SRA is proud to be ESG’s appointed Approved-in-Principle (AIP) partner Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT) for the retail sector. This programme aims to build a pipeline of global-ready talent for Singapore enterprises through exposing more Singaporeans to internships and overseas work opportunities, to support companies’ talent development efforts and helps local talents develop skills to take on global responsibilities in their careers. Under GRT, Singapore enterprises offering student internships or management associate programmes are eligible for up to 70% funding support on qualifying costs. More than 550 retailers have benefitted from the programme since its launch in 2019. As the appointed Approved-in-Principle (AIP) partner, SRA serves as your main point of contact for the following GRT components.

  • Local internships
    • Secure funded interns for your company’s manpower needs
  • Overseas internships
    • Secure funded interns for your company’s business needs for overseas markets in Southeast Asia, China and India
  • Hybrid internships
    • Secure funded interns where companies have the flexibility of providing internship opportunities in Singapore and in overseas markets for the entire internship duration
  • Management Associate Programme
    • Secure funded support for Singapore enterprises to train and invest in overseas work exposure for young Singaporeans to deepen in-market knowledge.
Not on the GRT Programme yet? Fill up the GRT Programme Interest Form (Employers)
Through SRA’s GRT programme, more than 1,100 students have been placed with companies in fashion apparel, jewelry, home & decor, and more!
Find out how the SRA GRT programme may help you to secure an exciting internship in the vibrant world of retail today! Fill up the GRT Programme Interest Form (Students)
Wondering what it takes to be a successful intern? Being an intern might be daunting to many at the start but we’ve got you covered. Be on the road to a successful internship by following these tips. Visit SRA’s Intern’s ePlaybook
For more information, please contact Elise at elise@sra.org.sg / 9768 6981 or download SRA GRT Programme Briefing Deck

Internships are great opportunities to learn something new and prepare yourself for the industry. You get to work closely with industry professionals and tap into their wealth of experience and knowledge. We reached out to three GRT interns to find out their biggest takeaway from their internships. Watch this video. 

Watch this interview with employers from the GRT programme sharing the benefits of getting a fresh perspective from interns!

Get fresh insights into the retail landscape in Singapore through this exclusive interview with leading retail leaders such as Mothercare, Norbreeze, Pick & Go and Uniqlo Singapore. Watch this video.

As part of the employer branding efforts under the Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT), ESG has launched its inaugural Good Company Report 2021/22 to raise awareness of the good career opportunities offered by our Singapore companies.

The Good Company Report 2021/22 is a digital report featuring 8 shortlisted companies who have been providing good internship opportunities for students under GRT and have good human capital capabilities.

The report targets current students and fresh graduates from ITEs, polytechnics, and universities, and aims to:
• Profile good Singapore companies who are offering good and diverse career opportunities to young talent
• Highlight the benefits of working with Singapore companies through hearing from the founders’ point of view and interns on their first-hand experiences

We are proud of our SRA members – Mothercare, Norbreeze and Scanteak for being featured in this report and recognised by ESG for offering good and diverse career opportunities to young talent.

Click here to read the full report: https://go.gov.sg/sra-gcr-website

Check out these videos to find out more about GRT programme!

Introduction of GRT Programme The Retail Industry FAQs
Retail Career Personality Profile

 

Get Ahead with Retail – What the new PWM Means for Retail Sector

 

CTA for Interns – Register your interest in a retail internship CTA for Companies – Sign up for GRT Programme
Retail Insights Sharing by Mr Pang Fu Wei, Managing Director of Mothercare My Retail Journey by Mr Lloyd Lam Cheng, Business Development Manager of Mothercare
SRA EXSA (Retail) Introduction – One of the key milestones in your retail career

 

SRA EXSA 2021 (Retail) Overview – Want to discover and nurture the next EXSA (Retail) Service SuperStar? Join the GRT programme  now

All SRA GRT-approved companies are eligible to sign up for Complimentary Specialised Training Programmes and Learning Journeys organised by SRA, T&Cs apply.

