Strong Demand for IT Professionals in Singapore
According to IMDA’s Annual Survey on Infocomm Manpower for 2015, there is growing demand for ICT professionals. Technical ICT specialist job roles, such as Development and Network & Systems accounted for 64% of 123,500 of the total Infocomm manpower demanded in 2015.
- Development related Job Roles:
- Development roles are the most demanded and accounted for 48% or 92,600 of the total demand for Infocomm professionals, with software developer jobs being the most in demand.
- As at 1 Jun 2015, about 83,800 professionals were employed in IT Development roles and an additional 8,800 roles were vacant.
- Employers estimated demand to increase by another 29,800 for these job roles in the next three years.
- Network & Systems related Job role:
- The next most demanded group of professionals were those working in Network & Systems related job roles. They accounted for 16% or 30,900 of the total demand for Infocomm professionals.
- As at 1 Jun 2015, about 26,400 professionals were employed in Network & Systems related job roles and an additional 4,500 positions were vacant.
- Employers estimated demand to increase by another 5,100 for these job roles in the next three years.
About Infocomm Technology (ICT) Professional Conversion Programme (PCP)
To meet ICT sector’s manpower demand, NTUC LearningHub has partnered with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) to offer a place-and-train Professional Conversion Programme for ICT sector (ICT PCP) to train mid-career switchers to become qualified Infocomm Technology professionals.
ICT PCPs offered by NTUC LearningHub
ICT PCP for the following 10 job roles will be launched in the first half of 2017.
Who will qualify for this scheme?
Companies may apply for their new hires to come under the ICT PCP. New hires should be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents who meet one of the following criteria:
- Currently employed in the ICT industry but seeking to acquire new skills and/ or switch careers to another ICT sub-sector
- Currently employed in industries other than ICT industry but seeking to acquire new skills and switch careers to the ICT industry
- Currently unemployed but seeking to enter the ICT industry
Funding Support for Employers participating in ICT PCP
This programme comprise of two components:
- Classroom Training Subsidy
- Up to 70% to 90% of course fee
- Salary support for On-the-Job Training (OJT)
- Singapore Citizens and PRs:Up to 70% of gross monthly salary (excluding CPF) capped at $2,000 per eligible candidate per month, for up to 6 months
- Singapore Citizens aged ≥ 40 years (or) Singapore Citizens unemployed for ≥ 6 months: Up to 90% of gross monthly salary (excluding CPF) capped at $4,000 per eligible candidate per month, for up to 6 months
Obligations of Employer
- Be open to interviewing and hiring mid-career professionals, and recognise them for existing skills as well as prepare them for new jobs by equipping them with new skills.
- Hire candidates under Place-and-Train scheme before commencing their training to acquire the necessary skills for the job.
- Sponsor the candidate to attend classroom training
- Provide on-the-job training for the candidate that is aligned to the targeted job role. On-the-job training includes but not limited to:
- Organisational processes and procedures
- Overview of organisations computing platform
- Workplace culture
- Performance expectations of the candidates
- Coach / Mentor the candidate with an experienced member of the staff to help the candidate learn skills and processes by following instructions & demonstrations, and observing various processes
- Develop and submit a 1-year career development plan that is relevant to the PCP, in consultation with NTUC LearningHub
- Pay basic monthly salary to Candidate.
- Retain the candidate for a minimum of ‘X’ months, where ‘X’ is typically the same duration as number of months of salary subsidy provided.
- Motivate the candidate to continue their career within the ICT sector.
How to participate in ICT PCP scheme?
To express your organisation's interest to participate in this scheme, please write to email@example.com
Candidates who wish to participate in this scheme may click here and apply. Your profile will be shared with participating PCP employers for consideration.
Note: There are only limited training places under ICT PCP scheme. Terms and conditions apply.