From now up till end-2021, Singapore's healthcare sector will be offering up to around 7,500 jobs, along with about 1,600 traineeships, attachments, and skills training opportunities. 

This was announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a statement yesterday (25 August). 

Of the 7,500 job opportunities, about one-third are for healthcare professionals including nurses and allied health professionals. These vacancies will be mainly filled by fresh graduates from healthcare training programmes, as well as graduates from the healthcare sector's Professional Conversion Programmes (PCP) targetted at mid-career entrants into the sector.

According to MOH, there are currently around 200 nursing and allied health PCP training places available each year, and at least 100 more will be added in 2021.

Apart from the above, the remaining vacancies will cover roles such as support care, and administrative and ancillary roles, suitable for fresh graduates as well as mid-career job seekers from non-healthcare backgrounds.

  • These vacancies will be across both the public healthcare and community care sector, ranging from service management positions, such as patient service associates, to blended job roles which involve providing support in non-clinical care or administrative operations.
  • Managerial and executive roles will also be available for those who may have relevant administrative experience or training outside the healthcare sector, for example in financial management, accounting, HR, or digitalisation of business processes.
  • Training, on-boarding and orientation will be provided.

Traineeships, attachments and skills training to be offered under SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package

The 1,600 traineeships, attachments, and skills training opportunities will be offered as part of a collaboration between Workforce Singapore, SkillsFuture Singapore, and relevant organisations under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. These include healthcare and community care providers in the public and private sectors, as well as training institutions and the healthcare union.

Through these opportunities, participants will be able to acquire relevant working experience and work-ready skills needed in the sector. Employers and trainees will receive funding support during the traineeship, attachment or skills training period.

More details on the traineeships, attachments, and skills training opportunities can be found here

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