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 Sussex UK UG first degree leavers whose job is classified as graduate level.
Table 1 proportion of Sussex UK UG First degree 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.
Table 2 represents the proportion of Sussex first degree graduates who are in graduate level work 6 months after graduation. Original figures collected by CEC as part of the DLHE survey.
|Graduate Level Jobs composed of:||63%||411|
|Managers Directors and Senior Officials||2%||15|
|Associate Professional and Technical Occupations||39%||252|
|Non-Graduate Level Jobs composed of:||37%||243|
|Administrative and Secretarial Occupations||9%||62|
|Skilled Trade Occupations||2%||13|
|Caring Leisure and other Service Occupations||7%||47|
|Sales and Customer Service Occupations||10%||66|
|Process Plant and Machine Operatives||0%||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.