Global Fashion Talent Programme

What is the Global Fashion Talent Programme?

The Global Fashion Talent Programme is designed to create, manage and infuse new talent into the Textile and Fashion Industry to ensure its vitality and growth.

A joint initiative between SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre (, it offers Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents an opportunity to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to further their careers in the textile and fashion industry while gaining international perspective from an internship placement in an international fashion company.

The programme includes a WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology that gives industry practitioners a nationally recognised qualification, certifying skills and work experience.

The GTFP is a 15-month programme where selected individuals study full-time for a WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology for the first 3 to 3.5 months. They will be placed in employment in the remaining months with an international fashion company (terms and conditions apply).

ObjectivesProgramme StructureEligibility
  • Develop capabilities of individuals for the textile and fashion industry.
  • Allow companies to identify new talent and impart the necessary knowledge and experience to create industry-ready individuals.
  • Interested Individuals must first enrol for the WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology and opt for the Global Fashion Talent Programme (GFTP).
  • Selected individuals must go for an interview arranged by the company/ and must be employed by the host company as an employee from the commencement date of the WSQ Diploma programme.
  • The selected individuals will attend and must complete the full-time Diploma programme at for a period of 3 to 3.5 months (depending on the nature of the course), within the time frame stipulated.
  • Upon completion of the Diploma course , the individual will proceed to work with the company over the 2-month local and 5-month overseas  (a total of 7 months).
  • The individual will enjoy a total of $5,000 training stipend throughout the first 5 months and $2,000 monthly for the next 5 months.
  • After completing of the 7 months , it is mandatory for the individual to work in the fashion industry for the remaining 5 months to complete their GFTP programme.
  • The host company has first priority in offering a permanent job to the individual, and will also facilitate the placement of the individual into suitable employment in the industry, should any assistance be required.
  • 3 GCE “O” level credits in English , Mathematics and 1 other subject OR
  • ES ESQ Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
  • Must be unemployed throughout the period of application
  • Must not own a registered business