Skills Ignition SG

    Together with the Singapore government, Skills Ignition SG builds in-demand skills for the digital future through vocational and on-the-job training.
      • Learning plans

        Grow the right skills for you

        Created for Singapore Citizens and PRs,* Skills Ignition SG is a training programme that equips you with the skills you need to be job-ready in Data Engineering, Cloud Technology, or Digital Marketing.

        Created for Singapore Citizens and PRs,* Skills Ignition SG is a training programme that equips you with the skills you need to be job-ready in Data Engineering, Cloud Technology, or Digital Marketing.

        Programme 1: Vocational training

        You'll go through 6 months of vocational training in either track, and you'll receive a monthly training allowance of SGD1,500. Training costs SGD500, payable in SkillsFuture Credit.

        Programme 2: Vocational and on-the-job training

        If you land this training offer following a selection process, you'll go through 3 months of vocational training in either track, followed by 6 months of on-the-job training.** There's no training fee, and you'll be paid a monthly salary throughout the 9 months.

        * For eligibility details, please refer to FAQ.
        ** Your progression to the on-the-job training is contingent on your successful completion of the vocational training. You will be placed into one of the participating host companies based on your job fit and qualifications. Placement with any specific host company is not guaranteed. Other terms will apply.

        Data Engineering with Machine Learning Fundamentals

        With certification


        Develop capabilities to design and build data processing systems to improve decision-making and accelerate innovation.

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        Cloud Technology

        With certification

        Learn in-demand skills in as little as 24 weeks

        Grow your cloud skills to offer faster innovation and help businesses transform with cloud technology.

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        Digital Marketing

        With certification

        Learn in-demand skills in as little as 24 weeks

        Equip yourself with effective digital marketing strategies to reach your customers at the right time and adapt to an evolving market for business growth.

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        Supported by the Singapore Government

        Why join Skills Ignition SG?

        Host companies

        The list of participating host companies is not exhaustive. For the latest updates, please check this section from time to time.

        Be a host company

        If your organisation would like to offer an on-the-job training opportunity in Data Engineering, Digital Marketing, or Cloud Technology for a Skills Ignition SG trainee, please contact us at with your interest, company overview, and brief description(s) of the trainee role(s) and responsibilities.

        This email address is exclusively for host company inquiries. For questions about the programme, refer to the FAQ.

      • FAQ

        • What is the application deadline, and when will I hear back? When will the programme start?

          Candidates are being accepted on a rolling basis for this programme, so please apply as soon as possible since the application form may close as soon as positions fill up. Due to the high volume of submissions, feedback and status updates on individual applications will not be provided, but please rest assured that you will be contacted if you are selected to move forward with enrolment. Please note that you will only be contacted if you are shortlisted as a candidate.

        • When should I expect to start the programme?

          New cohorts for Programme 1 commence on a monthly basis. For Programme 2, the next intake will be in early 2022.

        • Who is eligible for this programme?

          Skills Ignition SG is open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who are not employed as of the start date of the programme, if accepted. Please note that you must currently reside in Singapore to be eligible. This programme is not available to those residing overseas. Also, individuals who have previously been hired under IMDA's Company-Led Training will not be able to participate in Programme 2 but may apply for Programme 1.

          Programme 1 is available to all graduates with at least three years of work experience. To qualify for the programme, you must have graduated in the calendar year 2019 or before from ITE, polytechnics, universities, or other educational institutions, including private institutions and overseas institutions. Please note that this programme is not for those who have completed any post-graduate programme, or those who have just finished serving National Service (NS) in calendar year 2020 or 2021, and are entering the labour force for the first time.

          If you are not eligible for Skills Ignition SG, please refer to our Grow with Google courses.

        • What are the prerequisites?

          For the Data Engineering with Machine Learning Fundamentals path, you will need roughly a year of experience with one or more of the following: A common query language such as SQL; extract, transform, and load activities; data modeling; machine learning and/or statistics; programming in Python.

          For the Cloud Technology path, you will need a background in Information Technology or Computer Science and a basic understanding of Computer and Networks with Infrastructure.

          For the Digital Marketing path, you will need a bachelor's degree; or a minimum of three years of work experience in marketing or a related digital field; or a polytechnic diploma and a minimum of one year of work experience in marketing or a related digital field.

        • Can I choose the local host company that I would like to do the on-the-job training with? Is the salary negotiable?

          No, all applicants for Programme 2 will be assessed based on job fit and qualifications with the needs of the local host companies. If your application is successful, you will be informed of the host company that you will be placed with for the six-month on-job training before the programme begins. Please note that the stipend is standard across all Skills Ignition SG candidates and not negotiable.

        • How do I know if Programme 1 or Programme 2 is the right fit for me?

          While Programme 2 is a good fit for those who are interested in doing 6 months of on-the-job training to supplement vocational training, Programme 1 provides a longer vocational training course that covers additional topics such as programmatic and social media advertising for Digital Marketing, and designing, developing, and managing robust and scalable cloud architecture solutions for Cloud Technology.