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Employment of graduates (table E1)

The employment indicator is based on the Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) survey and expresses the number of UK domiciled graduates who say they are working or studying (or both) as a percentage of all those who are working or studying or seeking work. All other categories are excluded from this indicator.

UK Performance Indicators 2014/15: Employment of leavers

Release date: 7 July 2016

Our employment of leavers Performance Indicators gather information about graduates who say they are working or studying (or both) six months after completing their studies.

Tables included:

  • Table E1a - Employment indicator: UK domiciled leavers obtaining first degrees from full-time courses 2014/15
  • Table E1b - Employment indicator: UK domiciled leavers obtaining first degree qualifications from part-time courses 2014/15
  • Table E1c - Employment indicator: UK domiciled leavers obtaining other undergraduate qualifications from full-time courses 2014/15
  • Table E1d - Employment indicator: UK domiciled leavers obtaining other undergraduate qualifications from part-time courses 2014/15
  • Table SE1 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and subject of study 2014/15
  • Table SE2 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and entry qualification 2014/15
  • Table SE3 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and age on entry to higher education 2014/15
  • Table SE4 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and sex 2014/15
  • Table SE5 - Employment rates by level of qualification, mode of qualification and ethnic group 2014/15.
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This table is based on a different population from the other UK performance indicator tables and has benchmarks that take into account a wider range of factors than those for the other indicators, see benchmark document for more details.

Due to changes on the DLHE questionnaire in 2011/12 and hence changes to the derivation of the activity categories, the employment indicator for 2011/12 onwards is not strictly comparable with the indicator prior to 2011/12. Please refer to the definitions document for further details.

From 2011/12, the DLHE population was extended to include leavers with additional qualifications. The only undergraduate qualifications excluded from the DLHE population from 2011/12 are: Intercalated degrees; Awards for visiting students; Post-registration health and social care awards; Professional qualifications for serving schoolteachers and Awards of credit. See the DLHE collection 2011/12 for more details.

The main tables provide a breakdown by HE provider and include the response rates of the DLHE survey. Indicators for HE providers with relatively small populations or relatively low response rates should be treated with caution. The supplementary tables (SE1 - SE5) provide some background information and context figures for the sector used in the derivation of the benchmarks.