Unfortunately, the definition of "graduate" is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a person who has a university or college degree".
To a major international consultancy, a graduate engineer with over two years, post graduation experience is no longer graded as such. I welcome the ICE's moves to "look at recent graduate remuneration", as part of the 2007 salary survey.
However, I feel that until the Institution aligns its membership grade descriptions with industry then statistics derived from the salary survey will continue to be inaccurate.
KEVIN CHESWORTH, firstname.lastname@example.org