Career Trial for Jobseekers
Jobseekers can gain experience through a short-term trial to be assessed for employment

Jobseekers can gain experience through a short-term trial to be assessed for employment paying at least $1,500/month for full-time position, or $750/month for part-time position. During the trial, jobseekers will receive training allowance from WSG / NTUC's e2i. If jobseekers get employed after the completion of the trial, they will receive retention incentives from WSG / NTUC's e2i as well.

For more information, download the Career Trial factsheet (PDF, 33KB) and FAQ (PDF, 105KB).


Eligible jobseekers can also benefit from the following incentives:

Funding Component Funding for Singapore Citizen (SC)
Training Allowance for Individuals $7.50 – $15/hour

Full-time positions: Up to 480 hours

Part-time positions: Up to 240 hours (capped at 80 hours/month)
Retention Incentive for Individuals One-off $500 incentive for jobseekers who stay in the same job for ≥ 3 months retention

One-off additional $1,000 incentive for jobseekers who stay in the same job for ≥ 6 months retention (only for unemployed SC who have been actively looking for jobs for 6 months or more)

Note: Eligible jobseekers will not receive CPF contributions as there is no formal employer-employee relationship between the host company and the jobseekers during the Career Trial. Jobseekers under the Career Trial will be covered by insurance provided by WSG / NTUC’s e2i. 


  1. Browse Career Trial positions at https://go.gov.sg/ct-positions and log in with Singpass to apply directly with approved Career Trial host companies.
  2. An email with an invitation link will be sent to selected jobseekers to complete their Career Trial application.
  3. Jobseekers can commence Career Trial after the host company and the jobseekers have received written approval via email from WSG/ NTUC’s e2i.

All Singapore Citizens who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have been actively seeking employment on a permanent basis prior to commencing Career Trial
  • Unemployed before commencing and during Career Trial; and
  • At least 16 years old, have completed full-time studies and National Service (if applicable)

Note: The Career Trial cannot be offered to jobseekers in any form of employment (which includes self-employment, part-time, ad-hoc, casual/temporary work) and who are receiving CPF contributions from such employment, before commencing the Career Trial and during the Career Trial.