What is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative, designed to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning for the Singapore workforce. It is an integral component of the Food Services Industry Manpower Plan.

The Skills Framework for Food Services is jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the SPRING Singapore, along with industry associations, education institutions, training providers, organisations and unions.

The Skills Framework for Food Services identifies Sector Information, Occupations and Job Roles within the industry, and Existing and Emerging skills required for skills and facilitating mastery.

Who is it for?


  • Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Food Services sector

  • Assess their career interests and aspirations within the sector

  • Identify relevant training programmes to upgrade and enhance their skills

  • Prepare for the desired job roles and opportunities within the industry.


  • Recognise and understand the vital skills required for success in the Food Services industry

  • Invest in training and development programmes to enhance their employees' skills and support their career progression

Training providers:

  • Gain insights on the latest sector trends and emerging skill sets that are in demand

  • Design and develop training programmes that cater to the specific needs of the industry

How does it work?

Sector Information

Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Food Services, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Skills Map

Skills Map

The Skills Maps covers a total of 30 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the four tracks.


Download the Skills Map, Skills and Competencies of all 34 ITM sectors.

Skills and Competencies

Skills and Competencies

Each of the job roles identified are accompanied by a list of skills and competencies under two broad categories:

(a) Technical Skills and Competencies, which comprises of occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

(b) Critical Core Skills (CCS), as identified for each job. CCSs are employability/transferable skills and competencies. Click here to learn more.


Download the Skills Map, Skills and Competencies of all 34 ITM sectors.

Training Programmes

Training Programmes

For new entrants and in-service employees in the Food Services sector to identify and enroll in relevant training programmes to acquire the necessary skills.

18 May 2023