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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 – Education

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 University of Bristol 30
2 University of Exeter 20
3 Arts University Bournemouth 5
3 Bournemouth University 5
3 Bryanston School 5
3 Clifton College 5
3 Dean Close School 5
3 Devon County Council 5
3 Explore Learning 5
3 Gloucestershire County Council 5
3 Millfield School 5
3 Somerset County Council 5
3 Swindon Academy 5
3 Teach First 5
3 UCAS 5
3 University of Bath 5
3 University of the West of England Bristol 5
3 Weston College 5
3 Wiltshire County Council 5
20 Babcock Fewer than 5
20 Bath Spa University Fewer than 5
20 Cornwall County Council Fewer than 5
20 Department for Education Fewer than 5
20 EF Education First Fewer than 5
20 Gloucestershire College Fewer than 5
20 Holy Trinity Primary School Fewer than 5
20 Plymouth City Council Fewer than 5
20 Plymouth College of Art Fewer than 5
20 Premier Sports Fewer than 5
20 South Gloucestershire Council Fewer than 5
20 Taunton School Fewer than 5
20 University of Plymouth 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.