As for graduates in part-time employment, the proportion fell from 31.6 per cent in 2020 to 29.4 per cent in 2021.
Amongst them, about 2.2 share factors have been college students on SGUnited Traineeship programmes, down from 2.7 share factors in 2020.
The programme was launched in June 2020 to assist job seekers discover traineeships or attachments with host firms. Beneath the programme, traineeships final for as much as 12 months. Trainees additionally get a month-to-month coaching allowance, of which 80 per cent is funded by the Authorities.
The proportion of involuntary part-time employment additionally dropped from 3.8 per cent in 2020 to 1.8 per cent in 2021, survey figures confirmed.
Nevertheless, the proportion of scholars in involuntary part-time employment remained about the identical, with a slight lower of 0.3 share factors.
The portion of graduates who remained unemployed six months after commencement dropped from 12.6 per cent in 2020 to 7.8 per cent in 2021.
Of those, the proportion of these unemployed and nonetheless on the lookout for a job dropped from 9.6 per cent in 2020 to five.3 per cent in 2021.
“The rise within the employment price of polytechnic graduates, in tandem with the restoration of Singapore’s financial system, testifies to the industry-relevant coaching our college students obtain,” mentioned the principal of Temasek Polytechnic Peter Lam, talking on behalf of the polytechnic graduate employment survey committee.
“Regardless of the various uncertainties confronted previously yr, the median salaries for each recent and post-Nationwide Service graduates have elevated, clearly reflecting employers’ confidence in our polytechnic graduates’ abilities and information.”