Traineeship ISC Courses

Every year, ITE conducts two traineeship recruitment intake exercises for admission following the release of the GCE ‘N’ Level and GCE 'O' Level examination results in December and January respectively.


The exact dates for application will be announced in the major local newspapers after the release of GCE examination results and on ITE website about 2 weeks before the actual intake exercise.


Entry Requirements

  1. The duration of ITE Traineeship Courses leading to ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) certification ranges from 6 months to 1 year.
  2. You will need a GCE ‘N’ or ‘O’ Level to apply for our ISC courses.
  3. You are required to attend career counselling at ITE before proceeding to the selection interview by sponsoring companies. 
  4. You must be employed by a participating company in order to join a traineeship course.
  5. Application for a traineeship course is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only.

How to Apply?

  1. Submit applications for Traineeship courses at the ITE Customer & Visitor Centre @ Ang Mo Kio or apply online HERE.
  2. Attend pre-interview sessions with ITE Officers before attending interviews with participating companies.
  3. When applying, the following documents are required:
  • Identity card (NRIC) or passport;
  • Educational documents (i.e. results slip or certificates); and
  • Report Book.

Application for ISC Courses (January 2020 Intake)

QualificationApplication Period 
For GCE ‘N’ LevelThu 19 Dec 2019 (2.30 pm) to Fri 3 Jan 2020 (6 pm)
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For GCE ‘O’ LevelMon 13 Jan 2020 (3 pm) to Fri 31 Jan 2020 (6 pm)
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List of Traineeship Courses

Choose from over 25 courses from 12 different industry sectors to match your interest and career goals.

Application Result & Acceptance of Offer

Click the button below to login for your application result and accept course offer:

Click HERE for the instructions on Course Acceptance

For Frequently Asked Questions on Traineeship courses, please click HERE.

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

  • Singaporean GCE ‘O’ Level holders who have matriculated for ITE traineeship courses and who are in the top 10% of the GCE ‘O’ Level entrants at each intake exercise are eligible for consideration for the CDC & CCC-ITE Scholarship.
  • Successful recipients will be informed by ITE. No application is required. Each scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the course, subject to a maximum of 2 years.
  • 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.

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.

Please click HERE for tips in preparing for the interview.