Strong Employment Outcomes and Starting Salaries for SIT’s 2021 Graduates
More than 9 in 10 graduates were employed within six months of graduation, and 86.0% were employed in full-time permanent jobs – surpassing pre-pandemic levels – with improvements seen across sector.
Class of 2021 graduates from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) continue to be well-received by the industry. These results were unveiled in the annual Joint Autonomous Universities Graduate Employment Survey (JAUGES), conducted by SIT between 1 March and 14 May 2022. Of the 2,006 graduates across 33 degree programmes from SIT and its 10 Overseas University (OU) partners, 84.5%, or 1,695 graduates, took part in the survey.
Significant Employment Improvements for Graduates in COVID-19-hit Sectors
The survey showed that more than 9 in 10, or 95.6% of SIT fresh graduates in the labour force gained employment within six months of graduation. 86.0% secured full-time permanent (FTP) jobs, a 16.2% increase as compared to the previous cohort.
Significant recovery was observed for graduates in the tourism and built environment sectors which were heavily impacted by COVID-19. Hospitality Business, Civil Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) graduates achieved FTP employment ranging from 80.3% to 96.1%, an improvement of between 11.5 to 32.4% from the previous cohort.
SIT graduates have remained highly sought after by industries with strong demand for skilled talent. The pioneer cohort of the Aircraft Systems Engineering programme, as well as graduates of the Information and Communications Technology (Information Security), Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering), Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems programmes have achieved 100% employment. Graduates of the three SIT-conferred Allied Health programmes in Diagnostic Radiography, Occupational Therapy, and Radiation Therapy also achieved 100% employment, while those from the SIT-Trinity College Dublin Physiotherapy programme achieved 97.9% overall employment.
Healthy Starting Salaries, Surpassing Pre-Pandemic Levels
The survey also revealed that the starting salaries of SIT graduates exceeded pre-pandemic levels, with both mean and median gross monthly salaries at an all-time high.
The mean gross monthly salary of SIT graduates in FTP employment was $3,755, an increase over the previous year’s salary of $3,675. The median gross monthly salary of graduates in FTP employment was $3,550, up from $3,500 in 2020.
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