Global Ready Talent Programme

Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT) aims to build a pipeline of global-ready talent for Singapore enterprises through exposing more Singaporeans to internships and overseas work opportunities. 

Singapore enterprises offering student internships or management associate programmes are eligible for up to 70% funding support on qualifying costs. 

As the Approved-in-Principle (AIP) partner by Enterprise Singapore, SRA serves as your main point of contact for GRT-related matters in the retail sector. SRA will evaluate and qualify promising Singapore enterprises to come on-board the programme. 

Eligibility Criteria:

·    Incorporated in Singapore and with minimum 30% local shareholding, to be considered a Singapore enterprise

·    Be in a financially viable position to start and complete the internship

·    Possess sound Human Resource processes and be committed towards talent development

·    (For enterprises offering overseas internships) Have existing overseas operations, positive business outlook and strong growth plans 

This programme comprises of three key components:

(i) Local Internships, formerly known as SME Talent Programme (STP)

Internship opportunities in Singapore with a Singapore enterprise

Full-time students from the Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs), Polytechnics (NYP, NP, RP, SP, TP) and Universities (NTU, NUS, SIT, SMU, SUSS, SUTD, NAFA, SIM) can pursue these local internships provided by Singapore enterprises. This scheme is open to students who are Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

·   Singapore enterprises are eligible for up to 70% funding support on the monthly internship stipend (70% funding for SME and 50% for Non-SME, subject to ESG's approval). 

Minimum amount paid to all interns:

ITE and Polytechnic students: Min S$800/month;  University students: Min S$1,000/month

ii) Overseas Internships 

Internship opportunities with Singapore enterprises in their overseas markets, with focus on Southeast Asia, China and India. 

·   Singapore enterprises are eligible for up to 70% funding support on the monthly internship stipend (70% funding for SME and 50% for Non-SME, subject to ESG's approval). 

Minimum amount paid to all interns: 

ITE and Polytechnic students: Min S$800/month;  University students: Min S$1,000/month

·   Additional monthly subsistence allowance and lump sum travel allowance will be provided to the students via their IHLs.  

Full-time students from the Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs), Polytechnics (NYP, NP, RP, SP, TP) and Universities (NTU, NUS, SIT, SMU, SUSS, SUTD, NAFA, SIM) can pursue these overseas internship opportunities provided by Singapore and foreign enterprises. This scheme is open to students who are Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Hybrid Internships (Local + Overseas Internships)

Internship opportunities with Singapore enterprises, where enterprises have the flexibility of providing internship opportunities in Singapore and in their overseas markets for the entire internship duration. 

Example:

For a 6-month internship stint, the Singapore enterprise can choose to have the intern based in its Singapore office for 4 months and for the intern to be sent to their overseas markets for the remaining 2 months. 

The Singapore enterprise must minimally offer a continuous two-week internship stint in their overseas market.

(iii) Management Associate Programme 

Support for Singapore enterprises to train and invest in overseas work exposure for young Singaporeans to deepen in-market knowledge. The programme will focus on overseas work placements in Southeast Asia, China and India.

The programme supports enterprises in sending fresh graduate or young employees with up to three years of working experience, for postings in key overseas markets, for a minimum period of one year. This scheme is open to Singapore Citizens only. 

Participating enterprises may apply for funding support of up to 70% of qualifying costs, capped at S$50,000 per Management Associate per year, subject to ESG's approval. 

 

For more information, please contact Mr Gilbert Fong or Ms Elise Lee

Tel: 6360 0194 / 6360 0182 | E-mail: gilbert@sra.org.sgelise@sra.org.sg