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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 – Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 KPMG 30
2 Atkins 20
2 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
4 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 15
4 Newton Europe 15
4 WSP Group 15
7 Mott Macdonald 10
7 PRA International 10
7 Ricardo 10
7 Roke Manor Research 10
7 RSM 10
12 Aecom 5
12 Barnes Roffe 5
12 BDO 5
12 CVS Pharmacy 5
12 Cyienet 5
12 Dehns 5
12 DHA Planning 5
12 Grant Thornton 5
12 Kreston Reeves 5
12 Mazars 5
12 Peter Brett 5
12 QuintilesIMS 5
12 RWS Group 5
12 Science & Technology Facilities Council 5
12 Touchdown Pr 5
12 Vets4Pets 5
12 Wirth Research 5
29 ALS Environmental Fewer than 5
29 AMEC Fewer than 5
29 Amgen Fewer than 5
29 Arcadis Fewer than 5
29 Babcock Fewer than 5
29 BSI Fewer than 5
29 Civil Service Fewer than 5
29 Clague Fewer than 5
29 Corporate Executive Board Company Fewer than 5
29 Covance Fewer than 5
29 Dentons Fewer than 5
29 Edelman Fewer than 5
29 Haines Watts Fewer than 5
29 HNW Fewer than 5
29 INC Research Fewer than 5
29 Intertek Fewer than 5
29 IRI Fewer than 5
29 LGC Group Fewer than 5
29 MacIntyre Hudson Fewer than 5
29 Maru/edr Fewer than 5
29 McCurrach Fewer than 5
29 Menzies LLP Fewer than 5
29 Moore Stephens Fewer than 5
29 Orchid Cellmark Fewer than 5
29 PDSA Fewer than 5
29 PM Group Fewer than 5
29 Ramboll Fewer than 5
29 Red Hot Penny Fewer than 5
29 Royal HaskoningDHV Fewer than 5
29 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
29 Shoosmiths Fewer than 5
29 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
29 SLR Consulting Fewer than 5
29 Smith & Williamson Fewer than 5
29 Source BioScience Fewer than 5
29 Sweco Fewer than 5
29 The Marketing Practise Fewer than 5
29 TRL Fewer than 5
29 UHY Hacker Young Fewer than 5
29 Wilkins Kennedy Fewer than 5
29 WYG 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.