Through the newly founded Temus-IMDA talent conversion programme, Singapore-based firms can now streamline tech hiring. 

Established by Temasek in partnership with UST, Temus provides digital transformation solutions specialising in strategy, design, architecture, data, an artificial intelligence (AI), in alignment with the Singapore Government’s Smart Nation vision.

Temus’ Step IT Up programme was launched by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information, Josephine Teo, with the support of the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Techskills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative, which aims to “place and train” people for tech roles within five months, and Digital Industry Singapore (DISG).

With over 800 applicants in November 2022 contributing to 22 people entering the workforce in March 2023, Temus has started recruiting trainees for Step IT Up’s April intake, targeting to train up to 400 tech talents by 2025.

Kiren Kumar, the Deputy Chief Executive of IMDA shared, “Tech talent continues to be in strong demand as Singapore based companies drive their digital transformation strategies. We thank Temus for their leadership and partnership on the Step IT Up programme that blazes a trail to hire and provide on the job training to Singaporeans for various tech roles. Talent graduating from this programme will enjoy a wide range of opportunities in Temus and other partner companies to drive digital transformation efforts. We look forward to continue partnering with industry leaders like Temus to train Singaporeans in emerging tech skills to build Singapore’s digital future.”

Organisations will be able to leverage the new initiative to draw from a wider range of non-technically trained individuals in Singapore for their digital transformation plans. Trainees will be hired by Temus before they undergo a rigorous customised five month curriculum, enabling graduates to transition seamlessly into full-time tech roles.

Step IT Up has already placed over 1,100 people from non-tech backgrounds in tech jobs at leading multinational companies.

“We believe that the success of any meaningful digital transformation depends on the capabilities of its people. This is why Temus aspires to support our customers to build a strong digital talent pool. Our first cohort of Step IT Up trainees are making very good progress. This gives us the confidence that with the right learning agility, motivation, and resolve, people from a broad range of backgrounds can make a successful career transition to the digital workforce,” added KC Yeoh, the Chief Executive Officer of Temus.

One sector the programme will focus on is low code, which has gained traction across the globe as it enables the fast development of digital applications that improve efficiency, automate processes, and help organisations respond faster to changing demand while staying competitive. Temus is pioneering the growth of low code across the region by harnessing OutSystems.

The deadline to apply for Step IT Up’s April intake is the 20th of February, 2023.


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