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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 – Public administration & defence – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Her Majesty's Government 15
1 Leeds City Council 15
3 Bradford Council 10
3 Kirklees Council 10
3 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council 10
6 Calderdale Council 5
6 Sheffield City Council 5
6 Wakefield Council 5
6 West Yorkshire Police 5
10 Civil Service Fewer than 5
10 Department for Education Fewer than 5
10 Doncaster Council Fewer than 5
10 East Riding of Yorkshire Council Fewer than 5
10 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
10 Harrogate Borough Council Fewer than 5
10 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
10 North Yorkshire Police Fewer than 5
10 South Yorkshire Police Fewer than 5
10 UK Civil Service 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.