What is it?

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Cisco Network Professionals is designed to equip Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), including mid-career switchers, with skills to perform the following six job roles:

  1. Cisco Account Manager (Sales)
  2. Cisco Architecture System Engineer (Pre-sales)
  3. Cisco Field Engineer (Data Centre)
  4. Cisco Field Engineer (Enterprise Networking)
  5. Cisco Field Engineer (Cyber Security)
  6. Cisco DevNet Developer (Programmability)

Administered by World Partners Solution (‘WPS’) (Recruitment Partner) through NTT, the PCP operates under the Place-and-Train mode in which the participating companies will employ the trainees before commencing the PCP.

The six-month PCP includes eLearning training by the assigned training provider and structured on-the-job training by their employers.

Please go to https://conversion.mycareersfuture.sg/portal/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgID=P00000430 for more information about the PCP for Cisco Network Professionals.

Who can apply?

Individuals

The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants who meet the following General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR);
  • Minimum 21 years old;
  • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application;
  • New hires should be hired for not more than three months;
  • New hires must not be in the same job role prior to joining the PCP;
  • New hires must not be a shareholder of the PCP company, or its related companies;
  • New hires must not be related to the owner(s) of the PCP company; and
  • New hires must not be immediate ex-staff of PCP company or its related companies.

Employers

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore;
  • Ensure that new hires cannot be:
    • A shareholder of the PCP company, or its related companies;
    • Related to the owner(s) of the PCP company; and
    • Immediate ex-staff of PCP company or its related companies;
  • Offer a full-time PMET position employment contract on permanent terms or on contract terms that are no less than one (1) year;
  • Offer employment directly related to the job which the PCP is for, with remuneration that is aligned to the market rate;
  • Commit to the PCP training arrangements for the trainees; and
  • Be committed to work with WSG and NTT on the necessary administrative matters related to the PCP.

Course-Specific Entry Criteria

For Cisco Account Manager (Sales):

  • Preferably qualification in Sales or marketing (Degree/ Advanced Diploma)
  • Demonstrates ability to listen and meet client’s requirements
  • Willingness to work to a sales achievement plan

For Cisco Architecture System Engineer (Pre-sales):

  • Degree or relevant qualification in IT/Computing/Engineering/Science preferred
  • Enjoys working in infocomm, telecoms, engineering or other technology related roles
  • Willing to learn to write and present technical solutions

For Cisco Field Engineer (Data Center):

  • Degree or relevant qualification in IT/Computing/Engineering/Science preferred
  • Enjoys working in infocomm, telecoms, engineering or other technology related role
  • Demonstrates diagnosis and troubleshooting skills in previous roles
  • Willing to learn about network, systems and security

For Cisco Field Engineer (Enterprise Networking):

  • Degree or relevant qualification in IT/Computing/Engineering/Science preferred
  • Enjoys working in infocomm, telecoms, engineering or other technology related role
  • Demonstrates diagnosis and troubleshooting skills in previous roles
  • Willing to learn about network, systems and security

For Cisco Field Engineer (Cyber Security):

  • Degree or relevant qualification in IT/Computing/Engineering/Science preferred
  • Enjoys working in infocomm, telecoms, engineering or other technology related role
  • Demonstrates diagnosis and troubleshooting skills in previous roles
  • Willing to learn about network, systems and security

For Cisco DevNet Developer (Programmability):

  • Degree or relevant qualification in IT/Computing/Engineering/Science preferred
  • Enjoys programming, and iterative process with product improvements.

Cisco Job Archetype download here – PDF

How does it work?

Funding Support Requirement
Course Fee Grant

Up to 70% of the course fee ( excluding GST), subjected to funding caps.

The trainee must pass all the required modules.
Enhanced Course Fee Grant

Up to 90% of the course fee ( excluding GST), subjected to funding caps.

The trainee must be either a SC/PR sponsored by a SME1, or a SC aged 40 years old and above.
Salary Subsidy

Up to 70% of monthly salary, capped at S$4,000 per trainee per month, for up to 6 months.

The trainee must complete the entire PCP duration.
Enhanced Salary Subsidy

Up to 90% of monthly salary, capped at S$6,000 per trainee per month, for up to 6 months.

The trainee must be a SC, either aged 40 years old and above, or unemployed and has been actively seeking employment for 6 months or more.

1 The criteria for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are aligned with that of Enterprise Singapore (ESG). Refer to ESG’s website for SME Eligibility Test for details.

 

 

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