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Company-Led Training Programme (CLT)

About The Company-Led Training (CLT) Programme

The Company-Led Training (CLT) programme aims to accelerate the professional development of tertiary graduates and mid-career professionals including mature PMETs, through an on-the-job training programme to help them achieve competencies for jobs in demand by industry, especially those that support the digital economy sector transformation efforts.

The CLT programme aligns to the Skills Framework of ICT and focuses on developing tech skills. Through this programme, participants can take IT courses in Singapore designed to build expertise in these areas, especially in new areas like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), Data Analytics, Blockchain, etc.

Open new doors with tech. Upskill with TeSA.

Open New Doors with Tech. Upskill with TeSA.

Open new doors with tech. Upskill with TeSA.

Benefits for businesses

  • Attract talents
  • Improve hiring pipeline
  • Hire and train on-the-job
  • Funding to support companies in hiring and training

Benefits for trainees

  • Gain employment and receive a salary while being equipped with in-demand tech skills
  • Able to work on projects guided by experienced mentors
  • Gain in-depth industry exposure
  • Enhance your employability and career pathways in tech roles

CLT job role examples

  • Software / Application Developer
  • User Interface (UI) User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Network Engineer / Telecommunications Engineer
  • Virtualisation Specialist / Cloud Operations Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Data Analyst / Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Architect

Eligibility criteria

Trainees eligible for the CLT must minimally be:

  • Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)
  • Able to commit to completing the full training programme
  • Able to meet the hiring requirements of the companies
Male student with backpack on his way to school, attending IMDA's SG digital scholarship or IT courses in Singapore


For further enquiries about the programme, please email

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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1. How do I apply for the programme and what do I need to provide?

Individuals who wish to apply for the job roles can view full list of job roles here and apply to companies directly. The application requirements differ from job roles and companies. All required information is stated on the job role’s page.

Please note:

  • While an applicant may meet the eligibility criteria, all applicants are subjected to the company’s review for suitability with its hiring requirements, and may not be automatically shortlisted for interview.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be notified by the company directly.
  • Companies may hire eligible applicants on a first-come-first-serve basis before any closing date.
  • Companies may close their applications when all the jobs offered by the participating companies have been filled.
  • Companies’ hiring decision is final and are not obliged to offer explanation or appeals on their hiring decision.
2. What type of job roles are available under the programme?

A wide variety of tech job roles in emerging areas such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Product Development, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and more are available under the programme.

3. Is this programme for the unemployed? Can professionals currently with a job also apply?

The CLT programme is a full-time programme. The successful applicant will sign an employment contract with the company prior to the commencement of the programme. Unemployed and employed professionals are welcome to apply.

4. What is the salary range like for the programme?

The salary range will commensurate with the trainee’s relevant qualifications and work experience, and, also depend on the job scope and responsibilities. Salaries may also differ from company-to-company.

5. How will I benefit from the programme?

Trainees will gain employment and receive a salary while being equipped with in-demand tech skills. Under the programme, they will also get to work on projects guided by experienced mentors, gain in-depth industry exposure, and enhance their employability and career pathways in tech roles.

6. What is the expected duration of the programme?

The training duration is dependent on the complexity and skills required for each specific job role, and may last up to 12 months. The actual start date will be agreed upon between the successful applicant and the company, as stated on the employment contract. The successful applicant should commit to the start and end date that has been agreed upon in the employment contract and complete the programme to the best of his/her abilities.

7. I have met all the eligibility criteria as stated on the website, does that mean I will automatically qualify for the programme?

All applications are subject to the company’s review and evaluation. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by the company. Please note that the companies' hiring decision is final.

8. When will I know if I am selected for the programme?

Companies will reach out to shortlisted candidates directly. Please note that only selected candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application.

9. What happens if the company terminates, or if I choose to leave the company mid- way during the training, will there be any penalty imposed?

Should the company or a trainee decide to terminate the employment after starting the CLT training, the stipulated terms in the employment contract as agreed between the trainee and the company will apply. Termination by the trainees is not encouraged, as the programme is an opportunity for each trainee to gain competencies for in-demand tech roles. IMDA and the company have invested substantial resources to ensure that the trainee benefits from the programme. Therefore, it is important for each trainee to complete the programme.

10. If the training programme start date has not commenced, can I withdraw from the programme without any penalty?

Withdrawal is not encouraged as there is significant investment of time and effort invested by IMDA and the company. Should a trainee withdraw from his or her training programme before the programme start date, the stipulated terms in the employment contract would apply. Trainees may refer to their employment contract for details.

11. After completion of the training, will I remain employed?

The objective of the programme is to enable local professionals to stay employed while being reskilled or upskilled via the CLT. IMDA encourages participating companies to consider retaining suitable trainees after the programme period. Trainees who have completed the programme would have gained invaluable work experience and in-demand tech skills which will prepare them for future role.

12. When do applications close?

Applications close when all the job roles offered by the participating companies have been filled.

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