Learning Journey at Temasek Polytechnic’s Smart eCommerce Centre (SMEC) on 22 Nov 2022 (Tue), 10am to 12pm 

Join us at the learning journey to visit TP’s first integrated e-commerce learning facility and unmanned physical stores on campus – 1stAvenue Omni and 1st Avenue Originals – which will allow customers to purchase products using self-checkout stations. The centre will also collaborate with companies and aspiring entrepreneurs to boost their digitalisation efforts.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each SRA member company can only sign up for one (1) of these learning journeys. Capped at 2 participants per member company.
  • Registration is based on first come first served basis. You will receive confirmation email from SRA.
  • Priority is given to SRA Global Ready Talent (GRT) employers.

Register Now!

In the first of our series of 5 experiential learning journeys, Yvon Bock, Founder and CEO, Hegen and Leon Bock, Co-Founder and COO, Hegen hosted our members at the Hegen Experiential Centre on 29 March 2022. We saw how they created a unique and compelling brand story and utilised the latest technology to become one of the fastest-growing brands in Singapore. Hegen also shared with participants branding tips and the importance of keeping up with the latest technological trends to develop a holistic customer experience. Read more.

SRA member companies and students from IHLs joined us in our experiential learning journey to Decathlon Singapore Lab and had the opportunity  to interact with Decathlon’s Order Management Specialist and eCommerce Operations Leader to learn more about their store operations. Read more

Internship Period and Application Timeline of each GRT-approved IHL

Here’s an overview of when GRT employers should approach the IHLs and hunt for suitable interns!

ITEs 

Polytechnics 

Universities 

Eligibility Criteria

For Companies

  • Company must be registered and incorporated in Singapore
  • Have at least 30% local (Singaporean or Singaporean Permanent Resident) group shareholdings
  • Be in a financially viable position to start and complete the internship
  • Possess sound Human Resource processes and be committed towards talent development, able to provide a mentorship and a structured internship for meaningful experience
  • (For enterprises offering overseas internships) – Have existing overseas operations, positive business outlook and definite growth plans
  • Provide a minimum monthly internship stipend of $800 to ITE and Polytechnic students and $1,000 to University students
  • Company shall adhere to the Internship job scope and learning deliverables stated in the application throughout the Internship and constantly review it to ensure a meaningful internship experience
  • Companies which have received approval to be placed under the GRT  Programme will be approved for a Qualifying Period of 3 years. Company shall submit a new application and re-apply to be placed under the GRT after the initial 3-year qualifying period. Approval will be subject to ESG’s evaluation of the company based on the eligibility criteria at the point of application submission.

For Students (Local/Remote Overseas/Hybrid Internships)

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Full-time degree student of National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS); OR
  • Full-time diploma student of Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Temasek Polytechnic (TP); OR
  • Full-time student of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) or LASALLE College of the Arts (Only eligible for local internships); OR
  • Full-time NITEC/Higher NITEC student of Institute of Technical Education College Central, East or West.
  • Should not be an immediate family member (i.e. child) of any key shareholder in the company.
  • Only applicable for full-time internships, where the intern is required to work up to 44 hours per week.

For Management Associates 

Management associates must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Be a fresh graduate, or a young employee with up to 3 years of working experience

Posting offered to associate must:

  • Be for a minimum of 1 year, and
  • In key overseas markets e.g. Southeast Asia, China and India.
Funding Support

For Local Internships

  • 70% of internship stipend for SMEs and 50% of internship stipend for Non-SMEs
  • Minimum amount paid to interns:
    • ITE and Polytechnic students: ≥ S$800/month
    • University students: ≥ S$1,000/month

For Remote & Hybrid Overseas Internships

Introduction of Remote Overseas Internships under GRT Programme

The remote overseas internship was introduced as a temporary alternative for physical overseas internships, for young talent to gain regional exposure and knowledge (in ASEAN, China, and India) despite their inability to be physically present overseas.

