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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 – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 KPMG 25
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 25
3 Her Majesty's Government 15
3 Leeds City Council 15
5 Bradford Council 10
5 FDM 10
5 Grant Thornton 10
5 Kirklees Council 10
5 Rotherham Metropolitcan Borough Council 10
10 Arcadis 5
10 Audit Partnership 5
10 BT 5
10 Calderdale Council 5
10 Covance 5
10 Direct Line 5
10 Doncaster Children's Services Trust 5
10 Enterprise 5
10 Irwin Mitchell 5
10 Lloyds Banking Group 5
10 Mazars 5
10 Nestlé 5
10 Press Association 5
10 Reckitt Benckiser 5
10 RSM 5
10 Sagars 5
10 Sheffield City Council 5
10 The Big Word 5
10 University of Leeds 5
10 University of Sheffield 5
10 Wakefield Council 5
10 West Yorkshire Police 5
32 Aecom Fewer than 5
32 AHR Fewer than 5
32 Amazon Fewer than 5
32 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
32 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
32 Arup Fewer than 5
32 Asda Fewer than 5
32 Atkins Fewer than 5
32 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
32 Barnett Waddingham Fewer than 5
32 Base 3 Systems Fewer than 5
32 BDO Fewer than 5
32 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Fewer than 5
32 British Steel Fewer than 5
32 Callcredit Fewer than 5
32 Carillion Fewer than 5
32 Carter Jonas Fewer than 5
32 Civil Service Fewer than 5
32 Colliers International Fewer than 5
32 Costain Fewer than 5
32 Covea Insurance Fewer than 5
32 Curo Fewer than 5
32 Cushman & Wakefield Fewer than 5
32 DAC Beachcroft Fewer than 5
32 Department for Education Fewer than 5
32 DFDS Fewer than 5
32 DLA Piper Fewer than 5
32 Doncaster Council Fewer than 5
32 East Riding of Yorkshire Council Fewer than 5
32 Environment Agency Fewer than 5
32 Fragomen Fewer than 5
32 Galliford Try Fewer than 5
32 GVA Fewer than 5
32 Harrogate Borough Council Fewer than 5
32 Hermes Fewer than 5
32 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
32 Holland & Barrett Fewer than 5
32 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
32 Interserve Fewer than 5
32 ISG Pearce Fewer than 5
32 ITV Fewer than 5
32 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
32 Jaywing Fewer than 5
32 Jet2.com Fewer than 5
32 JN Bentley Fewer than 5
32 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
32 Jones Lang Lasalle Fewer than 5
32 Labour Party Fewer than 5
32 Leeds Beckett University Fewer than 5
32 Leeds Building Society Fewer than 5
32 Leeds Trinity University Fewer than 5
32 Lowell Solicitors Fewer than 5
32 Lyons Davidson Solicitors Fewer than 5
32 Mace Fewer than 5
32 Mason Clark Associates Fewer than 5
32 MBDA Fewer than 5
32 Morrisons Fewer than 5
32 Mott Macdonald Fewer than 5
32 National Grid Fewer than 5
32 Nationwide Fewer than 5
32 Network Rail Fewer than 5
32 Newton Europe Fewer than 5
32 North Yorkshire Police Fewer than 5
32 Opta Fewer than 5
32 Optima Legal Fewer than 5
32 Parexel Fewer than 5
32 Pendragon Fewer than 5
32 PepsiCo Fewer than 5
32 Plexus Law Fewer than 5
32 RB Fewer than 5
32 Reed Fewer than 5
32 Santander Fewer than 5
32 Savills Fewer than 5
32 Sharp Consultancy Fewer than 5
32 Sheffield Hallam University Fewer than 5
32 Skanska Fewer than 5
32 Skipton Building Society Fewer than 5
32 Sky Fewer than 5
32 Sky Bet Fewer than 5
32 South Yorkshire Housing Association Fewer than 5
32 South Yorkshire Police Fewer than 5
32 TaxAssist Accountants Fewer than 5
32 Taylor Wimpey Fewer than 5
32 Think Ahead Fewer than 5
32 Trinity Mirror Fewer than 5
32 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
32 UK Civil Service Fewer than 5
32 University of Bradford Fewer than 5
32 University of Bristol Students' Union Fewer than 5
32 University of Leeds Students' Union Fewer than 5
32 University of York Fewer than 5
32 Willis Towers Watson Fewer than 5
32 York St John University Fewer than 5
32 Yorkshire Water 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.