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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Atkins 20
2 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 15
3 Ricardo 10
3 Roke Manor Research 10
3 WSP Group 10
6 Cyienet 5
6 Mott Macdonald 5
6 Peter Brett 5
6 QuintilesIMS 5
6 RSM 5
6 Science & Technology Facilities Council 5
6 Wirth Research 5
13 Aecom Fewer than 5
13 ALS Environmental Fewer than 5
13 AMEC Fewer than 5
13 Amgen Fewer than 5
13 Civil Service Fewer than 5
13 Covance Fewer than 5
13 Dehns Fewer than 5
13 Edelman Fewer than 5
13 INC Research Fewer than 5
13 Intertek Fewer than 5
13 KPMG Fewer than 5
13 Maru/edr Fewer than 5
13 McCurrach Fewer than 5
13 Newton Europe Fewer than 5
13 PM Group Fewer than 5
13 PRA International Fewer than 5
13 Ramboll Fewer than 5
13 Royal HaskoningDHV Fewer than 5
13 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
13 Source BioScience Fewer than 5
13 Sweco Fewer than 5
13 TRL 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.