TRAINEE FAQS

Stipend and Overtime

The monthly Stipend for those on the 9 month programme, made up of 3 months vocational training then 6 months on-the-job (OJT) training, is $2,500 per month + CPF.  Please note there is no overtime allowance, which the OJT companies (Host Companies) are aware of. 

Benefits

This is an incredible training opportunity which is also paid, so we hope you’re feeling amped about that already!  As well as being paid the Stipend, 33 Talent will offer you all statutory benefits currently in Singapore. This includes annual leave, sick leave, or visits to the GP.  We also offer plenty of soft perks that we know you’re going to love - access to career planning tips and resources, exclusive and free of charge access to workshops, and group coaching sessions for the duration of your time on the Skills Ignition SG programme.  

Annual Leave

Your leave entitlement is 5 days in the 9 months and we encourage you to take it - everyone needs regular breaks in order to work effectively! 

What happens if I want to take more/less than the entitled number of leaves?

If you have exceeded your prorated holiday entitlement, 33 Talent will deduct a payment in lieu of days holiday taken in excess of your prorated holiday entitlement. If you have holiday entitlement still owing, 33 Talent will require you to take your leave during your last week of your placement.

Sick Leave and compensation

Please inform us and your line manager as soon as you are able to if you will be taking sick leave. This needs to be confirmed with a Medical Certificate issued by a medical practitioner from an approved public institution or appointed by 33 Talent. Only then can you be compensated for that day of work and be reimbursed. 

How will my performance be evaluated?

33 Talent will check in with your host company every 4-6 weeks to hear how things are going.  We will also check in with you just as regularly - we’d love to hear your feedback.  IMDA asks for records of the check ins and they’re an important way for all the partners involved in the Skills Ignition SG programme to provide feedback on progress and performance.  

What if I am offered a permanent job during the programme?

We encourage you to dedicate yourself to this fantastic paid training opportunity and aim to be a proud completer of the programme.  If you are offered a permanent role that you wish to take up during the programme, please inform your 33 Talent Community Manager straight away.  They will help work with you and your host company to agree an end date to your employment contract.  Your notice period is 30 days.  

Can I expect a job offer at the end of the OJT training from the host company that I have been with?

Host companies don’t necessarily have a vacancy for Trainees once the programme ends.  However, 33 Talent will help you look into the job market as your training programme comes to an end.  If the host does have a job and you want to interview for it, we can help you check it out.

Are there opportunities to try for jobs with other companies that hosted OJT trainees?

Sure!  We will be helping the Skills Ignition SG community network with each other, to make sure you benefit as much as possible.  Once your training programme has finished, if there are other companies with vacancies that you’d like to check out, we’re here to help you.  

Can I network and stay in touch with Skills Ignition SG alumni?

Definitely.  We’d love you to benefit from the programme even once the training has finished.

Who will be my employer?

33 Talent will be your employer for the duration of the 9 month training programme.  When you are on-site with our great hosts we hope you feel like part of the team but please don’t claim to be employed by your host or  Google. You may like to state on social media you are a “Digital Marketing trainee (via 33Talent)” or a “Cloud Technology trainee (via 33Talent)”.

Who do I contact if I have a question around taking leave, sickness, or any other HR related questions?

Your 33 Talent Community Manager, Ramya Veerappan.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my duties or the work I’m assigned?

The contact at your host company, who assigns you work, will be able to answer any day to day questions you have about the OJT training and work that you’re involved in.