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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 JP Morgan 25
2 Charles River Laboratories 15
2 Diageo 15
2 Jacobs Engineering 15
2 Leonardo 15
2 Mott Macdonald 15
2 Shell 15
8 Aecom 10
8 Arup 10
8 Atkins 10
8 BAE Systems 10
8 Balfour Beatty 10
8 BP 10
8 FDM 10
8 Hewlett Packard 10
8 Skyscanner 10
8 SSE 10
8 University Of Edinburgh 10
19 Add Energy 5
19 Amey 5
19 Arcadis 5
19 Babcock 5
19 BEAR Scotland 5
19 Beeks Financial Cloud 5
19 BT 5
19 BuroHappold 5
19 CGI Group 5
19 Cirrus Logic 5
19 Clydesdale Bank 5
19 Computershare 5
19 Doosan Babcock 5
19 ECS 5
19 EDF Energy 5
19 Fairhurst 5
19 Frazer-Nash Consultancy 5
19 Galliford Try 5
19 INEOS 5
19 Morgan Stanley 5
19 MWH Global 5
19 NCR 5
19 Network Rail 5
19 Outplay Entertainment 5
19 Pharmaceutical Product Development 5
19 Rockstar Games 5
19 Ross-shire engineering 5
19 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 5
19 Schlumberger 5
19 Scottish Government 5
19 Scottish Water 5
19 SDM Group 5
19 Sir Robert McAlpine 5
19 Sky 5
19 Sopra Steria 5
19 Sp Energy Networks 5
19 Standard Life 5
19 Tesco 5
19 Thales 5
19 University of Glasgow 5
19 University of Strathclyde 5
60 Aberdeenshire Council Fewer than 5
60 Amazon Fewer than 5
60 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
60 Atlier Ten Fewer than 5
60 Baillie Gifford Fewer than 5
60 Bakkavör Fewer than 5
60 Barclays Fewer than 5
60 BDO Fewer than 5
60 Biffa Fewer than 5
60 BlackRock Fewer than 5
60 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
60 Buro Happold Fewer than 5
60 CALA Homes Fewer than 5
60 Cementation Skanska Fewer than 5
60 CH2M Hill Fewer than 5
60 Chivas Brothers Fewer than 5
60 Costain Fewer than 5
60 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
60 Dell Fewer than 5
60 Dovetail Games Fewer than 5
60 Elsevier Fewer than 5
60 Galbraith Fewer than 5
60 Gamma Fewer than 5
60 General Electric Fewer than 5
60 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
60 Graham Fewer than 5
60 Greggs Fewer than 5
60 IBM Fewer than 5
60 INC Research Fewer than 5
60 Interserve Fewer than 5
60 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
60 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
60 Lockheed Martin Fewer than 5
60 Metaswitch Networks Fewer than 5
60 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
60 Morrison Construction Fewer than 5
60 Nerudia Fewer than 5
60 ofgem Fewer than 5
60 Pernod Ricard Fewer than 5
60 pladis Fewer than 5
60 Prudential Fewer than 5
60 Q2 Solutions Fewer than 5
60 QA Fewer than 5
60 Ramboll Fewer than 5
60 Royal London Fewer than 5
60 RPS Group Fewer than 5
60 Santander Fewer than 5
60 Schneider Electric Fewer than 5
60 Scottish Power Fewer than 5
60 SGN Fewer than 5
60 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
60 Skills Development Scotland Fewer than 5
60 South Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
60 Sweco Fewer than 5
60 Tarmac Fewer than 5
60 TRL Fewer than 5
60 University of Aberdeen Fewer than 5
60 University of Dundee Fewer than 5
60 University of St Andrews Fewer than 5
60 University of Stirling Fewer than 5
60 University of the West of Scotland Fewer than 5
60 Visit Scotland Fewer than 5
60 West Lothian Council Fewer than 5
60 WSP Group 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.