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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Babcock 30
1 Dyson 30
1 Renishaw 30
4 JP Morgan 25
5 Airbus 20
5 Atkins 20
7 MBDA 15
8 BAE Systems 10
8 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 10
8 Dorset Software 10
8 Rolls-Royce 10
8 University of Bristol 10
8 WSP Group 10
14 Aecom 5
14 Arcadis 5
14 Arup 5
14 Bam Nuttall 5
14 BT 5
14 Buro Happold 5
14 CGI Group 5
14 CH2M Hill 5
14 Civica 5
14 Civil Service 5
14 EDF Energy 5
14 Environment Agency 5
14 Fugro 5
14 General Electric 5
14 Hewlett Packard 5
14 HM Land Registry 5
14 IBM 5
14 Imagination Technologies 5
14 Kier Group 5
14 Leonardo Helicopters 5
14 Mott Macdonald 5
14 Nationwide 5
14 Network Rail 5
14 Qinetiq 5
14 Redweb 5
14 Savills 5
14 SCISYS 5
14 Siemens AG 5
14 Spirax Sarco 5
14 Sword Apak 5
14 Thales 5
14 University of Exeter 5
14 Western Power Distribution 5
47 Abcam Fewer than 5
47 Apple Fewer than 5
47 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
47 Bath Spa University Fewer than 5
47 Biffa Fewer than 5
47 Borough of Poole Fewer than 5
47 Bournemouth University Fewer than 5
47 BuroHappold Fewer than 5
47 Campden BRI Fewer than 5
47 Catalent Fewer than 5
47 CGL Fewer than 5
47 Cobham Fewer than 5
47 Computershare Fewer than 5
47 Costain Fewer than 5
47 Coty Fewer than 5
47 Curtins Fewer than 5
47 DAC Beachcroft Fewer than 5
47 Devon County Council Fewer than 5
47 FDM Fewer than 5
47 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
47 Gloucestershire County Council Fewer than 5
47 Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) Fewer than 5
47 Graham Fewer than 5
47 Hargreaves Lansdown Fewer than 5
47 Her Majesty's Government Fewer than 5
47 Hoare Lea Fewer than 5
47 Honda Fewer than 5
47 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
47 Just Eat Fewer than 5
47 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
47 Leonardo Fewer than 5
47 Millfield School Fewer than 5
47 Natural England Fewer than 5
47 NHS Blood and Transplant Fewer than 5
47 Northop Grumman Fewer than 5
47 Persimmon Homes Fewer than 5
47 Peter Brett Fewer than 5
47 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Fewer than 5
47 Public Health England Fewer than 5
47 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
47 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
47 SLR Consulting Fewer than 5
47 Sponge Uk Fewer than 5
47 Superdry Fewer than 5
47 The Range Fewer than 5
47 Thinking Juice Fewer than 5
47 UCAS Fewer than 5
47 Ultra Electronics Fewer than 5
47 University of Bath Fewer than 5
47 University of the West of England Bristol Fewer than 5
47 Wessex Water Fewer than 5
47 Xerox 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.