18 Jan 2023
Last year, according to the 2022 Polytechnic Graduate Employment Survey, the proportion of polytechnic students who found full-time permanent jobs after graduation attained a three-year high of 59 per cent.
Slightly more than nine in 10 of fresh graduates and graduates coming out of national service were employed.
Graduate salaries also increased across the board, with the starting pay of graduates from eight groups of course types rising from an average of $2,500 a month in 2021 to $2,600 in 2022.
As at Oct 1, 2022 – about six months after graduation – 57.9 per cent of respondents were part of the labour force. Another 41.3 per cent were pursuing or preparing to begin further studies.