Financial Services: Attach and Train Programme for Cybersecurity
Reskill your competencies to take on new jobs
Accurate as of 08 Sep 2021
Please refer to ‘Contact Details’ below on how to apply for this Programme.
What is it?

The Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP) is jointly developed by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) and Workforce Singapore (WSG), in consultation with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS); and with the support and validation of participating financial institutions.

It aims to help individuals gain experience in new technology areas, within the Financial Services sector.

For the Cybersecurity track, trainees will acquire the necessary skills through (a) structured training with industry-recognised training providers and (b) an attachment with a financial institution.

Who can apply?

Individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in Cybersecurity and fulfil the following pre-requisites may apply:

  • A Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Graduated or completed National Service (whichever is later and where relevant) for at least 2 years, at the point of application
  • A tertiary qualification (Diploma/Degree) in any of these areas: Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Basic understanding of computer systems configuration (e.g. able to install and configure operating systems, IP address, network etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of 1 programming language (e.g. C++, Python etc.)
  • No prior working experience in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Software Engineering, Business Analysis, Technology Product Management, Digital Marketing, Agile IT Project Management or User Experience Design
  • Any applicant with outstanding obligations to previous sponsorship(s) will not be allowed to participate
  • 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 the hosting financial institution or related entities

Please complete and upload this resume template in docx format only onto the application portal, under the section “Upload Supporting Documents”. Please note that your application may be rejected if the wrong resume template is uploaded.

You are not required to upload other supporting documents for the purpose of this application at this moment. Kindly ignore the sentence in the application portal that requested for your educational transcripts and certifications.

* 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?



Duration of Programme

18 months

Training Schedule

Estimated to commence in Q4 2021

Monthly Training Allowance



Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an assessment, aptitude test and interview as part of the selection process for the programme. Applications will close on 10 Aug 2021.

Participants of the Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP) will be provided with full-time structured training followed by work attachment at one of the financial institutions as part of the programme. As TFIP participants are not employees of the financial institutions, they will not be covered by the Employment Act and CPF Act.

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

Contact details

The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) at