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7,500 jobs, 1,600 traineeships in the healthcare sector to be offered till end-2021: MOH

SINGAPORE — About 7,500 jobs and 1,600 traineeships, attachments and skills training opportunities in the healthcare sector will be progressively offered to jobseekers from now until the end of next year, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday (Aug 25).

Of the 7,500 full-time job positions to be offered, about one-third are for healthcare professionals.

Of the 7,500 full-time job positions to be offered, about one-third are for healthcare professionals.

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SINGAPORE — About 7,500 jobs and 1,600 traineeships, attachments and skills training opportunities in the healthcare sector will be progressively offered to jobseekers from now until the end of next year, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday (Aug 25).

“These vacancies and opportunities will help to fulfil current and future expanding needs for healthcare services, given Singapore’s ageing population,” the ministry said in a statement.

Of the 7,500 full-time job positions, about one-third are for healthcare professionals. This includes nurses, as well as speech language therapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists and other healthcare professionals, also known as “allied health professionals”.

These vacancies will be filled by fresh graduates from healthcare programmes, as well as mid-career professionals who graduated from the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for the healthcare sector. These are career conversion programmes targeting professionals, managers, technicians and executives looking for a mid-career switch.

There are about 200 nursing and allied health PCP training places every year. At least another 100 training places will be added in 2021, MOH said.

The remaining two-thirds of vacancies are for various roles, including support care, as well as administrative and ancillary roles, which would be suitable for those from non-healthcare backgrounds.

These positions will be across both the public healthcare and community care sector.

Managerial and executive roles are also available for those who have experience in financial management, digitalisation of business processes, accounting and human resources outside the healthcare sector, MOH said.

As for the 1,600 temporary positions, employers and trainees will receive funding support during the training period.

There will be around 300 traineeships and attachments, which will last between four and nine months.

Fresh graduates may tap the SGUnited Traineeships Programme, while mid-career jobseekers may apply for these attachments under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programmes.

“Employers can consider hiring well-performing trainees and mid-career individuals at any time during or after the completion of the traineeship or attachment,” MOH said.

There will be more than 1,300 skills training opportunities for mid-career jobseekers, who can apply for them through the SGUnited Skills programme.

These training opportunities will last between six and 12 months and are for various roles in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

Seven training providers will be offering these skills training, and classes will start progressively from this month.

The training providers are:

  • HMI Institute of Health Sciences

  • Institute of Technical Education

  • NTUC Learning Hub

  • Republic Polytechnic

  • Singapore Management University

  • Singapore University of Social Sciences

  • Temasek Polytechnic

Jobseekers will be able to apply for these jobs through Workforce Singapore’s MyCareersFuture job portal, and also at various recruitment platforms.

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