  • Student will be based in Singapore, but he/she will be reporting to the overseas office of the company and be working on overseas projects or tasks on a full-time basis
  • Duration of internship should be minimum 2 weeks.
  • Work scope should allow for student to have exposure/ interaction with their overseas colleagues/ supervisor
  • 70% of internship stipend for SMEs and 50% of internship stipend for Non-SMEs
  • Additional monthly subsistence allowance and lump sum travel allowance will be provided to the students via their IHLs (Institutes of Higher Learning)
  • Minimum amount paid to interns:
    • ITE and Polytechnic students: ≥ S$800/month
    • University students: ≥ S$1,000/month

For Management Associates

  • 70% for both SMEs and Non-SMEs, for both salary and overseas package capped at $50,000/year.

*All amounts stated are before funding support. All applications are subject to final approval by Enterprise Singapore

GRT Application Process for GRT Employers

GRT Employers Profiling

With the support of retailers and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), we are pleased to share the successful local internship placements of over 900 students with SRA members since the launch of the Global Ready Talent (GRT) Programme on 1 October 2019. Students from the different Polytechnics and Universities can choose from about 150 companies onboard this programme, 92% of which are SMEs companies from Fashion/Apparel, Jewellery & Watches and Furniture & Fittings and more. We are delighted to see both Retailers and our local young talents benefit from the GRT programme. We will continue to work closely with industry partners to build and channel young talent to local retailers to create a vibrant workplace learning opportunities for students to gain insights and experience working in the retail industry.

List of SRA GRT-Approved Employers (updated as of 26 Sep 2022)

