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FINTECH TALENT PROGRAMME
(SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE)

FINTECH TALENT PROGRAMME
(SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE)

2 May - 31 July 2023
Structured Blended Training

1 Aug - 31 Jan 2024
On-the-Job Training

2 May - 31 July 2023
Structured Blended Training

1 Aug - 31 Jan 2024
On-the-Job Training

Full-Time
9 Months

BUILDING A FOUNDATION IN

SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE

If you are looking for an opportunity to break into the tech industry or looking for other opportunities in tech this is the chance that you are looking for.
The FinTech Talent Programme is an Attach-and-Train Career Conversion Programme that will give participants the fundamentals in basics of Python programming, software testing, Scrum and quality assurance.

Participants of the programme will not only be able to:

  1. access an industry-relevant curriculum reviewed by industry leaders
  2. apply what they have learnt in real-world applications as they enter a 6-month on-the-job training at a leading technology company
  3. receive a monthly allowance of $4,000
  4. access opportunities for full-time employment

BUILDING A FOUNDATION IN

SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE

If you are looking for an opportunity to break into the tech industry or looking for other opportunities in tech this is the chance that you are looking for.
The FinTech Talent Programme is an Attach-and-Train Career Conversion Programme that will give participants the fundamentals in basics of Python programming, software testing, Scrum and quality assurance.

Participants of the programme will not only be able to:

  1. access an industry-relevant curriculum reviewed by industry leaders
  2. apply what they have learnt in real-world applications as they enter a 6-month on-the-job training at a leading technology company
  3. receive a monthly allowance of $4,000
  4. access opportunities for full-time employment

Why Learn Software Quality Assurance?

A GROWING NEED TO CREATE HIGH-QUALITY SOFTWARE.​

As technology evolves, there is an increased need to produce high-quality software. Software Quality Assurance is a reliable means of producing high-quality software and companies are looking for talents who can establish processes, procedures and standards that are implemented correctly that will help them increase their market share in their industry.

Pre-Requisites

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Must have graduated from latest academic qualification or completed National Service, whichever is later, for at least two years at the point of application
  • Must not have prior work experience in Software Quality Assurance
  • Must not be a shareholder of the hosting company, or its related companies
  • Must not be immediate ex-staff of the hosting company or its related companies
  • Must not be related to the owner(s) of the hosting company
  • Must not be withheld/suspended/disqualified from receiving funding from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)/Workforce Singapore (WSG) before confirmation of acceptance into the programme and at the point of grant disbursement
  • Qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields minimally at diploma level; or  STEM-related working experience, courses, or certifications
  • Must not be currently participating in other Career Conversion Programmes (CCPs), enrolled in the Institute of Banking and Finance’s Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP), IMDA’s Company Led Training Programme (CLT) or IMDA’s TeSA Mid-Career Advance Programme (TMCA)

Our Industry-Proven Curriculum

Designed For Industry Relevance

To ensure industry relevance, our curriculum is designed with key industry players and tailored to meet the changing demands in the field of Software Quality Assurance. With your success as our goal, we ensure that you are well-equipped for challenges in your future as a Software Quality Assurance Specialist.

Dedicated Instructor Support

Throughout the programme, you will receive guidance, feedback and support from our instructors, who are experts in their field.

Community-Based Learning

Learn faster, and tackle challenges with the support of like-minded individuals. You will also receive support, advice and tips from our network of experts. That way, you’ll never face challenges alone.

How It Works

How It Works

SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE
STRUCTURED TRAINING

ATTACHMENT

Learn From Industry Experts & Get Dedicated Mentorship

In your attachment with our hosting company, you get the opportunity to work on real projects alongside industry experts. Get guidance, feedback and mentorship as you gain exclusive hands-on experience and get an inside look into a typical life as a Software Quality Assurance Specialist.

SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE
STRUCTURED TRAINING

Programming in Python 

The course aims to provide learners with a basic understanding of software development using the Python programming language. Learners will be taught the basics of identifiers, logic operators, control statements and functions to allow them to develop a simple software application.

Programme Name: Programming in Python I
Course Reference No: TGS-2022013899
Funding Validity Period: 27/05/2022 – 30/09/2024

Software Quality Assurance Basics

This course provides a foundation for learners aspiring to pick up software quality assurance skills.

Topics covered:

a) Quality Management Principles and Standards
b) Fundamentals of Testing
c) Software Testing Approaches, Techniques and Methodologies

Course Reference No: TGS-2023018015
Funding Validity Period: 13/01/2023 – 30/09/2024

Scrum Preparation Course

The Scrum Preparation Course provides learners with the knowledge of agile management principles and different techniques to deal with uncertainty and a fast-changing business environment.

Topics covered:

a) Introduction to Scrum
b) Scrum events
c) Scrum Lifecycle
d) Scrum in practice

Course Reference No: TGS-2023018016
Funding Validity Period: 13/01/2023 – 30/09/2024

Software Quality Assurance Advanced

This course builds upon the Software Quality Assurance Basics course and delves deeper into the topic of software quality assurance.

