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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 – Public administration & defence

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Hampshire County Council 30
2 Environment Agency 15
2 Oxfordshire County Council 15
2 Surrey Police 15
2 West Sussex County Council 15
6 Buckinghamshire County Council 10
6 Hampshire Constabulary 10
6 Kent Police 10
6 Medway Council 10
6 Southampton City Council 10
6 Thames Valley Police 10
12 British Army 5
12 Civil Service 5
12 Portsmouth City Council 5
12 Sussex Police 5
16 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
16 Home Office Fewer than 5
16 Milton Keynes Council Fewer than 5
16 Ministry of Justice Fewer than 5
16 Reading Borough Council 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.