16 May 2018
The employment rate for fresh polytechnic graduates has dipped. According to the latest Graduate Employment Survey, 86 per cent had landed jobs within six months of graduating, compared to 91 per cent in 2016.
This dip could be due to more polytechnic graduates choosing to start work later, or planning to set up their own businesses. More graduates are also pursuing further studies.
Among the polytechnic fresh graduates in the labour force last year, close to one-third are in part-time or temporary employment, with a handful doing freelance work.
The same survey also found that among the fresh graduates in full-time jobs, those from health-sciences diploma courses were the top earners.