SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme

What is SkillsFuture?

About the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme

The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme is a work-study programme designed to give Fresh Full-Time graduates* from ITE or one of the 5 polytechnics in Singapore, a head-start in careers related to their discipline of study. Applicant must be an Employee of a Earn and Learn Programme Participating Company.

*The entry requirements may differ from course to course. Please click on the respective course website to view the course entry requirements.

These programmes are designed in collaboration with the industry to ensure relevance to employers and the growth of the sector.

Course For Duration Intake
SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme leading to part-time Diploma in Engineering (Electrical – Rapid Transit Technology)
- Certificate in Electrical & Digital Circuit Fundamentals
- Certificate in Train Mechanical System
- Certificate in Train Electrical System
  or
- Certificate in Electrical & Digital Circuit Fundamentals
- Certificate in Automatic Train Control
- Certificate in Signal Interlocking & Maintenance

For Participant who wish to continue and obtain the Diploma in Engineering (Electrical - Rapid Transit Technology)
-Certificate in Electrical Systems
-Certificate in Communication Systems
 

Full-time Nitec/Higher Nitec
Graduate

18 months Oct 2016
SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme leading to part-time Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical – Rapid Transit Technology)
- Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals
- Certificate in Train Mechanical System
- Certificate in Train Electrical System
  or
- Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals
- Certificate in Permanent Way System
- Certificate in Track Maintenance

For Participant who wish to continue and obtain the Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical - Rapid Transit Technology)
-Certificate in Engineering Mechanics
-Certificate in Thermofluids Engineering

Full-time Nitec/Higher Nitec
Graduate

18 months Oct 2016
Advanced Diploma in Applied Food Science (Earn and Learn Programme) 
- Certificate in Food Product Innovation
- Certificate in Food Processing
- Certificate in Food Safety and Quality Management

Full-time Polytechnic
Graduate

18 months

Apr 2017

Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Earn and Learn Programme)
- Certificate in Chemical Process Principles
- Certificate in Chemical Process Design and Operation
- Certificate in Chemical Process Control, Optimisation and Safety

Full-time Polytechnic
Graduate

18 months May 2017
Advanced Diploma in Power Engineering (Earn and Learn Programme)
- Certificate in High Voltage Operation and Protection
- Certificate in Power System Planning, Transmission and Distribution
- Certificate in Electricity Acts and Regulations and Project

Full-time Polytechnic
Graduate

18 months Apr 2017
Specialist Diploma in Cyber Security (Earn and Learn Programme)
- Certificate in Cyber Security and Defences
- Certificate in Forensics and Investigation

Full-time Polytechnic
Graduate

12 months Jun 2017
Specialist Diploma in Port Management and Operations (Earn and Learn Programme) 
- Certificate in Port Operations
- Certificate in Port Management

Full-time Polytechnic
Graduate

12 months

Jun 2017

ELP for Maritime (Seafaring Deck Officer)

Full-time Polytechnic
Graduate

18 months  
ELP for Maritime (Seafaring Marine Engineer)

Full-time Polytechnic
Graduate

18 months  

How does it work?

You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a 12- to 18-month structured training programme, depending on the sector and job requirements. The programme includes facilitated learning, on-the-job training and work-based projects, to allow you to deepen your skill sets at the workplace. Assigned mentors at the company will guide you and provide support in your continual skills development. You will also enjoy a well-structured career progression pathway, in line with the company’s talent development plan. At the end of the programme, you will receive an industry-recognised certification and potential wage progression or career advancement based on performance.

How can individuals benefit?

              

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the programme, the applicant must be a Fresh Full-Time graduate* from ITE or one of the 5 polytechnics in Singapore, (Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents), who meet the minimum entry requirements of the Earn and Learn programme and are hired by a Participating Company.

Fresh Full-Time graduates are defined as individuals who are hired by Participating Companies within 12 months after their graduation from the ITE or polytechnic (graduation date as stated on the Nitec/Higher Nitec/Diploma certificate). This group includes existing employees with the Participating Companies who have graduated from ITE/polytechnic within the same period. For male participants who need to serve National Service, the 12-month period will start from the ORD. Participants who are Singapore Citizens and Fresh ITE/polytechnic graduate will be eligible for a Sign-on Incentive of up to $5000 when they are successfully placed on the Programme.

In-employment individuals who have graduated from ITE/polytechnic for more than the 12 months period but within 5 years from the date of graduation or ORD may also apply for the programme. The admission for this group of applicants into the Programme will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis depending on appeals or requests from Participating Companies. WDA’s approval shall be sought for such appeals and requests. The In-employment individuals will NOT be eligible for a Sign-on Incentive of up to $5000 when they are successfully placed on the Programme.

Example:  Singaporean Female (Course commencement date: 29 May 2016)

Graduation Date

Hired by Participating Company on

Eligible for ELP?

Eligible for Sign-on incentive?

20 April 2015

1 March 2016

Yes

Yes

20 April 2015

20 April 2016

Yes

WDA approval is required

(Hired by Participating Company 12 months after graduation

20 April 2014

1 March 2016

Yes

No

(Graduated more than 12 months ago)

20 April 2014

1 May 2014

Yes

No

(Graduated more than 12 months ago)

20 April 2009

1 March 2016

No

(Graduated more than 5 years ago)

No

For Singaporean Male, the Graduation Date will be replaced by ORD date (if it is later).

The Sign-on Incentive will be disburse to the participant’s bank account in 2 tranches:

  • 1st tranche of SGD$2,500 - 8 weeks after the submission of the signed Agreement of Grant document by the participant
  • 2nd tranche of SGD$2,500 - 8 weeks after upon successful completion of the Earn and Learn Programme

Participants who withdraw from the programme or asked to leave or have their employment terminated by the employer will be required to return the sign-on incentive.

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How to apply?

Fresh ITE/polytechnic graduates who are interested in the programme should contact the respective course manager for details.

Interested applicants may submit their resume with the course name as the subject to [email protected].  Please note that all resumes will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.

Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they are not comfortable in working with the company who contacted them.

The negotiation of employment terms and conditions are between the applicants and the participating companies. Applicants should only sign the Letter of employment with the company if they are comfortable with terms and conditions as spell out in the Letter of employment.

Only applicants who are hired by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the Earn and Learn Programme.
Before going online, the applicants must get ready a PDF file containing

 - NRIC front and back
 - Letter of employment from Company (scanned and signed)
 - Letter to prove completion of course or NItec/Higher Nitec/Diploma Certificate