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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 – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 25
2 Specsavers 15
3 Aldi 5
3 Clarks 5
3 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 5
3 Majestic Wine 5
3 Marks & Spencer 5
3 Superdry 5
3 Vision Express 5
11 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
11 Amazon Fewer than 5
11 Apple Fewer than 5
11 Argos Fewer than 5
11 Asda Fewer than 5
11 B&Q Fewer than 5
11 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
11 CeX Fewer than 5
11 Cohens Chemist Fewer than 5
11 Debenhams Fewer than 5
11 Halfords Fewer than 5
11 Harvey Nichols Fewer than 5
11 Hollister Fewer than 5
11 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
11 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
11 JD Sports Fewer than 5
11 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
11 Moto Hospitality Fewer than 5
11 New Look Fewer than 5
11 Next Fewer than 5
11 Poundland Fewer than 5
11 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
11 Screwfix Fewer than 5
11 Shuropody Fewer than 5
11 Superdrug Fewer than 5
11 The Range Fewer than 5
11 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
11 Vodafone Fewer than 5
11 Waitrose Fewer than 5
11 WHSmith 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.