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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.

Scotland – Business, media & public service professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 KPMG 25
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 25
3 Lloyds Banking Group 15
4 Aberdeen City Council 10
4 North Lanarkshire Council 10
4 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) 10
4 Standard Life 10
8 Aberdeenshire Council 5
8 Aecom 5
8 Anderson, Anderson & Brown 5
8 Angus Council 5
8 Arnold Clark 5
8 Balfour Beatty 5
8 Bam Nuttall 5
8 BDO 5
8 BNP Paribas 5
8 Church of Scotland 5
8 East Ayrshire Council 5
8 East Dunbartonshire Council 5
8 East Lothian Council 5
8 FDM 5
8 Fife Council 5
8 Galbraith 5
8 Glasgow City Council 5
8 Grant Thornton 5
8 Johnston Carmichael 5
8 Moray Council 5
8 Morgan Stanley 5
8 Network Rail 5
8 Perth & Kinross Council 5
8 Renfrewshire Council 5
8 Royal London 5
8 RSM 5
8 Scottish Government 5
8 Scottish Water 5
8 Scott-Moncrieff 5
8 Sky 5
8 South Ayrshire Council 5
8 Stirling Council 5
8 University of Glasgow 5
8 West Lothian Council 5
42 Aberdeen Asset Management Fewer than 5
42 Abertay University Fewer than 5
42 Accenture Fewer than 5
42 Aegon Fewer than 5
42 Agilisys Fewer than 5
42 Allegis Group Fewer than 5
42 Amazon Fewer than 5
42 Aon Hewitt Fewer than 5
42 Ashurt Fewer than 5
42 BAE Systems Fewer than 5
42 Barclays Fewer than 5
42 Barnett Waddingham Fewer than 5
42 Bauer Media Fewer than 5
42 Bilfinger GVA Fewer than 5
42 BlackRock Fewer than 5
42 BP Fewer than 5
42 CALA Homes Fewer than 5
42 Capgemini Fewer than 5
42 Charles River Laboratories Fewer than 5
42 Civil Service Fewer than 5
42 Colliers International Fewer than 5
42 Comprehensive Design Architects Fewer than 5
42 Cushman & Wakefield Fewer than 5
42 Dawn Meats Fewer than 5
42 Dundee City Council Fewer than 5
42 East Renfrewshire Council Fewer than 5
42 Edinburgh Napier University Fewer than 5
42 Enterprise Fewer than 5
42 Falkirk Council Fewer than 5
42 Fujitsu Fewer than 5
42 GVA Fewer than 5
42 Haines Watts Fewer than 5
42 Hilton Hotels Fewer than 5
42 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fewer than 5
42 Hymans Robertson Fewer than 5
42 INC Research Fewer than 5
42 JLL Fewer than 5
42 JP Morgan Fewer than 5
42 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
42 Knight Frank Fewer than 5
42 Leidos Fewer than 5
42 M&Co. Fewer than 5
42 Mace Fewer than 5
42 Mazars Fewer than 5
42 MBDA Fewer than 5
42 Mercer Fewer than 5
42 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
42 Morrison Construction Fewer than 5
42 Newsquest Fewer than 5
42 Newton Europe Fewer than 5
42 North Ayrshire Council Fewer than 5
42 ofgem Fewer than 5
42 Optical Express Fewer than 5
42 Outplay Entertainment Fewer than 5
42 Plexus Law Fewer than 5
42 Police Scotland Fewer than 5
42 Public Health England Fewer than 5
42 Robert Gordon University Fewer than 5
42 Saffery Champness Fewer than 5
42 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
42 Santander Fewer than 5
42 Savills Fewer than 5
42 Scottish Prison Service Fewer than 5
42 Sir Robert McAlpine Fewer than 5
42 Skanska Fewer than 5
42 Skills Development Scotland Fewer than 5
42 Skyscanner Fewer than 5
42 SSE Fewer than 5
42 SYSTRA Fewer than 5
42 Tesco Fewer than 5
42 Trinity Mirror Fewer than 5
42 Turner & Townsend Fewer than 5
42 University Of Edinburgh Fewer than 5
42 University of St Andrews Fewer than 5
42 Victim Support Fewer than 5
42 Viridor Fewer than 5
42 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
42 Willis Towers Watson Fewer than 5
42 Workman Fewer than 5
42 WSP Group 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.