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
  • 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 strongly encouraged to view the ITE Traineeship videos in Step 1.

For the online application period, please see below:

For GCE ‘N’ Level to NITEC

Online Application: Thu 11 Jan 2024 (4pm) to Wed 31 Jan 2024 (5pm)

For GCE ‘O’ Level to NITEC

Online Application: Thu 11 Jan 2024 (4pm) to Wed 31 Jan 2024 (5pm)

For more details, please contact us at 1800 2222 111 during office hours. Alternatively, please email us at

Step 3 TRN

  • Please 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 apply directly to the list of participating companies that you desire to join by providing the following details via the company email stated.

Applicant details to companies 



Contact Number




Traineeship Course

CCA / Achievements / Work Experience (if any)


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.



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 $1,800 per year.

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

For courses commencing from 1 Jan 2023 onwards, NS-liable males will be granted NS deferment for the pursuit of full-time studies at pre-university government-funded institutions including ITE if they attain a place and are pursuing a course for higher academic qualifications from what they have previously attained (eg from Nitec to Higher Nitec or from Nitec/ Higher Nitec to ITE Work-Study Diploma/Technical Engineer Diploma/Technical Diploma courses) and NS deferment will no longer be subject to cut-off ages. For latest updates on NS deferment eligibility and policy, you may visit  CMPB Website.



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.


To find out more, contact us at 1800 2222 111 during office hours or email us at