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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 – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Marks & Spencer 10
2 Aldi 5
2 Boots 5
2 John Lewis Partnership 5
2 Lidl 5
2 Majestic Wine 5
2 Sainsbury's 5
2 Waitrose 5
9 Argos Fewer than 5
9 Body Shop Fewer than 5
9 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
9 Exertis Fewer than 5
9 H&M Fewer than 5
9 Halfords Fewer than 5
9 Holland & Barrett Fewer than 5
9 Hollister Fewer than 5
9 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
9 Iceland Fewer than 5
9 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
9 Karen Millen Fewer than 5
9 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
9 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
9 Links of London Fewer than 5
9 New Look Fewer than 5
9 Next Fewer than 5
9 Ocado Fewer than 5
9 Poundland Fewer than 5
9 Superdrug Fewer than 5
9 Superdry Fewer than 5
9 Tesco Fewer than 5
9 The Fragrance Shop Fewer than 5
9 Vodafone Fewer than 5
9 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
9 White Stuff 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.