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NTUC Career Starter Lab (CSL)

This pilot initiative, led by NTUC and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) aims to help youths jumpstart their career while meeting employers’ hiring needs with an integrated post-IHL employment support.


Through a short-term trial that comes with workplace mentorship and structured training, both freshly graduated jobseekers and host companies can seek clarity about the job fit before considering formal employment.

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About NTUC
Career Starter Lab

  • An up to 3-month career trial depending on the role

  • A structured training programme designed by host company for you to learn the ropes

  • A workplace mentor assigned to guide you along your journey

  • Monthly training allowance based on prevailing average starting salaries of IHL graduates in the market

  • Possible conversion to a full-time position at the end of the career trial

  • Graduated/graduating from ITE, Polytechnic or University in 2023/2024 or completed National Service in 2023/2024;

  • Singapore or Permanent Resident citizen; and

  • Unemployed during career trial

Through the NTUC Youth Taskforce, youths have expressed desires for quality internships, career mentorships and part-time work as they transition from school into the workforce.

Let us help you jumpstart your career with NTUC Career Starter Lab!

A suite of benefits!

✓ Experience a meaningful, well-guided

career trial and work stint

✓ Be paired with a mentor and understand not just the scope of work, but a deeper appreciation for the industry

✓ Build up relevant hard and soft skills

✓ Alleviate anxiety, build confidence as you transit from school to the workforce

A guide to a fulfilling Mentorship journey

Part One

  • Introduction 

  • Company Culture and Values

  • Goal Setting 🎯

Part Two

  • Self-discovery 🌍

  • Career Guidance

  • Progress check-in

Part Three

  • See the "big picture"

  • Summarise the experience

  • Stocktake learning points

⭐ Conclude the mentorship 

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