Workforce Singapore, SFA Launches Fintech Talent Programme

Workforce Singapore, SFA Launches Fintech Talent Programme

by February 13, 2023

Workforce Singapore (WSG) has partnered with Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) to launch a Fintech Talent Programme (FTP).

The Attach-and-Train Career Conversion Programme (CCP) aims to re-skill mid-career individuals to develop capabilities in key technology roles within the fintech industry.

Through the programme, individuals are provided with structured training and work attachments prior to job placement with participating companies over a nine-month duration.

Participants will have the chance to learn the fundamentals of Python programming, software testing, Scrum and quality assurance.

They will also learn from industry experts and get dedicated mentorship through their attachment with their host company.

During this period, participants have the opportunity to work on real projects and gain exclusive hands-on experience alongside industry experts.

Currently, 10 fintech companies, including NETS and YouTrip, have pledged their support for the programme.

SFA is the appointed programme partner and is supported by Ngee Ann Polytechnic as the training partner, with Tribe supporting the recruitment and management of eligible candidates.

Tan Choon Shian

Tan Choon Shian

Tan Choon Shian, Chief Executive of WSG said,

“To move in tandem with the rapid changes taking place in the industry, fintech companies wanting to grow must invest in talent as their engine of transformation.


As such, the FTP primes to address manpower gaps that fintech companies face and to support the future growth of the industry.”

Shadab Taiyabi

Shadab Taiyabi

Shadab Taiyabi, President of SFA said,

“SFA recognises the key role that upskilling and reskilling of the workforce plays in helping fintech companies build resilience and remain competitive, which is why we are very excited to announce the first dedicated career conversion programme for the role of software quality assurance.


We are confident that the continuous development of talent will stand Singapore companies in good stead amid the fast-evolving fintech landscape”.