Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16 - Nature of employer's business - Q12
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education record 2015/16
Nature of employer's business - Q12
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This data item collects a description of the nature of the employer's business.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All HE leavers where Student.ALLACT is coded 1 or 2.
|Question||Q12. What does the company/organisation you were working for mainly do (e.g. software design, primary school education)?|
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.EMPNAME, Employment.EMPPLACE, Employment.EMPPCODE, Employment.EMPCOUNTRY, and Employment.MAKEDO is returned to assist in the allocation of a SIC code.
The SIC 2007 valid entries and labels are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification 2007 (UK SIC 2007) four digit class and five digit subclass levels as identified in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) UK Standard Industrial Classification 2007 web page 'Main volume' (PDF).
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|
|To be asked of third party||Yes|
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
Required for assigning a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code.
Data type: MAKEDOType
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