What Is it?
P-Max is a SkillsFuture initiative that aims to:
Help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to better recruit, train, manage and retain their newly-hired Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs)
Enable SMEs to establish better communication channels between supervisors and staff and to adopt progressive HR practices (e.g. goals setting, performance management) for newly-hired PMETs within their SMEs
Help newly-hired PMETs to better acclimatise to the new SME work environment and to encourage better retention of PMET in SMEs
Who Is It For?
Local SMEs looking to hire PMETs
Job-seeking PMETs who are Singaporeans or Singaporean Permanent Residents, looking for a career with SMEs.
How Will SMEs Benefit?
With up to 90% funding support from WSG, SMEs are only required to pay the 10% nett fee portion of the respective SME and PMET workshop course fees. SMEs who successfully complete the six-month follow-up aimed at strengthening HR practices and retain their newly-hired PMET employee(s), will also be eligible for a one-off S$5,000 Assistance Grant.
|ASME PnT Programme||SNEF PnT Programme|
|One-day SME Workshop||Three-day PMET Workshop||One-day SME Workshop||Two-day PMET Workshop|
|Course Fee Funding by WSG||Up to 90% course fee funding|
How does it work?
Job Matching: Job-seeking PMETs will be screened and matched with suitable positions in hiring SMEs by Programme Managers (PMs). SMEs with newly-hired PMETs are also eligible to participate.
Workshop Training: SME supervisors and their newly-hired PMETs will attend respective SME and PME workshops. Both workshops enjoy up to 90% SSG course fee funding for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents.
Post-Training Follow-up: Upon completion of both workshops, P-Max PMs will follow-up with the newly-trained PMETs and their SME representatives for a period of six months.
Assistance Grant: SMEs that successfully complete the six-month follow-up and retain their newly-hired PMET employee(s) will then be eligible for a one-off grant of S$5,000.
How do I sign up?
SMEs must meet the following criteria:
Be registered or incorporated in Singapore
Be made up of at least 30% local shareholding
Have an annual sales turnover of not more than S$100 million or employment size not exceeding 200 employees
Offer PMET job vacancies that pay a gross monthly salary of at least S$2,500; and/or have hired a PMET within the last three months (i.e. 90 days) prior to enrolment into programme and paying a gross monthly salary of at least S$2,500
PMETs must meet the following criteria:
Be a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident who is keen to pursue a full-time career in an SME
Diploma holder or have prior work experience in a PMET job
Have at least one year of full-time working experience
Contact the PMs below for more information: