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The Company-Led Training (CLT) programme is a structured development programme under the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative that aims to accelerate professional development for fresh and mid-career professionals through on-the-job training that is aligned to the Skills Framework for ICT.

Trainees will be trained in emerging areas such as 5G, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software As A Service (SaaS), and core ICT capabilities including Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and more.  

Specifically for cyber security, the Cyber Security Associates and Technologies (CSAT) Programme is a joint initiative by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA)

 

 

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

If you’re interested to pursue a career in tech, here’s your chance to kick-start your tech journey.

 

Available job roles 

*Only shortlisted applicants will be notified by the company directly. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Trainees eligible for the CLT must be:

  • Singaporeans
  • Possess an ITE, Diploma, Degree or any other relevant qualifications as determined by the company 

For enquiries

For further enquiries about the programme, please email info@imda.gov.sg.

For Employers

Hire New Employees 

Hire and train fresh to mid-level professionals with adjacent skills for specialist tech roles. Companies can customise their own structured training plan contextualised to their needs. This would typically be a combination of instructor-led training, on-the-job training, mentorship, and where relevant, local or overseas attachment.

    Benefits

    Training Partners under the programme will receive funding support for:

    • Trainees’ Monthly Salaries
    • Local or overseas training course fees
    • Overseas Attachment (Airfare and Cost of Living Allowance)
    Companies which are interested to participate in the programme can email info@imda.gov.sg.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Individuals

    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.

     

    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, Cloud Computing, Digital Marketing and Enterprise Software As A Service (SaaS), and core ICT capabilities including Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and more are available under the programme.

     

    3. What’s the difference between the CLT programme and TeSA Mid-Career Advance?

    The CLT programme will apply to fresh and mid-career professionals, whereas TeSA Mid-Career Advance only covers new hires aged 40 and above. 

     

    4. 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.

     

    5. 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 dependent on the job scope and responsibilities.

     

    6. 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.

     

    7. 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 undergo the programme to the best of his/her abilities.

     

    8. 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

     

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

    All applications are subject to the company’s review and evaluation. Companies will reach out to shortlisted candidates directly. Please note that only selected candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application.

     

    10. 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 a trainee decide to leave the company after starting the CLT training programme, 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.

     

    11. 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.

     

    12. 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 a company-hosted On-the-Job Training (OJT). 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. In the situation where employment is not continued by the company, IMDA will work with career centres to help facilitate potential job placements.

     

    13. When do applications close?

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

     

    For Companies

    14. My company is interested to be part of this programme, who can I reach out to?

    Companies which are interested to participate in the programme can email info@imda.gov.sg.

     

    15. What is the selection of companies like for this programme?

    • The companies can be from both infocomm and non-infocomm sectors. Participating companies should fulfil the following criteria:
    • They must be Singapore-registered companies/organisations and be employers of ICT professionals for tech job roles in demand by the industry;
    • They should possess the necessary capabilities and capacity to deliver the training programmes;
    • They should be prepared to commit resources (including practical projects and mentors) to develop trainees;
    • They must be willing to invest in the development of the trainees and provide them with a structured career progression pathway that is based on skills instead of academic qualifications.