As Singapore commits to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, more job opportunities will become available in the green economy. At Sembcorp, we are committed to growing the solar workforce through internship, innovative collaborations and training programmes jointly with Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL). Over 40 interns join us annually to pick up essential skills that would put them in good stead for solar technologist jobs in future.
ITE interns undergoing hands-on training at Sembcorp Tengeh Floating Solar Farm
The ITE-Sembcorp Centre for Sustainable Solutions at ITE College East
Our colleague giving some pointers to ITE interns about rooftop solar installations
The Solar PV Installation Practice Lab at ITE College East
Each year, we see 80 mid-career and solar technologist trainees undergoing training at our ITE-Sembcorp Centre for Sustainable Solutions, in addition to the 240 ITE students who undergo the Higher NITEC programme. We train over 120 new Sembcorp Solar colleagues and appointed Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors annually as well. Sembcorp also co-developed a 60-hour curriculum on ‘Solar PV Systems’ with Singapore Polytechnic under their Professional and Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy.
All new EPC partners undergo our in-house Solar Installer Certification Course to ensure they meet stringent standards to deliver projects on time with high quality standards and strict safety compliance
We also bring our roadshows to the community to enhance public awareness of how workers from other industries can make the switch to the solar industry. Our engineers will be on site to explain Sembcorp’s commitment to sustainable development and share how our colleagues were able to make the switch to a career in the renewables sector.
Our solar team at the Central District’s Skills for Good Festival
Our team at the Clean Energy & Mobility session of the Temasek Tripartite Conversations to share how we support the nation’s energy transition with our solar capabilities
Read what our colleagues have to say about making the switch to solar industry.
Chan Jun Ting Engineer, Projects & Engineering Development
“As a former marine engineer, I was able to apply my skills and knowledge on floating equipment and boats while working on our floating solar project. Yet at the same time, I also learnt new skills in civil and architectural works.”
Grace Tao Section Lead, Projects & Safety
“In my previous job in the Water Industry, I was able to use my engineering skills to bring about a positive impact on the environment. Being able to continue doing this in the Solar industry is really fulfilling for me. I prepared for my job change by reading up. Keeping an open mind helped me adapt as well.”
Mohammad Ghafar Bin Mohd Yusof Engineer, Operations & Maintenance
“Making the change from the Oil & Gas industry was challenging at first. However, I had a skillset (maintenance management) that was transferable to this new green economy. I underwent training courses to grow my Solar knowledge and to upskill myself. With a little bit of persistence, I am in a much better position now than when I first joined.”
Kumar Thangaveloo Manager, Business Development
“After a decade of working in the Oil & Gas industry, I decided to do a course on Solar technology as the Singapore Green Plan 2030 piqued my interest in sustainability. The journey of switching industry wasn’t without apprehension and anxiety, but I am now glad I did it!”