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 25 Chemistry BSc Honours graduates from Newcastle University who responded to our survey.
84% went into work, study or a combination of both.
Of those in employment, 54% 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.
£20,833 was the average salary of all of the graduates who supplied us with salary details.
Those who are unemployed are in the minority and includes those with jobs arranged to start after the date of this survey.
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, and product development. Some combine their technical knowledge with transferable skills gained on their course to work in scientific business areas such as chemical sales.
For those who choose to move outside of the scientific sector, graduates have applied their enhanced analytical skills by moving into financial roles such as tax, insurance and commodity brokering, and by securing postgraduate study in areas such as computing science and law. 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 Chemist||Broughton Laboratories|
|Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Technician||Procter and Gamble|
|Assistant Manager||Sports Direct|
|Business Development Co-ordinator||Palintest|
|Chemical Analyst||ALcontrol Laboratories|
|Chemical Sales Representative||Phenomenex Limited|
|Data Administrator||Hewlett Packard Ltd|
|English Language Teaching Assistant||EU-Comenius Program|
|Graduate Trainee||Marchwood Power|
|Management Trainee||Enterprise Rent-A-Car (UK) Ltd|
|Medical Records Assistant||Ramsay House|
|Product Development Technician||Tanfield Food Company|
|Project Manager||FDM Group|
|Tax Assessor||HM Revenue & Customs|
|Underwriting Assistant||Chartis Insurance UK Limited|
|Business Management||University of Durham|
|Graduate Diploma in Law||Other private body in the UK|
|MSc Analytical Chemistry||The University of Teesside|
|MSc Computing Science||Newcastle University|
|MSc Drug Chemistry||Newcastle University|
|MSc Petroleum Geochemistry||Newcastle University|
|PGCE Chemistry||The University of Sunderland|
|PGCE Chemistry||Newcastle University|
|PGCE Science||The University of Leeds|
|PGCE Science with Chemistry||The University of Sunderland|
|PGCE Secondary Education||Newcastle University|
|PGCE Secondary Science||University of Durham|
|PGCE Secondary Science||Newcastle University|