APAC SMA and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute of Singapore) have partnered to provide two new Place-and-Train Programmes.
These two programmes are specifically created to fully enable new Inside Sales and Digital Sales professionals, regardless of past working experience directly in sales, or in either of these branches.
We encourage both companies and individuals to apply to the programmes.
We emphasize that lack of past relevant experience for the individuals is not an excluding factor. With the completion of either of the programmes, every individual will be fully enabled to handle day to day duties of Inside Sales or Digital Sales Executives.
*Funding will cease, minus what’s been paid, in case of an unforeseen situation, e.g. resignation, project end, etc. For more information, check with Program Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org.
**APAC SMA will support the OJT period
Upon completion of the mandatory training, individuals will be awarded with the APAC SMA Certificate of Completion of the Inside Sales or Digital Sales Programme, respectively. Participants who successfully complete additional training will also receive Global eCertificates from AA-ISP (Global Inside Sales Association) or DMI (Digital Marketing Institute). More detailed information will be made available upon inquiry.
The final subsidized course fees payable by company is $2500-3500 after subsidy*, which includes an Inside Sales or Digital Sales Global Online Learning and Certification, Classroom, Virtual or On-site on-the-job (OJT) coaching, work-based learning, 1 year Inside Sales Membership to AA-ISP Global Inside Sales Association with access to the Mentor program, coaching, global learning resources and Support. [All-inclusive]
E.g. $5000 salary minus 90% funding (max) translates to $500 monthly salary payable by the employer for first 3 months. In case of the minimum claim of 70%, final salary payable would equal to $1500.
Note: Minimum salary to be eligible is $2500.
A list of CSP criteria applies here, and further information can be provided on inquiry.
Technology is creating a new kind of demand by globalizing business. Every day, increasing number of companies choose to digitalize some or all their sales and marketing efforts. This means that companies are pushed to find creative ways to stay cost effective, by eliminating surplus operating cost, such as unessential travel, business lunch meetings and, in some cases, even physical offices.
For Singapore, the shortage of digitally literate sales professionals created a unique atmosphere: the inability to fill Inside Sales and Digital Sales roles stimulated companies to outsource to surrounding countries, causing a ripple effect throughout the business community as the traditional sales roles started to fade from existence.
This massive shift in corporate spending habits, like outsourcing and elimination of certain roles, is weighing heavily on Singapore economy. This is exactly what APAC SMA and e2i are striving to change through positive reinforcement, complete professional enablement and government financial support.
The solution is obvious: Singapore needs digitally literate Sales Professionals.
– Zeenath Kuraisha, CEO, APAC SMA
By introducing these two new skill-specific programmes, APAC SMA and e2i are opening the door to a whole new way for companies to handle their sales, as well as for individuals interested in making a transition into Digital or Inside Sales profession, but have so far lacked the opportunity, to develop necessary skills.
We’re hoping this effort will encourage companies to focus their hiring efforts on local talent, while being sure they are getting the highly skilled professionals they need to grow.
Complete the Company Registration process with APAC SMA.
Interview a prospect new hire and employ an individual through APAC SMA.
Offer a minimum of a full year's contract (including the three months of placement training)
In conjunction with APAC SMA, provide the new talent with the access to the certification training and three months place-and-train.
Can be done on a quarterly base.
Contact APAC SMA to schedule an introductory call and start the registration process.
Complete the interview process with the prospect employer
Successfully complete the required training to commence the placement training.
Embark on your new exciting career!
Three months on the job training and skills polishing, supported by the employer and APAC SMA.
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