Topics covered:

a) Tools Support for Testing
b) Container and Container Orchestration
c) DevOps – CI & CD for QAs

Course Reference No: TGS-2023018013
Funding Validity Period: 13/01/2023 – 30/09/2024

ATTACHMENT

Learn From Industry Experts & Get Dedicated Mentorship

In your attachment with our hosting company, you get the opportunity to work on real projects alongside industry experts. Get guidance, feedback and mentorship as you gain exclusive hands-on experience and get an inside look into a typical life as a Software Quality Assurance Specialist.

Application Process

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Eligible candidates will have to complete an entry test.

Candidates who pass their entry test will be able to schedule an interview with our admissions team

Interview and review with Hosting Company

Applications Now Open

Registration is currently open for Singaporeans/PRs, who are above the age of 21, graduated from the latest academic qualification or NS for at least 2 years with no prior experience in Software Quality Assurance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the programme:

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Must have graduated from the latest academic qualification or completed National Service, whichever is later, for at least two years at the point of application
  • Must not have prior work experience in Software Quality Assurance
  • Must not be a shareholder of the Hosting Company, or its related companies
    Must not be immediate ex-staff of the Hosting Company or its related companies
    Must not be related to the owner(s) of the Hosting Company
  • Must not be withheld/suspended/disqualified from receiving funding from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)/Workforce Singapore (WSG) before confirmation of acceptance into the programme and at the point of grant disbursement
  • Not holding full-time employment by the start of the programme
  • Qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields minimally at diploma level; or STEM-related working experience, courses, or certifications
  • Must not be currently participating in other Career Conversion Programmes (CCPs), enrolled in the Institute of Banking and Finance’s Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP), IMDA’s Company Led Training Programme (CLT) or IMDA’s TeSA Mid-Career Advance Programme (TMCA)

1. Submit an application here.
2. Shortlisted candidates will be informed via email to undergo an entry test followed by a screening interview with the admissions team.
3. Successful candidates will be interviewed and matched with a Hosting Company providing a job attachment opportunity.
4. Candidates who are successfully matched with a Hosting Company, will be informed by the admissions team to enrol in the course at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and be able to proceed to make payment for the course fees

This training involves blended learning, with instructor-led sessions held in person at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, as well as self-directed learning. In-person sessions at Ngee Ann Polytechnic are held from 9 am to 6 pm.

Participants will need to provide a written notice one month in advance with reasons for withdrawal to SFA and the Hosting Company. The monthly training allowance may be pro-rated, withheld or clawback.
If participants have to withdraw during the first 3 months of structured training, Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s course withdrawal policy also applies. Please refer to <Withdrawal and Deferment Policies (np.edu.sg)> for more information.

Yes, you will be issued a certificate of completion by Ngee Ann Polytechnic for the structured training if you fulfill the attendance requirement and pass all assessments. SFA will issue a certificate for completing the FinTech Talent Programme at the end of the 9 months if you fulfil all the requirements of the programme.

In addition, after the structured training, you can opt to pursue (at your own expenses) industry-recognised external certifications such as ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) I.

We have collaborated with a network of 10 Hosting Companies to provide job attachments for successful programme participants. Participants will get the opportunity to work on real projects alongside industry experts. Participants will receive guidance, feedback and mentorship as they gain exclusive hands-on experience and get an inside look into a typical life as a Software Quality Assurance Specialist.
Eligibility for attachments with a Hosting Company for the programme will be contingent on the participant’s performance during the interview and selection process.

    • Successful participants are entitled to 5 days of paid annual leave during the course of the training program. Annual leave is only applicable, after the completion of a minimum of 3 months of training. Any leave application shall be made to the Hosting Company per their leave guidelines, rules and/or policies and shall be subject to the Hosting Company’s approval.

 

    • Successful participants are entitled to 10 days of paid sick leave during the course of the training program, subject to conditions stipulated by the Ministry of Manpower that applies to new hires. Successful participants must have completed at least 3 months of training to be entitled to paid sick leave. Unutilised paid annual and/or paid medical leave cannot be cashed out or used as part of the notice period.

 

    • Unpaid leave may be applicable for paternity/maternity / national service duties / other absences on a case-by-case basis, determined by the Hosting Company. For all such leave, participants would need to inform the Hosting Company at least 1 month in advance

 

    • For NS duties, documentary proof is required and must be provided at least 2 months in advance. Time off from on-the-job training (OJT) for national service duties will be treated as an unpaid leave of absence and training allowance will be pro-rated to exclude the duration of such absence. As participants are not an employee, they are not entitled to paid leave of absence to perform national service duties during OJT and may not utilise paid annual leave to go for NS duties. Participants would instead receive rank pay from MINDEF.

 

    • For such absences, if the request is approved, WSG and the Hosting Company may at their discretion: (1) defer the OJT for the duration of the absence and halt payment of training allowance until the resumption of OJT; or (2) if WSG/ host company does not defer the OJT, training allowance will be pro-rated to exclude the duration of participants’ absence.

 

  • Participants should extend a copy of all approved leave applications to SFA for official records. The notice should reach SFA at least 1 week before the leave begins.

The 6-month on-the-job training attachment is a mandatory component of the FinTech Talent programme thus, participants will be unable to opt out of the attachment.
However, under the circumstance whereby participants are hired before the start of the attachment, they will not have to proceed with the attachment.

The FinTech Talent Programme works with top-tier companies within the industry and positions are specially curated by the team. However, it is not mandatory to take up job offers with any of the Hosting Companies.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via the website and a member of the admissions team will be in touch.

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