Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association
Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association

Global Ready Talent Programme

Global Ready Talent Programme

Singapore enterprises looking to expand overseas need the right talent to compete effectively in the global market.

The Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT) aims to build a pipeline of global-ready talent for Singapore enterprises through exposing more Singaporeans to internships and overseas work opportunities.

This programme comprises of two key components:

Local and Overseas Internships - Support for Singapore enterprises that are keen to build their talent pipeline to support business expansion plans. Overseas internships will focus on opportunities in Southeast Asia, China and India.

Management Associate Programme - Support for Singapore enterprises keen to train and invest in overseas work exposure for young Singaporeans to deepen in-market knowledge. The programme will focus on overseas work placements in Southeast Asia, China and India.

Singapore enterprises offering student internships or management associate programmes are eligible for up to 70% funding support on qualifying costs.

Global Ready Talent Programme (Internships)

About the Global Ready Talent Programme (Internships)

The Global Ready Talent Programme (Internships) supports enterprises that are keen to build talent pipeline to support expansion plans. Singapore enterprises offering student internships to Institute of Technical Education (ITEs), Polytechnics and Universities are eligible for up to 70% funding on the monthly stipend. The programme also supports enterprises in building a young talent pipeline for their expansion plans through overseas internships.

Enterprise Singapore will partner Trade Associations (TACs) and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to facilitate internship placements in Singapore enterprises. The TACs will evaluate and qualify promising Singapore enterprises to come on-board the programme, whilst the IHLs will drive student participation in Singapore enterprises.


Funding Parameters and Support

Local Internships
Internship opportunities in Singapore with a Singapore enterprise

Overseas Internships
Internship opportunities with Singapore enterprises in their overseas markets, with focus on Southeast Asia, China and India

Hybrid Internships
Internship opportunities with Singapore enterprises, where enterprises have the flexibility of providing internship opportunities in Singapore and in their overseas markets for the entire internship duration.

Example: For a 6-month internship stint, the Singapore enterprise can choose to have the intern based in its Singapore office for 4 months and for the intern to be sent to their overseas markets for the remaining 2 months.

The Singapore enterprise must minimally offer a continuous two-week internship stint in their overseas market.


Eligibility Criteria


Commitment By Enterprises


How To Apply for Global Ready Talent Programme (Internships)

For more information about GRT (Internships) and how to apply, please visit the offical Global Ready Talent Programme website (www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/grt).

Global Ready Talent Programme (Management Associate)

About the Global Ready Talent Programme (Management Associate)

The Global Ready Talent Programme (Management Associate) provides up to 70% funding support for Singapore enterprises that are keen to train and invest in overseas work exposure for young Singaporeans to deepen in-market knowledge and gain overseas exposure opportunities. The programme targets fresh graduates or existing employees in the company with no more than 3 years of work experience and focuses on overseas work placements in Southeast Asia, China and India.


Funding Parameters and Support

Singapore enterprises are eligible for up to 70% funding support, capped at $50,000 per management associate annually for:


Eligibility Criteria


Commitment By Enterprises


How To Apply For Global Ready Talent Programme (Management Associate)

Companies who are interested to find out more about GRT (Management Associate) may drop Enterprise Singapore an email at grt@enterprisesg.gov.sg

Company Testimonials

Patrina Phua (Founder - Eatobe Pte. Limited)

"The GRT programme by Enterprise Singapore allows Eatobe to nurture, develop and groom local talents in the food technology scene. This allows Singapore to remain competitive globally in pushing technology boundaries. With the skills obtained from the GRT, interns can further develop a deeper perspective and understanding on their verticals of interests in food technology."

Patrina Phua (Founder - Eatobe Pte. Limited)

Marcus Ting (Lead, People Operations - Grain Pte Ltd)

"The Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT) has been a valuable resource in connecting us with interns from local institutions. It's great for the company and great for the students. Interns who join us get the full experience of start-up life on the ground and make an immediate contribution to our business."

Marcus Ting (Lead, People Operations - Grain Pte Ltd)

Dorothy Nah (General Manager - Hiap Giap Food Manufacture Pte Ltd)

"Hiap Giap Food had been tapping on the SME Talent Programme (STP) and subsequently The Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT) since 2015. We have engaged University graduates as well as interns from ITE with support from this platform. The platform provides much needed support for SME like us."

