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What is the Apprenticeship Track? 
The Apprenticeship Track under the Polytechnic Talent for Finance Scheme aims to provide polytechnic graduates an alternative pathway to take on university graduate-equivalent roles through rotations, training and mentorship.
  • Applicants must be Singapore-based FIs [1].
  • Eligible programmes, new or existing [2], must contain the following components:
    • Rotations across projects or tasks;
    • Structured training (e.g., classroom training, e-learning); and
    • Mentorship programme.
  • Eligible programmes must be of a minimum duration of one year and are recommended to be no longer than two years.
  • Eligible programme participants must be Singapore citizens (SCs) who are recent graduates [3] of a polytechnic [4].
  • Only incremental SC hires [5] will be supported.
  • Participants must be hired into the programme on a contract [6] or permanent basis.
  • For additional salary support, the participant must be emplaced into a university-graduate equivalent role [7] within 3 years from the commencement of an approved programme.
Funding Support

For each qualifying apprentice hire:

  • Salary support of S$1,000 per month of programme (up to 12 months); S$2,000 per month of programme (capped at 12 months) for programmes in the following priority areas [8]
    • Portfolio management
    • Private banking and wealth management (including family office advisory)
    • Research, trading and investment strategy
    • Actuarial
    • Reinsurance and specialty insurance
    • Green finance
    • Technology, digital and data analytics


  • Additional salary support at the same funding level [9] (up to 12 months) following emplacement of apprentice into university graduate-equivalent role after completion of the approved programme.
    How to Apply

    Please download the application form from the resources section and send the completed form to [email protected] for our evaluation.

    Apprenticeship programme

    • Applications should be submitted at least two months before the commencement of the programmes. For late submissions, or if the programme commences prior to approval, the applicant bears the risk of no funding.
    • Applicants are required to submit the detailed training schedule (including plans for rotation, structured training and mentorship) under their apprenticeship programme. 
    • Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2026.
    • Funding for approved applications will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis. More details will be outlined in the Letter of Offer provided to successful applicants.
    • Claims submission for approved applications should be made as per claims schedule outlined in the Letter of Offer provided to successful applicants.


    • Subject to the fulfilment of all eligibility criteria, funding for approved claims will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis, after the apprentice has been emplaced into a university graduate-equivalent role after completion of the approved programme.
    • FIs are required to submit their claims application within three months from the end of the 12-month period that the apprentice had been in a university graduate-equivalent role or when he/she leaves the firm (whichever is earlier). For late submissions, the applicant bears the risk of no funding.

    The applicant is to ensure that documents and information submitted are true, accurate and complete. IBF may request for additional information to support its evaluation of the claim application. 

    Download Resources here:

    PTFS Infographic (Apprenticeship) PTFS Infographic (Apprenticeship)
    PTFS Factsheet (Apprenticeship) PTFS Factsheet (Apprenticeship)
    PTFS FAQS (Apprenticeship) PTFS FAQS (Apprenticeship)
    PTFS Apprenticeship Application Form PTFS Apprenticeship Application Form


    [1] Entities regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (either licensed, approved, registered or recognised; or exempted from being licensed, approved, registered or recognised).

    [2] Refers to FI’s existing apprenticeship programme for polytechnic graduates which has not received funding under PTFS before.

    [3] Recent graduates refer to those who have graduated from a polytechnic, or completed National Service after graduating from a polytechnic, within 2 years from the date of hire.

    [4] Refers to the following polytechnics: Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP); Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP); Republic Polytechnic (RP); Singapore Polytechnic (SP); or Temasek Polytechnic (TP).

    [5] This refers to the number of SC apprentices hired above the average number of SC apprentices hired by the FI under the same programme over the past 5 years.

    [6] Minimum contract duration must be one year.

    [7] Examples of a “university graduate-equivalent role” include a place in FI’s graduate programme for fresh university graduates, or a role on a similar pay scale or has the same job grade as a fresh university graduate.

    [8] At least two-thirds of the programme duration must be within priority areas.

    [9] For programmes in priority areas, FIs should place the apprentice into a university-graduate equivalent roles within the priority area upon completion of the programme. If the apprentice is eventually placed in a non-priority area after the completion of the programme, funding provided for the additional salary support will be at the funding level for non-priority areas, i.e. $1,000 per month.



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