logic 5
5 Dawn Meats 5
5 INEOS 5
5 Johnson & Johnson 5
5 NCR 5
5 Ross-shire engineering 5
5 Thales 5
13 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
13 Dell Fewer than 5
13 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
13 Lockheed Martin Fewer than 5
13 L'Oreal Fewer than 5
13 Nerudia Fewer than 5
13 Pernod Ricard Fewer than 5
13 pladis Fewer than 5
13 Schneider Electric Fewer than 5
13 Tarmac Fewer than 5
13 Xerox 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.