Each year, the Careers Service conducts the official survey for destinations of Imperial graduates.  This survey is known as the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Educations Survey (DLHE) and is carried out using guidelines and standard documentation from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This standardised destination survey is carried out by all UK Higher Education institutions at the same time.

We investigate what all Imperial graduates have moved on to six months after graduation. This research continues to demonstrate the impressive employability of Imperial graduates, right from the early stages of their career.

As a result, the College is heavily targeted by employers, and graduates from Imperial College London are in great demand. As well as the interesting information on the ‘What do Imperial Graduates Do?’ pages you can also read more about the individual experiences of Imperial alumni in our Case Studies section. 

The data

As part of the standardisation, graduates are surveyed at a set time and are asked to record their first destination as of a specified date:

"Undergraduates who completed their course between 1 January 2016 - 31 July 2016 were asked to return what they were doing on 12 January 2016."
"Postgraduates who completed their course between 1 August 2016 - 31 December 2016 were asked to return what they were doing on 15 April 2016."