24 January 2020
According to the latest graduate employment survey, Singapore’s polytechnic graduates last year had improved job and salary prospects compared to previous cohorts.
For instance, 90.7 per cent of polytechnic graduates who entered the workforce last year found permanent, freelance or part-time jobs within six months of graduation.
The proportion of graduates who were unemployed fell from 10.5 per cent in 2018 to 9.3 per cent last year, while the percentage of those working in part-time or temporary jobs also fell, from 26.4 per cent to 25.5 per cent.
Health sciences graduates continued to earn the highest median gross monthly pay, at $2,600 last year. Engineering graduates were second with a salary of $2,470.
Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education Chee Hong Tat said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the results of the survey were encouraging.