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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.

North East – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Accenture 15
1 Hewlett Packard 15
3 AkzoNobel 10
3 Nissan 10
5 Aecom 5
5 Arup 5
5 Clicksco 5
5 Durham University 5
5 Environment Agency 5
5 FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies 5
5 GlaxoSmithKline 5
5 hedgehog lab 5
5 Mott Macdonald 5
5 Newcastle University 5
5 Primetals Technologies 5
5 Procter & Gamble 5
5 RIBA Enterprises 5
5 Teesside University 5
5 University of Sunderland 5
5 WSP Group 5
21 Arriva Fewer than 5
21 Atkins Fewer than 5
21 Atom Bank Fewer than 5
21 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
21 British Steel Fewer than 5
21 BT Fewer than 5
21 Caterpillar Fewer than 5
21 Civil Service Fewer than 5
21 Coatsink Fewer than 5
21 Coty Fewer than 5
21 Cummins Fewer than 5
21 Cundall Fewer than 5
21 Durham County Council Fewer than 5
21 EDF Energy Fewer than 5
21 Eldon Insurance Fewer than 5
21 Engie Fewer than 5
21 Fairhurst Fewer than 5
21 General Electric Fewer than 5
21 Hitachi Rail Europe Fewer than 5
21 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
21 Intertek Fewer than 5
21 Jacobs Engineering Fewer than 5
21 JN Bentley Fewer than 5
21 Leica Biosystems Fewer than 5
21 Middlesbrough Council Fewer than 5
21 MSO Digital Agency Fewer than 5
21 Northumberland County Council Fewer than 5
21 Northumbria Police Fewer than 5
21 Northumbria University Fewer than 5
21 Northumbrian Water Group Fewer than 5
21 Post Office Fewer than 5
21 Roller Agency Fewer than 5
21 Sage Fewer than 5
21 Science & Technology Facilities Council Fewer than 5
21 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
21 Sir Robert McAlpine Fewer than 5
21 Sunderland City Council Fewer than 5
21 True Potential 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.