Graduate Employers in the UK

Graduate Employers

There are hundreds of thousands of Graduate Employers throughout the UK and globally. There are graduate employers in literally every sector from recruitment to retail and media to manufacturing.

Since 1999 and every year The Times releases a Top 100 of graduate employers. It’s well worth looking into for any graduate looking to join a scheme. It’s compiled by asking recent graduates, “Which employer do you think offers the best opportunities for graduates?”. The lists often comes up with very recognisable brands. Places on these schemes are very competitive.

Here is a selection of some of the most popular and biggest UK graduate employers. Each of the companies listed will recruit regularly and have a dedicated page for graduate recruitment. You can find out current graduate vacancies and schemes, graduate salaries, application dates, expected intake figures and more. Most graduate employers have a Graduate FAQ section and further contact details. To make this easier to filter we have structured the Graduate Employers by sector.

Accounting Graduate Employers.

Deloitte is a major global consultancy.
PwC or PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network.
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.
Ernst & Young offer Advisory, Assurance, Tax, Transaction Services.

Advertising, Marketing & PR Graduate Employers.

MediaCom are one of the world’s leading media agencies.

Aerospace & Defence Graduate Employers.

BAE Systems are providers of advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions.
MI5 Security are the UK government intelligence and security company. They provides information on the current major threats to UK security.

Armed Forces & Services Graduate Employers.

Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom.
Ministry of Defence is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy.
Metropolitan Police is the Police force for Greater London.
Royal Navy is the UK’s principal naval warfare force.

Arts, Entertainment & Media Graduate Employers.

BBC is a global News & Media provider.
David Lloyd is a Leisure Centre Chain.
Merlin Entertainments has Entertainment Centres and Theme Parks.
LA Fitness is a Leisure Centre Chain.
Virgin Media is a UK Utility provider of broadband, TV & Phones.
Sky is a UK Utility provider of broadband, TV & Phones.

Banking & Financial Services Graduate Employers.

Aon is a leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage and human capital consulting.
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company.
Legal & Generalis a British multinational financial services company.
LLOYD’S Bankis a huge global banking group with offices around the world.
LV= Liverpool Victoria, offer Insurance, Savings, Investments & Retirement plans.
Santander is a United Kingdom bank.
Nomura provides investment and merchant banking services.

Construction, Property & Surveying Graduate Employers.

Amey is an infrastructure support service provider.
Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group.
Aecom is a worldwide provider of Professional Technical Services and Management Support Services.
Kier Group is a leading property, residential, construction and services group.
Skanska is a design, build and civil engineering company.

Education, Teaching & Training Graduate Employers.

TeachFirst is a social enterprise which aims to address educational disadvantage.

Energy, Utilities & Environmental Graduate Employers.

BT is a British multinational telecommunications and media services company.
npower is a global energy company.
Sellafield is the company responsible for decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management.
Severn Trent is a UK water company.
United Utilities is the the United Kingdom’s largest listed water company.

Engineering & Manufacturing Graduate Employers.

BAE Systems are providers of advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions.
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe.
United Biscuits is one of the world’s pre-eminent branded snacks businesses.
Jaguar Land Rover is a British multinational automotive company.
Nestle is a large manufacturing company.
Ford is a large global manufacturing company.
Thales is a major electronic systems company.

Hospitality, Leisure, Travel & Tourism Graduate Employers.

British Airways is the largest airline in the uK.
Hilton has a global hotel chain.
Costa Coffee has a worldwide chain of coffee shops.

IT & Telecommunications Graduate Employers.

Sungard provides leading financial software solutions & services to institutions.

Legal Sector Graduate Employers.

Hogan Lovells is a top global law firm.

Logistics, Transport & Supply Graduate Employers.

Network Rail are responsible for the United Kingdom’s railway network.
Transport For London manage many forms of London transport.

Management Consultancy Graduate Employers.

Accenture is a multinational management consulting services company.
Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm.

Medical & Pharmaceutical Graduate Employers.

Bupa are private healthcare specialists.

Non Profit & Charity Sectors Graduate Employers.

Cancer Research is a charity leading research into cancer.
Barnardo’s is a charity to care for vulnerable children and young people.

Public Sector & Social Services Graduate Employers.

Citizens Advice Bureau provides free advice.

Publishing, Journalism & Languages Graduate Employers.

Haymarket is responsible for more than 100 consumer, professional, business and customer publications.

Recruitment & Human Resources Graduate Employers.

Reed is a large recruitment company.
Hays is a large recruitment company.

Retail & Merchandising Graduate Employers.

Aldi is a major supermarket chain.
Arcadia own major retail brands such as Topman.
ASDA is a major supermarket chain.
Next Retail is a large retail chain.
M&S. is a large retail chain.
Sainsbury’s is a large global retail chain.
Lidl is a large global retail chain.
Royal Mail is a national mail delivery company.
Red Bull is a global soft drink producer.

Science & Research Graduate Employers.

Ipsos Mori is a large research company.