Discoverer – Graduate Employment Report

Published: 5th December 2017

The Graduate Employment Report is a merge of data from the DLHE (Destination of Leavers Higher Education), Campus Solutions, and Raiser’s Edge (the Alumni database).

It uses Standard Occupational Classifications (SOC, used by the Office for National Statistics) to assign graduates into various categories in reports such as Faculty by SOC, First Career vs Last Known Career Type, and Search by Employer.

Please note that Discoverer does not work with Chrome Browser, so you should use either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1

From the Open Workbook from Database menu:

  • Click once on the + sign beside DDAR_REPORTING.
  • Then click on DDAR_GRADUATE_EMPLOYMENT so that its’s highlighted in blue.
  • Finally, click on Open to enter the report.

Step 2

About Workbook

The first tab in this report gives an explanation of the source of the data contained within.

This is a merge of data from the DLHE (Destination of Leavers Higher Education), Campus Solutions and Raiser’s Edge (the Alumni database).

Step 3

Faculty Breakdown by Major SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) grouping

This tab shows a breakdown by faculty of which roles our graduates are employed in based on SOC groupings. You can use the filters on the top menu to break down by Undergraduate, Postgraduate etc.

Before seeing your results, you need to choose the faculty you want to see the results for.

When the Edit Parameter Values box appears, click the torch icon to the right. Then in the Select Values box, double click the faculty you wish to display. This will move it to the right hand table called Selected Values. Click OK.

Finally, click OK again to display your results.

 

Step 4

Faculty and School by SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) grouping

This tab shows similar information to the last one, except that this one allows you to check by Faculty and School.

See step 3 for instructions on choosing faculty and school.

Step 5

First Career Type vs Last Known Career Type

This tab displays the first role we had a record of for the graduate (taken from their first DLHE response) and the last known role we have a record for (taken from Alumni data).

The left hand column displays the first role and the top menu displays the most recent role.

Note that if you previously selected a faculty and school for the Faculty and School by SOC tabs, it will default to these.

To change the faculty or school, click the orange Refresh button (highlighted in screenshot).

Step 6

This report shows the breakdown by Major SOC and fee status of the student. This will highlight how successful overseas students are at progressing to a graduate level role.

Step 7

This report shows the PGR Supervisor and the current known position of those that they supervised.

First you need to select a supervisor. Click the torch icon when the Edit Parameter Values box appears, and then choose the supervisor in the same way as described in step 3.

The results are displayed with the supervisor name on the left hand column and the positions of their PGR students along the top.

Step 8

Career Tracking

This shows the career progression of graduates.

The first column, First Soc Major Description, shows the kind of SOC role the graduates were employed in at the time of their first DLHE response.

The second column, Last Soc Major Description, shows their SOC role for the most recent DLHE survey.

The third column, Major SOC Group, shows their recorded SOC type on Raiser’s Edge.

Step 9

Moves to Professional Career (where data is known)

This shows a list of graduates who have moved to a graduate level role from an non-graduate level or not known role.

Step 10

Graduates who have/held a graduate level post

This report displays a list of those graduates who hold, or have held, a graduate level role.

Step 11

Search by Employer

This allows you to search the alumni database for those who have held a role with a particular company.

First, you need to select the faculty (see step 3 for instructions).

Then, in the box below, enter the company name with a % at each end, e.g. %siemens%

Finally, click OK to display your results:

 

Step 12

Search by Job

This allows you to search the alumni database for those who have held a particular kind of role.

First, you need to select the faculty by clicking on the torch icon (see step 3 for instructions).

Then, in the box below, enter the job title with a % at each end, e.g. %director%

Then, click OK to display your results:

Step 13

Faculty & Degree Breakdown by SOC

This report displays a breakdown of graduates by their Honors Award and SOC classification.

For example, you can find out how many graduates from the School of Arts, Languages & Culture with a 2:1 ended up in as a Manager, Director or Senior Official (Category 1).

Step 14

Faculty & Programme Breakdown by SOC

This report displays a breakdown of graduates by their Academic Programme and SOC classification.

For example, you can find out how many graduates from the School of Arts, Languages & Culture with a BA (Hons) in French and Italian ended up in a Professional Occupation (Category 2).

 

Step 15

Faculty Breakdown by Major SOC Grouping with Cohort Year

This report shows a breakdown by faculty and cohort year what roles our graduates are in based on SOC groupings.

Before seeing your results, you need to choose your Faculty, School and Cohort year.

Once you have made your selections, click OK to see your results:

Step 16

ID Search Report

This lists the current job for any Alumni/Student where we have data.

The report defaults to a complete list, but you can add a condition to search by Person ID.

On the left menu bar, first click on Conditions and then, under My Conditions, double click on Person Id = ‘xxxxxxx’

This brings up a box called Edit Condition. In the Values Section, replace the existing Person ID/Constituent ID with the ID that you wish to search for. Then click OK.

Finally, to filter to this particular Person ID, right click on the Person Id = XXXXXXXX line and select Add to Worksheet. You can also simply drag this into the main report tab on the right. This will then give you only the relevant lines for this constituent.

In order to go back to the full list again, simply right click on the condition line again, and choose Remove from Worksheet.

 

Step 17

Faculty Breakdown by Major SOC Grouping & Industry

This report shows a breakdown, by Faculty and School, of what kind of Industry our graduates are employed in, based on Major SOC Grouping.

Step 18

Country of Domicile by Major SOC grouping

This tab shows the kind of role that graduates from each country are employed in, based on SOC groupings.

You can use the top menu to filter by Undergraduate, Postgraduate status also.

Step 19

Stats by Career

This gives an overall breakdown of the number of alumni for which we have a recorded job and the number for which we don’t.

You can use the top drop-down menu to filter by Postgraduate, Undergraduate etc.