Grants and Initiatives

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Capability Transfer Programme

by Workforce Singapore
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What is it?

This programme aims to build deep capabilities in the local workforce by bringing in foreign specialists or sending Singaporeans overseas to acquire new capabilities. This is to support innovation and adoption of new technologies.

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How will employers benefit?

Employers can receive funding of up to 90% depending on the nature of the company (SME/non-SME), impact of the project and whether is company specific or industry-level to transfer specialised know-how from foreign specialist to Singaporeans to improve competitiveness of local enterprises.

Career Support Programme

by Workforce Singapore
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What is it?

This initiative encourages employers to hire experience Singapore citizen Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) who are made redundant or unemployed and actively looking for jobs for six months or more.

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How will employers benefit?

Employers can receive up to S$42,000 of salary support for up to 18 months for hiring eligible Singapore Citizen under the programme.

Career Trial

by Workforce Singapore
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What is it?

The scheme helps Singaporean jobseekers try out new jobs, while employers can assess jobseekers’ job fit through a short-term trial before offering employment.

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How will employers benefit?

Allows the assessment of jobseekers’ job fit before formal employment. Trainees will receive training allowances of up to S$15/hr during the trial period with an additional of up to S$1,500 retention bonus upon gaining employment with the company. Companies will also receive up to 6 months of salary support at 30% capped at S$5,400 for full-time hire and S$2,700 for part time hire. 

P-Max

by Workforce Singapore
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What is it?

A Place-and-Train programme aimed at helping SMEs to better recruit, train and retain newly-hired Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), encourage adoption of progressive HR practices and help place job--seeking PMETs.

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How will employers benefit?

Supports screening and referrals of PMETs and SMEs can receive grants of up to 90% course free subsidies for workshops, and up to S$10,000 upon completion of programme and retention of PMETs for 6 months.

Professional Conversion Programme

by Workforce Singapore
Asset 108

What is it?

These are career conversion programmes targeted at Professionals, Managers, Executives, Technicians (PMETs) to help mid-career switchers to undergo skills conversion and move into new occupations or sectors with good opportunities.

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How will employers benefit?

Over a hundred programmes provide support to PMETs in career conversion and facilitate employers to recruit career switchers. Employers and PMETs can receive up to 90% course free subsidies, as well as salary support and training allowances respectively

SGUnited Jobs

by Workforce Singapore
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What is it?

This initiative, along with the SGUnited Traineeships programme, aims to create about 10,000 temporary jobs over the next one year. It will create more opportunities for workers affected by COVID-19 while providing support to match them to available jobs.

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How will employers benefit?

Supports employers both in private and public sectors in their recruitment for eventual recovery or to fill short-term manpower needs due to disruptions in labour supply. Facilitation efforts will be provided between recruiting companies and those with excess manpower.

SGUnited Traineeships

by Workforce Singapore
Asset 108

What is it?

This programme equips those graduating in 2020 with relevant work experience for a firmer foothold in the job market during economic recovery. It offers traineeship opportunities across sectors such as R&D institutes, deep-tech start-ups and incubators.

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How will employers benefit?

Employers will be able to gain access to a pool of fresh graduates, bringing them in as trainees with co-funding from the government during the lull period and recruiting these experienced trainees when hiring picks up.

Skills Framework

by SkillsFuture Singapore
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What is it?

The Skills Framework provides up-to-date information on employment, career pathways, occupations, job roles, existing and emerging skills and competencies, as well as relevant education and training programmes.

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How will employers benefit?

Employers can leverage the free-to-use Skills Framework as a guiding resource towards understanding roles and competencies within each sector, and to design progressive HR practice to invest and develop in skills for their companies.

SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace

by SkillsFuture Singapore
Asset 108

What is it?

Formerly known as Future@Work, SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace is a national initiative to equip Singaporeans with the mindset and basic functional skills to prepare for the future economy.

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How will employers benefit?

Employers can use this resource to plan for, and drive development of the right digital mindset and skillset required to drive technological changes in the workplace.

Work-Life Grant

by Workforce Singapore
Asset 108

What is it?

This initiative supports implementation of progressive employment practices to benefit Singaporeans through flexible work-life arrangements.

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How will employers benefit?

Funding support for initiatives relating to Flexible Work-Life Arrangements (up to S$70,000) and Job -Sharing Incentives (up to S$35,000). Companies can use this to hire for new Industry 4.0 skills.