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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 – Teaching & educational professionals

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 West Lothian Council 10
10 Aberdeen City Council 5
10 Angus Council 5
10 City of Glasgow College 5
10 Clackmannanshire Council 5
10 Douglas Academy 5
10 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
10 East Renfrewshire Council 5
10 North Ayrshire Council 5
10 Perth & Kinross Council 5
10 Scottish Borders Council 5
10 South Ayrshire Council 5
10 St Modan's High School 5
10 Stirling Council 5
10 West Dunbartonshire Council 5
24 Abertay University Fewer than 5
24 Dundee City Council Fewer than 5
24 East Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
24 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
24 Heriot-Watt University Fewer than 5
24 Hilton Primary School Fewer than 5
24 Moray Council Fewer than 5
24 Scottish Government Fewer than 5
24 University of Aberdeen Fewer than 5
24 University Of Edinburgh Fewer than 5
24 University of St Andrews Fewer than 5
24 University of Stirling 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.