Build the skills and be more job-ready with ITE Traineeship!


Leveraging on ITE’s core strength in learning by doing, ITE Traineeship is a perfect programme for GCE 'N' or 'O' level graduates to gain a head start in their careers while pursuing a Higher National ITE Certificate (Higher NITEC), National ITE Certificate (NITEC) and ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) qualification.

Entry Requirements

The duration of ITE Traineeship Courses ranges from 1 to 2 years.

You will need an ISC, GCE ‘N’ Level, GCE ‘O’ Level or Nitec certification to apply for our Traineeship courses. Depending on the course applied for, some courses require a pass in English and/or Mathematics or Science.

You must be employed by a participating company in order to join a Traineeship course. Application for a Traineeship course is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only.

How to Apply?

Step by Step Guide for Traineeship Application:

Step 1 TRN
  • View ITE Traineeship Programme video HERE.
  • For course write-up on respective courses, refer to the full course listing HERE.
  • For detailed information about Traineeship courses, refer to Prospectus for ITE Traineeship Courses HERE.
  • For Frequently Asked Questions on Traineeship courses, please click HERE.
Step 2 TRN
  • It is compulsory to book and attend a pre-interview session with an ITE officer.
  • Your application may be withdrawn if you do not attend the online pre-interview session or the company interview.

For ISC Progression to NITEC

Online Application: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (3pm) to Sun 31 Jan 2021 (5pm).

Application is closed

For GCE ‘N’ Level to NITEC

Online Application: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (3pm) to Sun 31 Jan 2021 (5pm).

Application is closed

For GCE ‘O’ Level to NITEC

Online Application: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (3pm) to Sun 31 Jan 2021 (5pm).

Application is closed


For NITEC Progression to HIGHER NITEC

Online Application: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (3pm) to Wed 31 Mar 2021 (5pm).

Application is closed 


For more details, please contact us on 6590 2399 or 9137 0594 during office hours. Alternatively, please email us at

Step 3 TRN
  • You will have to complete the pre-interview session before proceeding with company selection and submission of document.
  • Refer to your verification slip (upon successful online application in Step 2) for the link to view a list of participating companies and salary information.
  • You will have to submit your company selection via FormSG. Our ITE officers will provide the QR code for company selection during the online pre-interview session. Please prepare the following for submission:
    1. Preferred list of companies based on your first-choice course
    2. Form N / Form J/ Examination Result Slip / Report Book
    3. Any other relevant document (eg. Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN))

** 2 and 3 are optional items

Step 4 TRN
  • Interview tips. Learn how to prepare for a job interview HERE.
Step 5 TRN
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview by participating company

Application Result & Acceptance of Offer

Log in to your application result and accept course offer. Read Instructions On Acceptance of Course Offer for more information.

Awards & Financial Assistance Scheme

ITE Community Scholarship (ITE CS)

(previously known as Community Development Council & Citizens’ Consultative Committee-Institute of Technical Education (CDC & CCC-ITE) Scholarship)

  • Singaporean GCE ‘N’ or ‘O’ Level holders who have matriculated for ITE Traineeship courses and who are in the top 10% of the GCE ‘N’ or GCE ‘O’ Level entrants at each intake exercise are eligible for consideration for the ITE Community Scholarship. Successful recipients will be informed by the nearest Community Centre/Club (CC) in the constituency where they live to receive the award. No application is required.
  • Each scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the course. Renewal in the second year of study is subject to the recipient’s performance and conduct during the first year of study. The value of the award is $1,600 per year.

S R Nathan Special Assistance Scheme

The S R Nathan Special Assistance Scheme provides financial support of $500 to eligible trainees in the first month of their ITE Traineeship programmes.

  • Who is eligible?
    • Singapore citizens who are successfully enrolled in ITE Traineeship programmes and whose household per capita income (PCI) ≤ $690. Priority will be given to applicants with lower household PCI.
  • How to apply?
    • Submit the S R Nathan Special Assistance Scheme Application Form, and the required supporting documents, when applying for ITE Traineeship in the online portal.

Deferment of National Service (NS) for NS-Liable Males

  • National Service (NS) liable males who are younger than 19 years old as at 1 January of the year you commence your traineeship course will have to check your eligibility for NS Deferment at the Central Manpower Base (CMPB).
  • Trainees who are not eligible for NS Deferment will need to withdraw from the course that you are enrolled.

For more information on NS Deferment, please click HERE.
For more information on NS Disruption, please click HERE.


During the period of traineeship, the trainee is an employee of the company and receives a monthly salary and enjoys benefits similar to other company employees. All course fees are paid fully by the sponsoring company.