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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.

Yorkshire and the Humber – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Specsavers 30
2 Boots 25
3 Amazon 10
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 10
3 Morrisons 10
6 Aldi 5
6 Asda 5
6 Cohens Chemist 5
6 John Lewis Partnership 5
6 Next 5
6 Sainsbury's 5
6 Superdrug 5
6 Tesco 5
6 Vision Express 5
6 Well Pharmacy 5
6 Wren Living 5
17 Amplifon Fewer than 5
17 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
17 Barbour Fewer than 5
17 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
17 Clarks Fewer than 5
17 Debenhams Fewer than 5
17 Decathlon Fewer than 5
17 Fenwick Fewer than 5
17 French Connection Fewer than 5
17 Holland & Barrett Fewer than 5
17 Hollister Fewer than 5
17 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
17 IKEA Fewer than 5
17 Knights Pharmacy Fewer than 5
17 Lidl Fewer than 5
17 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
17 Majestic Wine Fewer than 5
17 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
17 Matalan Fewer than 5
17 O2 Fewer than 5
17 Pendragon Fewer than 5
17 Pharmacy Care Plus Fewer than 5
17 Ted Baker Fewer than 5
17 The Fragrance Shop Fewer than 5
17 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
17 Vodafone Fewer than 5
17 Waitrose Fewer than 5
17 Walgreens Boots Alliance Fewer than 5
17 Warehouse 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.