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The Professional Conversion Programme for Intellectual Property Professionals (IP-PCP) is a collaboration between the Workforce Singapore (WSG) and IPOS designed to help Singapore-based companies and firms to nurture new-hires who aspire to advance their career in the IP and innovation space. The IP-PCP aims to equip individuals with the expertise in IP and innovation management, and translation of innovation into assets – skills critical in the future innovation-driven economy. The IP-PCP provides different course options and funding to groom different IP job roles: IP Management Advisor, IP Technology Advisor and Patent Agent.

Who can apply?

To register as a participating company, the company must be

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Able to provide a supervisor who will mentor and train the trainee for the duration of the Programme

Nominated employees must be:

  • A Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who has graduated for at least 2 years
  • Newly hired or hired for no more than 12 months with the participating company prior to applying
  • Must not have undertaken the course specific to the IP-PCP track that he/she is applying for
  • Successfully enrolled into the course specific to the IP-PCP track that he/she is applying for
  • Must hold at least a Bachelor's degree in Science and/or Engineering disciplines if applying for IP Technology or Patent Agent tracks

The trainee must also complete and pass the course and continue to be employed by the participating company for the duration of the course in order to qualify for the grants. Participating companies must also submit all progress reports and documentation as required by IPOS.

How does it work?

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For more details on the approved course(s), for the IP-PCP, please refer to Singapore University of Social Sciences.

How to apply?

The participating company must write to ipos_pau@ipos.gov.sg to request for a copy of the Application Form and the Letter of Undertaking. Applications must be submitted to IPOS by 31 May 2018 (5.30pm).application process_edited_updated-03

Related information

List of Participating Companies 

To ease the search for the interested applicants, we have provided the list of participating companies for IP-PCP 2018. The list of companies participating in IP-PCP 2018 is non-exhaustive, subjected to changes and will be frequently updated. Interested individuals should contact the company(s) below directly for more information on hiring opportunities. 

Viering, Jentschura & Partner LLP 

Contact person: Ms Peggi Chia 
Email: vjp-sg@vjp.com.sg
Contact no.:
Title of job opening(s): Patent Agent Trainee (background in electrical engineering)
 China Sinda Intellectual Property Pte Ltd

Contact person: Ms Sim Yih Ping 
Email: yihping.sim@chinasinda.com 
Contact no.: 6222 8501
Title of job opening(s): Trainee Patent Attorney

Companies with hiring opportunities and who are interested to be listed on IPOS website, please write in to ipos_pau@ipos.gov.sg with the following information: 
  1. Name of company
  2. Contact person name, email and number
  3. Job role hiring for: Trainee IP management advisor, Trainee IP technology advisor or trainee patent agent
For enquiries of the IP-PCP, please email to ipos_pau@ipos.gov.sg