All Singapore Stuff / No jobs for local engineers coz employers only hire FT from other countries

All Singapore Stuff
All Singapore Stuff / No jobs for local engineers coz employers only hire FT from other countries
All Singapore Stuff
All Singapore Stuff / No jobs for local engineers coz employers only hire FT from other countries

Are there no engineering jobs for Singaporeans because companies are hiring foreigners instead?

Or is it because there are no Singaporeans going into engineering therefore companies have no choice but to hire foreigners?

Quote from ST:
[Today, both the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University struggle to fill their classes and have to admit foreign students to make up the shortfall. The best now prefer to do medicine, law, finance and business.

And even when they choose engineering, many of the top students end up in banking and other jobs which offer higher salaries. As a result, four of the top 10 professions with the biggest number of vacancies today are engineering-related, according to Ministry of Manpower data.

The situation is so bad that many public-sector agencies and government-linked companies have started to make changes to the career development of their engineering staff, to make it more attractive for new recruits and existing staff.]

 


 

Source:

  • http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/shrinking-pool-of-engineers-poses-national-risk
    Today, both the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University struggle to fill their classes and have to admit foreign students to make up the  shortfall. The best now prefer  to do medicine, law, finance  and business.And even when they choose engineering, many of the top students end up in banking and other jobs which offer higher salaries. As a result, four of the top 10 professions with the biggest number of vacancies today are engineering-related, according to Ministry of Manpower data.The situation is so bad that many public-sector agencies and government-linked companies have started to make changes to the career development of their engineering staff, to make it more attractive for new recruits and existing staff.

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