Talent@MaritimeSingapore

Activity: Industry Attachment

Scope

  • Intern must be Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Industry attachment must be in a maritime-related business entity* approved by a local publicly-funded University, Polytechnic Authority or Institute of Technical Education – ITE (collectively known as Institutes of Higher Learning – IHLs)
  • Industry attachment must be well-structured and enable interns to gain knowledge and experience in maritime businesses. It may be conducted in Singapore, overseas office or onboard ships.

*Maritime-related business entities would include companies in the port, shipping and maritime services (e.g. maritime finance, law, insurance) sectors.

Duration of internship

  • 4 to 24 weeks

How much

  • Monthly top-up over and above any internship allowance from the companies the intern is attached to
  • ITE: S$100/month
  • Polytechnic: S$200/month
  • University: S$400/month

How to apply (for interns)

  • Students must apply through their relevant University/Polytechnic/ITE faculty in charge of internships and attachments
  • Upon completion of the programme, an internship report must be submitted to MPA through the IHL

Other information

  • Reimbursement of the grant will be made to the intern through the IHL
  • IHLs are required to submit the MCF Industry Attachment Claim Form to MPA for processing, no later than 6 months after the internship has ended 
  • Claims are collated and processed in March and September of every year

Approval is subject to the fulfilment of all eligibility criteria. MPA reserves the right to reject any application or claim in the event of failure from participants/businesses to comply or observe any of the eligibility criteria.

Activity: Overseas Attachment

Scope

  • Companies applying for funding support must be maritime-related entities registered or incorporated in Singapore. They must not be receiving any other form of financial assistance from another government body for the same attachment.
  • Trainee must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Training attachment should be in the form of on-the-job attachment to the overseas offices of the company or related business associates/clients or onboard ships
  • The attachment must be well-structured and enable trainees to gain knowledge and experience in maritime businesses

Duration of attachment

  • At least 5 working days to 1 year

How much

  • 70%* co-funding of qualifying costs, i.e. economy return airfare and subsistence allowance, subject to a cap

* With effect from 1 Jan 2019, co-funding support level will be 50%. 

How to apply

How to claim

  • Supporting documents (i.e. detailed training attachment report, boarding pass) should be submitted to mcf@mpa.gov.sg, no later than 3 months after completion of the attachment

Other information

  • Trainee will be required to serve the company for a period equal to the duration of the attachment
  • Funding will be provided to companies on reimbursement basis, upon completion of the attachment

Approval is subject to the fulfilment of all eligibility criteria. MPA reserves the right to reject any application or claim in the event of failure from participants/businesses to comply or observe any of the eligibility criteria. 

Activity: Management Associates

Scope

  • Maritime-related business entities registered/incorporated in Singapore, with plans to kickstart a new Management Associate Programme in the company
  • Targeted at promising local (Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident) employees with 0-3 years of working experience in the maritime companies
  • The Management Associate Programme must be a comprehensive structured programme with specific milestones, incorporating job rotations across departments
  • Trainee may be based in Singapore or overseas office during the duration of support  

Duration

  • Up to 2 years

How much

  • 70%* co-funding of qualifying costs, i.e. monthly basic salary, subject to a cap

*With effect from 1 Jan 2019, co-funding support level will be 50%.

How to apply

How to claim

  • Supporting documents (i.e. yearly progress report, certified true copies of monthly pay slips) should be submitted to mcf@mpa.gov.sg, no later than 3 months after the 1-year mark

Other information

  • Trainee will be required to serve a 1 year bond with the company upon completion of the programme
  • Funding will be provided to companies on yearly reimbursement basis

Approval is subject to the fulfilment of all eligibility criteria. MPA reserves the right to reject any application or claim in the event of failure from participants/businesses to comply or observe any of the eligibility criteria.

For more information on the Maritime Cluster Fund, please contact the MCF Secretariat:    
Email:  mcf@mpa.gov.sg    

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore  
460 Alexandra Road  
#19-00 PSA Building  
Singapore 119963

Ms Bernice Chey, Tel: (+65) 6375 1923    
Ms Susan Gan, Tel: (+65) 6375 1922 
Ms Aidil Suraya, Tel: (+65) 6375 1903