Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs) are career conversion programmes for mid-career PMETs (Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians), to undergo skills conversion and move into new occupations or sectors that have good prospects and opportunities
for progression. WSG offers about 100 PCPs to support PMETs in career conversion. Through PCPs’ industry-recognised training, companies will gain a wider pool of candidates to consider when hiring.
There are 3 modes of PCPs:
1. Place-and-Train: PMET is hired by a participating employer before undergoing training to take on a new job role.
2. Attach-and -Train: PMET 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. Further enhancements to JGI support was announced
by DPM Heng during Budget 2021 on 16 Feb 2021, as follows:
• Under the JGI, the Government will co-pay up to 25% of salaries of all new local hires between Sep 2020 (where the JGI will take effect) to Sep 2021 for one year, subject to a cap.
• For those aged 40 and above, the co-payment to employers
will be up to 50% for 18 months
More information on the JGI is available on IRAS’ website.
As the JGI will also apply to jobseekers undergoing reskilling through PCPs, 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, FAQs and Brochure.
Companies can tap on Government funding through course fee grants and salary support when training eligible PMETs under PCPs.
Interested PMETs and Companies will need to meet the following criteria:
• 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 PCP should be substantially different from previous
job role(s), hence requiring reskilling for career conversion
Beyond the general eligibility criteria for PMETs, there may be other course-specific entry criteria and employer-specific shortlisting process may apply for different PCPs. In general, individuals applying for PCPs 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.
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 employment directly related to the job which the PCP if for, with remuneration that is commensurate with the market rate
• Commit to the PCP training arrangements
for the PMETs 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 PCPs, companies
are required to submit details of their business transformation plan for evaluation by the appointed programme partners.
Hosting employers will need to meet the following criteria:
• Registered or incorporated in Singapore
• Offer attachment positions directly related to identified Attach-and-Train PCP job occupations
• Commit to Attach-and-Train PCP training arrangements
• Be committed to work
with WSG or its appointed partner on programme administrative requirements
• To access the PCP 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
• 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 PCPs, click here.