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Temus scales up Step IT Up career conversion programme

Temus scales up Step IT Up career conversion programme

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Digital transformation firm Temus by Temasek in partnership with UST has revealed a new round of recruitment for the third iteration of Step IT Up.  The recruitment for the third run will span from 16 October to 20 November 2023 and is open to Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents (PR). 

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Temus’ Step IT Up career conversion scheme was introduced in August 2022, helping individuals with no prior tech training or backgrounds to secure full-time roles in software and digital application development upon graduating from the three-month programme. For this run, the company aims to hire, place and train 20 digital business analysts (Digital BAs). 

“Our recently published Singapore Digital Economy report has found that the demand for tech professionals in Singapore is healthy and accounts for 5.2% of total employment today,” said Kiren Kumar, deputy chief executive for IMDA. “To meet this demand, Step IT Up programme has been successfully enabling organisations to tap on Temus’ accelerated career conversion programme for their tech talent needs,” he adds. 

Graduates of the programme, referred to as Temus Transformers, were equipped with technical coding skills and digital application development competencies, enabling them to work in digital technology roles for different sectors.

KC Yeoh, chief executive officer of Temus says: “The continued demand for Step IT Up in Singapore is testament to the capacity of our people to transform and become builders of our digital future.”

The trainees come from a diverse range of backgrounds including professional musicians, science researchers, marketers and supply chain professionals.

Marcus Loh, who joined Temus in August 2022 as the firm’s director and head of strategic communication, public affairs and marketing said Singapore has made great strides in building its physical infrastructure, and it’s time the nation gave a greater emphasis on nurturing builders for the digital domain too.

“Worldwide, the digital economy is contributing over 15% to global GDP, growing at a rate 2.5 times faster than the physical economy. Step IT Up will enable us and our partners based in Singapore to pursue these growth opportunities by growing our own tech talent bench and broaden digital opportunities for more people. I’m confident that the programme’s third run will be as successful as the first two, reinforcing Temus’ reputation as a digital transformation services firm whose approach will always be human at the core, and digital at the edge,” he said.

Through Step IT Up, over 1,100 individuals have landed tech roles at prominent multinational corporations like Walmart and Home Depot, growing their tech careers in these positions for over two years.

Temus also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AI Singapore (AISG) earlier this year. It was done to signify a mutual commitment to help build a vibrant and sustainable AI ecosystem.

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