Attach-and-Train Programme (AnT) for Biologics Manufacturing (AnT Biologics)

Objective & Scope of Programme

The ATTACH AND TRAIN PROGRAMME FOR BIOLOGICS MANUFACTURING (AnT Biologics) (Replace LOCAL Biologics Skills Training Programme or Local Boost) is a manpower talent development programme aims at building up a pipeline of skilled manpower for Singapore's biologics manufacturing industry. This programme is jointly supported by the Workforce Singapore (WSG) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP). Trainees undergo 262 hours of trainings leading to Certificate in Attach and Train for Biologics Manufacturing and 18-21 months of structured on-the-job training (OJT) with leading biologics companies to deepen their technical competencies and work skills. Trainees who successfully complete the programme are highly sought after as the biopharmaceutical industry in Singapore is rapidly growing and expanding.


Programme Details

Programme Duration: 262 hours (estimated 2-3 months of full time training at SP)

Programme Commencement Period:

• 16 March 2020 (Amgen)
• 13 April 2020 (AbbVie)
• 26 May 2020 (Roche & Lonza)

Closing date for Application:

• Closed for Amgen
• Closed for AbbVie
• Open now till 31 March 2020 for Roche
• Open now till 15 April 2020 for Lonza

Participating company:

• Amgen Singapore Manufacturing Pte Ltd (Amgen JD attachment)
• AbbVie Operations Singapore Pte Ltd (AbbVie JD attachment)
• Roche Singapore Technical Operations Pte Ltd (Roche JD attachment, Application form)
• Lonza Biologics Tuas Pte Ltd (Lonza JD attachment, Application form)


Throughout the entire OJT period, trainees are attached to one of the participating companies & trained in one or more areas below. Trainees must be prepared to work 12-hour of shift (day/night) during their OJT.

(1) Process Development/Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T)

(2) Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA&QC)

(3) Production

(4) Engineering and Maintenance

Kindly refer to SkillsFuture website for more information on the outline for each of the areas above:

Suitable for

a. Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents;
b. Candidates with at least a NITEC/Higher NITEC/Diploma/Degree from any disciplines;
c. Candidates without prior working experience in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry*;
d. Fresh graduates who are keen to join the industry, junior hires or mid-career professionals who are switching out of other industry.

*Individuals who are current or were ex-student interns from a biopharmaceutical company are eligible to apply.

Application Process & Selection Criteria

You are to refer to below for the Application Procedure for AnT-Biologics Mfg.

It requires you to download an application form in this Website, complete and submit it together with educational certificates and transcripts through this link.


It is important that you rank the training area(s) that you are interested in the application form. You are expected to work day/night shifts if you are successfully enrolled into programme. For further details on the submission of application, please refer below.

Your application will be sent to the companies for shortlisting and acceptance into the programme. Only shortlisted individuals will be notified by SP &/or company to attend interviews*. Trainees who are successfully enrolled into programme are to sign a training deed with SP. In addition, shortlisted trainees are required to undergo and clear medical check-up.
*Even though you may meet the minimum entry requirements and are eligible for this programme, this does not guarantee that you will be granted an interview as the companies have the discretion in the selection process.


Trainee Support*

Monthly training allowance (up to $3,600 or $2560 depending on academic qualifications).

No course fees is payable by trainees.

*Terms and Conditions Apply


Assumed Skills and Knowledge



Minimum Entry Requirements

At least a NITEC / Higher NITEC / Diploma / Degree from any disciplines.


Outline of Facilitated WSQ Trainings at SP

Consists of eleven WSQ modules.
Trainees will complete all the eleven WSQ modules successfully to be awarded Certificate in Attach & Train for Biologics Manufacturing by SP.

The eleven WSQ modules are:

i) Follow Good Manufacturing Practices
ii) Apply Safety in Process Plant
iii) Apply Continuous Process Improvement Techniques
iv) Apply Process Quality Control Techniques
v) Perform Emergency Shutdown of Process Plant
vi) Operate Inoculation and Fermentation Reactors
vii) Apply cGMP Requirements in the Workplace
viii) Operate in a Controlled Clean Room Environment
ix) Operate Tangential Flow Filtration Process Equipment
x) Operate Chromatography Process Equipment
xi) Operate Single-use Technologies


Application Procedure for AnT-Biologics Mfg

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Submission of Application:  

By email
Email duly completed application form and supporting documents and quote your application number from PCP portal to and indicate in the title of your email ‘AnT Biologics-Intake 2’.

For further enquiries, you can send email to: and indicate 'AnT-Biologics Mfg'

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