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Graduates in work

HE Graduate Outcomes Data Graduates in work

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

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, 2017/18 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.

Note: HESA has identified that just over 150,000 graduate responses to the 'main reason for undertaking their job or activity' questions were previously inadvertently excluded from the chart ‘Graduates in UK work by main reason for taking the job and skill group (OC4)’ where the graduate had only selected one option from the multiple choice ‘Why did you decide to undertake your work or activity?’. Chart 4 was updated on 4 September 2020 to ensure maximum coverage of this data.

Industries and occupations

Table 14 - Standard industrial classification of graduates entering work in the UK by standard occupational classification

Academic year 2017/18

 
 
 
 
 
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Table 7 - Standard occupational classification of graduates entering work in the UK by provider

Academic year 2017/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Chart 4 - Graduates in UK work by main reason for taking the job and skill group

Academic year 2017/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Work for an employer

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

Academic year 2017/18

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Chart 5 - Graduates working for an employer in the UK by qualification required for the job and skill group

Academic year 2017/18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Self-employed / own business / developing a portfolio

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

Academic year 2017/18

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