Global Ready Talent (GRT) Programme

Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT) aims to build a pipeline of global-ready talent for Singapore enterprises through exposing more Singaporeans to internships and overseas work opportunities. 

Singapore enterprises offering student internships or management associate programmes are eligible for up to 70% funding support on qualifying costs. 

As the Approved-in-Principle (AIP) partner by Enterprise Singapore, SRA serves as your main point of contact for GRT-related matters in the retail sector. SRA will evaluate and qualify promising Singapore enterprises to come on-board the programme. 

This programme comprises of three key components:

(i) Local Internships, formerly known as SME Talent Programme (STP)

Internship opportunities in Singapore with a Singapore enterprise


ii) Overseas Internships 

Internship opportunities with Singapore enterprises in their overseas markets, with focus on Southeast Asia, China and India. 


Hybrid Internships (Local + Overseas Internships)

Internship opportunities with Singapore enterprises, where enterprises have the flexibility of providing internship opportunities in Singapore and in their overseas markets for the entire internship duration. 


(iii) Management Associate Programme 

Support for Singapore enterprises to train and invest in overseas work exposure for young Singaporeans to deepen in-market knowledge. The programme will focus on overseas work placements in Southeast Asia, China and India.


With the support of both retailers and Institute of Higher Learning (IHLs), SRA is pleased to share the successful local internship placements of more than 350 students with our Retailers since the launch of the Global Ready Talent (GRT) Programme on 1 April 2019. We are delighted to see both retailers and our future talents benefited the programme. SRA will continue to work closely with our partners to create a vibrant workplace learning opportunity for the students to gain insights and experience working in the retail industry.

Click here to see what the interns have to say. 

For more information, please contact  Ms Elise Lee

Tel: 9768 6981 | E-mail: elise@sra.org.sg