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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.

East Midlands – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Amazon 10
2 Aldi 5
2 Boots 5
2 Lidl 5
2 Next 5
6 Argos Fewer than 5
6 Asda Fewer than 5
6 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
6 Decathlon Fewer than 5
6 Dunelm Mill Fewer than 5
6 Evans Cycles Fewer than 5
6 French Connection Fewer than 5
6 H & M Fewer than 5
6 Halfords Fewer than 5
6 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
6 Iceland Fewer than 5
6 JD Sports Fewer than 5
6 Matalan Fewer than 5
6 Morrisons Fewer than 5
6 O2 Fewer than 5
6 Pandora Fewer than 5
6 Primark Fewer than 5
6 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
6 Schuh Fewer than 5
6 Specsavers Fewer than 5
6 Staples Fewer than 5
6 Superdrug Fewer than 5
6 Superdry Fewer than 5
6 The Works Fewer than 5
6 Waitrose 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.