FAQs for MOE Survey on Job Search Experience

MOE has commissioned Lightspeed Research to conduct a survey of graduates who are joining the workforce amidst the COVID-19 situation to better understand their current job search experience. The information collected will help the Government improve its efforts to support graduates in this period. The responses will be kept anonymous and strictly confidential.

If you have queries, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below. For further clarifications and queries, you may contact Lightspeed Research at feedback@lightspeedresearch.com.

1. What Is the Purpose of the Survey?

The survey is carried out by Ministry of Education (MOE) to better understand your current job search experience amidst the COVID-19 situation. The information you provide will help the Government improve its efforts to support you and your peers through this challenging time.

2. Who Are Surveyed?

The survey covers current students and recent graduates from Autonomous Universities, Polytechnics, ITE, Arts Institutions and Private Education Institutes who are likely to join the workforce this year.

3. Can I Refuse to Participate in this Survey?

Yes. Your decision to participate in this research study is voluntary and completely up to you. However, we would be grateful for your participation as your feedback will help the Government to understand the situation on the ground, and improve its efforts to support our graduates in their job search. The survey will take about five minutes to complete.

4. How Did You Get My Personal Data?

Lightspeed Research has been formally appointed by MOE to conduct this survey on their behalf. We wish to assure you that your contact details and survey responses will be anonymised and kept strictly confidential. Information collected will only be used for the purpose of this survey.

5. Under the Pdpa, I Would Need to Give My Consent Before My Personal Data Can Passed to Someone Else. I Did Not Give Consent. Why Are You Contacting Me?

The survey is not for commercial purpose. The survey will inform the Government's efforts to support our students and graduates amidst COVID-19. As Lightspeed Research has been formally appointed by the MOE, which is a public agency, we are permitted under the PDPA to contact you without seeking your consent. We wish to assure you that your contact details and survey responses will be anonymised and kept strictly confidential. The information collected will only be used for the purpose of this survey.

6. I Have Already Registered My Number in the Do Not Call (Dnc) Registry. Why Are You Still Calling Me?

The DNC registry is for telemarketing calls or messages of commercial nature sent to consumers. This survey is not for commercial purpose.

7. What Happens to the Information You Obtained from the Survey? Who Will Have Access to the Information That I Provided in the Survey?

The information will be provided to MOE and will be used by the Government to study the employment situation and inform policy changes to better support graduates in their job search. The information provided to Lightspeed Research will be destroyed twelve months after the survey has concluded.

8. Will the Information I Provide to You Make Me Identifiable?

No, all survey responses will be kept anonymous.

9. How Do I Know That You Are Authorised to Conduct this Survey?

Lightspeed Research has been formally appointed by MOE to conduct this survey on their behalf. We wish to assure you that your contact details and survey responses will be anonymised and kept strictly confidential. The information collected will only be used for the purpose of this survey. You may contact Lightspeed Research at feedback@lightspeedresearch.com.

10. How Can I Redeem the Sgd $5 Grabfood E-Voucher?

Instructions to redeem the SGD $5 GrabFood e-voucher would be sent to you via an email (i.e. the same email that the survey invite was sent to) within three to four weeks following the end of this month's survey (e.g. if the survey was carried out in June, you will receive it by the fourth week of July). This email will contain instructions on how to redeem the GrabFood e-voucher.

11. Can I Exchange the Sgd $5 Grabfood E-Voucher for Other Vouchers?

No, the vouchers are non-exchangeable.