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Career Conversion Programme (Train and Place) for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing (CCP TnP Advanced Biopharma)

Course Introduction:

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP) (Train-and-Place with Commitment to Hire) for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing Executives/Professionals is a talent development programme aimed at building the next generation of skilled manpower for Singapore’s Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing industry in anticipation of hiring demand. 

Participants of the programme are not employees of the companies but will be provided with training and work attachments in top Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing companies in advance of job placement.

As new entrants, trainees will be equipped with necessary competencies to embark on a career in the Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing industry. Acquisition of skills is done through a combination of facilitated classroom training and structured on-the-job training for trainees to take on manufacturing related job roles within the industry.


Course Duration and Training Mode: 

Course Duration: 
18 months

Training Mode: 
3 months training consisting of facilitated learning (8 core modules + 3 or 4 elective modules) and On-the-Job Training (OJT) with a leading biopharmaceutical company.

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


Course Outline: 

There are a total of eight (8) Core Modules together with elective modules in one of the three tracks/specialisations (Biologics, Pharmaceuticals or Cell & Gene Therapy), and On-the-Job Training (OJT).

List of Core Modules 
1. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices
2. Apply Continuous Process Improvement Techniques
3. Apply Process Quality Control Techniques
4. Apply Safety in Process Plant
5. Operate in Controlled Clean Room Environment
6. Apply Data Analytics
7. Apply Process Analytical Technology
8. Apply Manufacturing Technologies in a Regulated Environment

List of Elective Modules
For Biologics’ Track
1. Operate Tangential Flow Filtration Process Equipment
2. Operate Inoculation and Fermentation Reactors
3. Operate Chromatography Process Equipment
4. Operate Single-Use Technologies

For Pharmaceuticals’ Track
1. Operate Tangential Flow Filtration Process Equipment
2. Apply Continuous Manufacturing Techniques
3. Illustrate a Lifecycle Plan for a Manufacturing Facility
4. Operate Single-Use Technologies

For Cell & Gene Therapy’s Track
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)
• Depending on trainee position.

Please click here for module synopsis and duration


Suitable For: 

For Individuals:

  • Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents;
  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application
  • Fresh graduates who are keen to join the industry, junior hires or mid-career professionals who are switching out from other industry.
  • Must not be in the same job role prior to joining the CCP
  • Have no bond obligation with any organisation
  • Individuals without prior working experience in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry*

*Note: Graduating students or were ex-student interns from a biopharmaceutical company are eligible to apply.

For Participating Companies:

  • Be registered or incorporated in Singapore;
  • Ensure that new hires cannot be:
  • A shareholder of the CCP company, or its related companies;
  • Related to the owner(s) of the CCP company; and
  • Immediate ex-staff of CCP company or its related companies;
  • Must be able to offer trainee position directly related to the CCP (ie. biopharmaceutical manufacturing) with meeting the minimum training allowance that commensurate with the qualification of the trainee;
  • Conversions can be inter-sectoral or intra-sectoral¹;
  • Must be able to provide structured OJT training for the candidate.
  • To work with SP to support administration and marketing related to the programme

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 a NITEC/Higher NITEC/Diploma/Degree from any discipline.


Past/Current Participating Companies:

  • Pfizer
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Lonza Biologics
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • MSD International GmbH
  • Amgen Manufacturing
  • AbbVie Operations
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Roche Singapore Technical Operations
  • CellVec

Job position and description

No.

Participating Companies

Programme Commencement

Period for Application

1.Takeda Manufacturing Singapore Pte Ltd14 Nov 2022On-going
2.Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd14 Nov 2022On-going
3.Sanofi Manufacturing Pte Ltd14 Nov 2022On-going

4.

CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing and Logistics Pte Ltd

On-going

On-going

5.

MSD Intl. GmbH (SG Branch)

On-going

On-going

6. CellVec Pte LtdOn-goingOn-going

Throughout the entire OJT period, trainees are attached to one of the participating companies & trained in one or more areas outlined below:

Company

Job Position

Job Description

Takeda Manufacturing Singapore Pte LtdManufacturing Sciences TraineeClick here to read more
Takeda Manufacturing Singapore Pte LtdManufacturing Trainee (2 openings)Click here to read more
Takeda Manufacturing Singapore Pte LtdClean Utilities Engineering TraineeClick here to read more
Takeda Manufacturing Singapore Pte LtdQC (MIS) TraineeClick here to read more
Takeda Manufacturing Singapore Pte LtdQC (Analytical) Trainees (2 openings)Click here to read more
Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd

Process Engineer, Engineering Services (2 openings)

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Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte LtdProcess Development Manufacturing Science & TechnologyClick here to read more
Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd

Analyst, Quality Control (2 openings)

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Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd

Biotechnologist, Manufacturing Large Scale (2 openings)

