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Graduate Employment Survey

Graduate Employment Survey

The Graduate Employment Survey (GES) is conducted by the Student Affairs Office annually, with the purpose of gaining a better understanding of the graduates’ employment situation and more details on their job process.

 

GES 2020 - SUMMARY OF SURVEY FINDINGS

 

 I. FULL-TIME PRE-SERVICE PROGRAMMES

  1. 970 out of 1,023 graduates from full-time pre-service programmes completed the questionnaires (response rate 94.8%).
  2. Among them, 796 (82.1%) were employed, 127 (13.1%) pursued full-time further studies, 30 (3.1%) were still seeking employment, 12 (1.2%) did not seek for jobs due to personal reasons and 5 (0.5%) emigrated/returned to home country.
  3. The mean monthly salary received by full-time employed respondents was increased to HK$28,328 in 2020. The mean monthly salaries for graduates of sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes were HK$16,309, HK$31,676 and HK$31,419 respectively.
  4. 624 full-time employed respondents engaged in the education field. Among these respondents, 610 (93.1%) held teaching posts.
  5. The proportion of respondents pursuing full-time further studies was 13.1%. Among the 125 respondents who provided their details to pursue full-time further studies, 116 enrolled in local institutions.

 

II. FULL-TIME COMPLEMENTARY DISCIPLINES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  1. 314 out of 338 graduates completed the questionnaires (response rate 92.9%). Among the respondents, 235 were employed (74.8%). 57 (18.2%) pursued full-time further studies, 10 (3.2%) were still searching for a job, while 10 (3.2%) had no intention to seek employment. 198 (100%) full-time employed respondents had secured employment in Hong Kong.
  2. The mean monthly salary of the full-time locally employed respondents was HK$15,679.

 

III. FULL-TIME RESEARCH POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  1. 14 graduates responded to the questionnaire (response rate 93.3%). 7 (50.0%) graduates were employed, while 3 (21.4%) were seeking employment when the survey was conducted. 1 had no intention to seek employment and the remaining 3 returned to their home country.
  2. The mean monthly salary of the full-time employed respondents who secured employment in Hong Kong was HK$31,717.

 

IV. FULL-TIME SELF-FINANCED SUB-DEGREE PROGRAMME

  1. 19 out of 21 graduates completed the questionnaires (response rate 90.5%). Among the respondents, 15 were full-time employed or pursed full-time further studies (78.9%). 2 (10.5%) were seeking employment, while the remaining 2 (10.5%) had no intention to seek employment.

 

V. FULL-TIME SELF-FINANCED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  1. 389 out of 413 graduates completed the questionnaires (response rate 94.2%). 271 (69.7%) were employed, 62 (15.9%) pursued full-time further studies, 41 (10.5%) were searching for a job, 10 (2.6%) had no intention to seek employment while 5 emigrated/returned to home country. 220 (99.5%) out of 221 full-time employed respondents had secured employment in Hong Kong.
  2. The mean monthly salary of the full-time employed respondents who secured employment in Hong Kong was HK$15,845.

 

VI. FULL-TIME SELF-FINANCED POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

  1. 1003 out of 1165 graduates completed the questionnaires (response rate 86.1%). 229 (22.8%) were employed, 29 (2.9%) pursued full-time further studies, 91 (9.1%) were searching for a job, 35 (3.5%) were not seeking employment, while 619 (61.7%) emigrated/returned to home country.
  2. 196 (92.9%) out of 211 full-time employed respondents had secured employment in Hong Kong.
  3. The mean monthly salary of full-time employed respondents who secured employment in Hong Kong was HK$23,371.

 

For the full report (internal reference), please refer to amis.eduhk.hk.