Data from Grad Destinations 2021 is here!

Interested in what your 2020 grads are up to these days? The Evaluation & Student Insights team have the answers for you. Check it all out on the Graduate Destinations Dashboard!

All former students who had graduated or became eligible to graduate in 2020 were invited to complete the Graduate Destinations Survey. Despite a nationwide lockdown occurring in the middle of our data collection period, 38% of those invited completed the survey.

Consistent with previous years, the largest proportion of employed graduates are working in the Education and Training industry, with 23% indicating working in this sector. Following the trend of hiring its own graduates, UC is the largest employer, beating out the Ministry of Education and the CDHB.

Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we delve into the 2021 data, bringing you insights to help better understand your graduates! In the meantime, head over to ESI’s dashboards here to check it out for yourself.

For any questions, or if you would like the Evaluation and Student Insights Team to come speak to your team about this dashboard and others, please email Ellie Kay and Elyse Thompson at