Wholesale Trade & Logistics - Employment and Employability Institute

Overview

The wholesale trade industry is one of the biggest contributors to Singapore’s economy, with S$47.3 billion (15.7% of our GDP in 2017). Currently, the industry employs 9% of Singapore’s workforce, and continually innovates to meet the region’s increase in demand for goods such as food, infrastructure materials and equipment, as well as smart devices.

Source: IMDA

How does e2i support the Wholesale Trade industry?

FOR INDIVIDUAL

Job Matching

e2i plays a strategic role in driving placement efforts and easing job-matching process in the sector through the Wholesale Trade (WST) Placement Accelerator programme. This is done in collaboration with Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG), by providing PMETs opportunities to step into Wholesale Trade, ensuring relevance for Singapore for tomorrow’s global trade.

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The wholesale trade sector provides vast employment opportunities in various business functions such as Business Development, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Logistics, Procurement, Sales and Accounting etc. e2i organises various thematic job fairs for the WST industry, including direct referrals to the companies.

If you are interested to explore a career in Wholesale Trade, share with us your resume at trade@e2i.com.sg.

In addition, e2i is working closely with the Wholesale Trade & Logistics companies to provide employment opportunities to workers who are interested to take up roles within the production and distribution functions. If you are interested and have the skills required to be a warehouse assistant, forklift operator, driver, delivery attendant, production worker, packers, machine operators or technicians, do provide us with your details and we will get in touch with you.

Professional Development

To allow the public to better understand the career opportunities and adapt to the changing needs of the industry, e2i collaborates with employers and various partners such as IHLs to curate relevant content for workshops and masterclasses.

This includes the following courses below:

Professional Conversion Programme

Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs) are career conversion programmes targeted at Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), including mid-career switchers, to undergo skills conversion and move into new occupations or sectors that have good prospects and opportunities for progression.

The Wholesale Trade sector offers PCPs to help Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) including mid-career switchers, to undergo skills conversion through a structured on-the-job training for them to acquire cross-industry skillsets. Through PCP, employers receive salary support for the training duration which helps to defray the cost of hiring suitable PMETs.

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