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ASMI is collaborating with the Ministry of Manpower on the Marine Manpower Connect Scheme, a six-month job matching programme for the marine and offshore industry. Click here to find out more about the scheme. 






About Marine PCP

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) is a career conversion programme for mid-career Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) to undergo skills conversion and transit into new occupations and sectors that have good prospects and opportunities for progression. 

The Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) has been appointed as the Programme Manager for the Marine PCP for the marine & offshore and oil & gas sectors. The Marine PCP aims to support companies in these sectors train and reskill employees to meet competencies required for occupations in their respective companies.

Types of Marine PCP

There are two types of PCP:

·         Place-and-Train:
   PMET is hired by a participating employer before undergoing training to take on the new job role. 

·         Redeployment:
   PMET at risk of redundancy is retained by existing employer and provided with training to reskill and take on       new job roles within the same company.

The Marine PCP is applicable for technical occupations such as Engineers, Assistant Engineers and Technicians. PCP conversion can be across sectors; within the same sector; or within the same company (for those at risk of redundancy).

Eligibility Criteria

·         Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident

·         At least 21 years old

·         Graduated or completed National Service for at least 2 years

·         Not be in a similar job role prior to joining the PCP

·         Newly hired PMET must be recruited less than 3 months prior to enrolment for PCP

·         Applicant company should be a Singapore-registered Singapore-based company operating in the
   marine & offshore or oil & gas sector.

Duration of Marine PCP

The Marine PCP is a six-month programme comprising facilitated classroom training and structured on-the-job training. Participating companies employ the candidates before they undergo the 6-month structured training. Customised training programmes are designed for different job roles, which are further tailored to individual’s development needs so as to equip them with the relevant skills and competencies for a successful career conversion.

Programme Outline

Types of Training

Training Hours

Facilitated Classroom Training (FCT)

- In-house and/or external training

Minimum of 100 hours and

up to 200 hours

Structured On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Minimum of 838 hours and

up to 938 hours

Total Training Duration


At least 1,038 hours

Funding Support

WSG’s Funding to Employers

Standard Rate


Enhanced Rate

Salary Support

Up to 70% of Monthly Salary, capped at $4,000 per trainee per month for Singapore Citizens aged below 40 years old and Singapore Permanent Residents.

Up to 90% of Monthly Salary, capped at $6,000 per trainee per month for Singapore Citizens who are long-term unemployed* or aged 40 years and above.

Course Fee Grant

Up to 70% Course Fees, subject to funding caps.

Up to 90% Course Fees, subject to funding caps.

* Unemployed for at least 6 months or more

With the introduction of the Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI), Workforce Singapore (WSG) is making temporary adjustments to Salary Support (SS) disbursements for all new locals hired on PCPs for the period between 1 September 2020 to 28 February 2021, which coincides with the qualifying period for the JGI. The intent is to spread out SS disbursements over a longer period to encourage companies to retain local workers hired under these conversion programmes. The SS disbursements will be paid out over a longer period, which comprises of the training duration for the conversion programme plus an additional period of retention (which is equivalent to the training duration). 

Benefits of Marine PCP

Place-and-Train (Newly-hired Employee)

·         Facilitate recruitment of career switchers to meet employers’ manpower needs

·         Assist mid-career PMETs to reskill and take on new job roles

·         Leverage structured industry-recognised training

·         Receive Government funding through Course Fee Grant and Salary Support

Redeployment (Existing Employee)

·         Redeploy existing workforce as part of business transformation

·         Minimise redundancies and reskill experienced employees to take on new job roles

·         Receive Government funding through Course Fee Grant and Salary Support

Enquiries on Marine PCP

Please contact:

Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI)
Programme Manager: Ms Tan Geok See

Tel: 6264 6436 

[email protected]


For more information on the marine PCP, please visit the mycareersfuture.sg website to apply for the programme

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