08 Jan '12, 9pm

Higher pay but fewer full-time jobs for polytechnic graduates: Survey: According to the latest Graduate Employme...

SINGAPORE - Reflecting the current economic uncertainty, employment prospects for polytechnic graduates last year were relatively muted. According to the latest Graduate Employment Survey for polytechnic students, which was released recently, 67 per cent of fresh polytechnic graduates obtained a full-time permanent job last year, a 1.5 percentage point drop as compared to 2010. Similarly, the proportion of post-National Service (NS) poly graduates who secured full-time permanent employment fell from 81.3 per cent to 80.1 per cent over the same period. Jointly issued by the five polytechnics here, the survey also saw more taking on part-time and temporary jobs among the 13,000 diploma holders interviewed. Pay has, however, gone up slightly over the past year: The median gross monthly salary of fresh poly graduates in full-time permanent employment went up by S$50 to S$1,850...

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