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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 West – Corporate managers & directors

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Enterprise 10
2 Aldi 5
2 British Army 5
2 Majestic Wine 5
2 University of Exeter 5
6 Abercrombie & Fitch Fewer than 5
6 Aggregate Industries Fewer than 5
6 Amazon Fewer than 5
6 Amey Fewer than 5
6 Apple Fewer than 5
6 Argos Fewer than 5
6 Asda Fewer than 5
6 B&Q Fewer than 5
6 Barclays Fewer than 5
6 Barratt Homes Fewer than 5
6 Boots Fewer than 5
6 Carphone Warehouse Fewer than 5
6 Clarks Fewer than 5
6 Coral Fewer than 5
6 Explore Learning Fewer than 5
6 First Group Fewer than 5
6 Gleeds Fewer than 5
6 Halfords Fewer than 5
6 Hollister Fewer than 5
6 Honda Fewer than 5
6 House of Fraser Fewer than 5
6 ISG Pearce Fewer than 5
6 Jack Wills Fewer than 5
6 JD Sports Fewer than 5
6 John Lewis Partnership Fewer than 5
6 JP Morgan Fewer than 5
6 Kier Group Fewer than 5
6 Lloyds Banking Group Fewer than 5
6 London & Country Mortgages Fewer than 5
6 Marks & Spencer Fewer than 5
6 Morgan Sindall Fewer than 5
6 Nationwide Fewer than 5
6 Nestlé Fewer than 5
6 Network Rail Fewer than 5
6 New Look Fewer than 5
6 Next Fewer than 5
6 NFU Mutual Fewer than 5
6 Poundland Fewer than 5
6 Redrow Homes Fewer than 5
6 Royal Mail Fewer than 5
6 Sainsbury's Fewer than 5
6 Santander Fewer than 5
6 Softcat Fewer than 5
6 Subway Fewer than 5
6 Superdrug Fewer than 5
6 Superdry Fewer than 5
6 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
6 TSB Fewer than 5
6 University of the West of England Bristol Fewer than 5
6 Waitrose Fewer than 5
6 Welcome Break 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.