So you want to be a software engineer?

A Full Stack Developer is the jack-of-all-trades of the software engineering world. They have the expertise to work on both the front-end (the part of the application users interacts with) and the backend (the server-side, databases, and application infrastructure). In simpler terms:

  • Front-end: This is where the visual aspect of the application comes to life. It involves designing user interfaces, ensuring responsiveness across devices, and enhancing user experience.
  • Back-end: This is the engine room of any application. It’s where data is stored, retrieved, and processed. It ensures that everything on the front-end has the necessary data and resources to function correctly. Together, the front-end and back-end comprises of a full “stack” of software elements.

Here’s why you should consider a career as a Software Engineer. According to official data from a Ministry of Manpower and Glassdoor survey:

Potential mid-level full-time monthly salary: $4K – $8K

Rising employer demand: #1 Occupation Vacancies in 2023

Promising career progression: Junior > Mid > Senior > Lead Developer

Our Impact

Program Length

12 weeks

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

Next Cohort Starts
July 2024

Application Deadline
5 July 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 Gazali

Meet Gazali, a #GenAlumni from our train-and-place Jr Full Stack Developer programme.

Having spent six years of his life on the road as a driver, Gazali was bored. Even at 53, he knew that there was a purpose behind his fascination with technology — and he was done letting it go to waste. In 2021, he courageously made a career change into tech in spite of his initial apprehensions because of his age.

While we no longer provide apprenticeships, we still offer holistic employment support for six months after completion of the bootcamp to help graduates best secure a position.

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.

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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:

  • Effectively apply problem-solving skills to identify solutions to resolve project-related issues
  • Use coding best practices to execute assigned tasks using languages such as Java, JavaScript and SQL
  • Consistently and proactively run tests to check code is correct
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with coworkers and other stakeholders using a variety of platforms such as Git Participants may look forward to job interviews opportunities during and upon completion of the programme

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:

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to the Developer Role
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • JavaScript for Web Development
  • Java Programming
  • Relational Databases
  • Web Development using Java and Spring Boot

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

    Click on the Apply Now button and register for an account on our Application Platform.
    Apply Now!

  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.

Contact us

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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