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Model data – construction

The Model Graduates are a bit concerned about proper health and safety procedures.

3,895 UK domiciled graduates from 2012/13 were working in construction after six months
3,895 UK domiciled first degree graduates from 2012/13 were known to be working in construction (including civil engineering) after six months. I hope any drill operators in that number were issued with proper ear protectors and eye protection, unlike our Model Graduate here.

As well as 3,895 first degree graduates, construction employed 620 Masters graduates and 815 HND, Foundation degree and other undergraduate degree holders. Most common first degree subjects are unsurprising – civil engineering, quantity surveying, construction management, and building. Fifth most common – business studies.

Model data – Engineering degrees

Let’s take a quick look at some figures for engineers.

Number of first degree graduates (including MEng) from 2012/13 known to be working as engineers after six months - 6,250
Number of first degree graduates (including MEng) from 2012/13 known to be working as engineers after six months – 6,250

For arcane reasons, 4 year integrated MEng courses are counted as undergraduate. Since you’re asking, this figure breaks down as 2,480 integrated 4 year graduates and 3,770 standard undergraduates with BEngs. Most common jobs were civil engineers (most common for the MEngs) and mechanical engineers (most common for the BEngs).

Number of  postgraduates from 2012/13 known to be working as engineers after six months: 2,135. Almost all were Masters graduates (not from integrated 4 year degrees).
Number of postgraduates from 2012/13 known to be working as engineers after six months: 2,135. Almost all were Masters graduates (not from integrated 4 year degrees).

Masters make up the bulk of this group – 1,570. 370 were PhDs and the rest were other flavours of PG qualification. Specialised and niche engineering professions were most common; civil engineering, engineering design and development and mechanical engineering next most common.

Model Data – Classics degrees

We don’t cover Classic degrees in What Do Graduates Do? because there aren’t enough of them at the moment. So let’s look at some stats.

1,150 first degrees in Classic awarded to UK students by UK universities in 2012/13
1,150 first degrees in Classic awarded to UK students by UK universities in 2012/13

24.5% of Classic graduates were from the South East. Most common part of the country for Classic graduates from 2012/13 to have hailed from – Kent.

60.4% of Classic graduates from 2012/13 were in work after six months
60.4% of Classic graduates from 2012/13 were in work after six months

24.3% of UK-domiciled Classics graduates were in further study six months after graduation.

Most common professional level jobs for Classic graduates were (in order) - Marketing executives - Financial analysts - Education roles (not in teaching) - Personnel/HR officers - Secondary school teachers - Journalists or periodical editors.
Most common professional level jobs for Classic graduates were (in order) – Marketing executives – Financial analysts – Education roles (not in teaching) – Personnel/HR officers – Secondary school teachers – Journalists or periodical editors.

General business professionals should be at number 4 in that list, but we often don’t get a lot of information about what they’re actually doing so I’ve left them out. Journalism is the next most common job. But, in the end, Classics graduates actually went into a very wide range of roles – largely in business, education and creative industries – and 35% were working in London after six months.

Model Data Science Special

2,070 UK domiciled first degree graduates from UK universities in 2012/13 were employed as scientists six months after graduation
2,070 UK domiciled first degree graduates from UK universities in 2012/13 were employed as scientists six months after graduation

2070 first degree graduates from 2012/13 went into science roles after six months, up from 1795 the year before. Jobs as chemists, and medical scientists saw a particular rise, but most roles saw increases. Geology was the only real faller at first degree level

1,315 UK domiciled Masters graduates from UK universities in 2012/13 were employed as scientists six months after graduation
1,315 UK domiciled Masters graduates from UK universities in 2012/13 were employed as scientists six months after graduation

1315 Masters graduates from 2012/13 went into science roles after six months, up from 1195 the year before, largely down to an increase in Masters graduates going into roles as biochemists or medical scientists.

2,075 UK domiciled doctoral graduates from UK universities in 2012/13 were employed as scientists six months after graduation (not including postdocs)
2,075 UK domiciled doctoral graduates from UK universities in 2012/13 were employed as scientists six months after graduation

2075 doctoral graduates from 2012/13 went into science roles after six months, up from 1780 the year before. This was largely driven by an increase in research roles at university, but also by increases in roles in the biological sciences and in geology.