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Staff 2023/24 - Previous employment

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Staff 2023/24

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Short namePREVEMP

This field records the nature of employment of staff before entering employment with the reporting higher education provider (HEP)

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All staff where any (Activity.ACTSOC2020 is in SOC2020 major groups 1, 2 or 3 and Contract.TERMS is coded 1 or 2).

Valid entries and labels
01Another publicly funded higher education institution in the UK
02Publicly funded higher education institution in an overseas country
03Other education provider in the UK
04Other education provider in an overseas country
05Research provider in the UK
06Research provider overseas
07Student in the UK
08Student in an overseas country
09NHS/General medical or General dental practice in the UK
10Health service in an overseas country
11Other public sector in the UK
12Private industry/commerce in the UK
13Self-employed in the UK
14Other employment in the UK
15Other employment in an overseas country
16Working in a research institute (private) in the UK
17Working in a research institute (private) in an overseas country
18Working in a research institute (public) in the UK
19Working in a research institute (public) in an overseas country
20Working in the voluntary sector
21Not in regular employment
22Working in the voluntary sector in the UK
23Working in the voluntary sector in an overseas country
99Not known

Where it appears that two codes are equally applicable, the nearest valid entry code to 01 should be used.

The previous employment should indicate the nature of employment for staff before the staff members current period of continuous employment. When this is being coded for a member of staff who was previously not returned to HESA, it is expected that this field will indicate the nature of the employment prior to being employed at the higher education institution.

It is expected that once the member of staff has entered employment with the HEP the code returned in this field will remain the same until they leave the HEP.

Where a break in continuous service occurs and an individual has not been employed elsewhere during the break, valid entry code 21 must be returned in this field. If a person signed a contract with the reporting provider whilst still in their previous employment this code should not be used

Valid entry code 05 and 06 can only be used where the staff members current period of continuous employment started before 2012-08-01.

Valid entry code 09 should be used where the nature of employment is or was within the NHS, in the broadest sense. This should include employment in an NHS body such as a Trust or Primary Care Trust and should also include employment in general medical or general dental practice. Even where other codes apply (for example general practitioners who consider themselves self-employed), this code should be used.

Valid entry code 20 can only be used where the staff members current period of continuous employment started before 2014-08-01.

For the purposes of this field The University of Buckingham is considered to be a higher education institution (HEI).

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: PREVEMP
Change management notesCoverage updated to adopt the SOC2020 major groups.

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