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Programmes and Schemes

Are you looking for options to do a short term stint or considering a mid-career switch? We have curated a list of government programmes and schemes that are available to help you adapt to the changing job demands and growing your skills.

What is it?Workforce Singapore (WSG)’s Career Conversion Programmes (CCP) are targeted at Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), including mid-career switchers, to undergo skills conversion and move into new occupations or sectors that have good prospects and opportunities for progression.

The ongoing CCP for the accountancy sector is to make a career switch to become internal auditors.

3 modes of CCPs

1. Place-and-Train: Mid-career individual is hired by a participating employer before undergoing training to take on a new job role.

2. Attach-and-Train: Mid-career individual is provided with training and work attachments, prior to job placement, through industry partners in growth sectors with good future job opportunities

3. Redeployment / Job Redesign (JR) Reskilling: Targeted at companies that are undergoing business transformation, and where their existing workers are at risk of redundancy or in vulnerable jobs due to the transformation. These workers will be provided with training to take on new job roles or redesigned job roles within the same company.

Who is it for?

For Individuals

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore;
  • Minimum 21 years old;
  • Graduated or completed National Service (if applicable) for at least two years prior to the point of application;
  • New job role trained for under the CCP should be substantially different from previous job role(s)*, hence requiring reskilling for career conversion; and
  • Able to commit to full-time employment or attachment in a participating company

Beyond the general eligibility criteria, there may be other course-specific entry criteria and employer-specific shortlisting process may apply for different CCPs. In general, individuals applying for CCPs should also not be shareholders, immediate ex-employees of company or related entities, or be related to shareholders of the hiring company. Please refer to the FAQs for more details on these exclusions.

How does it benefit you?
  • Facilitate recruitment of career switchers to meet employers’ manpower needs
  • Help mid-career individuals to reskill and take on new job roles
  • Leverage structured industry-recognised training
  • Redeploy existing workforce as part of business transformation
  • Minimise redundancies and reskill experienced employees to take on new job roles
  • Tap on Government funding through Course Fee Grant and Salary Support / Training Allowance
For more information
  • To make a career switch to become an Internal Auditor click here.
  • To make a career switch to become a Management Accountant click here.

For other non-accountancy related PCPs, please visit WSG website.


What is it?

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more NTUC members to go for skills upgrading.

Who is it for?

All NTUC members can apply for UTAP. However, the following criteria must be met to be eligible for UTAP:

  • Paid-up NTUC membership before course commenced, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim
  • Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  • Course must not be fully funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  • You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  • UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion
How does it benefit you?
  • NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support
    • Capped at $250 per calendar year when you sign up for supported courses approved by UTAP
    • UTAP can be used for over 5,300 supported courses
    • Visit > “Skills upgrade available” > “Search courses” to view course list
    • For list of ISCA courses funded under UTAP, please click here
    For more information

    For more information, please visit NTUC website.  


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    Career Coaching

    If you are at your career crossroads and unsure how to proceed, the Workforce Singapore (WSG) and Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) are providing complimentary career coaching services for all Singaporeans to support you in your career advancement.

    Whether you are starting your first job, looking for a career change, or rejoining the workforce, WSG career coach can guide you to become more employable in an ever-changing employment landscape through the Career Matching Services. Find out about the programmes and resources available to support your career development below:

    Indicate your interest here.

    WSG's newest programme to provide individuals with career related support and guidance as they navigate professional pathways to advance their careers, or transition to other jobs.

    View the list of Volunteer Career Advisors and apply to be connected with one of them here.  

    Make an appointment with e2i's career coach and get personal help with the following to establish your professional path.

    • Discover your career interests and goals
    • Assess your current employability gaps
    • Expand your job search resources and knowledge of the labour market
    • Be directed to relevant workshops to upskill and boost your employability
    • Connect with e2i’s employers’ network for job opportunities
    • Receive support and build confidence to grow in your career journey

      Career guidance is an advisory session where you can develop greater self-awareness, understand your career interests and preferences, recognize your work motivations, and assess your strengths and barriers to employment. A career coach will be assigned to you and strive to help you gain better clarity of yourself, as well as the employment and training landscape out there.

      Indicate your interest here.

      Other Career Resources

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      The Accountancy Careers Hub (ACH) is a joint initiative by NTUC’s e2i, Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC), and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), which aims to be the main touchpoint providing employment and employability support for the accountancy sector. The ACH offers targeted sectoral career guidance, jobs, training courses, and industry-specific events and resources to jobseekers who are looking to enter the industry or in-employment workers exploring new career tracks within the accountancy sector or are looking to upskill to advance their career within the industry.

      Learn more about the ACH here.