Almost two-thirds of TalTech foreign IT students have found professional work in Estonia
According to the latest statistics from the Tax and Customs Board, 65% of the foreign students of the School of Information Technologies of the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have found a job in Estonia.
‘We are pleased to note that graduates of all study programmes of TalTech’s School of Information Technologies, regardless of their origin, can easily find employment in Estonia. It gives us assurance that our programmes are in line with the requirements of the labour market,’ said Gert Jervan, Dean of TalTech’s School of Information Technologies. He explained that the entrepreneurs themselves, with whom the university works closely and who themselves contribute to the development of curricula through programme councils, also have a role to play.
According to the Tax and Customs Board, the highest number of foreign students who have found jobs in Estonia have graduated from TalTech’s Cyber Security and Communicative Electronics programmes, with 79 and 73 per cent, respectively.
The majority (88%) of the foreign students found a job in Estonia within one month after graduation or even during their studies. ‘The fact that foreign students can find a professional job so quickly confirms the need for IT experts and encourages future students to choose the specialty required in the job market,’ said Jervan.
Comparing the salary levels of 2016 and 2019, the average salary of foreign graduates has increased from €1,187 to €1,902 (60%). The salary level of foreign students who graduated more than over half a year ago has increased by 28%, from €1,475 to €1,882.
Almost 1,700 foreign students from 100 different countries started their studies at TalTech this academic year, accounting for 16% of all students of TalTech.
The data comes from Information Technology Foundation for Education’s analysis based on data from the Tax and Customs Board.