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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 – Science, research, engineering & technology professionals

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 BAE Systems 30
2 Atkins 20
2 IBM 20
2 QA 20
5 Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 15
5 Environment Agency 15
5 McLaren 15
5 Microsoft 15
5 Thales 15
5 University of Oxford 15
5 Vodafone 15
12 AWE 10
12 CGI Group 10
12 Fujitsu 10
12 Hewlett Packard 10
12 Network Rail 10
12 Ricardo 10
12 Roke Manor Research 10
12 WSP Group 10
20 American Express 5
20 AXA 5
20 BP 5
20 Capgemini 5
20 Costain 5
20 CSC 5
20 Cyienet 5
20 Dionach 5
20 Elsevier 5
20 ExxonMobil 5
20 Fidessa 5
20 Gartner 5
20 General Electric 5
20 GlaxoSmithKline 5
20 Hawk-Eye Innovations 5
20 Jacobs Engineering 5
20 Kier Group 5
20 Lockheed Martin 5
20 Lonza Biologics 5
20 Mars 5
20 MDSL 5
20 Mott Macdonald 5
20 National Grid 5
20 NATS 5
20 Nissan 5
20 Office For National Statistics (ONS) 5
20 Oracle 5
20 Pall Corporation 5
20 Peter Brett 5
20 Pfizer 5
20 pladis 5
20 Procter & Gamble 5
20 Qinetiq 5
20 QuintilesIMS 5
20 Rolls-Royce 5
20 RSM 5
20 Santander 5
20 Science & Technology Facilities Council 5
20 Sophos 5
20 Southern Water 5
20 University of Surrey 5
20 Virgin 5
20 Wirth Research 5
63 Abbott UK Fewer than 5
63 Aecom Fewer than 5
63 Affinity Water Fewer than 5
63 Air Products Fewer than 5
63 Airbus Fewer than 5
63 AkzoNobel Fewer than 5
63 Allianz Insurance Fewer than 5
63 Allied Bakeries Fewer than 5
63 ALS Environmental Fewer than 5
63 AMEC Fewer than 5
63 Amey Fewer than 5
63 Amgen Fewer than 5
63 Apple Fewer than 5
63 Argos Fewer than 5
63 Balfour Beatty Fewer than 5
63 Barnett Waddingham Fewer than 5
63 Biffa Fewer than 5
63 BMW Fewer than 5
63 British American Tobacco Fewer than 5
63 British Car Auctions Fewer than 5
63 CDK Global Fewer than 5
63 Centrica Fewer than 5
63 Chubb Fewer than 5
63 Cirrus Logic Fewer than 5
63 Cisco Systems Fewer than 5
63 Civil Aviation Authority Fewer than 5
63 Civil Service Fewer than 5
63 Colas Rail Fewer than 5
63 Computer Sciences Corporation Fewer than 5
63 Coty Fewer than 5
63 Covance Fewer than 5
63 Cummins Fewer than 5
63 Dehns Fewer than 5
63 Dimension Data Fewer than 5
63 Dovetail Games Fewer than 5
63 Eaton Corporation Fewer than 5
63 Edelman Fewer than 5
63 Ericsson Fewer than 5
63 Esri UK Fewer than 5
63 Estée Lauder Fewer than 5
63 Exertis Fewer than 5
63 Faurecia Fewer than 5
63 FDM Fewer than 5
63 Fidelity Fewer than 5
63 FlyerTech Fewer than 5
63 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Fewer than 5
63 Fugro Fewer than 5
63 Gamma Fewer than 5
63 Graham Fewer than 5
63 Hampshire County Council Fewer than 5
63 Hastings Direct Fewer than 5
63 Highways England Fewer than 5
63 Hitachi Rail Europe Fewer than 5
63 Holiday Extras Fewer than 5
63 Home Retail Group Fewer than 5
63 Howdens Joinery Fewer than 5
63 IKEA Fewer than 5
63 INC Research Fewer than 5
63 Intel Corporation Fewer than 5
63 Intertek Fewer than 5
63 Jaguar Land Rover Fewer than 5
63 JCB Fewer than 5
63 Johnson & Johnson Fewer than 5
63 Johnson Matthey Fewer than 5
63 Kent University Students' Union Fewer than 5
63 Kingfisher Fewer than 5
63 KPMG Fewer than 5
63 Laing O'Rourke Fewer than 5
63 Leidos Fewer than 5
63 Maru/edr Fewer than 5
63 McCurrach Fewer than 5
63 Mondelez International Fewer than 5
63 MWH Global Fewer than 5
63 NCC Group Fewer than 5
63 Newton Europe Fewer than 5
63 Northop Grumman Fewer than 5
63 Ocado Fewer than 5
63 Oxford Brookes University Fewer than 5
63 Oxford University Press Fewer than 5
63 Pertemps Fewer than 5
63 PM Group Fewer than 5
63 PRA International Fewer than 5
63 Premier Foods Fewer than 5
63 Primark Fewer than 5
63 Public Health England Fewer than 5
63 Ramboll Fewer than 5
63 Rentokil Fewer than 5
63 Rich Products Fewer than 5
63 Royal HaskoningDHV Fewer than 5
63 SAP Fewer than 5
63 Savills Fewer than 5
63 Schlumberger Fewer than 5
63 Scottish Power Fewer than 5
63 SGN Fewer than 5
63 Siemens AG Fewer than 5
63 Sky Fewer than 5
63 Sony Fewer than 5
63 Source BioScience Fewer than 5
63 Sovereign Housing Association Fewer than 5
63 SSE Fewer than 5
63 Stanley Black And Decker Fewer than 5
63 Surrey Police Fewer than 5
63 Sweco Fewer than 5
63 Syngenta Fewer than 5
63 Taylor Woodrow Fewer than 5
63 Tech Data Fewer than 5
63 Telent Fewer than 5
63 TRL Fewer than 5
63 Tui Group Fewer than 5
63 UK Power Networks Fewer than 5
63 Unilever Fewer than 5
63 University of Greenwich Fewer than 5
63 University of Kent Fewer than 5
63 University of Portsmouth Fewer than 5
63 University of Reading Fewer than 5
63 University of Southampton Fewer than 5
63 University of Winchester Fewer than 5
63 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
63 Willis Towers Watson Fewer than 5
63 Zurich Financial Services 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.