The Career Support Programme (CSP) is a salary support programme offered by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the Employment and Employability Institute (NTUC’s e2i) to encourage employers to hire eligible Singapore Citizen Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs). Employers can defray a portion of their salary bill while tapping on the pool of experienced and skilled PMETs
As part of the Adapt and Grow initiative to help Singapore Citizens adapt to changing job demands and enhance their employability, the CSP has been enhanced to support eligible Singapore Citizen PMETs with salary support up to a cap of $42,000, for up to 18 months. This is to encourage more Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to come on board.
Who is eligible for PCP?
Employers are eligible for salary support under the CSP if they fulfil the following criteria:
- Registered or incorporated in Singapore
- Employ job seekers who fulfil the conditions in paragraph 3 by offering a monthly gross salary of at least $4,000 ($3,600 for SMEs) (basic salary including fixed allowances attracting CPF contribution)
- Offer individuals a permanent job or an employment contract of at least 12 month
- Enrol eligible PMET job seekers for external SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) approved training or On-The-Job training (OJT) within first 6 months of employment period
What are the approved training under CSP?
Companies can send their new hire for any funded course based on prevailing SSG rates that is listed on SkillsConnect portal (www.skillsconnect.gov.sg) or SkillsFuture Credit (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) by doing a course search.
2. On-The-Job (OJT)
Companies may submit an OJT plan as part of the new hire’s training requirement.