So you want to be a Jr Data Engineer?

A Jr Data Engineer gathers, cleans, troubleshoots and processes data, so that it can be used by various business teams, data scientists, and analysts. They build technologies of infrastructure, pipelines, dashboards, and processes of technology for unstructured data. Jr Data Engineers may also conduct simple analysis as required. 

As key members of the data management and analytics teams, data engineers drive value for the organisation and its clients by having a thorough understanding of data, its purpose, and its usage. Their major responsibilities include designing and building data platforms to collect, store, and retrieve raw data, building data pipelines effectively, applying structured problem-solving techniques to determine solutions, and designing and deploying data solutions on cloud and creating dashboards for further analysis. 

Jr Data Engineers will also need to communicate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders. They will also need to take charge of learning new technical skills to improve their performance and stay current in the industry. 

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Our Impact

Program Length

12 weeks

Full-time, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Next Cohort Starts
July 2024

Application Deadline
24 June 2024

Course Fee
S$15,000 0 *post-subsidy and SkillsFuture credits
6 months placement support: Free-of-charge

- between 70% to 95% course fee funding for eligible participants
- Singaporeans > 40 years old can use their S$4,000 SkillsFuture credits to offset the course fee balance


Employment after 180 days

2 to 3x

Average income increase


Programme Graduates

Hear from Our #GenAlumni

Generation program graduates will also be supported by volunteer mentors and/or buddies who will assist in resume refining and interview coaching. These additional sessions may help you to perform competently during interviews.

Watch this testimonials of Callista, Aminah and Timothy, #GenAlumni from our tech programmes.

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#GetReadySG Train-and-Place Programme Benefits

Mentorship Support

Personalised mentorship from a tech industry professional

Microsoft Certification Pathways

Learning pathways to attain Microsoft Learn certification in Microsoft Azure

Unlimited Access to Online Learning Platforms

Access to LinkedIn Learning, Data Camp, A Cloud Guru, or Codecademy, depending on job role

Personal Well-being Support

Well-being support from the Generation Singapore team and well-being partners

What You Will Learn

You’ll learn relevant behavioural, mindset and technical skills through a comprehensive instructor-facilitated training bootcamp that integrates real industry scenarios with hands-on projects and case studies. 

After completing the programme, you will be able to undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Drive value for the organization and its clients by having a thorough understanding of data, its purpose, and its usage
  • Design and build data platforms to collect, store, and retrieve raw data
  • Build data pipelines effectively using ELT
  • Apply structured problem-solving techniques to determine solutions
  • Learn new technical skills to improve performance and stay current in the industry
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

Skills Earned

Technical Skills

We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know:

  • Database Management
  • Programming Languages
  • Developing Data Pipelines
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Testing Cycles, Test Approach and Test Case Design
  • Project Management Basics

Behavior & Mindsets

In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to:

  • Orientation to Detail
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Future Orientation
  • Growth Mindset
  • Resilience

How We Support Your Well-Being

When you become a Generation learner, you become a part of a community of like-minded individuals who have been through similar experiences as you are about to go through. In whatever stage of your journey, our #GenAlumni, #GenVolunteers, #GenPartners, and #GenStaff work together to help you succeed beyond your programme and into a meaningful and sustainable career.

Dedicated Programme Associate

Each cohort is assigned a Programme Associate who supports each learner’s wellbeing by being a resource to learners in their career transition journey.

A Curriculum that Cares

We don’t just cover technical skills and behavioural skills and mindsets. Our curriculum will also help you learn how to build a supportive peer community, how to manage negative thoughts, and how to care for your well-being and energy.

Subsidised Counselling Support

We know that making a career transition can be stressful. So, each Generation learner has access to subsidised counselling support in partnership with Eagles Mediation & Counselling Centre.

Ready to Get Started?

  1. 1

    Start Your Application

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  2. 2

    Complete Related Technical Skills Tasks

    Take a cognitive test and complete a technical skills assessment related to the programme you’re applying for.

  3. 3

    Recorded Interview

    Attend a virtual interview to help our team better understand you and your career aspirations.

  4. 4

    Application Outcome

    You will be notified of the outcome of your application within 8 to 10 working days of completing your application. If you are shortlisted for the programme, you will be given instructions to confirm your place in the upcoming cohort.


  • This programme is open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents above the age of 21.
  • Eligible applicants may obtain subsidies between 70% to 95% of the course fee, subject to requirement criteria.

Supporting People into Careers that Would Otherwise be Inaccessible

We accept applications from all individuals without a related educational background or prior work experience in the technology industry and we evaluate each application we receive for its own merits. To stay true to our organisation’s mission, we will be prioritising the following profiles:

  • Individuals who have been unemployed for more than 3 months (Individuals who have been unemployed for more than 6 months may receive additional course fee subsidies of up to 95% upon submission of supporting documentation)
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals who are in need of financial assistance

Are you an individual with disabilities?
Contact us prior to submitting an application to find out how we can support you throughout your journey as a Generation learner.

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SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme

The #GetReadySG Train-and-Place Programme is a SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP) that supports mid-career individuals in acquiring industry-relevant skills to improve employability and pivot to new sectors or job roles. For more information on SCTP, please visit the SkillsFuture website.

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