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As announced in Budget 2022, the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme will be made a permanent programme to provide support to mature mid-career individuals aged 40 and above.
The SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme is a full-time attachment programme which supports mature mid-career individuals aged 40 and above, to widen their professional networks and gain meaningful industry-relevant skills and experience. The attachments will last between four to six months.
Host organisations can take on mature mid-career individuals (aged 40 and above) who bring with them a wealth of work experience on attachments. Upon completion of the attachment, host organisations are required to hire individuals as permanent employees as long as their performance is assessed to be satisfactory during the attachment.
To find out more, refer to the Factsheet and FAQs.
Trainees will receive a training allowance of up to $3,800 per month for the duration of the attachment. The approved monthly training allowance may vary depending on the scope of the attachment proposed by the host organisation. The Government co-funds the training allowance with the host organisation.
Monthly Training Allowance
$1,800 to $3,800
70% of the training allowance
To encourage early conversion of trainees to full-time employees, host organisations will continue to receive training allowance subsidies from WSG for the converted trainees, if the trainee has completed at least three months of the attachment.
All host organisations must fulfil the following criteria to qualify for the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme:
a) Host organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore*;
b) Offer attachments ranging from four to six months
c) Provide clear attachment description(s) and development plan(s) that would provide mature mid-career individuals with meaningful developmental opportunities during the attachment period, subject to approval by the appointed programme manager.
d) Co-fund 30% of the training allowance for the duration of the attachment
e) Have the available headcount(s) to hire, and must commit to converting the trainee(s) into employment by the end of the attachment, if their performance is satisfactory
f) Able to pay same or higher salaries upon early or post-attachment conversion
*This includes Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Multi-national Corporations (MNCs), Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs), Non-governmental organisation (NGOs) and Non-Profit organisations.
Interested organisations may apply onto the programme here.