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6 Reasons to Consider Work-Study Programme After Graduation

by Pace Staff Singapore Pace Academy

There are two routes that graduates usually take. Most of them look for instant employment opportunities, while some turn towards fetching a university degree to deepen their knowledge. In either case, you are trading one for the other. However, there is a way you can do both simultaneously!

Enrolling in a work-study programme is an excellent way to work in the industry of your choice and enhance your employability quotient going forward. Whether you have a Diploma in Engineering or some other subject, you can be eligible for a Work Study Programme if you are a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR).

If you are still unaware of this opportunity available to graduates upto 36 months after their graduation, read on as we discuss 6 important reasons to consider a work-study programme after graduating.

You Can Acquire New Skills

A work-study programme helps you deepen skills related to your area of specialisation and also help you develop tertiary skills like time management, problem-solving, teamwork, critical thinking, and workplace adaptability. At the end of the programme, you emerge as a multi-faceted professional, with relevant work experience and an industry-recognised qualification at the same time.

Improves Technical Skills

When you enrol in a SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme after graduation, you are hired by one of the participating companies as a full-time employee. You get access to a structured training programme that involves facilitated learning, on-the-job training, and opportunities to work on company-based projects.

This approach helps you level up your technical skills to match the industry standards. It also helps you advance your theoretical knowledge by allowing you to apply it at a real work environment.

Builds Industry Network Connections

Network building is an important way to grow as a professional. A work-integrated training programme allows you to meet a wide range of industry professionals with varying levels of experience. This helps expand your professional network and build long-lasting relationships that can benefit your career.

Brings Clarity To Future Career Aspirations

After graduation, joining a work-study programme allows you to 0bserve industry experts in action. Moreover, in-depth discussions on industry-relevant case studies help in understanding problems specific to your industry. You get several opportunities to watch digital blueprints transform into practical, scalable solutions. It also helps you reflect on your own career goals, which drives you to make better decisions about your future.

Increases Commercial Awareness

When working in a business setting, you don't just learn how to solve problems and build products. You also get a chance to increase your understanding of how an organisation works. It helps you understand how to fit into a company culture and thereby, boost your employability skills.

Fully Sponsored by Participating Company

If you want to continue higher studies, work-study programmes are a cost-effective opportunity to consider. These programmes are fully sponsored by your participating company. The best part is that you have both industry-relevant work-experience and industry-recognised qualification on your CV at the end of the programme. Each eligible Singaporean also receives S$5,000 as a sign-on incentive.

A Win-Win Situation!

Enrolling in a work-study programme is a great way to continue your academics  and expand your learning beyond just the classroom. Through such programmes, you can gain work-ready skills that are required by the industry, and an industry-recognised qualification that adds weightage to your CV. So what are you waiting for? Apply for a Work-Study Programme today!


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