The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme is a work-learn programme that gives fresh graduates1 from polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) 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.

Participating employers can recruit local fresh talent, within three years of graduation or the Operationally Ready Date for National Servicemen and prepare them to take up suitable job roles. Participants in the programme can look forward to a structured career progression pathway within the organisation.

This programme is designed in collaboration with industry to ensure relevance to employers and the growth of the sector. Since 2015, the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme has been introduced in 25 sectors, including Aerospace, Biomedical Sciences, Food Services, Games Development, Healthcare, Hotel, Infocomm Technology and Retail.

In addition to existing SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes leading to part-time Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Specialist Diplomas of the polytechnics, and Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) certificates and Diplomas, we will also be introducing a new SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme for ITE graduates leading to the ITE Technical Diploma. More details will be announced at a later date.

1Within three years of graduation or Operationally Ready Date for National Servicemen

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Who is it for?


The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme is for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the ITE and polytechnics or the Operationally Ready Date for National Servicemen.


The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme is also for companies, societies and non-profit organisations that are registered or incorporated in Singapore.

How will I benefit?


You can get a head-start in your career by:
  • Acquiring relevant work experience and skills valued by the industry
  • Attaining industry-recognised qualifications/certification2
  • Getting a sign-on incentive of S$5,0003
  • Receiving a competitive starting salary and full-time employment with participating companies
  • Deepening skills through structured workplace learning, mentorship, and facilitated learning
  • Enjoying skills-based wage increments and meaningful career advancement pathways upon programme completion and satisfactory job performance4
  • Advanced standing or credit exemption for the relevant degree programmes in selected sectors, subject to meeting the course entry requirement


  • You will be able to groom and retain suitable talent with the relevant skills and aptitude to meet the needs of your company.
  • You will also receive a grant of up to $15,0005 per individual3 placed in the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme to defray the costs of developing and providing structured on-job-training and to encourage them to set out career progression pathways.

2 The industry-recognised qualifications/certificates will vary from sector to sector, and from job to job. They may include Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) qualifications, or qualifications issued by the polytechnics such as Advanced/Specialist Diplomas

3 For fresh graduates who are Singapore Citizens and within three years of graduation or Operationally Ready Date for National Servicemen only

4 Participants can potentially receive a wage increase upon completion of programme if they perform well and take on enlarged job scopes

5 Terms and Conditions apply

How does it work?


You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a 12- to 18-month 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. Articulation pathways into degree programmes are also available in selected sectors. Graduates from selected SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programmes can be considered for advanced standing or credit exemption for the relevant degree programmes, subject to meeting the course entry requirements. 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 and potential wage progression or career advancement based on performance.


Suitable candidates will be matched with a job related to their field of study and undergo structured on-the-job training and mentorship in your company. They will also benefit from a well-structured career development pathway and guidance from mentors who will support their continual skills development, through your company’s talent development plan.

How do i apply?

You can contact the Programme Managers listed below to find out how to apply for the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme for IT sector

Target Graduate Profile (Polytechnic or ITE)ELPJob RolesProgramme ManagerContact Details for Course & Application Enquiries
PolytechnicSpecialist Diploma for Network ManagementTechnical Support Associate / Associate System Administrator Temasek PolytechnicFor Students & Graduates
Temasek SkillsFuture Academy

For Companies
School of Informatics & IT
PolytechnicSpecialist Diploma in Big Data and AnalyticsData Analyst
Polytechnic Specialist Diploma in Smart SolutionsIoT Applications Developer
ITEDiploma in Infocomm and Digital Media (ICT Systems, Services & Support)Associate System Administrator / Technical Support Associate
PolytechnicSUSS-TP Joint ELP in Infocomm TechnologySoftware Engineer
PolytechnicSpecialist Diploma in Information Systems Development Software Developer / Associate Technology Consultant / System Analyst Nanyang Polytechnic For Students & Graduates
Mr Gilbert Chan
6550 1667

For Companies
Ms Cally Ng
ITEELP leading to Diploma in Infocomm & Digital Media (IT Network & System Administration)Associate System Administrator / Associate Technical Support / Technical SpecialistFor Students & Graduates
Mr Michael Ng
6550 1680

For Companies
Mr Ong Eng Chuan
6550 0602


PolytechnicSpecialist Diploma in Cyber SecurityAssociate Security Administrator / Cyber Security Engineer Singapore Polytechnic For Students, Graduates & Companies
Ms Eileen Yeo
PolytechnicSpecialist Diploma in Cloud Architecting & Management Cloud Engineer, Senior Cloud EngineerRepublic PolytechnicFor Students, Graduates & Companies
Mr William Kwok
6697 1668

Academy of Continuing Education @RP
6510 3000
PolytechnicSpecialist Diploma in Converged Infocomm InfrastructureSystems Engineer / System Administrator / Technical Support Engineer / Cloud/Data Centre Support EngineerNanyang PolytechnicFor Students & Graduates
Ng Kee Way
6550 0957

Dr Paul Loh
6550 0483

For Companies
Ng Kok Poh
6550 0891