The data

Each undergraduate was surveyed and asked to return what they were doing on the specific census date of 12 January 2017.

Where does the data come from?

Annually, the Careers Service collects the official destination data from recent graduates. Every Higher Education institution in the UK is required to collect data using a set format and return this to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Data is collected in two collections -  for students having completed an undergraduate course, and for those having completed a postgraduate course. The information in this section records the destination returns for the undergraduates, who completed their courses between 1 January - 31 July 2016.

What can I find in this section?

In this section you can view the overall undergraduate destinations statistics below or you can look at individual destinations data by Imperial department by using the 'By department' tab below. You can also browse through case studies of previous Imperial students and their career paths to date.

TEXT ONLY TABLES

View text-only tables of the Overall destinations data in the graphs below.

Please note that this information is currenlty being updated and some of it is temporarily not available. If you have any enquiries about destinations of Imperial students, please emial Robert Carpenter, or call him on +44(0)2075948030.

DLHE tabs

Overall destinations

Graph 1a: Destination of Leavers from H.E. survey (Home and EU first degree):

Graph showing the destination of undergraduate taught and research leavers of higher education for 2016 (Home & EU graduates). Over 50% of all graduates entered further employment. Between 20% and 30% of all students entered further study. The remainder were seeking employment, unavailable for employment, or refused to participate.

Bar chart showing the results of the undergraduate collection of Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, Home and EU First Degree for 2016, in comparison with 2013, 2014, and 2015 results. In 2013, 63% of home and EU graduates had entered employment; 26% had entered further study or training; 4% were seeking employment or training; 6% were unavailable for employment, study, or training; and 1% of those contacted refused to participate. In 2014, 59% of home and EU graduates had entered employment; 28% had entered further study or training; 4% were seeking employment or training; 6% were unavailable for employment, study, or training; and 3% of those contacted refused to participate. In 2015, 60% of home and EU graduates had entered employment; 24% had entered further study or training; 4% were seeking employment or training; 6% were not available for employment, study, or training; and 6% of those graduate contacted refused to participate. In 2016, 60% of home and EU graduates had entered employment; 27% had entered further study or training; 4% were seeking employment or training; 4% were unavailable for employment, study, or training; and 5% refused to participate. 

Graph 1b: Destination of Leavers from H.E. survey (International first degree):

Destinations of Leavers (International)

 

Bar chart showing the results of the undergraduate collection of Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, International First Degree for 2016, in comparison with 2013, 2014, and 2015 results. In 2013, 42% of international graduates had entered employment; 50% had entered further study or training; 3% were seeking employment or training; and 5% were unavailable for employment, study, or training. In 2014, 41% of international graduates had entered employment; 51% had entered further study or training; 3% were seeking employment or training; and 5% were unavailable for employment, study, or training. In 2015, 43% of international graduates had entered employment; 47% of international graduates had entered employment; 47% had entered further study or training; 3% were seeking employment or training; and 7% were unavailable for employment, study, or training. In 2016, 41% of international students had entered employment; 50% had entered further study or training; 2% were seeking employment or training; and 7% were unavailable for employment, study, or training. 

 

Industry sectors

Graph 2a: Comparison of Industry Sector Entered (Home and EU first degree):

Industry Sectors Home & EU

Bar chart showing the industry sectors entered by home and EU graduates surveyed in the DLHE undergraduate collection for 2016, in comparison with 2013, 2014, and 2015 results. In 2013 0.0% entered agriculture; 5.15% entered oil or mining; 7.5% entered manufacture; 2.5% entered utilities and transport; 9.85% entered technical consultancy or R & D; 7.95% entered IT & telecommunications; 10% entered banking/financial; 3.35% entered accountancy; 2.25% entered business & management consultancy; 7.8% entered other business activities; 1.55% entered public administration or defence; 3.6% entered education; 37.25% entered health or social work; and 1.25% entered others. In 2014, 0.4% entered agriculture; 4.75% entered oil or mining; 5.75% entered manufacture; 1% entered utilities and transport; 6.6% entered technical consultancy or R & D; 10.3% entered IT and Telecommunications; 11.05% entered banking or financial; 6.45% entered accountancy; 2.3% entered business and management consultancy; 8.15% entered other business activities; 1.15% entered public administration or defence; 4.45% entered education; 34.65% entered health or social work; and 3% entered others. In 2015, 0.15% entered agriculture; 2.25% entered oil or mining; 5.65% entered manufacture; 1.85% entered utilities and transport; 11.6% entered technical consultancy or R & D; 9.25% entered IT & telecommunication; 11.85% entered banking or financial; 3.3% entered accountancy; 3.4% entered business and management consultancy; 7.4% entered other business activities; 1.45% entered public administration or defence; 3.7% entered education; 35.9% entered health or social work; and 2.25% entered others. In 2016, 0.15% entered agriculture; 2% entered oil or mining; 5.5% entered manufacture; 1.3% entered utilities and transport; 7.55% entered technical consultancy or R & D; 10.7% entered IT & telecommunications; 14.95% entered banking or financial; 2.75% entered accountancy; 3.2% entered business and management consultancy; 5.8% entered other business activities; 2.15% entered public administration or defence; 4.8% entered education; 36.1% entered health or social work; and 3.05% entered others. 

 

Graph 2b: Comparison of Industry Sector Entered (International First Degree):

Industry Sectors International
 

Bar chart showing the industry sectors entered by international graduates surveyed in the DLHE undergraduate collection for 2016, in comparison with 2013, 2014, and 2015 results. In 2013, 0% entered Agriculture; 6.95% entered oil or mining; 14.85% entered manufacture; 2.95% entered utilities and transport; 16.85% entered technical consultancy or R & D; 10.90% entered IT & telecommunications; 21.80% entered banking or financial; 2.95% entered accountancy; 2.95% entered business and management consultancy; 1% entered other business activities; 9.90% entered public administration or defence; 3.95% entered education; 3.95% entered health or social work; and 1% entered others. In 2014, 0% entered agriculture; 5.60% entered oil or mining; 12.95% entered manufacture; 5.60% entered utilities & transport; 15.75% entered technical consultancy or R & D; 8.30% entered IT & telecommunications; 24.05% entered banking or financial; 2.75% entered accountancy; 2.75% entered business and management consultancy; 5.60% entered other business activities; 6.50% public administration or defence; 3.70% entered education; 4.60% health or social work; and 1.85% entered others. In 2015, 0% entered agriculture; 5.05% entered oil or mining; 13.15% entered manufacture; 7.05% entered utilities & transport; 17.15% technical consultancy or R & D; 6.05% entered IT & telecommunications; 12.15% banking or financial; 7.05% entered accountancy; 4.05% entered business & management consultancy; 8.10% entered other business activities; 5.05% entered public administration or defence; 10.10% entered education; 5.05% entered health or social work; and 0% entered others. In 2016, 0% entered agriculture; 7% entered oil or mining; 7.9% entered manufacture; 0.9% entered utilities & transport; 9.65% entered technical consultancy or R & D; 13.15% entered IT & telecommunications; 13.15% entered banking or financial; 10.5% entered accountancy; 5.25% entered business & management consultancy; 11.4% entered other business activities; 6.15% entered public administration or defence; 6.15% entered education; 7.9% entered health or social work; and 0.9% entered others.

Note:
  • 'Other Business Activities' include: legal, market research, advertising, recruitment, wholesale and retail.
  • 'Others' include: trade associations and artistic professions, such as broadcasting and the media.

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