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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 West – Professional, scientific & technical

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 KPMG 25
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 25
3 Mott Macdonald 15
4 Arup 10
4 Atkins 10
4 Grant Thornton 10
4 Siemens AG 10
4 WSP Group 10
9 Adelphi Group 5
9 Aecom 5
9 Arcadis 5
9 Babcock 5
9 BDO 5
9 Crowder Consulting 5
9 Dentsu Aegis Network 5
9 Havas 5
9 MediaCom 5
9 National Nuclear Laboratory 5
9 RSM 5
9 UK Biobank 5
9 Vets4Pets 5
22 AEW Architects Fewer than 5
22 AHR Fewer than 5
22 AMEC Fewer than 5
22 Arcadia Fewer than 5
22 BDP Fewer than 5
22 Blueprint Partnership Fewer than 5
22 Buro Happold Fewer than 5
22 Cancer Research UK Fewer than 5
22 CH2M Hill Fewer than 5
22 Cundall Fewer than 5
22 Currie & Brown Fewer than 5
22 Curtins Fewer than 5
22 DWF Fewer than 5
22 Eurofins Scienctific Fewer than 5
22 Express Solicitors Fewer than 5
22 Fletchers Solicitors Fewer than 5
22 Good Hair Day Fewer than 5
22 Horwich Farrelly Fewer than 5
22 Ipsos MORI Fewer than 5
22 LGC Group Fewer than 5
22 Mazars Fewer than 5
22 MBDA Fewer than 5
22 Medivet Fewer than 5
22 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Fewer than 5
22 Peninsula Fewer than 5
22 Peter Brett Fewer than 5
22 PHMG Fewer than 5
22 Pick Everard Fewer than 5
22 Ramboll Fewer than 5
22 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Fewer than 5
22 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
22 Scientific Analysis Laboratories Fewer than 5
22 Sheppard Robson Fewer than 5
22 Shoosmiths Fewer than 5
22 SLG Fewer than 5
22 Stephensons Solicitors Fewer than 5
22 Sweco Fewer than 5
22 the7stars Fewer than 5
22 Virgin Fewer than 5
22 Weber Shandwick Fewer than 5
22 WYG 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.