SINGAPORE: The proportion of college graduates who discovered everlasting full-time employment six months after their last exams dropped by barely greater than 10 per cent in 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual Joint Autonomous Universities Graduate Employment Survey discovered that 69.eight per cent of contemporary graduates discovered everlasting full-time jobs final yr, down from 81.7 per cent in 2019.
The survey polled 11,800 contemporary graduates from full-time programmes at Nanyang Technological College (NTU), Nationwide College of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Administration College (SMU) and the Singapore College of Social Sciences (SUSS).
The graduates have been surveyed on their employment standing as at Nov 1, 2020, about six months after they accomplished their last examinations.
“The six AUs (autonomous universities) have stepped up efforts to assist their graduates amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated the schools in a joint press launch on Friday (Feb 19).
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“On high of offering intensive profession steering and assist which incorporates job matching, personalised profession teaching and planning, and complimentary persevering with schooling and coaching programs, the AUs have additionally tapped on their community of trade companions to curate appropriate job placement and apprenticeship alternatives for graduates, such because the SGUnited Traineeships.”
Of the graduates who discovered employment, the share of these in part-time or momentary jobs rose sharply from 7 per cent to 22.Three per cent, the survey confirmed. Graduates on the SGUnited Traineeships Programme made up 16.9 proportion factors of this determine.
About half of this group stated they have been in involuntary part-time or momentary employment, a pointy enhance from the greater than one-third of this group in 2019, the survey confirmed.
About 1.5 per cent of graduates discovered freelance work, down from 2 per cent in 2019.
Total, 93.6 per cent of graduates discovered employment inside six months of finishing their last examinations, up from 90.7 per cent in 2019.
The median gross month-to-month wage amongst contemporary graduates in everlasting full-time jobs was S$3,700, up from S$3,600 in 2019, stated the schools within the press launch.
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Just like 2019, graduates from data and digital applied sciences, well being sciences and enterprise clusters registered the best percentages of everlasting full-time employment, the survey confirmed.
Most clusters noticed no change in median gross month-to-month salaries, however these in arts, design and media, engineering, and knowledge and digital applied sciences noticed will increase of S$100, S$150 and S$360 respectively in 2020.
EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF GRADUATES IN FOLLOW-UP SURVEY
In a observe up survey, 827 graduates from NUS, NTU and SMU have been surveyed on their employment standing on Nov 1, 2020. This was carried out for programs that usually require post-graduate sensible coaching earlier than the graduates can practise of their professions.
The graduates polled have been from the Structure class of 2017, and the biomedical sciences and Chinese language medication, legislation, medication, and pharmacy programs who completed their first yr of coaching upon commencement in 2019.
Of those that have been employed, 96.eight per cent had jobs after finishing their coaching final yr, a slight lower from 98.6 per cent in 2019, the survey confirmed.
93.5 per cent of these employed had secured everlasting full-time jobs, a slight lower from 96.Four per cent in 2019. One other 0.Three per cent have been freelancing, in comparison with 0.6 per cent the earlier yr.
The proportion of these in part-time or momentary employment additionally elevated to three per cent, up from 1.6 per cent in 2019. Graduates below the SGUnited Traineeship Programme made up 1.Three proportion factors of this determine, stated the schools within the press launch.
Of these in part-time or momentary employment, barely greater than half stated this was involuntary.
The median gross month-to-month wage of those that discovered everlasting full-time jobs on this group dropped from S$4,800 in 2019 to S$4,625 in 2020.
The surveys for SIT and SUTD graduates are presently ongoing and might be launched at a later date, the press launch learn.