Sea to create 500 new tech jobs in Singapore

Applicants will get training stints at their subsidiaries including Shopee and Garena Online

Sea to create 500 new tech jobs in Singapore

Sea Limited (Sea) will create 500 new tech jobs for entry-level and mid-career candidates in Singapore.

The new programme offers training opportunities for local talent, with successful trainees standing a chance to get permanent roles at Sea’s business entities, including Shopee Singapore and Garena Online.

Candidates will undergo six months of on-the-job or instructor-led structured training at Shopee in areas such as product management, software engineering and user experience design. They will receive a monthly salary while undergoing training.

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All candidates will get access to a mentor or project advisor from the same department as they go through training for foundational and specialist skills, as well as occupational knowledge. They will also get hands-on project work experience.

Trainees who complete the programme will be equipped with the necessary skills in the e-commerce and tech industry, and be ready to take on roles such as data/business analysts, product managers, software engineers and UI/UX designers.

The programme was launched in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). When implemented, it will be the largest ever TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) Company-Led Training (CLT) programme by a Singapore-based firm.

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“As a homegrown tech company, we see tremendous growth opportunities in Singapore and the region,” said Lim Teck Yong, Head of Regional Operations and People Team at Shopee.

“As we broaden and deepen our technology capabilities, we aspire to engage talent from diverse backgrounds, develop a strong pipeline of local tech talent and upskill our employees by equipping them with the relevant skills to succeed in today’s digital economy.

“This partnership with the Singapore government enables us to continue investing ahead of demand and do our part to support our local communities during this period.”

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