Employment rates, salaries up slightly for last year's graduates

SINGAPORE - The overall employment rates and starting salaries of last year's graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU) are up slightly from those of the previous cohort.

The joint Graduate Employment Survey conducted by the three universities found that 89.5 per cent of respondents found employment within six months after completing their final examinations, a joint release today said. This is slightly higher than the 89.1 per cent for the 2014 cohort.

The release also said that 83.1 per cent of respondents found full-time permanent employment, up from 82.7 per cent the year before.

Mean gross monthly salary among fresh graduates in full-time employment was at $3,468, up slightly from $3,333 the year before.

In a separate statement, SMU said that 93.7 per cent of its jobseekers were employed within six months of completing their final examinations. Mean gross monthly salary of SMU graduates was $3,624, it said.