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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 KPMG 20
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 20
3 Gloucestershire County Council 15
4 Bristol City Council 10
4 Devon County Council 10
4 Nationwide 10
4 Somerset County Council 10
8 Atkins 5
8 Bishop Fleming 5
8 Bournemouth Borough Council 5
8 Bournemouth University 5
8 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 5
8 Cornwall County Council 5
8 Currie & Brown 5
8 Edif ERA 5
8 Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios 5
8 Future Plc 5
8 Hazlewoods 5
8 Intel Corporation 5
8 JP Morgan 5
8 Kier Group 5
8 Lloyds Banking Group 5
8 Lyons Davidson Solicitors 5
8 Network Rail 5
8 North Somerset Council 5
8 Plymouth City Council 5
8 Savills 5
8 South Gloucestershire Council 5
8 UCAS 5
8 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office 5
8 University of Exeter 5
8 Wiltshire County Council 5
8 Workman 5
34 Airbus Fewer than 5
34 Ashfords Fewer than 5
34 Avon and Somerset Constabulary Fewer than 5
34 Babcock Fewer than 5
34 Bam Nuttall Fewer than 5
34 Bank of Ireland Fewer than 5
34 Barnett Waddingham Fewer than 5
34 Base 3 Systems Fewer than 5
34 BDO Fewer than 5
34 BDP Fewer than 5
34 Borough of Poole Fewer than 5
34 Brandon Trust Fewer than 5
34 Bruton Knowles Fewer than 5
34 Carillion Fewer than 5
34 Carter Jonas Fewer than 5
34 CH2M Hill Fewer than 5
34 Church of England Fewer than 5
34 CIL Management Consultants Fewer than 5
34 Civica Fewer than 5
34 Civil Service Fewer than 5
34 Clarks Fewer than 5
34 Colliers International Fewer than 5
34 Costain Fewer than 5
34 Crowe Clark Whitehill Fewer than 5
34 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
34 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Fewer than 5
34 Dorset Software Fewer than 5
34 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
34 European Parliament Fewer than 5
34 Foster Care Associates Fewer than 5
34 Fugro Fewer than 5
34 General Electric Fewer than 5
34 Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) Fewer than 5
34 Grant Thornton Fewer than 5
34 Haines Watts Fewer than 5
34 Highways England Fewer than 5
34 HIS Markit Fewer than 5
34 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
34 ITV Fewer than 5
34 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
34 JLL Fewer than 5
34 Jones Lang Lasalle Fewer than 5
34 Knight Frank Fewer than 5
34 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
34 Mace Fewer than 5
34 Malcolm Hollis Fewer than 5
34 Mazars Fewer than 5
34 Mitie Group Fewer than 5
34 Moto Hospitality Fewer than 5
34 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
34 National Citizen Service Fewer than 5
34 National Trust Fewer than 5
34 Ncc Group Fewer than 5
34 Pall Corporation Fewer than 5
34 Public Health England Fewer than 5
34 Punter Southall Fewer than 5
34 RSM Fewer than 5
34 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
34 Santander Fewer than 5
34 Severn Trent Fewer than 5
34 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
34 St James's Place Wealth Management Fewer than 5
34 Strutt & Parker Fewer than 5
34 Superdry Fewer than 5
34 Taunton School Fewer than 5
34 Thales Fewer than 5
34 The Carey Group Fewer than 5
34 TLT Fewer than 5
34 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
34 University of Bristol Fewer than 5
34 Viridor Fewer than 5
34 Vodafone Fewer than 5
34 Wessex Water Fewer than 5
34 WHSmith Fewer than 5
34 Willis Towers Watson Fewer than 5
34 WSP Group Fewer than 5
34 Zurich Financial Services 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.