The Model Graduates are a bit concerned about proper health and safety procedures.
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.
Let’s take a quick look at some figures for engineers.
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).
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.
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.
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.
24.3% of UK-domiciled Classics graduates were in further study six months after graduation.
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.
This is actually down in historic terms – last year, 13,620 law degrees were awarded to UK-domiciled graduates, and the number of law degrees awarded in 2012/13 was the lowest since 2002/3, when 9,955 UK graduates got a first degree in law.
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
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.
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.