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Fresh UK Graduate Opportunities

Postby bob2156 » Mon, 25 Jun 2007 11:47 pm

Hi,

I realise there is a lot of information regarding new graduates and opportunities in Singapore, but felt a lot of it were geared more towards finance etc.

I have just recently graduated with a 1st class honours degree in multimedia technology at the top of my class and i am looking to work in Singapore for a year. I have a broad skill set ranging from flash design, website design, short film production, special effects to management consultancy.

I am looking to do a job which is anyway related to my field, even if it were to be IT help desk job and wondered whether there would be many opportunities for me?

If anyone has found themselves in a similar situation, i would greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks for your time,

Bobby

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 26 Jun 2007 7:01 am

Oh, I imagine there are some number of opportunties but the real question is: Can you qualifiy for an employment pass? History shows your chances to be low with no experience and only a bachelors degree.

Check out your possibilities at

http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal ... _pass.html

Take the self assessment. Let us know.

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Postby bob2156 » Tue, 26 Jun 2007 8:35 am

According to the self assessment tool, if i were to earn less that 1800 SGD i would not qualify. If i were to earn between 1800 and 2499, i would possibly qualify for an S pass and above 2500 i would qualify for an employment pass. I put IT for my occupation, although i realise this is extremely broad.

It is strange as my university is not accredited as a qualified institution, although perhaps the fact that it is a first class holds me in better stead.

My assumption is that a fresh graduate may struggle to make more than 1800, would this be the case?

I've applied to a few places on-line using monsterjobs etc, but have yet to have any reply be it positive or negative, although it is my understanding from the boards that getting a job on-line can be quite difficult.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 26 Jun 2007 9:09 am

Your problem will be getting an EP of any kind. Companies must demonstrate that they cannot find the skills they need in the local workforce when they apply for an EP for an employee.

When it is a person with years of experience and specialized skills (for example, I hire senior IT project managers) an EP is easy because it is very hard to find locals with this kind of experience.

But, there are many fresh graduates here, and huge numbers of Indians, Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysians, Indonesians, and more... all of whom would like to work here. Local graduates will always be protected... they are the cornerstone of a future, prosperous Singapore. They must have good jobs.

I would not try to apply for an EP for you... my sense is that it would not be accepted. When I pay S$1,800 or S$2,000 I know that there are many locals who can qualify.

My advice would be to hook up with an MNC in your country and make a specific request to be transferred.


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