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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17 - Main reason for taking the job - Q17

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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17

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Main reason for taking the job - Q17

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The data item identifies what the HE leaver considers to be the MAIN reason why they decided to take the job that they were doing on the census date.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

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

QuestionQ17. Why did you decide to take the job you were doing on [the census date]? Please tick ALL the reasons why you decided to take the job and then indicate the ONE MAIN reason for your decision.
Valid entries and labels
01It fitted into my career plan/it was exactly the type of work I wanted
02It was the best job offer I received
03It was the only job offer I received
04It was an opportunity to progress in the organisation
05To see if I would like the type of work it involved
06To gain and broaden my experience in order to get the type of job I really want
07It was in the right location
08The job was well-paid
09In order to earn a living/pay off debts

Only one box ticked by the HE leaver can be coded. Should the HE leaver tick more than one box, please refer to the options ticked for Employment.JOBRSNALL and;

  • If only one of the options ticked in Employment.JOBRSNMAIN is also ticked in Employment.JOBRSNALL please return this matched pair.
  • If more than one option has been ticked in Employment.JOBRSNMAIN and more than one of these options are also ticked in Employment.JOBRSNALL, please select the matched pair closest to the top of the list of valid entries.

The activity identified in this data item must also be returned in Employment.JOBRSNALL.

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

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

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To be asked of third partyNo
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Field length2
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Maximum occurrences1
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Change management notesQuestion number has been renumbered as a result of the addition of Employemtnt.NHSORG in line with the 2016/17 Notification of changes.

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