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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 5
1 General Electric 5
1 Unilever 5
4 Abbott UK Fewer than 5
4 AkzoNobel Fewer than 5
4 Arla Foods Fewer than 5
4 Bayer Fewer than 5
4 BMW Fewer than 5
4 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
4 Cummins Fewer than 5
4 Essentra Fewer than 5
4 GlaxoSmithKline Fewer than 5
4 Hewlett Packard Fewer than 5
4 Honda Fewer than 5
4 Lockheed Martin Fewer than 5
4 McLaren Fewer than 5
4 Pfizer Fewer than 5
4 Philips Fewer than 5
4 Rich Products Fewer than 5
4 Rolls-Royce Fewer than 5
4 Samsung Fewer than 5
4 Sanofi Fewer than 5
4 Syngenta Fewer than 5
4 Thales 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.