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HE Graduate Outcomes Data Graduates in work

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On this page: Work location | Industries and occupations | Work for an employer | Self-employed / own business / developing a portfolio

The 2018/19 Graduate Outcomes survey was sent to graduates who qualified from their higher education course between August 2018 and July 2019. Surveying commenced in December 2019 for the first of four cohorts. Shortly after surveying began for the second cohort, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. This meant that many graduates were completing the survey at various points during the pandemic. The Graduate Outcomes quality report details further information about survey alterations due to the pandemic.

The quality of data used in this release is not thought to be adversely affected by the pandemic. Results and trends emerging from the data this year do however reflect the circumstances under which it was collected. In particular, small changes around the activities of graduates are apparent (including an increase in the proportion of graduates unemployed and a drop in those taking time out to travel). Further details about the analysis we have undertaken to explore the impact of the pandemic on the 2018/19 Graduate Outcomes dataset is provided in an insight briefing: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Graduate Outcomes 2018/19

Accompanying this release is a suite of supporting information in the form of a user guide. This contains guidance on the history and background to the survey, survey methodology and the Graduate Outcomes quality report.

The tables and charts on this page provide information on graduates from higher education. Some information is taken from our Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Statistics: UK, 2018/19 Statistical Bulletin.

All tables and charts include a link underneath allowing you to download the data you see on screen, including filters, and will also include a link to download the complete source data as a machine-readable csv file.

Work location

Region: 

Figure 15 - UK domiciled graduates entering work in the UK by region of domicile, region of provider and region of work

2018/19

Region of domicile

Region of HE provider

Region of work

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Figure 16 - UK domiciled graduates entering work in the UK by region of domicile, region of provider and region of work

2017/18 to 2018/19

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Figure 16 - UK domiciled graduates entering work in the UK by region of domicile, region of provider and region of work

2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Figure 16 - UK domiciled graduates entering work in the UK by region of domicile, region of provider and region of work

2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Figure 16 - UK domiciled graduates entering work in the UK by region of domicile, region of provider and region of work

2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Figure 16 - UK domiciled graduates entering work in the UK by region of domicile, region of provider and region of work

2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Industries and occupations

Key fact: 90% of postgraduates from 2018/19 who were in UK work were in high skilled jobs, compared to 69% of undergraduates.

Table 23 - Standard industrial classification of graduates entering work in the UK by standard occupational classification

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

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Table 19 - Standard industrial classification of graduates entering work in the UK by provider

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

 

 

Table 19 - Standard industrial classification of graduates entering work in the UK by provider

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 19 - Standard industrial classification of graduates entering work in the UK by provider

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 22 - Standard occupational classification of graduates entering work in the UK by provider

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

 

 

Table 22 - Standard occupational classification of graduates entering work in the UK by provider

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Table 22 - Standard occupational classification of graduates entering work in the UK by provider

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Chart 13 - Graduates in UK work by main reason for taking the job and skill group

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Work for an employer

Figure 7 - Employment basis of graduates working for an employer in the UK by level of qualification obtained

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

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Chart 14 - Graduates working for an employer in the UK by qualification required for the job and skill group

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Self-employed / own business / developing a portfolio

Figure 8 - Graduates running own business, self-employed/freelancing or developing a portfolio by domicile

Academic years 2017/18 to 2018/19

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