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Biomedical: CCP for Biomedical Manufacturing Operators (New Hires RnF)
Reskill your competencies to take on new job roles with good longer-term prospects
Accurate as of 31 Mar 2024
What is it?

Singapore is a leading biomedical sciences hub in Asia and is home to various best-in-class manufacturing plants. The facilities here manufacture a wide range of products including active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), drug products, nutritionals, medical devices and high-quality instruments for the regional and global markets.


Administered by the Workforce Advancement Federation (WAF), the Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Biomedical Manufacturing Industry is a talent development programme aimed at supporting companies through reskilling of mid-career new hires and existing workers to take on new job roles in the Biomedical Manufacturing industry. There are 3 modes:

  1. Place-and-Train (New Hires): Targeted at companies hiring mid-career individuals to take on a new job role.
  2. Redeployment (Existing Staff*): Targeted at companies that are undergoing business transformation/restructuring to retain existing staff facing immediate risk of displacement. Staff will be reskilled to prepare them for the new roles.
  3. Job Redesign Reskilling (Existing Staff*): Targeted at companies that are undergoing business transformation to reskill existing staff, where roles will be redesigned/ enhanced to remain relevant.

*at least 1 year in employment


Through the CCP, individuals will be equipped with necessary competencies to further their career in the Biomedical Manufacturing industry. Acquisition of skills is done through structured On-the-Job Training (OJT) to enable individuals to take on job roles within the Biomedical Manufacturing industry.


For more information on the CCP, please refer to the infokit.

Who can apply?


To apply, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Graduated, or completed National Service, for at least 2 years prior at the point of application
  • New job role trained for under the CCP should be substantially different from previous job role(s)*, hence requiring reskilling for career conversion
  • Able to commit to full-time employment in a participating company


Beyond the general eligibility criteria for the CCP, new hires should also not be:

  • Shareholders# of the participating company or its related entities.
  • Immediate ex-employees of the participating company or its related entities.
  • Related to the owners^ of the participating company.


* CCPs are geared towards helping mid-career individuals acquire new skills to switch careers. Hence, there is a requirement for career conversion when mid-career individuals undergo a CCP. However, individuals with an employment gap of at least 2 years prior to CCP commencement will be allowed to apply for CCP job roles similar to their previous jobs.

# Does not apply to publicly traded shares in listed companies.

^ For non-publicly listed companies, refer to individuals with shareholding per ACRA profile.



All participating companies must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Able to offer employment directly related to the job which the CCP is for, with remuneration that is commensurate with the market rate
  • Commit to the CCP training arrangements for the mid-career individuals that they have selected
  • Be committed to work with WSG or its appointed partner on the necessary administrative matters related to the programmes
  • For applications for redeployment/ JRR mode under the CCP, companies are required to submit details of their business transformation plan for evaluation by WAF

How does it work?

The CCP training period lasts between 3 and 12 months. Structured on-the-job training (OJT) will be provided and conducted at participating companies to facilitate the application of learning and to ensure that individuals acquire necessary competencies.



OJT Period (Months)



  1. Place and Train



  1. Redeployment



  1. Job Redesign (JR) Reskilling




Applications received would be forwarded to participating employers for shortlisting. Shortlisted candidates have to go through the participating employer’s interview and selection process and be offered a position by a participating company before embarking on the programme.


WSG’s Funding to Employers

Standard Rate 

(SCs/PRs below age of 40)

Enhanced Rate

Salary Support

Up to 70% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $5,000* per month)

Up to 90% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $7,500* per month)

For SC/PR trainees who are unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more, and/or SC/PR trainees aged 40 years and above in the year of commencement of the CCP.


  • For trainees who commence training from 1 April 2024
  • For trainees who commence training before 1 April 2024, the funding is capped at $4,000 and $6,000 for Standard Rate and Enhanced Rate, respectively.

Contact details

Workforce Advancement Federation (WAF)


Contact: 9779 8008 / 8866 3603