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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 – Public administration & defence – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Hampshire County Council 25
2 West Sussex County Council 15
3 Medway Council 10
3 Oxfordshire County Council 10
3 Southampton City Council 10
6 Buckinghamshire County Council 5
6 Portsmouth City Council 5
6 Surrey Police 5
6 Thames Valley Police 5
10 Civil Service Fewer than 5
10 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
10 Hampshire Constabulary Fewer than 5
10 Kent Police Fewer than 5
10 Milton Keynes Council Fewer than 5
10 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
10 Reading Borough Council Fewer than 5
10 Sussex Police 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.