Career Trial

Try a job to assess your job fit

Career Trial allows you to gain new work experiences through a short-term work stint. After completing the stint, the employer may offer you a job position that pays at least $1,500/month (for full-time) or $750/month (for part-time).

  • Eligibility / Who is it for?
    • Singapore Citizens
    • Aged 16 years and above
    • Unemployed
    • Actively seeking employment on a permanent basis

Here are some other benefits that you’ll enjoy while undergoing the Career Trial.

Funding component Funding for Singapore Citizens
Training allowance for jobseekers $7.50 – $15/hour
Full-time: From 16 hours to 480 hours (up to 3 months)
Part-time: From 16 to 240 hours (capped at 80hrs/month, up to 3 months)

Retention incentive for jobseekers
Retention of 3 or more months: one-off $500 incentive
Retention of 6 or more months: additional one-off $1,000 incentive

Note: Eligible jobseekers will not receive CPF contributions as there is no formal employer-employee relationship. If you are under the Career Trial, you will be covered by insurance provided by WSG/NTUC e2i.


Look up the listed job positions under Career Trial through, and register with WSG/e2i at 6883 5885 to get on-board the programme. For more information, download the Info Kit.