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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 – Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Babcock 30
2 Atkins 20
2 KPMG 20
2 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
5 WSP Group 15
6 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
7 Aecom 5
7 Arcadis 5
7 Arup 5
7 Bishop Fleming 5
7 Buro Happold 5
7 CH2M Hill 5
7 Currie & Brown 5
7 Edif ERA 5
7 Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios 5
7 Hazlewoods 5
7 Innovate Product Design 5
7 Lyons Davidson Solicitors 5
7 Mott Macdonald 5
7 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office 5
21 Ashfords Fewer than 5
21 BDO Fewer than 5
21 BDP Fewer than 5
21 BuroHappold Fewer than 5
21 Campden BRI Fewer than 5
21 CGL Fewer than 5
21 CIL Management Consultants Fewer than 5
21 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
21 Curtins Fewer than 5
21 DAC Beachcroft Fewer than 5
21 Gleeds Fewer than 5
21 Grant Thornton Fewer than 5
21 Haines Watts Fewer than 5
21 Hoare Lea Fewer than 5
21 Malcolm Hollis Fewer than 5
21 Mazars Fewer than 5
21 Natural England Fewer than 5
21 PDSA Fewer than 5
21 Peter Brett Fewer than 5
21 Public Health England Fewer than 5
21 RSM Fewer than 5
21 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
21 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
21 SLR Consulting Fewer than 5
21 Thinking Juice Fewer than 5
21 TLT Fewer than 5
21 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
21 Vets4Pets Fewer than 5
21 Withheld 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.