Each year, every university in the UK contacts all UK and EU graduates to find out what they are doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. This is the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
The following analysis is based on the data supplied by 28 Chemistry BSc Honours graduates from Newcastle University who responded to our survey.
79% went into work, study or a combination of both.
Of those in employment, 58% were in graduate-level jobs. BSc Chemistry provides a platform to further specialise in the scientific sector. As such, some graduates take a break from their studies in temporary non-graduate level employment to earn money to fund further study. See below for detailed examples of further study options taken by our graduates.
£16,750 was the average salary of all of the graduates who supplied us with salary details.
The 18% unemployed includes those with jobs arranged to start after the date of this survey. Students who leave their job search until the end of their course can find it takes over six months to find the right graduate job.
The classification 'other' can refer to a range of individual circumstances, for example, EU students who return to their country for national service.
Many of our Chemistry BSc Honours graduates choose to apply their detailed knowledge, understanding, and practical experience of chemistry, by securing employment in areas such as chemical analysis, product development and quality control. Some graduates choose to pursue an academic or research career by securing PhDs in their chosen area of chemistry. Others specialise in related subjects by securing postgraduate study in areas such as built environment and geochemistry.
. As chemistry is a shortage subject in teaching, many of our graduates capitalise on their unique combination of scientific knowledge and enhanced communication skills to secure Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) places across the UK.
Below are recent examples of graduates' employment and further study destinations.
|Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Technician||Procter and Gamble|
|Business Development Co-ordinator||Palintest|
|Investment Helpdesk Adviser||Hargreaves Lansdown|
|Medical Records Assistant||Ramsay House|
|Officer Cadet||The Army|
|Pharmaceutical Apprentice||Quay Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|Project Manager||FDM Group|
|Quality Control Manager||Mexar Ltd|
|Reach Co-ordinator||European OGD Ltd|
|Reporting Analyst||Napp Pharmaceutical Group|
|Service Desk Analyst||Atlas Consortium|
|Trainee Teacher||School Partnership Trust Academies|
|BDS Dental Surgery||Manchester University|
|MSc Built Enviornment Studies||Greenwich University|
|MSc Chemistry||Leeds University|
|MSc Medicinal Plants and Functional Foods||Newcastle University|
|MSc Petroleum Geochemistry||Newcastle University|
|PGCE Primary||Northumbria University|
|PGCE Secondary||Newcastle University|
|PhD Chemistry||Newcastle University|
|PhD in Chemistry||UCL|