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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Babcock 30
2 Atkins 20
3 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
3 WSP Group 10
5 Aecom 5
5 Arcadis 5
5 Arup 5
5 Buro Happold 5
5 CH2M Hill 5
5 Mott Macdonald 5
11 BuroHappold Fewer than 5
11 Campden BRI Fewer than 5
11 CGL Fewer than 5
11 Curtins Fewer than 5
11 DAC Beachcroft Fewer than 5
11 Hoare Lea Fewer than 5
11 Natural England Fewer than 5
11 Peter Brett Fewer than 5
11 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Fewer than 5
11 Public Health England Fewer than 5
11 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
11 SLR Consulting Fewer than 5
11 Thinking Juice 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.