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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 – Education

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Fife Council 25
1 Glasgow City Council 25
3 Midlothian Council 15
3 North Lanarkshire Council 15
3 Renfrewshire Council 15
6 Aberdeenshire Council 10
6 East Lothian Council 10
6 Falkirk Council 10
6 University Of Edinburgh 10
6 University of Glasgow 10
6 West Lothian Council 10
12 Aberdeen City Council 5
12 Abertay University 5
12 Angus Council 5
12 City of Glasgow College 5
12 Clackmannanshire Council 5
12 Douglas Academy 5
12 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
12 East Renfrewshire Council 5
12 Heriot-Watt University 5
12 North Ayrshire Council 5
12 Perth & Kinross Council 5
12 Robert Gordon University 5
12 Scottish Borders Council 5
12 South Ayrshire Council 5
12 St Modan's High School 5
12 Stirling Council 5
12 University of Aberdeen 5
12 University of St Andrews 5
12 University of Strathclyde 5
12 West Dunbartonshire Council 5
32 Dundee City Council Fewer than 5
32 East Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
32 Edinburgh Napier University Fewer than 5
32 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
32 Hilton Primary School Fewer than 5
32 Moray Council Fewer than 5
32 Scottish Government Fewer than 5
32 Skills Development Scotland Fewer than 5
32 University of Dundee Fewer than 5
32 University of Stirling Fewer than 5
32 University of the West of Scotland 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.