Astudy on scholarships, higher education and career preferences of students in Singapore.
Banking & Financial Services The Most Preferred Industry of Work for Students
Banking & Financial Services industry is the most popular industry of work amongst students by featuring in the top 3 industry of work across all student categories.
GCE 'A' Level & IB Diploma students and graduates
Career growth and opportunities are rated as the most important attribute to their job amongst GCE 'A' Level & IB Diploma students and graduates (average rating of 4.42 out of 5). This illustrates their motivation to gain advancement opportunities and avoid stagnation within their career.
In terms of non-monetary attribute, consistent with the result for the top GCE 'A' Level and IB Diploma graduates, the GCE 'A' Level & IB Diploma students and graduates expect a starting of S$3001 to S$3500.
Career Growth and Opportunities are rated as the most attribute of their ideal hob (an average rating of 4.57 out of 5). Highlighting and developing a well-thought career programme that provides career growth and opportunities to the scholars could be key to enhancing their motivation and sense of fulfillment in serving their scholarship bonds that ultimately leads to retention of their employment.
Aside from non-monetary attributes, polytechnic students expect a starting salary of S$3001 to S$3500 which is consistent across all student categories.
University Undergraduates (Year 1 & 2)
University undergraduates rated career growth and opportunities as the most important attribute in their ideal job (average rating of 4.35 out of 5) with a high 91.7% citing it as an important attribute. This suggests an emphasis placed by students on career advancement in their jobs and a keen desire ti avoid stagnation in their career.
Aside from non-monetary attributes, university undergraduates expect a starting salary of S$3001 to S$3500 which is consistent across all student categories.