Career Conversion Programmes (CCP) for Employers

Career Conversion Programmes (CCPs) are for mid-career individuals to undergo skills conversion and move into new occupations or sectors that have good prospects and opportunities for progression. WSG offers about 100 CCPs to support mid-career individuals in career conversion. Through CCPs’ industry-recognised training, companies will gain a wider pool of candidates to consider when hiring.

There are 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.

As announced by DPM Heng on 17 Aug 2020, the Jobs Growth Incentive (“JGI”) was introduced to support companies to hire more Singaporeans and provide more good jobs amidst the current labour market. The latest enhancements to JGI support announced by Minister/Manpower on 24 Sep 2021, are as follows:
  • Under the JGI, the Government will co-pay up to 15% of salaries of all new local hires between Sep 2020 (where the JGI will take effect) to Mar 2022 for 6 months, subject to a cap.
  • For those aged 40 and above, persons with disabilities, and ex-offenders, the co-payment to employers will be up to 50% for 12 months.
More information on the JGI is available on IRAS’ website.

As the JGI will also apply to jobseekers undergoing reskilling through CCPs, WSG has made temporary funding adjustments during the duration of the JGI to ensure our jobseekers continue to receive the necessary support they need to be placed into new opportunities in growth sectors. For more information, download the Factsheet and FAQs.

Companies can tap on Government funding through course fee grants and salary support when training eligible mid-career individuals under CCPs.

Eligibility Criteria

Interested mid-career individuals and companies will need to meet the following criteria:

Mid-career individuals:
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Graduated or completed National Service, for at least 2 years
  • New job role trained for under the CCP should be substantially different from previous job role(s), hence requiring reskilling for career conversion
  • 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.

Companies:
Place-and-Train / Redeployment / Job Redesign (JR) Reskilling:
The participating company must fulfil the following criteria:
  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Must be able to offer full-time employment directly related to the job which the CCP if for, with remuneration that is commensurate with the market rate
  • Commit to the CCP training arrangements for the mid-career individuals that they have selected
  • Be committed to work with WSG or its appointed partner on the necessary administrative matters related to the programmes.
  • For applications for redeployment/JR Reskilling CCPs, companies are required to submit details of their business transformation plan for evaluation by the appointed programme partners.
Attach-and-Train: Hosting employers will need to meet the following criteria:
  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Offer full-time attachment positions directly related to identified Attach-and-Train CCP job occupations
  • Commit to Attach-and-Train CCP training arrangements
  • Be committed to work with WSG or its appointed partner on programme administrative requirements
  • To access the CCP Portal and explore the various programmes, click here
  • To access the Application Management system click here
  • For FAQs on accessing the Application Management System click here
  • For a guide on accessing the Application Management System click here
  • For a guide for programme partners holding the Access Manager Role click here

For companies who are interested to take part in NTUC’s e2i CCPs, click here.