One thing that Leeds is best known for is the jobs they have to offer. It is known to be one of the most diverse economies in the UK and is thought to have a workforce of a whopping 1.37 million employees (as of 2016). So if you are looking for a job and don’t know where to start, don’t fret! We have you covered. Here are the top 10 recruiters in Leeds.

1. Capita

Capita Leeds
Source: Wikipedia

Capita is a consulting, digital and transformation service and operates in many places such as here in the UK, India and South Africa. It offers a wide range of operations such as healthcare recruitment, legal services and even educational services. In Leeds, Capita has over 100,000 employees and works with other brands such as Samsung and O2.

2. NHS Digital

NHS Leeds
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Technology is growing (faster than ever) and can be used for great, great things. NHS Digital operate IT and data services that help patients to get the best care that they need and helps support clinicians/pharmacists at work. In Leeds, NHS Digital has over 6000 employees, all working hard to help patients in and around the city.

3. Asda

ASDA Leeds
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Everyone loves Asdas. More than 18 million people shop with Asda every week Like they say it’s all about ‘saving money and living better. Asda’s very own headquarters are based in Leeds and both the headquarters and the stores have over 15,000 employees.

4. Hitachi Group

Hitachi Group Leeds
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Hitachi isn’t just a TV company. It’s bigger and better than that. It offers a range of products and services such as Smart Life, Mobility and services in IT. It is one of Leeds top recruiters with over 1000 employees working for the company.

5. Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council
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Working for Leeds City Council is probably one of the most important jobs in the city. It has over 15,000 employees and is one of the largest recruiters in Leeds. It offers a variety of services such as housing services, helping with council tax and roads and parking services. Employees and local councillors work hard to make sure that Leeds is the best place to live in.

6. Direct Line Group

Direct Line Group Leeds
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Direct Line Group isn’t just about the little red phone box you see on TV. It’s home to some of the UK’s best-known insurance brands such as Churchill (“Oh Yes!”), Green flag and Privilege. In Leeds alone, it has over 10,000 employees all working in different areas and all demonstrate a diverse set of skills.

7. Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group Leeds
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I don’t know about you guys, but every time I see the horse galloping across my TV screen, I am instantly mesmerised (Just me? Okay.) Lloyds banking group is one of the UK’s largest (and one of the oldest) financial services and has over 65,000 employees. It has a wide range of opportunities and sectors to work for such as working in a customer-focused department or even the technology and transformation department. You can find out on their website here about all the opportunities they have available.

8. PWC

PWC Leeds
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PWC is another popular recruiter in Leeds and delivers quality in Tax, Assurance and Advisory services ( everything they don’t teach you in school). In Leeds, PWC has over 700 employees working in the sector, and the great thing about working here is having the opportunity to develop!

9. Primark

Primark Leeds
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It doesn’t come as a surprise that Primark is one of the top recruiters in Leeds. Its stylish and high-quality products attract over 3 million customers every week. The two stores combines have over 5000 employees working as sales assistants, supervisors and managers. It’s also a very popular job amongst students!

If you want some handy tips on how to get a job, why not check out our 5 best tips for scoring a graduate job in 2021 here.

Last Updated on July 28, 2022