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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2011/12 - Job title - Q3

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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2011/12

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Job title - Q3

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Short nameJOBTITLE

This field collects a description of the HE leaver's job title.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All HE leavers where Student.ALLACT is coded 1 or 2.

QuestionQ3. What was your job title?

All of the text (up to a maximum of 60 characters) completed by the HE leaver must be returned.

The information captured relates to what the HE leaver considers to be their MAIN job.

A response to the question is required if the following codes were used for Q1 (Student.ALLACT): 1 'Working full-time' or 2 'Working part-time'.

It is important that ALL of the information provided in Employment.JOBTITLE and Employment.JOBDUTIES is returned to assist in the allocation of a SOC code.

If nothing is returned for Employment.JOBTITLE and Employment.JOBDUTIES the response will not be valid.

Valid characters

The question of valid characters is significant in this field since many names include characters with accents and other diacritics that are not supported by the standard ASCII characterset. The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the DLHE Record.

  • The general policy is to support all Latin-based characters for names, addresses and general text fields, but not non-Latin characters.
  • All Unicode code charts for Latin characters are supported. These are Basic Latin (excluding the C0 control characters), Latin-1 (excluding the C1 control characters), Latin Extended A, Latin Extended B and Latin Extended Additional. This set corresponds to Unicode code points U+0020 to U+007E, U+00A0 to U+024F and U+IE00 to U+IEFF.
  • Schemas are built in such a way that an individual project can further restrict the set if required.

The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.

The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:

Files must be encoded with UTF-8 and schema validation will be in place to ensure this. Institutions must specify the encoding used in their XML files in the first line of the file (i.e. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>) and to ensure that their files are actually saved with that encoding. If XML files are edited with some text editors and the encoding is not specified or does not match the actual file encoding, there may be problems when submitting these files for validation.

Required for valid responseYes (either Employment.JOBTITLE or Employment.JOBDUTIES is required to derive Employment.SOCDLHE2010).
To be asked of third partyYes
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Reason required

Required for assigning a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and to identify HE leavers employed on a postdoctoral research contract. Output from this field will be used to calculate SOC data in the Key Information Set.

Part of
Field length60
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: JOBTITLEType
Based onC10018 JOBTITLE
Date modified2012-10-01
Change management notesReason required updated to show that output from this field will be used in the Key Information Set.

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