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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.

South East

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Southampton Solent University 50
2 Hampshire County Council 45
3 BAE Systems 40
3 Specsavers 40
5 Boots 35
6 KPMG 30
7 Enterprise 25
7 IBM 25
7 Vodafone 25
7 West Sussex County Council 25
11 Atkins 20
11 Fujitsu 20
11 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
11 Oxfordshire County Council 20
11 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
11 QA 20
11 University of Oxford 20
18 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 15
18 Environment Agency 15
18 McLaren 15
18 Microsoft 15
18 Network Rail 15
18 Newton Europe 15
18 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 15
18 Southampton City Council 15
18 Surrey Police 15
18 Teach First 15
18 Thales 15
18 WSP Group 15
30 American Express 10
30 AWE 10
30 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
30 CGI Group 10
30 CSC 10
30 Explore Learning 10
30 GlaxoSmithKline 10
30 Hampshire Constabulary 10
30 Hewlett Packard 10
30 Kent Police 10
30 Marks & Spencer 10
30 Medway Council 10
30 Mott Macdonald 10
30 Oxford University Press 10
30 Portsmouth City Council 10
30 PRA International 10
30 Ricardo 10
30 Roke Manor Research 10
30 RSM 10
30 Taylor & Francis 10
30 Thames Valley Police 10
30 University of Surrey 10
30 Virgin 10
30 Waitrose 10
54 Abbott UK 5
54 Abingdon and Witney College 5
54 Achieve Lifestyle 5
54 Aecom 5
54 Aldi 5
54 Allianz Insurance 5
54 Amey 5
54 Aon Hewitt 5
54 Argos 5
54 AXA 5
54 Barnes Roffe 5
54 BDO 5
54 BMW 5
54 BP 5
54 Brighton College 5
54 British Army 5
54 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
54 Capgemini 5
54 CDK Global 5
54 Centrica 5
54 Civil Service 5
54 Compass Group 5
54 Costa Coffee 5
54 Costain 5
54 Crest Nicholson 5
54 Cummins 5
54 CVS Pharmacy 5
54 Cyienet 5
54 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
54 Dehns 5
54 DHA Planning 5
54 DHL 5
54 Dionach 5
54 Dovetail Games 5
54 Elsevier 5
54 Ericsson 5
54 Estée Lauder 5
54 ExxonMobil 5
54 FDM 5
54 Fidessa 5
54 Gartner 5
54 General Electric 5
54 Grant Thornton 5
54 Hastings Direct 5
54 Hawk-Eye Innovations 5
54 Holiday Extras 5
54 Holyport College 5
54 Home Retail Group 5
54 Jacobs Engineering 5
54 John Lewis Partnership 5
54 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
54 Kier Group 5
54 Kreston Reeves 5
54 Laing O'Rourke 5
54 Lidl 5
54 Lockheed Martin 5
54 Lonza Biologics 5
54 Majestic Wine 5
54 Mars 5
54 Mazars 5
54 McDonald's 5
54 MDSL 5
54 Milton Keynes Council 5
54 National Grid 5
54 NATS 5
54 Nissan 5
54 Open University 5
54 Oracle 5
54 Oxford Brookes University 5
54 Pall Corporation 5
54 Peter Brett 5
54 Pfizer 5
54 Pinewood Studios Group 5
54 Pizza Express 5
54 pladis 5
54 Procter & Gamble 5
54 Qinetiq 5
54 QuintilesIMS 5
54 Reading Borough Council 5
54 Redrow Homes 5
54 Rolls-Royce 5
54 RWS Group 5
54 Sainsbury's 5
54 Santander 5
54 Savills 5
54 Science & Technology Facilities Council 5
54 Sevenoaks School 5
54 Sophos 5
54 Southern Water 5
54 Step by Step 5
54 Strutt & Parker 5
54 Sussex Police 5
54 Syngenta 5
54 Tesco 5
54 Touchdown Pr 5
54 Trinity Mirror 5
54 Unilever 5
54 University of Greenwich 5
54 University of Kent 5
54 University of Portsmouth 5
54 University of Reading 5
54 University of Southampton 5
54 University of Sussex 5
54 University of Winchester 5
54 Vets4Pets 5
54 Vision Express 5
54 Volkswagen Group 5
54 Willis Towers Watson 5
54 Wirth Research 5
54 Wycombe Abbey School 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.