06 February 2019
According to a Private Education Institute Graduate Employment Survey, only half of fresh graduates from Singapore’s private schools secured full-time jobs six months after graduation.
The survey was conducted by the Committee for Private Education, which reported that there has been a deep drop in the full-time employment rate of private school graduates.
More graduates opted for freelance employment, and the proportion of those in part-time or temporary employment also went up.
The graduate employment survey for National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University also saw a dip in the proportion of graduates starting work within six months of completing their final examinations.
While fresh private school graduates saw a S$100 uptick in gross monthly salary, with the latest batch earning S$2,650, graduates of autonomous universities continued to earn more, with a median gross monthly salary of S$3,400.