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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17 - Job title - Q3

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Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17

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Job title - Q3

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Short nameJOBTITLE

This data item 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? (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:

  • Self-employed: Working in your own business or professional practice for the purpose of earning a profit, either employing others or not employing any other person.
  • Freelance: Working as an independent professional who is neither an employer nor an employee, supplying labour services to clients on a temporary basis under a contract for services.
  • Setting up own business: In the process of becoming self-employed or freelance, but not yet in receipt of an income as self-employed or freelance.

Valid characters

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 general policy is to support all Latin-based characters for names, addresses and general text data items, 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+1E00 to U+1EFF.
  • 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. 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 responseYes (either Employment.JOBTITLE or Employment.JOBDUTIES is required to derive Employment.SOCDLHE2010).
To be asked of third partyYes
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Field length60
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: JOBTITLEType

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