Top graduate employers 2021

top graduate employers

When it comes to graduate jobs, it’s all about finding your perfect match.

Whether you’re looking for a great graduate scheme, a work experience or internship position, or just an entry-level role to help get you started, finding your dream job after graduating isn’t always easy. Luckily, there are hundreds of employers who are looking to fill graduate jobs right now – in almost every sector. You just need to know where to look (hint: it’s on 

We’ve already covered what graduate employers really want, but here are some of the top graduate employers hiring right now:



Category: Healthcare

What the NHS does – The National Health Service (NHS) provides a wide range of free health services to people across the UK. With 1.2 million employees across the country, it’s also one of the largest employers in the world.

What positions are on offer in 2021 – The NHS is hiring graduates for a wide range of different roles. Graduate NHS jobs on offer right now include administrator, social worker, support worker, physiotherapist, pharmacist and more.

What the NHS has planned for the future – The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic saw the NHS put under incredible amounts of pressure. But it rose to the occasion. To continue to aid the country’s recovery, the government has pledged to add £3billion to the NHS over the next year, which will help hire staff to decrease wait times, improve mental health services, and clear the backlog of patients needing treatment across the UK.     

Why you should work for the NHS – The NHS provides a variety of attractive benefits, from discounted travel tickets and childcare vouchers, to a generous pension scheme and discounts on holidays, products, entertainment, and more. You’ll also be able to make a difference to people’s lives, every single day.

Honourable mentions: Elysium Healthcare, HCA Healthcare, Progressive Care

Graduate jobs with the NHS



Category: Tech

What Tui does – Every year Tui helps more than 6 million holidaymakers plan their perfect trips. And with 80 destinations and 4,000 properties to choose from worldwide, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the UK’s leading names in travel and tourism. 

What positions are on offer in 2021 – There are lots of travel advisor and management positions available. However, it’s the tech team where Tui is really looking to expand this year, with job opportunities available for graduate software engineers, developers and business analysts

What Tui has planned for the future –  The pandemic had a huge impact on the travel industry, but things are finally starting to look up. With travel restrictions continuing to be lifted, people will be desperate to start booking holidays again – making it the perfect time to join the team. 

Why you should work for Tui – Passionate about graduate recruitment, Tui provides an excellent level of training and growth to new recruits in the form of a well-structured graduate programme. Employees also receive generous discounts on a range of different travel destinations, something we could probably all use after the demands of the last few years.  

Honourable mentions: Virgin Money, Aon.

Graduate jobs with Tui



Category: Retail/FMCG 

What Aldi does – Aldi is the UK’s fifth largest supermarket chain, employing over 38,000 people across 900 UK-based stores. Its mission is simple: to offer everyday products at amazing prices. 

What roles are on offer in 2021 – Aldi has hundreds of roles on offer which could be suitable for graduates, but graduate area managers are particularly in demand. Prospective employees will be enrolled in a dedicated 12 month training programme in store before moving onto their own patch. 

What Aldi has planned for the future – Aldi has ambitious plans for the next few years, with the company aiming to operate over 1,200 stores in the UK by 2025. So opportunities (particularly for career advancement) will definitely be available.

Why you should work for Aldi – If you like award-winning graduate employers, you might like Aldi. Another company named in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers (and voted number one amongst retailers), it’s also one of The Guardian’s Top UK 300 Graduate Employers  – and it’s not hard to figure out why. Aldi offers its employees everything from generous store discounts and incentives, through to advice on how to reduce energy bills and mental health support. 

Honourable mentions: Lidl, Greencore.

Graduate jobs with Aldi


Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Category: Business Management

What Enterprise Rent-A-Car does – Enterprise Rent-A-Car is part of the largest transportation solutions provider in the world, operating in more than 30 countries with over 8,000 locations. It offers local and airport rentals, along with car sharing, executive car and van hire, and specialist vehicle business solutions.

What positions are on offer in 2021 – A number of graduate management trainee roles are on offer, based in various areas around the country. You’ll start in a branch office and after two years you could progress to a branch manager position, or move into another exciting role within Enterprise, such as HR, accounting, sales or marketing.

What Enterprise Rent-A-Car has planned for the future – Enterprise Rent-A-Car is committed to continuing to provide graduates a wide range of excellent opportunities. In fact, it employs around 800 graduates a year from over 100 different universities. 

Why you should work for Enterprise Rent-A-Car – In addition to being voted as one of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and Top 50 Employers for Women this year, Enterprise has built an excellent reputation for diversity and inclusion – leading to the company being named one of Stonewall’s Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employers for 2020. 

Honourable mentions:, Robert Dyas.   

Graduate jobs with Enterprise Rent-A-Car



Category: Other

What Ingeus does –  Ingeus delivers services that make a positive, lasting difference to people’s lives, including employment and health programmes, services for young people, training and skills support, and probation services.

What positions are on offer in 2021 –  Ingeus is looking for youth engagement advisors to start throughout the summer, to empower young people and help them achieve their goals. No matter what their background is. Other available roles include health educator, compliance and assurance officer, and payroll officer

What Ingeus has planned for the future – The company will continue to support more than 37,000 young people as part of its National Citizen Service, as well as helping rehabilitate 150,000 ex-offenders over the next six years to prepare them for life after prison.

Why you should work for Ingeus –  Working for Ingeus means working in a positive and protected environment that promotes equal opportunities. Ingeus is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, a Mindful Employer and a Stonewall Champion. The company will also back you in your own charity and fundraising efforts, providing £500 of match funding for any task you want to take on. 

Honourable mentions: Harris Foundation, Howdens Joinery

Graduate jobs with Ingeus

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