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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 – Manufacturing – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 15
1 McLaren 15
1 Thales 15
4 AWE 10
4 Hewlett Packard 10
6 General Electric 5
6 GlaxoSmithKline 5
6 Lockheed Martin 5
6 Lonza Biologics 5
6 Mars 5
6 Nissan 5
6 Pall Corporation 5
6 Pfizer 5
6 pladis 5
6 Procter & Gamble 5
6 Qinetiq 5
6 Rolls-Royce 5
18 Abbott UK Fewer than 5
18 Airbus Fewer than 5
18 AkzoNobel Fewer than 5
18 Allied Bakeries Fewer than 5
18 BMW Fewer than 5
18 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
18 Cirrus Logic Fewer than 5
18 Coty Fewer than 5
18 Cummins Fewer than 5
18 Eaton Corporation Fewer than 5
18 Faurecia Fewer than 5
18 Hitachi Rail Europe Fewer than 5
18 Jaguar Land Rover Fewer than 5
18 JCB Fewer than 5
18 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
18 Johnson Matthey Fewer than 5
18 Mondelez International Fewer than 5
18 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
18 Rich Products Fewer than 5
18 Sony Fewer than 5
18 Stanley Black And Decker Fewer than 5
18 Syngenta Fewer than 5
18 Unilever 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.