Dorothy Nah (General Manager - Hiap Giap Food Manufacture Pte Ltd)

Jaclyn Chew (HR Executive - Kok Fah Technology Farm Pte Ltd)

"The Global Ready Talent (GRT) Programme is dedicated in providing a platform for Companies to look for young potential talents. By providing subsidized internship opportunities, both Companies and soon-to-be graduates are more incentivized to participate in internship. Both sides will then stand to benefit from being able to test each other’s suitability for the job. As such, on one hand, Companies are able to secure future potential employees who are climatized to the Company, and thus are more likely to stay longer. While soon-to-be graduates are able to secure future career opportunities upon graduation."

Jaclyn Chew (HR Executive - Kok Fah Technology Farm Pte Ltd)

Joelle Chua (Business Development Director - Min Hiang Food Pte Ltd)

"GRT gives us an opportunity to recruit a network of other young professionals, who are highly tech savvy and up to date on the latest trends. This is an advantage to Min Hiang Food  and has helped our company to stay ahead and remain competitive."

Joelle Chua (Business Development Director - Min Hiang Food Pte Ltd)

Lee Chit Shung (Managing Director - Montreux Patisserie Pte Ltd)

"The Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT) by Enterprise Singapore not only allows Montreux Patisserie to use the services of talented individuals without having to make a hiring commitment, it might be in the future, with the added ability to choose a person who will work out well as an employee. Bringing in students who don't see your company from the inside every day opens up an opportunity for fresh perspectives on your business, strategies, and plans."

Lee Chit Shung (Managing Director - Montreux Patisserie Pte Ltd)

Lau Kum Yee (Co-founder & CEO - Nuvojoy Pte Ltd)

"The GRT programme allows SMEs such as Nuvojoy to tap into the creativity of interns in product development as well as to expose the interns to real-life challenges faced by companies. They have the opportunities to sharpen their technical skills as well as interpersonal skills. Interns also have a better understanding of the industry, which will help them decide on the area to pursue when they apply for further studies. This programme is an excellent platform for companies to source their potential employees as well."

Lau Kum Yee (Co-founder & CEO - Nuvojoy Pte Ltd)

Teri Teo (Director - PS Food & Beverage (S) Pte Ltd)

"The GRT programme allow our company to have good infuse of different talent into our company and bring great joy and different skill set to our company. We have SIT – food technology student and NYP – business management student to cross learn and help our company expand oversea market."

Teri Teo (Director - PS Food & Beverage (S) Pte Ltd)

Lee Kiow Seng (Director - Seagift Food Pte Ltd)

"The GRT Programme has proved to be very useful for my company. So far, we had a number of interns work with us under the Programme. They were very intelligent, hardworking and receptive to guidance; as a result, they were very productive. All projects were well done."

Lee Kiow Seng (Director - Seagift Food Pte Ltd)

Annie Tan (Director – Tan Seng Kee Foods Pte Ltd)

"The Global Ready Talent (GRT) Programme is an excellent platform to build a growing pipeline of well qualified young talents from ITE, Polytechnics, universities to strengthen the essential functions of the business, be it in Research & Development, Digital Marketing or in Food Safety compliance. At TSK, we share knowledge and practical hands-on training experiences that interns value."

Annie Tan (Director – Tan Seng Kee Foods Pte Ltd)

Fengru Lin (CEO - TurtleTree Labs Pte Ltd)

"The GRT Programme is a great platform to connect startups like TurtleTree Labs with talented and like-minded interns seeking to hone up their practical experience outside an academic setting."

Fengru Lin (CEO - TurtleTree Labs Pte Ltd)

Amos Chow (Business Development - Yikowei Pte Ltd)

"The Global Ready Talent (GRT) Programme is a great platform that has given Yikowei opportunities to work with our Local University and Polytechnics, such as Singapore Institute of Technology University (SIT) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP). Our Internship Programmes have given interns hands-on experience to try out what they have learned in their school and testing it out in the market. Creating a win-win situation of Students gaining experience and improving the company's business and work process."

Amos Chow (Business Development - Yikowei Pte Ltd)