SINGAPORE — Greater than 9 in 10 polytechnic graduates in search of work final yr discovered jobs inside six months of graduating or after finishing Nationwide Service (NS), a survey has discovered. This was following a decline within the employment fee in 2020.
Final yr, the employment fee for polytechnic graduates was 92.2 per cent — up from 87.4 per cent in 2020 and 90.7 per cent in 2019.
The figures have been from the findings of the 2021 Polytechnic Graduate Employment Survey (GES), which was launched on Thursday (Jan 13).
Median gross month-to-month salaries additionally climbed final yr to S$2,500 from S$2,400 in 2020, the survey discovered.
A complete of 9,025 contemporary graduates and 5,191 post-NS graduates responded to the survey, carried out by Singapore’s 5 polytechnics.
Of the entire 7,566 respondents who have been employed, 58.1 per cent have been in full-time everlasting employment and 29.4 per cent have been partly‐time or momentary employment, together with 2.2 per cent on the SGUnited Traineeships Programme.
The SGUnited Traineeships Programme helps those that have lately graduated or will quickly be graduating from the Institute of Technical Schooling, polytechnics, universities and different non-public academic establishments from 2019 to 2021, to take up traineeship alternatives throughout varied sectors.
One other 2.5 per cent of respondents of the survey had both accepted a job supply or have been actively beginning a enterprise enterprise, whereas 4.7 per cent have been freelancing
Employment charges for each contemporary polytechnic graduates and post-NS graduates went up final yr:
For contemporary polytechnic graduates in search of work, 91.4 per cent have been employed, up from 85.4 per cent in 2020 and 89.1 per cent in 2019
For post-NS graduates in search of work, 94.2 per cent have been employed, up from 91.9 per cent in 2020 and 94.1 per cent in 2019
By way of wage, the mixed median gross month-to-month wage of contemporary and post-NS graduates posted a rise throughout the board at S$2,500, up from S$2,400 in each 2020 and 2019.
Nonetheless, the median wage for post-NS grads in humanities and social sciences course fell barely to S$2,500, down from S$2,580 in 2020 and S$2,656 in 2019.
The median gross month-to-month salaries of graduates in well being sciences and in data and digital applied sciences have been transferring constantly increased:
Well being sciences graduates have been receiving a median of S$2,650 in 2021, up from S$2,553 in 2020 and S$2,600 in 2019
Info and digital applied sciences graduates averaged S$2,600 a month in 2021, up from S$2,500 in 2020 and S$2,450 in 2019. That is constantly above the general median wage for all graduates
Out of 11,928 contemporary graduates in 2021, 9,025 responded to the survey.
Of these, 59.8 per cent have been within the labour pressure as of Oct 1 final yr, a 3.4 per cent improve in comparison with 2020. Practically one in 4, or 39.6 per cent, was pursuing or making ready to start additional research, whereas many of the remaining 0.6 per cent have been taking a break and never in search of employment.
In all, 5,191 out of 8,875 graduates from 2018 who accomplished their NS between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, responded to the survey.
Of these, 41.8 per cent have been within the labour pressure, whereas 57.9 per cent have been pursuing or making ready to start additional research. A lot of the remaining 0.3 per cent stated that they have been taking a break and never searching for work.