The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) is a work-study programme designed to give fresh full-time Diploma graduates from one of the 5 polytechnics in Singapore a head-start in careers related to their discipline of study. It provides them with more opportunities, after graduation, to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school, and better supports their transition into the workforce.
Who is it for?
The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP) is for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who are Fresh full-time Diploma graduates from one of the five polytechnics in Singapore.
How does it work?
You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a 18 months 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.
The Advanced Diploma in Applied Food Science (AFS) is an 18-month SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme where trainees go through classroom facilitation and On-the-Job Training (OJT) to deepen relevant occupational and industry skills. Fresh polytechnic graduates from relevant courses will be employed by participating companies in the food industry as full-time employees while studying part-time through classroom facilitation in Singapore Polytechnic.
This course aims to deepen the existing knowledge and skills of fresh polytechnic graduates in the areas of Food Product Innovation, Food Processing and Food Safety & Quality Management. Relevant technical skills are deepened through structured OJT aligned to the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) competency framework where trainees will be assigned to a mentor in the company to be trained in different areas. Trainees will gain knowledge and skills through facilitated case studies and capstone project which helps to enhance occupational and personal competencies for better career progression in the industry.
Fresh full-time polytechnic graduates from the relevant fields who wish to deepen their technical skills in the food industry via on-the-job training (OJT) at participating food companies as full time employees in parallel with classroom learning and facilitation at Singapore Polytechnic.
Past and Current Participating Companies
- Chinatown Food Corporation Pte Ltd
- Commonwealth Culinary Creations Pte Ltd
- Covance (Asia) Pte Ltd
- CP Kelco Singapore Pte Ltd
- Faesol Pte. Ltd.
- Gan Hup Lee (1999) Pte Ltd
- Hong Seafood Pte Ltd
- Ingredion Singapore Pte Ltd
- Jumbo Group Of Restaurants Pte Ltd
- Kerry Asia Pacific
- Kerry Ingredients(S) Pte Ltd
- KH Roberts Pte Ltd
- L M Meat Pte Ltd
- Leprino Foods Singapore Pte Ltd
- Li Da Foods Pte Ltd
- Matrix Ingredients Pte Ltd
- Namz Pte Ltd
- Nestle R&D Center Pte Ltd
- NTUC Foodfare Co-Operative Ltd
- Papitto Gelato Pte Ltd
- PS Food & Beverage (S) Pte Ltd
- Pure Rich Biogems (S) Pte Ltd
- Sats Food Services Pte Ltd
- SATS Limited
- Seng Hua Hng Foodstaff Pte Ltd
- Seo Eng Joo Frozen Food Pte Ltd
- Super Bean International Pte Ltd
- Tan Seng Kee Foods Pte Ltd
- Tate & Lyle Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
- The Soup Spoon Pte Ltd
- Thong Siek Food Industry Pte Ltd
Minimum Entry Requirements
The participant shall be a fresh full-time graduates with a Diploma in Food Science and Technology or equivalent; Diploma in Chemical Engineering from one of the polytechnics in Singapore.
The participant shall be an employee from one of the ELP participating companies.
The participant shall be a Diploma graduate within 5 years of graduation or within 5 years from his last day of National Service (ORD).
Applicants must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents of Singapore.
The curriculum is divided into 3 themes:
1) Food Product Innovation
2) Food Processing
3) Food Safety and Quality Management
Trainees have to complete all 9 modules within 3 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDCs) and a Capstone Project. Upon completion of the PDCs including the capstone project and fulfilment of the skills competency through On-the-Job Training, trainees will be awarded with an Advanced Diploma in Applied Food Science