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The Destinations of International Leavers From Higher Education 2015: Employment

Level of jobs of International Sussex leavers

An important indicator of performance with regard to graduate employment is the graduate level job indicator. Universities use the HESA SOC2010 coding system to identify those in graduate level jobs. This has replaced the Elias & Purcell (2004) method for defining graduate level occupations and is intended to provide a stronger coding system. Further details of this are shown in the Appendices tab. This indicator is used in calculations that go towards producing league tables and is therefore a useful area for analysis. The table below shows the proportion of International Sussex leavers whose job is classified as graduate level.

 

2013 2014 2015
86% 77% 95%

Table 2  proportion of International Sussex Undergraduate leavers in graduate level jobs

 

2013 2014 2015
87% 93% 93%

Table 2  proportion of International Sussex Postgraduate leavers in graduate level jobs

A full department level breakdown of destinations is available in the Executive Summary tab and a breakdown by department of the level of work is available below in the Graduate Level Work link.

Graduate Level Jobs By Department

Levels of Graduate Level Work for Undergraduate Leavers

Note: The figures below represent 20% of the Undergraduate International cohort

Levels of Graduate Level Work for Postgraduate Leavers

Type of graduate level work

Job Levels of Undergraduate Leavers 

Graduate Level Jobs composed of: 41       95%
Managers Directors and Senior Officials 2 4%
Professional Occupations 16 38%
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 23 52%
Non-graduate Level Jobs composed of:  3 6%
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 3 6%
Skilled Trade Occupations 0 0%
Caring Leisure and other Service Occupations 0 0%
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 0 0%
Process Plant and Machine Operatives 0 0%
Elementary Occupations 0 0%

 

Job Levels of Post-graduate Leavers

Graduate Level Jobs composed of: 145       93%
Managers Directors and Senior Officials 8 5%
Professional Occupations 80 51%
Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 57 37%
Non-graduate Level Jobs composed of: 11 7%
Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 10 6%
Skilled Trade Occupations 0 0%
Caring Leisure and other Service Occupations 0 0%
Sales and Customer Service Occupations 0 0%
Process Plant and Machine Operatives 0 0%
Elementary Occupations 1 1%

The level of jobs are determined by the SOC2010 classification system which is in use

across all sectors and is the generally accepted standardised class system for occupations.

Employment Sectors

These are the industrial sectors that are employing International Sussex graduates

Undergraduate Leavers

Postgraduate Leavers

Sector and Example Job titles