Professional Conversion Programme (PCP)


Professional Conversion Programme is part of the Adapt and Grow initiative to provide greater support for mid-career Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET) jobseekers, the Workforce  Singapore (WSG) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)  jointly have developed  Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Digital Professional (DP) and Retail Professional.  



Contact details - / 62227477 / 64173024 - Grace Hausjah
The programme:
  1. To facilitate the programme under a Place-and-Train mode, participating employers will hire the participants before they commence training; and be required to provide structured On-the-Job Training (OJT) plans to ensure that participants hired will gain the necessary competencies for their new role.

  2. The PCP for DP and RP is administered by the Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS). Participants will undergo a 6-month programme consisting of classroom training delivered by SIRS, paired with structured OJT at the hiring company.

  3. Candidates must fulfill the following criteria:
    1. The candidate must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident;
    2. New PMET hires who have no more than three months of employment with the current company
    3. Have graduated from pre-employment training for at least 2 years (excluding National Service where applicable)
    4. The candidate must have managerial-level or equivalent experience in a non- related role prior to joining the PCP

  4. Participating companies must fulfill the following criteria:
    1. The participating company must be registered or incorporated in Singapore;
    2. the participating company must issue a valid employment contract; and
    3. the participating company must be able to provide structured on-the-job training for the candidate.

  5. Salary Support
  • Up to 70% of the trainee’s monthly salary, capped at $4,000 (excl. GST) per trainee per month, for the duration of the programme.
  • Up to 90%* of the trainee’s monthly salary, capped at $6,000 (excl. GST) per trainee per month, for the programme duration.

*PMETs aged 40 years old and above, and/or participants who have been unemployed for more than six months.


Funding would be based on the duration of the programme (maximum 6 months)


Trainee remains employed at the hiring company for a minimum duration equivalent to the programme duration, after passing all the required modules