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Career Conversion Programme (CCP) Place-and-Train (PnT) for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing Professionals

Course Introduction:

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP), Place-and-Train (PnT) for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing Professionals aims to equip Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (“PMETs”) with the relevant skills and competencies to take on job roles in the biopharmaceuticals manufacturing industry.

The target beneficiaries are Singapore Citizens (SCs) or Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) who are:

Mid-career individuals who are seeking to acquire new skills in, or switch careers and take on biopharmaceuticals manufacturing related job roles

Course Duration and Training Mode:

Course Duration: 

  • PMETs – 15 months

Training Mode : 

  • PMETs – 6 months training consisting of facilitated learning (3 core modules) and On-the-Job Training (OJT) with a company within the biopharmaceuticals manufacturing industry.

Venue:

  • Facilitated classroom training (Face-to-Face (F2F) or Online Synchronous) - Singapore Polytechnic
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT) - participating company

Course Outline:

There are a total of 12 Core Modules under Singapore Polytechnic to choose from:

List of Core Modules

Biologics Track

  1. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices
  2. Apply Continuous Process Improvement Techniques
  3. Apply Safety in Process Plant

 Pharmaceuticals Track

  1. Operate Inoculation and Fermentation Reactors
  2. Operate Single-Use Technologies
  3. Operate Tangential Flow Filtration Process Equipment

 Cell & Gene Therapy

  1. Apply Aseptic Cell Culture Techniques
  2. Illustrate a Lifecycle Plan for a Manufacturing Facility
  3. Operate Single-Use Technologies 

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

  1. Depending on trainee position.

Please click here for module synopsis and duration


Suitable For:

For Individuals:

The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants (SCs and PRs) who meet the following General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application
  • Must not be in the same job role prior to joining the PCP
  • Have no bond obligation with any organisation
  • Meet employer or course-specific selection criteria, where applicable
  • Newly hired within the last 3 months, and nominated by an eligible company prior to enrolment into the programme

For Participating Companies:

  • Be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Ensure that new hires cannot be:
    • A shareholder of the PCP company, or its related companies;
    • Related to the owner(s) of the PCP company; and
    • Immediate ex-staff of PCP company or its related companies;
  • Must offer the new hire a job and issue a valid permanent employment contract; full-time contract employment must be at least 12 months
  • Conversions can be inter-sectoral or intra-sectoral1
  • Must be able to provide structured OJT training for the candidate.

1Inter-sectoral refers to a new job in a different sector, intra-sectoral refers to a different job in the same sector


Minimum Entry Requirements:

Possess at least an Engineering / Science related NITEC / Higher NITEC / Diploma / Degree


Participating Companies (Past and Present)

  • Straits Biotech

Award / Certification / Accreditation

An e-Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate.

S/N Module Title Duration (Hrs) Full Course Fee Nett Course Fee after Standard rate subsidy (70%) Nett Course Fee after Enhanced rate subsidy (90%)
1 Follow Good Manufacturing Practices 8 $650 $195 $65
2 Apply Continuous Process Improvement Techniques 15 $900 $270 $90
3 Apply Safety in Process Plant 21 $1,200 $360 $120
4 Operate Inoculation and Fermentation Reactors 40 $3,000 $900 $300
5 Operate Single-Use Technologies 18 $1,700 $510 $170
6 Operate Tangential Flow Filtration Process Equipment 18 $1,700 $510 $170
7 Apply Aseptic Cell Culture Techniques 40 $3,600 $1,080 $360
8 Illustrate a Lifecycle Plan for a Manufacturing Facility 30 $2,000 $600 $200

* SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding and Enhanced Training Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Click here for more details

Funding Incentives

Participating companies will be supported with course fee and salary support as follows:

New Hires (Employed between September 2020 and March 2022)
  Course Fee Grant (Standard Rates) Course Fee Grant (Enhanced Rates) Salary Support (Standard Rates) Salary Support (Enhanced Rates)
Rank-and-File (RnF) Up to 70% of course fee subsidy Up to 90% of course fee subsidy 35% (capped at $1,000) for SCs aged below 40 & SPRs - For 12 Months 45% (capped at $1,500) for SCs aged 40 & above AND/OR LTU* - For 12 Months
Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) Up to 70% of course fee subsidy Up to 90% of course fee subsidy 35% (capped at $2,000) for SCs aged below 40 & SPRs - For 12 Months 45% (capped at $3,000) for SCs aged 40 & above AND/OR LTU* - For 12 Months

*LTU: Long-Term Unemployed - Being unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more

New Hires from 1 April 2022 Onwards and Existing Staff
Course Fee Grant (Standard Rates) Course Fee Grant (Enhanced Rates) Salary Support (Standard Rates) Salary Support (Enhanced Rates)
Rank-and-File (RnF) Up to 70% of course fee subsidy Up to 90% of course fee subsidy 70% (capped at $2,000) for SCs aged below 40 & SPRs - For 6 Months  90% (capped at $3,000) for SCs aged 40 & above AND/OR LTU* - For 6 Months 
Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) Up to 70% of course fee subsidy Up to 90% of course fee subsidy 70% (capped at $4,000) for SCs aged below 40 & SPRs - For 6 Months  90% (capped at $6,000) for SCs aged 40 & above AND/OR LTU* - For 6 Months 

*LTU: Long-Term Unemployed - Being unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more

SkillsFuture Eligible Credit - For more information please click on the link below:
https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/sfec

Jobs Growth Incentive - For more information please click on the link below:
https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Schemes/Businesses/Jobs-Growth-Incentive--JGI-/

The Salary Support will commensurate with their academic qualifications and working experience. Companies are not eligible to submit Absentee Payroll claims on behalf of trainees who are in the programme.

Terms and conditions apply for the funding support.

   

For companies who are keen to sign up.

PCP Register

Individuals who are interested to join this programme can submit their CVs at this link.

Only candidates who are shortlisted by SP and hosting companies will be notified to attend interviews. Successful candidates employed by the hosting companies will be placed under the programme.

Payment Mode

a) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number.

b) For payment via Telegraphic Transfer, details will be provided in the invoice to companies.

Terms and Conditions