Hotel: CCP for Housekeeping Specialist
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Accurate as of 05 Apr 2022
What is it?

WSG’s Career Conversion  Programme for Housekeeping Specialist is designed to attract new entrants and mid-careerists into the hotel industry as a Housekeeping Specialist. This programme encourages hotels to rethink about their hiring strategies as well as job enhancements and career advancement opportunities for this vital position to alleviate their manpower challenges.

The programme provides up to 90% of salary support over the training duration of 3 months. Interested hotels may approach WSG or Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) for assistance and are welcome to enrol trainees for WSG’s Career Trial* separately.

Keen to learn more? Read on or download the factsheet/FAQ.

 

* Refer to https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/career-trial-employers.html for more details.


Who can apply?

The Career Conversion Programme for Housekeeping Specialist is open to new hires with no prior experience in housekeeping. Hotels can register the trainees under this programme within 3 months from their first day of service with the company.

All participating companies must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore;
  • Committed to offer a gross salary[1] of at least $1,600 prior to the commencement of the programme and at least $1,800 upon completion of the programme to all trainees registered
  • Committed to offer arrangements which are classified as progressive HR practices that have direct impact on the trainees registered under the programme
  • Committed to offer an enhanced job role such as fast-tracked career progression or redesigned job role[2] which is less manual in nature

Candidates eligible for the programme must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Must be offered/in a full-time position related to the job role which the CCP is for, and at least a 12-month employment contract
  • Graduated or completed National Service at least 2 years[3] prior as of date of training commencement
  • New job role trained for under the programme should be substantially different from previous job role(s), hence requiring reskilling for career conversion[4]
  • Must be newly hired and able to commence training within the first three months of employment
  • Meet employer or course-specific selection criteria for this programme, where applicable

Beyond the general eligibility criteria for this programme, trainees should not be:

  • Shareholders[5] of the participating company, or its related entities
  • Immediate ex-staff of the participating company or its related entities
  • Related to the owners[6] of the participating company
  • Undergoing any similar programme funded by WSG or any agencies concurrently

 

Footnote:

[1] To be supported by attachment of Payslips/ Salary Records/ Employment contracts.

[2] Redesigned job role should be implemented within 1 year from programme application.

[3] This will be counted from the date of graduation from latest qualification, or date of completion of national service, whichever is later.

[4] RnF programmes are geared towards helping individuals in RnF jobs acquire skills to change careers. Hence, there is a requirement for career conversion when individuals undergo a RnF programme.

[5] Does not apply to publicly traded shares in listed companies.

[6] For non-publicly listed companies, refers to individuals with shareholding per ACRA profile.


How does it work?

Salary support for the duration of training (3 months) will be provided to employers at the following rates:

 

Standard Rate

Up to 70% of fixed monthly salary capped at $4,000 per month

Enhanced Rate

Up to 90% of fixed monthly salary capped at $6,000 per month

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above or have been unemployed for six months or more

 

Hotels can also consider tapping on Career Trial. Career Trial offers an opportunity for the employer to assess if the trainee is of the right fit for the job prior to recruitment and trainees to evaluate if the company or the job scope is suitable for them before being enrolled into the Career Conversion Programme for Housekeeping Specialist. Under the Career Trial, WSG provides a training allowance of up to $7.50/hour as well as up to $1,500 retention bonuses to eligible trainees. Please refer to https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/career-trial-employers.html for more details on Career Trial.


Contact details

For more information or to apply, please contact Programme Manager - Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) at ccp@sha.org.sg

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