Every jobseeker will have three keys to open up doors to jobs and training opportunities
More than 16,000 jobs, traineeship and training places across the public and private sectors were availed to Singaporeans at the inaugural SGUnited Jobs and Skills Fair at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability today. Organised by Workforce Singapore (WSG), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Public Service Division (PSD), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), the Fair is the first step towards providing every jobseeker with three keys to open up doors to jobs, traineeships and skills training opportunities.
The opportunities included:
a. Almost 7,000 job vacancies from the public and private sectors for fresh graduates and mid-careerists. Jobseekers had the opportunity to meet prospective employers in person and virtually. About 70 companies across the Manufacturing, F&B, Logistics, Healthcare, Retail and ICT sectors participated in the Fair.
b. Close to 3,000 traineeship positions in over 300 organisations under the SGUnited Traineeships Programme, through a Virtual Career Fair that is taking place till 12 July.
c. More than 6,000 training opportunities with training providers such as NTUC LearningHub, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic under the SGUnited Skills Programme for mid-career individuals.
The Fair supplements the over 12,000 job placements that have been completed so far through the SGUnited Jobs initiative. Close to 70% of these placements were in the public sector, including COVID-19-related, healthcare and digital positions.
New SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme
A new SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme for mid-career individuals is also in the works. It will provide an additional 14,500 traineeships and training programmes for mid-career individuals to gain meaningful industry-relevant experience as a step towards permanent jobs.
Mid-career individuals who take on traineeships under this programme will receive a monthly training allowance of up to $3,000 per month. Government will co-fund 80% of the training allowance, with the host organisation funding the remainder.
In addition, mid-career individuals looking to enter the growth area of the Robotics and Automation industry could also sign up for the positions for Robotics Engineers administered by RACE Academy.
Under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme, PMET jobseekers may also take on full-time training delivered by market-leading and reputable companies in selected sectors.
More information on the application details for both jobseekers and employers offering opportunities will be announced at a later date.
Get in touch!
Besides attending the Fair, jobseekers can visit the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres located in all 24 HDB towns1, the existing network of career services centres operated by WSG, NTUC’s e2i and WSG-appointed career matching partners, as well as roving Careers Connect On-the-Go (CCOTG).
1 Eight SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres have commenced operations since 1 Jul 2020. They are situated at Boon Lay Community Centre (CC), Bukit Batok CC, Kampong Chai Chee CC at Heartbeat@Bedok, Cheng San CC, Keat Hong CC, Marsiling CC, Nee Soon South CC and Sengkang CC). The remaining sixteen centres will be set up by 15 Aug 2020.