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WSP for Shipowning, Operating and Broking


The SkillsFuture Work Study Programme (WSP) is a work-study programme designed to give fresh graduates from polytechnics a head start in careers related to their discipline of study. It provides them with more opportunities, after graduation, to build on the skills and knowledge they acquired in school, and better supports their transition into the workforce.

Selected applicants will be matched with a job related to their discipline of study and undergo a 12- to 18-month structured training programme. They can look forward to the following:

  • Facilitated learning, on-job-training (OJT) and work-based projects
  • Assigned mentors at the company to guide and provide support
  • Enjoy a well-structured career progression pathway, in line with the company’s talent development plan
  • Receive an industry-recognised certification and potential wage progression or career advancement based on performance
  • Singaporeans will receive a $5,000 sign-on incentive

Work Study Programme (Shipowning, Operating and Broking)

  • Join a participating maritime company to take on commercial roles after obtaining the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) Membership Certificate issued by ICS UK which is globally recognized.
  • Programme up to 18 months of duration, with structured On-the-Job and Institutional-Based Training


This WSP is for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are fresh graduates from the following institutions and courses:

  • Singapore Polytechnic
    • School of Business & Management - Business Administration
    • School of Engineering - Common Engineering Programme
    • School of Maritime Studies - Maritime Business, Marine Engineering
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
    • School of Business & Management - Common Business Programme
    • School of Maritime Studies - Maritime Business, Marine & Offshore Technology
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
    • School of Business & Management - Business and Financial Technology, Business Management
  • Temasek Polytechnic
    • School of Business & Management - Logistics and Operations Management
  • Republic Polytechnic
    • Supply Chain Management


Applications are open during the period below:

Starting Date: 1 July 2019
Ending Date: 30 April 2021


Interested applicants may submit the WSP interest form to (Attn: Cheng Leyi) from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS).

ICS will review the application form and call the eligible candidates for interview and then refer the candidates to relevant participating companies.

For enquiries on course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Ms Cheng Leyi
Tel: +65 6430 9778


The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers – Work Study Programme in Shipowning, Operating and Broking

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