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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.

South East – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Specsavers 40
2 Boots 35
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
4 Marks & Spencer 10
4 Waitrose 10
6 Aldi 5
6 Argos 5
6 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
6 Estée Lauder 5
6 Home Retail Group 5
6 John Lewis Partnership 5
6 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
6 Lidl 5
6 Majestic Wine 5
6 Sainsbury's 5
6 Tesco 5
6 Vision Express 5
6 Volkswagen Group 5
19 AllSaints Fewer than 5
19 Amplifon Fewer than 5
19 Apple Fewer than 5
19 Body Shop Fewer than 5
19 British Car Auctions Fewer than 5
19 CeX Fewer than 5
19 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
19 Co-operative (Co-Op) Fewer than 5
19 Debenhams Fewer than 5
19 Disney Fewer than 5
19 Dixons Fewer than 5
19 Dreams Fewer than 5
19 Exertis Fewer than 5
19 Future Electronics Fewer than 5
19 H & M Fewer than 5
19 H&M Fewer than 5
19 Halfords Fewer than 5
19 Holland & Barrett Fewer than 5
19 Hollister Fewer than 5
19 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
19 Iceland Fewer than 5
19 IKEA Fewer than 5
19 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
19 Karen Millen Fewer than 5
19 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
19 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
19 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
19 Links of London Fewer than 5
19 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
19 Mercedes-Benz Fewer than 5
19 Moto Hospitality Fewer than 5
19 New Look Fewer than 5
19 Next Fewer than 5
19 Ocado Fewer than 5
19 Optical Express Fewer than 5
19 Paydens Pharmacy Fewer than 5
19 Phase Eight Fewer than 5
19 Poundland Fewer than 5
19 Primark Fewer than 5
19 River Island Fewer than 5
19 Superdrug Fewer than 5
19 Superdry Fewer than 5
19 Tech Data Fewer than 5
19 The Fragrance Shop Fewer than 5
19 Topshop Fewer than 5
19 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
19 Vodafone Fewer than 5
19 Well Pharmacy Fewer than 5
19 White Stuff Fewer than 5
19 Wren Living 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.