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8 in 10 fresh graduates get full-time job within 6 months

About eight in 10 graduates from the three autonomous universities in Singapore found a full-time job within six months.

SINGAPORE: About eight in 10 graduates from the three autonomous universities in Singapore found a full-time job within six months.

This was slightly fewer than in 2012.

It was one of the findings of a poll of some 10,500 graduates who were in the market for a job.

The survey was conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore Management University (SMU).

Fresh graduates with engineering or accountancy-related qualifications were particularly in demand across the board, while others included business, nursing, and maritime studies.

Meanwhile, the average gross monthly salary among those in full-time jobs was about S$3,200.

The median gross monthly salary was about S$3,000.

This was comparable to what they received in 2012.

SMU graduates generally led the way, with average starting salaries hitting nearly S$3,500.

Among graduates from courses requiring practical training, nearly 98 per cent found full-time employment last year.

These were in areas such as law, medicine and architecture.

On average, they earned a monthly starting salary of about S$4,600, nearly S$100 more than in 2012. 

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