Talent@MaritimeSingapore

Activity: Industry Attachment – For Students 

Scope

  • Intern must be Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident working in a maritime-related business entity*
  • Interns must be enrolled in any programme or course in a local publicly-funded Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL)**

  • 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(s), client office(s) and/or onboard ships.

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

** The list of IHLs are:
  • Institute of Technical Education (Central, West, East)
  • Polytechnics (NP, NYP, RP, SP, TP)
  • Autonomous Universities (NTU, NUS, SIT, SMU, SUSS, SUTD)  

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: Internship Reimbursement Scheme – For Maritime Companies
 
Scope
  •  Maritime-related business entity* providing internship opportunities to local students, i.e. Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Interns must be enrolled in any programme or course in a local publicly-funded Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL)**
  • 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(s), client office(s) and/or onboard ships.
*Maritime-related business entities would include companies in the port, shipping and maritime services (e.g. maritime finance, law, insurance) sectors.

** The list of IHLs are:
  • Institute of Technical Education (Central, West, East)
  • Polytechnics (NP, NYP, RP, SP, TP)
  • Autonomous Universities (NTU, NUS, SIT, SMU, SUSS, SUTD)  
Effective period of scheme
  • Internships that commence between 1 May 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
Duration of internship
  • Up to 6 months
The company could provide internships longer than 6 months, but co-funding support will be capped at 6 months only.
How much
  • 50% of internship allowance, capped at $500 per intern per month
The company should not have received funding support of any other kind from other government bodies, for the provision of internships to students.
How to apply 
  • Start of programme: Please notify MPA of your participation in the Internship Reimbursement Scheme via this link.
  • Completion of programme: Please submit your claims to MPA via this link no later than 3 months after the internship has ended
Other information
  • Host companies should assign a mentor or mentors who would provide guidance remotely or in-person to intern(s).

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

  • 50% co-funding of qualifying costs, i.e. economy return airfare and subsistence allowance, subject to a cap

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 working in 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

  • 50% co-funding of qualifying costs, i.e. monthly basic salary, subject to a cap

How to apply

How to claim

  • Supporting documents (i.e. yearly progress report, 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

  • 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    
Tel: 1800 272 7777 (Select option 4)

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