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Financial Services: Attach-and-Train Programme for Technology Roles in Financial Services Sector
Reskill your competencies to take on new job roles with good longer-term prospects
Accurate as of 24 Jul 2023
Please refer to ‘Contact Details’ below on how to apply for this Programme.
What is it?

The Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP) is an Attach-and-Train Career Conversion Programme (CCP) that aims to build up an industry pipeline of capabilities in key technology areas to meet the talent needs of the Financial Services sector.

This is a full-time programme that provides mid-career applicants the opportunity to attend industry-curated structured training, followed by attachment with leading financial institutions to gain on-the-job experience to pivot into a career in technology within the Financial Services sector.

Technology areas that are available under TFIP 2023 are:

  • Agile IT Project Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business Analysis
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology, Information and Cybersecurity Risk


The programme is managed by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), with the support of Workforce Singapore (WSG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and participating financial institutions.

Who can apply?

The Programme is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR) aged 21 years and above;
  • Must have graduated or completed NS, whichever is later, at least two years at the point of application;
  • No prior work experience in any of the following areas: Agile IT Project Management, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analysis, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Software Engineering and Technology, Information and Cybersecurity Risk;
  • Must not be a shareholder* of the hosting financial institution, or its related companies;
  • Must not be related to the owner(s)^ of the hosting financial institution;
  • Must not be immediate ex-staff of hosting financial institution or its related companies; and
  • No outstanding sponsorship obligations from other government-funded programmes.
  • Able to commit to full-time structured training and attachment in a participating company.


* does not apply to publicly traded shares in listed companies

^ for non-publicly listed companies, refers to individuals with shareholding per ACRA profile

How does it work?

Programme Duration and Training Allowance

Training Areas

Programme Duration

Training Allowance

Artificial Intelligence

18 months


Cloud Computing


Software Engineering

Data Analytics

Technology, Information and Cybersecurity Risk

Business Analysis

12 months


Agile IT Project Management


Programme is estimated to commence in Q1 2024.

Application and Selection Process

Applicants can apply for up to 2 preferred training areas.

Applicants can select up to 3 preferred Financial Institutions to apply to, but IBF reserves the right to forward the application to other participating financial institutions (as financial institutions may not offer all training areas, please ensure the financial institutions of your choice are offering the training areas you are applying for).

Eligible applicants will be invited for an aptitude assessment for each of the training area applied for.

Applicants who pass the assessment and are shortlisted by the participating financial institution(s) will be invited for interview(s).

Successful applicants will be offered a traineeship by IBF and the hosting Financial Institution. They will undergo structured training (approximately 3 – 6 months) with industry-recognised training providers to attain foundational skillsets required of the respective technology areas. Upon completion of the structured training, trainees will be attached to the hosting Financial Institution for on-the-job training.

Applications will close on 25 Jul 2023.


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Trainees under this programme are not employees of the Financial Institutions and IBF, they will not be covered by the Employment Act and CPF Act.

Please refer to the IBF website for more details on the programme.

Applicant’s Consent

Applicants shall agree for their details in the application to be shared with all participating Financial Institutions as well as IBF Careers Connect to contact them for job matching services should their application to TFIP be unsuccessful.

Applicant’s declaration

Applicants shall declare that they have attended the TFIP information session or watched the recording of the session. Applicants shall also declare that the information they provided is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

You can watch the recording of the TFIP information session here