Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology: PCP for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing (Temasek Polytechnic)
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What is it?

Technology advancement and innovation in research and development is giving rise to medicines that are increasingly complex including small molecule Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), biologics drugs substances and cell and gene therapy products. This meant that advanced methods and processes are required to manufacture these therapeutic compounds. As Singapore continues to attract the world’s top Biopharmaceuticals companies to locate their manufacturing plants here, locals will be needed to be equipped with the latest skillsets to take on these jobs.

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing is a talent development programme aimed at building the next generation of skilled manpower for Singapore’s Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing industry in anticipation of hiring demand. Participants of the programme are not employees of the companies but will be provided with training and work attachments in top Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing companies in advance of job placement.

As new entrants, trainees will be equipped with necessary competencies to embark on a career in the Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing industry. Acquisition of skills is done through a combination of facilitated classroom training and structured on-the-job training for trainees to take on manufacturing related job roles within the industry.


Who can apply?

To qualify for the PCP for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, you have to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore PR
  • At least 21 years old
  • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior, at the point of application  
  • Possess at least an Engineering/ Science related NITEC/ Higher NITEC/ Diploma/ Degree
  • Not in a similar job function prior to joining PCP

How does it work?

Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-Time

Duration of Programme

18 months, comprising facilitated classroom training and structured on-the-job training

Frequency of Runs

Twice a year

Training Schedule

There are no fixed training schedules as class commencement is based on aggregated sign-ups by companies. Please contact Temasek Polytechnic directly for more information.

(see Contact Details tab)

Class Size

Minimum: 15
Maximum: 20

 

The PCP for Advanced Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing consists of 3 months of facilitated classroom training conducted at Temasek Polytechnic. After completion of facilitated classroom training, trainees will embark on 15 months of structured On-The-Job (OJT) training with top Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing companies to facilitate the application of learning and to ensure that trainees acquire necessary competencies.

Interested individuals may refer to the Skills Framework for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Biopharmaceutical Manufacturers Advisory Council (BMAC) digital career guide and occupational insights (see below for links) for information on the industry, occupation and job roles, existing skills and competencies and career pathways in the Biopharmaceuticals manufacturing industry.

Skills Framework for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing: Click here for more information

BMAC digital career guide: Click here for more information

Occupational insights: Click here  for more information

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 training position by a participating company before embarking on the programme.


Contact Details

For more information, please contact:

Chelsia Lim

Temasek Polytechnic

21 Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore 529757

Tel: +65 6780 6536

Email: Chelsia_lim@tp.edu.sg

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