What do graduates do?

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What do graduates do? presents findings from the Higher Education Statistics Agency's Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE). It examines first degree graduate destinations six months after they graduated. The publication is produced by Prospects and AGCAS on behalf of HECSU.

What do graduates do? 2017

This year more graduates found work than ever before, more of that work was professional level and unemployment rates were down to pre-recession level.

Read more about the outcomes of 2015/16 graduates from 29 subject areas in What do graduates do? 2017.

Overview of 2017 destinations data

Of the 248,525 UK-domiciled first degree graduates who responded to the survey:

  • 74.2% were in employment and 5.7% were unemployed
  • 5.3% were working and studying
  • 15.7% had continued with further study or training
  • Average salaries of graduates employed full-time in the UK was £21,776.

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For more information about the DLHE survey see HESA.


Graduate destinations by subject

Download information for individual subject areas from What do graduates do? 2017. To help you interpret the data in the subject data pages, download the data explained pages.

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