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Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd

Biotechnologist,

Manufacturing Small Scale (2 openings)

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Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd

Biotechnologist,

Manufacturing Centralized Ops (2 openings)

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Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd

Scientist, Development Services (2 openings)

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Sanofi Manufacturing Pte LtdEVF MES EngineerClick here to read more
Sanofi Manufacturing Pte Ltd

EVF Operations Engineer (3 openings)

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Sanofi Manufacturing Pte LtdEVF Digital Project SpecialistClick here to read more
Sanofi Manufacturing Pte Ltd

EVF Supply Chain Analyst (2 openings)

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CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing and Logistics Pte Ltd

Technician, Chemical Production

(1 opening)

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CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing and Logistics Pte Ltd

Senior Technician, Production LS1 PTS

(4 openings)

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CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing and Logistics Pte Ltd

Chemist, QC Support

(2 openings)

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CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing and Logistics Pte Ltd

Technician, Secondary Packaging

(2 openings)

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CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing and Logistics Pte Ltd

Senior Technician, Engineering

(1 opening)

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CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing and Logistics Pte Ltd

Senior Technician, Engineering – SP/AC

(1 opening)

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MSD

API - Chemical Technician

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MSD

API - Senior Chemical Technician

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MSD

Biotech - Maintenance Technician

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MSD

Biotech - Operations Support Specialist

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MSD

Facilities - Engineer ES

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MSD

Facilities - Engineer Automation

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MSD

Pharm South – Maintenance Engineer

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MSD

Pharm South – Maintenance Technician

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MSD

Pharm South - Operations Support Specialist

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MSD

PTO – Process Engineer

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MSD

PTO – Senior Chemist

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MSD

Quality - Chemist (API Chem)

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MSD

Quality - Chemist (PW Lab)

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CellVec Pte LtdTrainee - Production ScientistClick here to read more

 


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

Track

Module Title

Duration (Hrs)

Full Course Fee

Nett Course Fee after Standard rate subsidy (70%)

Nett Course Fee after Enhanced rate subsidy (90%)

1

Core Modules

Follow Good Manufacturing Practices

8

$650.00

$195.00

$65.00

2

Apply Continuous Process Improvement Techniques

15

$900.00

$270.00

$90.00

3

Apply Process Quality Control Techniques

30

$2,000.00

$600.00

$200.00

4

Apply Safety in Process Plant

21

$1,200.00

$360.00

$120.00

5

Operate in a Controlled Clean Room Environment

40

$2,300.00

$690.00

$230.00

6

Apply Data Analytics

21

$2,900.00

$870.00

$290.00

7

Apply Process Analytical Technology

21

$2,900.00

$870.00

$290.00

8

Apply Manufacturing Technologies in a Regulated Environment

30

$2,000.00

$600.00

$200.00

9

Biologics Track

Operate Tangential Flow Filtration Process Equipment

18

$1,700.00

$510.00

$170.00

10

Operate Inoculation and Fermentation Reactors

40

$3,000.00

$900.00

$300.00

11

Operate Chromatography Process Equipment

18

$1,700.00

$510.00

$170.00

12

Operate Single-Use Technologies

18

$1,700.00

$510.00

$170.00

13

Pharmaceuticals Track

Operate Tangential Flow Filtration Process Equipment

18

$1,700.00

$510.00

$170.00

14

Apply Continuous Manufacturing Techniques

16

$2,200.00

$660.00

$220.00

15

Illustrate a Lifecycle Plan for a Manufacturing Facility

30

$2,000.00

$600.00

$200.00

16

Operate Single-Use Technologies

18

$1,700.00

$510.00

$170.00

17

Cell & Gene Therapy Track

Apply Aseptic Cell Culture Techniques

40

$3,600.00

$1,080.00

$360.00

18

Illustrate a Lifecycle Plan for a Manufacturing Facility

30

$2,000.00

$600.00

$200.00

19

Operate Single-Use Technologies

18

$1,700.00

$510.00

$170.00

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Funding Incentives

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

COURSE FEE

New Trainees (Between September 2020 and March 2022)

 

Course Fee Grant(Standard Rates)

Course Fee Grant(Enhanced Rates)

Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs)

Up to 70% of course fee subsidy

Up to 90% of course fee subsidy

New Trainees from 1 April 2022 Onwards

 

Course Fee Grant(Standard Rates)

Course Fee Grant(Enhanced Rates)

Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs)

Up to 70% of course fee subsidy

Up to 90% of course fee subsidy

TRAINING ALLOWANCE
Monthly training allowance (up to $3,600 or $2,560 depending on academic qualifications)
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.

Registration of Interest:
Companies who are interested, 

PCP Register

Individuals who are interested to join this programme,

Download Application Form

and submit the form with your CVs and supporting documents 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