Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on new hires for graduate roles in the Public Service and Civil Service

10 July 2018

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on new hires for graduate roles in the Public Service and Civil Service

Parliamentary Sitting: 10 July 2018

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong:
To ask the Prime Minister what is the breakdown of new hires for graduate roles in the Public Service and Civil Service for each of the past five years according to graduates from local autonomous universities, local private educational institutes and overseas universities.

Written Reply by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade & Industry and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service.

Between 2013 and 2017, the Civil Service1 hired an average of about 2,800 officers per year for roles at or above the entry-level grade for fresh graduates. Of these new hires, an average of 65% were from local autonomous universities, 4% were from local private educational institutes and 24% were from overseas universities. The remaining were non-graduates.


[1] We do not have information on officers in the Statutory Boards.