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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Police Scotland 25
2 Aberdeen City Council 15
2 North Lanarkshire Council 15
2 Scottish Government 15
5 Fife Council 10
5 West Lothian Council 10
7 Aberdeenshire Council 5
7 Angus Council 5
7 East Ayrshire Council 5
7 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
7 East Lothian Council 5
7 East Renfrewshire Council 5
7 Glasgow City Council 5
7 Moray Council 5
7 Perth & Kinross Council 5
7 Renfrewshire Council 5
7 South Ayrshire Council 5
7 Stirling Council 5
19 British Transport Police Fewer than 5
19 Civil Service Fewer than 5
19 Clackmannanshire Council Fewer than 5
19 Dundee City Council Fewer than 5
19 Falkirk Council Fewer than 5
19 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
19 Midlothian Council Fewer than 5
19 North Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
19 ofgem Fewer than 5
19 Scottish Borders Council Fewer than 5
19 Scottish Police Authority Fewer than 5
19 Scottish Prison Service 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.