COMPANY NAME TRADE CATEGORY
A & V Best Trading MATERNITY/KIDS
Ace Framing Gallery BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Actsmarket Ltd. eTAILERS
AEROV Pte. Ltd. OPTICAL
Aemperial Group Pte Ltd (Formerly known as Afters Bakery Pte Ltd) FOOD RETAIL
AJ2 Holdings Pte Ltd (The Curtain Boutique) FURNITURE & FITTINGS
All Watches Pte Ltd JEWELLERY & WATCHES
All Would Envy Pte. Ltd. FASHION APPAREL
Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
Ascendas Nepal Hill Property Pte Ltd MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
Ascendas Services Pte Ltd MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
ATOMI Pte Ltd FURNITURE & FITTINGS
AUTIUM Pte. Ltd. JEWELLERY & WATCHES
AV Intelligence Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Axtro Pte Ltd (FNA JMD Pacific Pte Ltd) SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Ban Leong Technologies Limited CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Barcode Marketing Pte Ltd (Pazzion) FOOTWEAR/BAG/ACCESSORIES
Benjamin Barker Aust Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
BHG (Singapore) Pte Ltd DEPARTMENT STORE
Bloomback Pte Ltd BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Boldr Supply Pte Ltd JEWELLERY & WATCHES
BOW Pte Ltd SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Buddings Private Limited MATERNITY/KIDS
C.K. Tang Limited DEPARTMENT STORE
Capitaland Business Services Pte Ltd MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
Capitaland Commercial Management Pte Ltd MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
Capitaland Investment Limited MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
Capitaland Limited MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
Capitaland Shared Services Pte Ltd MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
CHARAKU Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
ChoiceCycle CCTV Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
CLI FM Pte Ltd MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
Club 21 Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Commune Lifestyle Pte Ltd FURNITURE & FITTINGS
Concrete Everything FURNITURE & FITTINGS
DNM Investments Pte Ltd BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Dover Street Market (Singapore) Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Dr Lash Pte Ltd BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Eight Flags Computer Systems & Supplies Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Eighteen 77 Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
ELUSH (T3) Pte. Ltd. CONSUMER ELECTRONICS/TELCO
Enchanté SG Private Limited FASHION APPAREL
Elohim by Sabrina Goh Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
ENSO Hair Studio BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
ESMART Mobile Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS/TELCO
Eureka Snacks Sg Pte. Ltd. FOOD RETAIL
Evergreen Group Pte. Ltd. BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Evergreen Health Pte Ltd BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Everything Good Pte Ltd FOOD RETAIL
Expandore Electronics Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS/TELCO
Exquisites Jewels Pte Ltd JEWELLERY & WATCHES
Fatimah Mohsin The Wedding Gallery Pte. Ltd. FASHION APPAREL
F J Benjamin (Singapore) Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
FLO Optics (FNA Frames & Lenses Pte Ltd) OPTICAL
Freemen Asia Pacific Private Limited (Prettyfit) FOOTWEAR/BAG/ACCESSORIES
G2000 Apparel (S) Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
GENCONNECT Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS/TELCO
GINLEE Studio Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Global Outsource Solutions Pte. Ltd. MATERNITY/KIDS
Glowfully Pte Ltd BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Godsome Pte. Ltd. (Franchisee of xpress Flowers) BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Goh Lee Hwa Automobile Pte Ltd  AUTOMOBILE/LOGISTICS
Green Poppies FASHION APPAREL
Grocer @ Empress Pte Ltd (Meatmen) SUPERMARKET/BAKING/CONVENIENCE STORES
GX Trading Private Limited (myseat.sg) FURNITURE & FITTINGS
Hegen Pte Ltd  MATERNITY & KIDS
Her Velvet Vase Pte. Ltd. FASHION APPAREL
Huggs Coffee Pte Ltd FOOD RETAIL
Honeyspree Pte Ltd FOOD RETAIL
Husks Green International Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Ideactio Pte Ltd CONSULTANCY
Invade Industry Pte. Ltd. CONSULTANTS/TECH VENDORS
IORA Fashion Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Island Shop International Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
JAD Holdings Pte Ltd (PRO Snacks) FOOD RETAIL
Jay Gee Enterprises (Pte.) Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Jay Gee Health Pte. Ltd. BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Jean Yip Salon Pte Ltd BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Jeweluxe World Pte Ltd JEWELLERY & WATCHES
JMD Pacific Pte. Ltd. SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Jo Kilda Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
JR Life Sciences Pte Ltd (Holistic Way) BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
JYY Pte Ltd BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Kalos Pte Ltd FOOTWEAR/BAG/ACCESSORIES
Keng Well Fashion Manufacturer Pte Ltd (BellaEast) FASHION APPAREL
Kim Hin Innovation Labs Private Ltd. FASHION APPAREL
