Job Prospects for Indian Students in Singapore

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Mar 24, 2022 03:05 IST

Job prospects in Singapore: High salaries, opportunities in various sectors, and having one of the most stable economies in the world – Singapore has over the years become one of the top destinations for international students seeking employment. A study by HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2018 has ranked Singapore as a top destination for expat experiences. The report goes on to elucidate how Singapore in 2018 become the top destination for the expat workforce as foreigners were drawn to the strong and stable economy, increased earnings, and a chance to take their careers to the next level.

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Don't get fooled by the small size of this island country as economically Singapore packs a powerful punch. Singapore is one of the four 'Asian Tiger' economies, along with Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan that are defined by rapid economic growth.

The country is eager to acquire foreign talent and offers extremely lucrative salaries to entice the international workforce. The country is also well known to be open to outsiders and provide safety and efficiency combined with a welcoming attitude towards foreigners and a high standard of living making Singapore one of the most sought after countries for international students looking to work in the country.

Students looking to stay back in Singapore after they have pursued their education can do so for one to three months depending on their student visa. Indian students can also apply for a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) for one year to stay in Singapore to look for relevant employment, provided, they have completed their education from a recognized and approved Institute of Higher Learning in Singapore. Students must understand that this is a non-renewable visit pass and in case they are not able to acquire the employment which makes them eligible for a Work Permit by the end of that year, they would have to return to their home country.

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Singapore enjoys a free market economy and has often been listed among the least corrupt nations in the world. The government has also kept the unemployment numbers low pegging currently at 4.11% (2019). The ports of Singapore are one of the busiest ports in the world because of their massive exports. The workforce in the country is a healthy mix of Chinese, Malay, and Indian workers, as well as expatriates from all over the world. Singapore has often struggled to fill jobs as per a study conducted by Manpower Group's 2018 Talent Shortage Survey and the main reason for the talent shortage is the lack of relevant skills and experience.

However, candidates looking to work in Singapore can check out the following jobs sectors that require international talent.

Other most searched jobs in Singapore include

  • Data scientists
  • Product managers
  • User experience designers
  • HR professionals
  • Marketing professionals.

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Popular Graduate Jobs

The table below shows popular graduate job sectors in the various fields

International companies with operations in Singapore include:

Provided below is a list of international companies with their operations in Singapore that are a major hit among the Indian student workforce. 

Accenture

AXA

BNP Paribas

Citibank

Deloitte

Deutsche Bank

EY

ExxonMobil

GlaxoSmithKline

HSBC

IBM

InterContinental Hotels Group

Johnson & Johnson

KPMG

Novartis

PwC

Proctor & Gamble

Shell

Often termed as the Gateway to Asia, Indians with a flair for travel can travel by air or sea to surrounding countries and explore locations such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia when not working. Got more questions regarding job prospects in Singapore? Kindly put your queries in the comments below.

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sriram S

9 months ago

Hello , I want to study a Short term (6months) course in a private university in Business and retail management in Singapore.I have a doubt the course has Industrial attachment with it. If i got a job there , can i get s pass from student pass?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

8 months ago

Hello Sriram. You need to apply for a S-Pass online by visiting the official website here: https://www.mom.gov.sg/eservices/services/apply-for-a-new-ep-and-s-pass

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Bimalendu Panda

10 months ago

Daughter completed 5yr law degree from Indian University. Looking for masters. Would pls. Guide

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

10 months ago

Hello Bimalendu. Check out popular universities in Singapore here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/singapore or get in touch with our counsellors here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply

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neha

a year ago

Hi Rahul,
Having 9 years of experience in HR and currently looking for opportunity in singapore (Currently Residing in India). Can you please suggest any Genuine consultant or agency to get the assistance.
Thanks and Regards
Raja Bhagwat

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Neha. As you must be aware we assist students looking to pursue higher education abroad. My apologies will not be able to assist you with your query.

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Vatsala Tyagi

a year ago

Hello,
I wanted to ask that are there any internship opportunities for Indian MBA students in Singapore

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Vatsala. You can get in touch with organisations in Singapore to know about any such opening. With the ongoing pandemic a lot of what was possible a year back now now seems a distant dream. All the best.

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anu

a year ago

Hello sir this is anu from India .currently I'm studying pharm.D (doctor of pharmacy)in india ..
Did I've any opportunity to work in Singapore as a clinical pharmacist ..

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Anu. Thank you for writing in. We provide assistance to Indian students looking to pursue their higher education abroad. While all countries provide an equal opportunity to job seekers, the article above talks about job prospects or popular job sectors for Indian students in Singapore. You ...Hello Anu. Thank you for writing in. We provide assistance to Indian students looking to pursue their higher education abroad. While all countries provide an equal opportunity to job seekers, the article above talks about job prospects or popular job sectors for Indian students in Singapore. You are most welcome to apply for clinical pharmacist in Singapore.

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