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Work-Study Programme in Shipowning, Operating and Broking
What is it?

The SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme is a work-learn programme that gives fresh graduates from polytechnics a head-start in careers related to their discipline of study. It provides them with more opportunities, after graduation, to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school, and better supports their transition into the workforce.


You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a 12 to 18 months structured training 

programme, depending on the sector and job requirements. The programme includes facilitated learning, on-the-job training and work-based projects, to allow you to deepen your skill sets at the workplace. Graduates from selected SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes can be considered for advanced standing or credit exemption for the relevant degree programmes, subject to meeting the course entry requirements. Assigned mentors at the company will guide you and provide support in your continual skills development. You will also enjoy a well-structured career progression pathway, in line with the company’s talent development plan. At the end of the programme, you will receive an industry-recognised certification and potential wage progression or career advancement based on performance.


Suitable candidates will be matched with a job related to their field of study and undergo structured on-the-job training and mentorship in your company. They will also benefit from a well-structured career development pathway and guidance from mentors who will support their continual skills development, through your company’s talent development plan.

Participating companies support fresh polytechnic  graduates on the SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme by providing the following:


  • Offer full-time employment, with defined job role and competitive starting salary

  • Assign a mentor to provide quality mentorship

  • Structured on-the-job training to provide quality workplace training

  • Develop a 2-year career development plan to provide career advancement pathway (based on job performance)

  • Offer full sponsorship of course fees for the  ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations (includes exams and classroom training ).

Who can apply?


  • Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents

  • Fresh Poly graduates who are hired / already hired by the Participating Companies within 36 months after their graduation from their institutions. For male participants, the 36-month period will start from their Operationally Ready Date (“ORD”).

Eligible Feeder Courses 


Companies, societies and non-profit organizations (related to shipowning, operating or shipbroking) that are registered or incorporated in Singapore

How will I benefit?


You can get a head-start in your career by:

  • Acquiring relevant work experience and skills valued by the industry

  • Attaining industry-recognized qualifications/certification

    • The certificate for WSP of "Shipowning, Operating and Broking" is ICS Membership Certificate issued by ICS UK which is globally recognized. ​

  • Getting a sign-on incentive of S$5,000 (Singaporean Citizen only) when you are successfully placed in the Programme.

  • Receiving a competitive starting salary and full-time employment with participating companies

  • Deepening skills through structured workplace learning, mentorship, and facilitated learning

  • Enjoying skills-based wage increments and meaningful career advancement pathways upon programme completion and satisfactory job performance

  • Advanced standing or credit exemption for the relevant degree programmes in selected sectors, subject to meeting the course entry requirement



  1. The industry-recognized qualifications/certificates will vary from sector to sector, and from job to job. The certificate for WSP of Shipowning, Operating and Broking is ICS Membership Certificate issued by ICS UK which is globally recognized.

  2. Participants can potentially receive a wage increase upon completion of the program if they perform well and take on enlarged job scope.


  • You will be able to groom and retain suitable talent with the relevant skills and aptitude to meet the needs of your company.

  • You will also receive a grant of up to $12,000 per individual placed in the SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme to defray the costs of developing and providing structured on-the-job training and to encourage them to set out career progression pathways.


  1. For Employers (hiring SingaporeCitizens / Permanent Resident candidates)

The selected trainees will be enrolled into the ICS PQE Program concurrently (includes the exams and training sessions) with on Job Training provided by the participating companies.

Courses Fee*


  1. All the course fees and exam fees under this WSP programme will be born by the participating company. 

  2. MCF subsidy is applicable (up to 70%) for Tutorship/Classroom Training programme. 

How to apply?

Starting Date: 1 July 2019 

Ending Date:  30 September 2021

Program Duration: 18month (Includes studying with ICS and On Job Training). 

Application Procedures:

  • Visit the WSP page and click on the Click Here To Apply button. 

  • Please note that all resumes will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.

  • The selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies, we will contact the shortlisted applicants for the interview in participating companies. 

Tel: 6229 6677

Contact Person: Ms Jessica Camba

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