Last Monday, June 11, 2018, the AlmaLaurea 2018 report on the Profile and the Employment Status of Graduates was presented in Turin. Of all graduates involved, there were 6,597 from the Politecnico, of which 3,412 first-level and 3,185 second-level graduates.
The profile of the interviewed graduates confirms the high percentage of international students: 9,1% of first-level graduates (compared to 3,1% in Italy) and 13, 4% of second-level graduates (compared to 4,6% in Italy). The outcome on university experience was significant: 9 out of 10 graduates stated they are satisfied with their general university experience.
For PoliTo’s students, entering the job market already begins during university years. 46,4% of graduates has done an internship recognized by their university: 42,2% of fisrt-level graduates and 51,0% of second-level graduates (considering those who did it only during the first three years, the percentage goes up to 69,8%).
As for the employment profile, the study shows that the majority of these young people continue studying after their Bachelor’s degree course, therefore postponing their entrance to the job market after their Master’s degree course. Among first-level graduates who have never applied for a Master’s degree, therefore they started to work, the employment rate is 76,7%, compared to 71,1% nation-wide.
The most significant datum concerns second-level graduates one year after graduation: 86,4% of second-level graduates of the Politecnico is employed. This percentage is far higher than the average in Italy, 73,9%, and it is increasing compared to last year’s percentage, 83,7%. This confirms the upward trend registered by the Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 as well, made by the British institute QS by calculating the relation between the employment percentage of graduates and the average of Italian universities analysed in the ranking. The Institute certifies that the Politecnico di Torino is the first university in the world which guarantees job opportunities to its graduates.
Latest data from Almalaurea show that the percentage of employed people still increases five years after graduation, reaching 95,3%.
The wage difference between second-level graduates of the Politecnico and the Italian average is significant: 1,429 euros net per month compared to an average wage of 1,153 euros a year after graduation, and 1,741 euros compared to 1,428 euros five years after graduation.
“Th data presented today by Almalaurea confirm an upward trend which has become fundamental for our university. It’s a good sign, for students and their families, who in always larger numbers choose the Politecnico also for its job opportunities. We want to keep offering these opportunities in the future years as well, thanks to the organization of courses with a focus on diverse knowledge, teamwork and a cross-curricular challenge. This will be possible thanks to a more consistent use of innovative teaching methods, with more fieldwork, in order to create more impact on the society and increasing critical skills necessary to train future engineers, architects, designers and planners”, commented the dean Guido Saracco.