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Work-Study Programme

(formerly known as Earn and Learn Programme)

The SkillsFuture Work-Study Certificate and Post-Diploma Programmes are specially designed to give Polytechnic and ITE fresh graduates, a head-start in careers related to their discipline of studies. It provides them with more opportunities, after graduation and/or completion of National Service for NSFs, to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school, and to better support their transition into the workforce.

Participating employers can recruit local fresh talent, within three years of graduation or the Operationally Ready Date for National Servicemen and prepare them to take up suitable job roles. Participants in the programme can look forward to a structured career progression pathway within the organisation.

This programme is designed in collaboration with industry to ensure relevance to employers and the growth of the sector. Since 2015, the SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme has been introduced in many sectors, including Aerospace, Biomedical Sciences, Food Services, Games Development, Healthcare, Hotel, Infocomm Technology and Retail.


Who is it for?


The SkillsFuture Work-Study Certificate and Post-Diploma Programmes are for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are within three years of either graduation from the Polytechnics, ITE or the Operational Ready Date for National Servicemen.


The SkillsFuture Work-Study Programmes are also for companies, societies and non-profit organisations that are registered or incorporated in Singapore.

How does it work?


You will be matched with a job related to your discipline of study and undergo a 12- or 18-month 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. Articulation pathways into degree programmes are also available in selected sectors. Graduates from selected 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.