ERIC Number: ED451780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of Employment. Report.
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
This document contains the first set of performance indicators about the employment outcomes of higher education in England. Indicators for other areas had previously been developed, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer requested that indicators showing performance outcomes be developed. The only data available for such an indicator were found to be unsuitable, and it was agreed that the survey used, the First Destination Return, should be amended. Amendments were made for the survey of students graduating in the 1999-2000 academic year, and it is this information that bas been used to provide the indicators in this document. This initial publication only covers graduates qualifying with first degrees who have studied full-time. Two indicators of employment outcomes have been produced. The first expresses the number of graduates who say they are in employment or in further study or training as a percentage of all those who are employed, studying, or unemployed. The second indicator only includes graduates who say they are employed or seeking employment. The indicator is the percentage of this group who are in employment. These indicators and their benchmarks are designed to show how successful graduates from an institution are at obtaining employment or further study within 6 months of graduation, compared with similar graduates across the sector. In 1999-2000, the final number of 168,756 gave a response rate of 81% on which the indicators were based. Three annexes contain discussions of the First Destination Return survey and the benchmarks for the employment indicator and definitions of the terms used in the indicators. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Educational Indicators, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)