The Rank-and-File (RnF) Programmes provide training and salary support to help individuals in RnF jobs reskill to take on new or enhanced jobs roles.
There are 3 modes of RnF Programmes:
- Place-and-Train (PnT): Individuals are hired by a participating employer before undergoing training to take on new job roles
- Attach-and-Train (AnT): Individuals are provided with training and work attachments, prior to job placement, through industry partners in growth sectors with good future job opportunities
- 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:
a. 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 Sept 2021 for one year, subject to a cap.
b. 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 RnF Programmes, 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.
Companies can tap on Government funding through course fee grants and salary support when training eligible individuals under the programme.
*More programmes will be updated to the list periodically.