08 January 2018
Based on the latest employment surveys from Singapore’s public (autonomous) universities, 80 per cent of their graduates found jobs within six months after graduation. Their average monthly starting pay was $3,325.
For local polytechnics, fresh graduates were offered on average S$2,517 per month.
In addition, 60 per cent of graduates from private education institutions found full-time jobs within six months after graduating, drawing an average starting monthly pay of S$2,550.
Among the 40 private schools polled, the ERC Institute had the highest full-time employment rate (71.4 per cent), followed by Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Global Education (61.6 per cent), and Curtin Education Centre (58 per cent).
This graduate employability survey was conducted by SkillsFuture Singapore in partnership with the Committee for Private Education.
Private schools approached by TODAY said that while the survey results serve as a reference for prospective students, it does not take into account the employment outcomes of certain segments of their student populations, such as graduates from part-time degree programmes.