Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2014/15 - Job title - Q3
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Record 2014/15
Job title - Q3
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This data item collects a description of the HE leaver's job title.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All HE leavers where Student.ALLACT is coded 1 or 2.
|Question||Q3. What was your job title? (If self-employed, freelance, or on a post-doctoral contract please record this in your job title e.g. self-employed musician.)|
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.
The definitions of self-employed, freelance and setting up your own business are as follows:
The question of valid characters is significant in this data item since many names include characters with accents and other diacritics that are not supported by the standard ASCII character set.
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. Higher education providers (HEPs) 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.
|Required for valid response||Yes (either Employment.JOBTITLE or Employment.JOBDUTIES is required to derive Employment.SOCDLHE2010).|
|To be asked of third party||Yes|
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Required for assigning a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and to identify HE leavers employed on a postdoctoral research contract. Output from this data item will be used to calculate SOC data in Unistats.
Data type: JOBTITLEType
|Change management notes||The question has been changed as per the 'Notification of changes for 2014/15' documentation. The question now clarifies that HE leavers on a post-doctoral contract should record this in the job title. Additional guidance added to the Notes section, clarifying the definitions of self-employed, freelance and setting up your own business.|
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