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 – Accommodation & food

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Compass Group 5
1 Costa Coffee 5
1 McDonald's 5
1 Pizza Express 5
5 BaxterStorey Fewer than 5
5 Butlins Fewer than 5
5 DeVere Group Fewer than 5
5 Domino's Pizza Fewer than 5
5 Fullers Fewer than 5
5 Jurys Inn Fewer than 5
5 Nespresso Fewer than 5
5 Pizza Hut Fewer than 5
5 Premier Inn Fewer than 5
5 Principal Hotel Company Fewer than 5
5 Starbucks 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.