SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme

About SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme (from 1 April 2022)

The SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme is a full-time attachment programme which supports mature mid-career individuals aged 40 and above, to widen their professional networks and gain meaningful industry-relevant skills and experience.  The attachments last between four to six months. 

Mature individuals bring with them a wealth of work experience, which host organisations can benefit from by allowing them to undergo training through attachment opportunities. 

Funding Rates for SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme (from 1 April 2022)

Trainees will receive a training allowance of up to $3,800 per month for the duration of the attachment. The approved monthly training allowance may vary depending on the scope of the attachment proposed by the host organisation. The Government co-funds the training allowance with the host organisation.

Monthly Training Allowance: $1,800 to $3,800

Government Funding: 70% of the training allowance

Eligibility Criteria for Host Organisations (from 1 April 2022)

All host organisations must fulfil the following criteria to qualify for the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme:

  1. Host organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore*;
  2. Offer attachments ranging from four to six months
  3. Provide clear attachment description(s) and development plan(s) that would provide mature mid-career individuals with meaningful developmental opportunities during the attachment period, subject to approval by the appointed programme manager.
  4. Co-fund 30% of the training allowance for the duration of the attachment
  5. Have the available headcount(s) to hire, and must commit to converting the trainee(s) into employment by the end of the attachment, if their performance is satisfactory
  6. Able to pay same or higher salaries upon early or post-attachment conversion

*Note: This includes Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Multi-national Corporations (MNCs), Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs), Non-governmental organisation (NGOs) and Non-Profit organisations.

To find out more, please refer to the Factsheet and FAQs.

How to Apply
Interested organisations may apply onto the programme here.

Contact Us
For enquiries, the SGUnited Programmes team can be reached at our dedicated hotline: 6797 0763 or via our Enquiry Form.

Useful Links

Submission of Letter of Acceptance, please click here.

Submission of Individuals details, please click here.

Submission of the attachment status of Individuals, please click here.

Submission of withdrawal of Individuals, please click here.

Submission of Individual development plans, please click here.

For update of Point of Contact (POC) or Claims POC(Claims System – PayDay), please click here.

Submission of claims via the Claims System, please click here.

To download the user guides for the online Claims system, please click here.

SGUP Information Briefing (27 September 2022)

SGUP Briefing Slides (27 September 2022)

SGUP Briefing Q&A (27 September 2022)

Important Notice for Host Companies of SGUnited Traineeships / Mid-Career Pathways (Company Attachments) Programme
1. Development Plan

HOs are required to adhere to the approved Individual Development Plan for onboarded trainees, where specific requirements and expectations are clearly stated and agreed between the HO and trainee: 

  • Clear and sufficiently detailed scope of duties in accordance with the job description and position
  • Provide trainees with meaningful developmental opportunities during the traineeship period
  • Development goals that provide meaningful skillsets/experiences to the individual after the traineeship period
  • A structure in place to ensure training – this can include assigning mentor, having training milestones, or having some form of guided or structured OJT
  • HOs and Trainee must sign off on the monthly traineeship development plan.
2. Payment of Training Allowance

HOs are to pay their trainees fully and on time. HOs must keep a proper record of all the payment for trainees’ allowance. Payment via cash is not allowed.

3. Additional Payments & Agreements

Trainees on the programme are to be paid only with the approved training allowance stipend stated in the attachment agreement. Please ensure the following:

  • There should not be any separate contractual agreements with the trainee to top up their allowance beyond the approved programme stipends
  • No additional monetary benefits of any kind should be paid to trainees to top up above the approved training allowance
4. Overtime

HOs must adhere to the contractual work hours as agreed by HO and trainee. HOs are to ensure no additional work time is imposed on the trainee beyond the agreed working hours.

The stipulated working hours of the trainee is stated in Annex A of the Attachment Agreement which the trainee is expected to carry out the duties assigned by their host organisation. It does not include any intervals allowed for rest, tea breaks and meals.

We kindly seek your assistance to ensure proper practices are put into place. Failing to do so will result in the inability to claim for the training allowance.

Contact Us
For enquiries on the two programmes, and for trainees and host companies that wish to provide feedback, we can be reached at the dedicated SGUnited Traineeships/ SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme Hotline: 6797 0763 or via email to our Customer Service at [email protected].

Role of SBF
SBF has been appointed by Workforce Singapore (WSG) as the Programme Manager for both the SGUnited Traineeships and Mid-Career Pathways Programmes. SBF will continue to help onboard interested host organisations to bring in new fresh graduates and mid-career individuals to support their business needs. Approved host organisations will also be able to tap on government support during the traineeship/attachment period in preparation of the economic recovery.