Kino Biotech Pte. Ltd. BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
KJ Optometrists (PlazaSG) Pte Ltd OPTICAL
Klarra Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Klosh Pte. Ltd. BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Lagom Pte Ltd MATERNITY/KIDS
Laser City (S) Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Leathersolution Pte. Ltd. (Dr Bags) FOOTWEAR/BAG/ACCESSORIES
Lepetitsociety Pte Ltd BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
LHL Group Pte Ltd (Kimly Group) FOOD RETAIL
Luxasia Pte Ltd BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Masterpiece Time & Jewels Pte. Ltd. JEWELLERY & WATCHES
Mattress International Pte. Ltd. FURNITURE & FITTINGS
Metro (Private) Limited DEPARTMENT STORE
Mighty Velo Pte. Ltd. SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Mobot Pte Ltd SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Montreal Pte. Ltd. (ALDO) FOOTWEAR/BAG/ACCESSORIES
Mothercare (S) Pte. Ltd. MATERNITY/KIDS
Motion Art Space Pte Ltd BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
MOTOSG Pte Ltd SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Nana Reve De La Pte. Ltd. FASHION APPAREL
Nanyang Optical Co. Pte. Ltd. OPTICAL
Norbreeze Group Pte. Ltd. JEWELLERY & WATCHES
ODETTE Global Pte Ltd FURNITURE & FITTINGS
One Discovery Pte. Ltd. (QLOTHE) FASHION APPAREL
One Gallery Pte. Ltd. BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Orian Private Limited OPTICAL
Osacar City Audio Visual Pte. Ltd. CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
OSIM International Pte. Ltd. BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Outdoor Venture Pte. Ltd. SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Packman SG Pte Ltd AUTOMOBILE / LOGISTICS
Pamperinc Pte Ltd BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Papermarket Pte Ltd BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Paper Clip Pte Ltd BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Parlour Group Pte. Ltd. BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Pearly Lustre Pte Ltd JEWELLERY & WATCHES
Petite Fleur Sg Pte. Ltd. BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
PetConnection Private Limited (FNA: Smartpaw) PET GOODS
Pet Lovers Centre Pte Ltd PET GOODS
Pick & Go CS Pte Ltd SUPERMARKET/BAKING/CONVENIENCE STORES
Pieces of 7 Pte Ltd (Playdress) FASHION APPAREL
Pollyanna Enterprises FURNITURE & FITTINGS
Poh Heng Jewellery (Private) Limited JEWELLERY & WATCHES
PRISM Tech Private Limited CONSUMER ELECTRONICS/TELCO
Pure Senses Pte Ltd GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Puttot Singapore Pte Ltd MATERNITY/KIDS
Red Hot Chili Pepper Private Limited FOOD RETAIL
ReefmarketSG Pte Ltd PET GOODS
Refash Pte. Ltd. FASHION APPAREL
Sam & Sara Holdings Pte Ltd FURNITURE & FITTINGS
Saturday Club Pte. Ltd. FASHION APPAREL
Seager Inc. Pte Ltd FOOTWEAR/BAG/ACCESSORIES
Shinnpark Private Limited BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
SGCM Pte Ltd CONSULTANTS/TECH VENDORS
Sia Huat Private Limited CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
SLR Revolution Pte Ltd CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
SMOKE by SHOU SUGI BAN Gallery BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Source Studio Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
SPH Retail Property Management Services Pte Ltd MALLS / PROPERTY AGENTS
Star Furniture Pte. Ltd. FURNITURE & FITTINGS
StarShips Balloons Pte Ltd BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Stillen & Co Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Sunnystep Pte Ltd  FOOTWEAR/BAG/ACCESSORIES
Sustainable Familie Trading Pte. Ltd. MATERNITY/KIDS
SUTL Sports (JW) Pte. Ltd. SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Taxise Asia LLC CONSULTANTS/TECH VENDORS
Teamlink Marketing Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
TESSELLATE JEWELLERY & WATCHES
The Eyecare Initiative – Optical Pte. Ltd. OPTICAL
The Hour Glass Limited JEWELLERY & WATCHES
TheFurtunite.Com.SG. Pte Ltd FURNITURE & FITTINGS
The Seriously Fun Group Pte Ltd (The Polliwogs) ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES
The TreasureboxSG Pte Ltd BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Tracyeinny Company Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Triple Pte. Ltd – UA Sports (S.E.A.) Pte Ltd (Under Armour) SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Twistrek Pte Ltd JEWELLERY & WATCHES
Tyron Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Gnome & Bow) FOOTWEAR/BAG/ACCESSORIES
Ultimate Desk Pte Ltd FURNITURE & FITTINGS
United Eyecare (Novena) LLP OPTICAL
Viharbour (Singapore) Enterprise Pte Ltd BOOKS/FLORAL/GIFTS & SPECIALTY
Vision Lab Eyewear Premium Pte. Ltd. OPTICAL
Weekend Sundries Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Whats Love Co Pte. Ltd. FASHION APPAREL
Wing Tai Clothing Pte Ltd FASHION APPAREL
Wing Tai Fashion Apparel Pte. Ltd. FASHION APPAREL
Wiseland Contact Lens & Optical Centre OPTICAL
X-Boundaries Pte. Ltd. SPORTING GOODS/FITNESS
Xiao Yuan Marketing Pte Ltd BEAUTY/WELLNESS & HEALTH
Profiling of GRT Employers 2021

 

  • Mothercare

Please click here to view Retail Insights by Mr Pang Fu Wei, Managing Director of Mothercare

 

  • Sparkle Clean

Please click here to view My Retail Journey by Mr Lloyd Lam Cheng, Business Development Manager of Sparkle Clean

Profiling of GRT Employers 2020