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Where are our 2021 graduates working now?

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We reached out to them 18 months later as part of our annual Graduate Employability Survey, conducted between December 2022 and April 2023. The results of the survey confirm that Sciences Po graduates remain as employable as ever, despite the unprecedented context in which the 2020 cohort entered the job market. Read the key findings of this year’s survey.

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THE SURVEY RESULTS IN FIVE KEY FIGURES

  • 9 in 10 graduates who decided to enter the workforce are now in employment (the same figure as last year).
  • 87% of these found their first job within six months of graduating (compared to 80% for the Class of 2020)
  • 63% now work in the private sector (compared to 65% for the Class of 2020)
  • 38% are working outside of France (compared to 34% for the Class of 2017)
  • The average gross annual salary (excluding bonuses) has risen to €42K (compared to €40K for the Class of 2020). Outside of France the gross annual salary (excluding bonuses) raises to 45K€

A CONSISTENTLY HIGH EMPLOYMENT RATE

83% of graduates decided to enter the workforce, 13% have gone on to further study and 4% decided not to enter the workforce immediately.

Of the graduates who did decide to enter the workforce, 9 in 10 are now working (in either a stable job, an internship, as entrepreneurs or as trainee civil servants). This figure remains stable in relation to last year's survey, confirming the consistent appeal of the Sciences Po degree and the strengths of the university’s curriculum.

Waiting times for jobs remain short: 87% of Sciences Po graduates found work within six months (compared to 80% in 2022 survey, class of 2020), while 47% were hired prior to graduating.

NEARLY THREE IN FOUR GRADUATES ARE NOW IN STABLE EMPLOYMENT…

Of the graduates now working, 81% are in stable employment (permanent contracts or French and international civil service traineeships). 

  • 54% are in a permanent contract
  • 22% have joined the civil service in France or overseas
  • 6% are in a contracted position at an international organisation
  • 4% of graduates became entrepreneurs at the end of their studies.

… AND TWO IN THREE WORK IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

63% of graduates now in employment work in the private sector (compared to 65% for the Class of 2020); 21% work in the public sector (compared to 23% for the Class of 2020); 9% in NGO/associations ; 7% work in international organisations.

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