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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 West

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Dyson 40
2 JP Morgan 35
3 Babcock 30
3 Renishaw 30
3 University of Bristol 30
6 Boots 25
7 Airbus 20
7 Atkins 20
7 Gloucestershire County Council 20
7 KPMG 20
7 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
7 University of Exeter 20
13 Devon County Council 15
13 Dorset Software 15
13 Enterprise 15
13 MBDA 15
13 Nationwide 15
13 Somerset County Council 15
13 Specsavers 15
13 WSP Group 15
21 BAE Systems 10
21 Bristol City Council 10
21 Civica 10
21 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
21 EDF Energy 10
21 General Electric 10
21 Kier Group 10
21 Network Rail 10
21 Rolls-Royce 10
21 Wiltshire County Council 10
31 Aecom 5
31 Aldi 5
31 Amey 5
31 Arcadis 5
31 Arts University Bournemouth 5
31 Arup 5
31 Avon and Somerset Constabulary 5
31 Bam Nuttall 5
31 Biome Productions 5
31 Bishop Fleming 5
31 Borough of Poole 5
31 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
31 Bournemouth University 5
31 British Army 5
31 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
31 Bryanston School 5
31 BT 5
31 Buro Happold 5
31 CGI Group 5
31 CH2M Hill 5
31 Civil Service 5
31 Clarks 5
31 Clifton College 5
31 Cornwall County Council 5
31 Costa Coffee 5
31 Costain 5
31 Currie & Brown 5
31 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
31 Dean Close School 5
31 Devon and Cornwall Police 5
31 Edif ERA 5
31 Environment Agency 5
31 Explore Learning 5
31 Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios 5
31 Fugro 5
31 Future Plc 5
31 Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) 5
31 Hazlewoods 5
31 Hewlett Packard 5
31 HM Land Registry 5
31 Honda 5
31 IBM 5
31 Imagination Technologies 5
31 Innovate Product Design 5
31 Intel Corporation 5
31 Laing O'Rourke 5
31 Leonardo Helicopters 5
31 Lloyds Banking Group 5
31 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
31 Lyons Davidson Solicitors 5
31 Majestic Wine 5
31 Marks & Spencer 5
31 Millfield School 5
31 Mott Macdonald 5
31 North Somerset Council 5
31 Plymouth City Council 5
31 Public Health England 5
31 Qinetiq 5
31 Redweb 5
31 Royal Mail 5
31 Savills 5
31 SCISYS 5
31 Siemens AG 5
31 South Gloucestershire Council 5
31 Spirax Sarco 5
31 Sponge Uk 5
31 Superdry 5
31 Swindon Academy 5
31 Sword Apak 5
31 Teach First 5
31 Thales 5
31 UCAS 5
31 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office 5
31 University of Bath 5
31 University of the West of England Bristol 5
31 Vision Express 5
31 Wessex Water 5
31 Western Power Distribution 5
31 Weston College 5
31 Workman 5
31 ZigZag Education 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.