Source: Media Outreach
Headline: Renewed interest in Careers in Banking & Financial Services Among Local Millennials
Latest BrightSparks Scholarship and Education Survey show a shift inpreferred work industries among studentsMost important attribute in an ideal job: Career growth andopportunities
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 9 October 2017 – Banking & Financial Services is themost popular industry of work amongst today’s tertiary students, according tothe latest BrightSparks Scholarship andEducation Survey. An ideal jobis also perceived as one that offers advancement opportunities and growth,rather than having opportunities to travel for work or is socially-minded.
Held forthe 10th year, the BrightSparks Scholarship and Education Survey isan annual study of scholarships, higher education and career preferences ofpotential scholarship recipients in Singapore. Close to 1,800 respondents,including GCE ‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) students and graduates,polytechnic students and university undergraduates, participated in this year’ssurvey between March and July.
Banking & FinancialServices: The Most Preferred Industry of Work for Students
Adeparture from 2016’s results, which saw the Healthcare sector topping thestudents’ interest, Banking and Financial Services featured in the top 3industry of work across all student categories. Other preferred industriesinclude the Public Service, Healthcare, Airline/Travel and Engineering.
Studentswere also unanimous in what matters to them in the quest for an ideal job — careeropportunities and minimal stagnation. Other key attributes to an ideal job includehaving an interesting job scope, job security, and work-life balance. Havingtravel and relocation opportunities as part of the job proved to be leastimportant.
“Highlightingand developing a well-thought out career programme that provides career growthand opportunities to the scholars can be key to enhancing today’s millennials’motivation and sense of fulfilment in serving their scholarship bonds, thatultimately leads to retention of their employment,” said Sam Ng, Managing Director ofCareerBuilder Singapore.
Othersurvey findings include:
Prominent scholarship providerssuch as the Public Service Commission, the National University of Singapore andNanyang Technology remains among the top 3 favourites among the students.Changi Airport Group rose significantly in terms of their popularity byleapfrogging two places to cement their position as the fourth most preferredscholarship provider.
Consistent across allstudent categories, most respondents expect a starting salary of S$3,001 to S$3,500.
To findout more about CareerBuilder Singapore, please visit www.careerbuilder.com.sg.
BrightSparks,owned by CareerBuilder Singapore, is Singapore’s most preferred Scholarship andHigher Education portal. It seeks to offer Junior College (JC), Polytechnic andUndergraduate students a wealth of comprehensive information on the latestscholarships and higher education choices.
CareerBuilderSingapore is part of the CareerBuilder family – a US recruitment giant and aglobal leader in the human capital solutions. Today, CareerBuilder has a globalpresence in more than 60 markets and over 2,800 employees worldwide.
CareerBuilderSingapore has a team of more than 80 well-trained professionals. Our expertiseis in working with top employers across industries to help them with theirrecruitment process – from acquiring to hiring. Coupled with our globalresources and expertise in the Southeast Asian talent recruitment arena, ithelps us stay ahead of the industry curve.
CareerBuilderSingapore seeks to provide our clients with an end-to-end delivery. Ourexpertise and experiences include (but are not limited to):
Innovativeready-solutions that can be fully customised to your unique business needsIntegrativemarketingCreativeservicesClientmanagement and fulfilmentProductspecialisation
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