Close to 90% of fresh graduates employed in 2013: Joint university survey

Crowd at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Career Fair held on Feb 18, 2014. About nine in 10 graduates from the National University of Singapore, NTU and Singapore Management University were able to find employment within six months of finishing their final examinations.

The average gross monthly salary among fresh graduates in full-time jobs was $3,229, while the median gross monthly salary was $3,050. These figures are comparable to what fresh graduates received in 2012.

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Here is the joint press release from the universities (NUS, NTU and SMU):

The results from the Joint Graduate Employment Survey conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU) revealed that approximately nine in 10 university graduates from these three autonomous universities who entered the labour force were employed within six months of completing their final examinations. Graduates in full-time permanent employment continued to receive salaries that were comparable to those who graduated in 2012.

Full-time Graduates

A total of 10,534 out of 14,554 full-time, fresh graduates from NUS, NTU and SMU participated in the survey. As at 1 November 2013, the overall employment rate among economically active graduates was 89.3 per cent, compared to 91.0 per cent in 2012. 83.4 per cent of these graduates were employed in full-time permanent jobs within six months of completing their final examinations, compared to 85.6 per cent in 2012.

The mean gross monthly salary among fresh graduates employed in full-time permanent employment was S$3,229. The median gross monthly salary among fresh graduates employed in full-time permanent employment was S$3,050. This was comparable to what fresh graduates received in 2012.

Follow-Up Graduates

A total of 579 out of 811 follow-up graduates from NUS, NTU and SMU took part in the survey. These graduates are from the Architecture Class of 2010, Biomedical Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Law, Medicine, and Pharmacy courses, who had completed their practical law course/pupilage, practical training or housemanship after completing their studies in 2012.

Of the economically active follow-up graduates, the overall employment rate was 98.3 per cent, compared to 98.6 per cent in 2012. 97.9 per cent of these graduates were engaged in full-time permanent employment, compared to 98.0 per cent in 2012.

The mean gross monthly salary among follow-up graduates employed in full-time permanent employment was S$4,575. The median gross monthly salary among follow-up graduates employed in full-time permanent employment was S$4,500.