BusinessHuman Resource

Career Support Programme (CSP)

Wage support to encourage employers to hire eligible Singapore citizen Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) and tap on their experience and transferable skills.

Purpose of the Scheme            

The CSP is a wage support programme offered by the Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) to encourage employers to offer suitable job opportunities to eligible Singapore citizen PMETs and to tap on the wealth of experience they could bring to the workplace.

The CSP is part of the Adapt and Grow initiative to encourage employers to support Singaporeans in making career transitions.

Funding Support

You will receive wage support of up to one year for every eligible Singapore citizen PMET employed (see Table 1). This will help you defray a portion of the wage bill.

Table 1: Wage Support for Companies

  Wage support for first six months of employment Wage support for next six months of employment
For SC PMETs aged 50 and above, made redundant

or unemployed for six months or more
40% of gross monthly salary, capped at $2,800/month 20% of gross monthly salary, capped at $1,400/month
For SC PMETs who are:

(i) Aged 40 to 49, made redundant or unemployed for six months or more;

or

(ii) Aged below 40, made redundant andunemployed for six months or more

20% of gross monthly salary, capped at $1,400/month 10% of gross monthly salary, capped at $700/month

Employers would be able to claim for higher tier salary support of 40-20%, for those hiring Singaporean PMETs 50 years and above, made redundant, from 22 Sep 2016.

Note: Companies will not be eligible for absentee payroll support as they would have already received wage support under the CSP.

Eligibility Criteria                                                   

Employers must meets the following criteria:

  • Any company registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employ eligible* PMET with minimum monthly gross salary of S$4,000
  • Employ eligible* PMET job seeker on a permanent or contract basis for at least 12 months
  • Enrol eligible* PMET job seeker for external SSG-approved training or provide approved structured On-The-Job training (OJT) within six months of employment
*PMET is subjected to stipulated eligibility criteria.
How to get your OJT plan approved?
You must submit the OJT plan for approval via the Skills Connect portal. You may also benefit from the OJT course fee support, based on prevailing SSG rates and existing processes.
How to find SSG-approved training?
You can send your new hire for any funded course that is listed on the Skills Connect portal. You can search for a course based on the training needs of the new hire. You may also benefit from the course fee support for these courses, based on prevailing SSG rates and existing processes.

To Apply

For details on applying for the CSP, please click here for the ‘”CSP Application Form”. You may do so within 90 calendar days from date of work commencement of new hire. Please submit the completed form together with the necessary documents through the WSG Feedback Portal. Once your registration is verified, an acknowledgement email will be sent to your company.

Claims

For details on claiming wage support under the CSP, please click here for the “CSP Claims Form” which will be included in the acknowledgement email.

Please submit the completed form together with the necessary documents through the WSG Feedback Portal.

For More Info

For more information on the CSP, you can click here. You can also contact WSG at 6883 5885 or make an enquiry through WSG Feedback Portal at https://portal.ssg-wsg.gov.sg/feedback. Alternatively, you may also contact e2i at Tel: 6474 0606 or Email: [email protected].

As part of the Adapt and Grow initiative, employers can tap on the Reskilling for Jobs Programme – Work Trial which aims to strengthen the employability of locals, particularly the rank-and-file through a short-term (40 hours to 80 hours), on-the-job training (OJT) with a host company. It will also provide the employers the opportunity to assess job seeker’s job fit before offering employment. For more information on the Work Trial, you can click here.