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 – Health professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Specsavers 40
2 Boots 35
3 Lloyds Pharmacy 20
4 Day Lewis Pharmacy 5
4 Kamsons Pharmacy 5
4 Vision Express 5
7 Amplifon Fewer than 5
7 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
7 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
7 Optical Express Fewer than 5
7 Paydens Pharmacy Fewer than 5
7 Superdrug Fewer than 5
7 Well Pharmacy 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.