More fresh poly grads in full-time jobs with higher pay in 2023

12 Jan 2024

Fresh polytechnic graduates commanded higher salaries and had better job prospects in 2023, according to a poll conducted by the five polytechnics in Singapore. Results from the latest Graduate Employment Survey (GES) released on Jan 12 show that nearly 60 per cent of them landed full-time permanent jobs in 2023, inching upwards from 59 per cent in 2022 and about 58 per cent in 2021. The median gross monthly salary among graduates in full-time permanent employment grew by $200, from $2,600 in 2022 to $2,800 in 2023. Graduates from health sciences, humanities and social sciences, and information and digital technologies took home higher pay than their peers from other courses. In a joint statement, the polytechnics – SP, TP, NP, NYP and RP – said they have continued to support their graduates by providing career guidance such as job matching and personalised coaching. The institutions have also tapped their networks of industry partners for suitable job placement and apprenticeship opportunities for graduates, such as the SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme – where graduates are matched with a job related to their diplomas and undergo a 12-month or 18-month training programme. Similar news reported in Berita Harian, Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Zaobao,  Tamil Murasu, The New Paper,8 World, Channel News Asia, Channel 5, Capital95.8

[The Straits Times

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