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Overview

The Technology in Finance Immersion Programme (TFIP) aims to help individuals gain experience in new technology areas, such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, and full-stack development, within the financial services sector. It has been jointly developed by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) and Workforce Singapore (WSG), in consultation with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Additionally, it has the support and validation of participating financial institutions.

Trainees will acquire the necessary skills through structured training with industry-recognized training providers and an attachment with a leading financial institution.

DigiPen (Singapore) is the training provider for the artificial intelligence technology area and will equip TFIP trainees with the ability to build, test, deploy, and maintain AI tools and algorithms customized to the needs of the business units.

Duration

This is a full-time, 24-month program consisting of:

  • Classroom learning (six months)
  • On-the-job training (18 months)

Prerequisites

Individuals who are passionate about pursuing a career in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, or full-stack development and who fulfil the following prerequisites may apply:

  • Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Graduated from school and completed National Service (whichever is later and where relevant) for at least two years
  • No prior work experience in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, or full-stack development
  • Qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Individuals who possess basic knowledge of computer systems configuration and computer programming would be preferred
  • Basic knowledge of one programming language

Certification

DigiPen (Singapore) will issue a Specialist Diploma in Machine Learning Software Development to the successful graduates of the TFIP.

Application Details

Classes will start in October 2020. Please apply for the TFIP here.

Technical Assessment

  • Only those applications which meet the prerequisites will be further shortlisted, except for exceptional cases.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete an online technical assessment issued by DigiPen (Singapore). Successful candidates will then be invited for an interview with IBF.

Note

Selected trainees will be required to bring their own laptops for the first six months of the classroom learning. Please visit our Computer Recommendations page for the laptop specifications.

Questions?

Please email pcp[at]ibf.org[dot]sg. You may visit ibf.org.sg for more information.