Applications for Batch 6 will open on 3 February 2020.

AI Apprenticeship Programme

Growing our own timber

Programme Structure

The AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP) aims to groom local AI talent by enhancing their technical careers as well as skills. The apprentices will gain exposure to and work on real-world industry projects from scoping of problem statements to deploying models.

  • 2-month AI coursework will involve supervised and unsupervised learning as well as cover areas such as Deep Learning and Machine Learning applications, etc
  • 7-month on-the-job training on a real-world AI problem
  • A monthly stipend of SGD$3,500 to $5,500 will be provided

Training Content

Curated Content

Apprentices will benefit from a range of content, with the intention of gaining exposure to machine learning concepts, develop career and technical assessment skills and ultimately, to instill confidence to solve problems and handle the unknown.

Self-directed Learning

Learning is self-directed. Every week, apprentices will tackle individual assignments, explore existing solutions and contribute to extensive discussions with mentors and field experts.

Tailored Learning Discussions

We tailor discussions to extend an apprentice’s knowledge, challenge them to think more deeply and also to impart the thinking and research skills essential to remaining relevant.

minimum Requirements

  • Only Singapore citizens can apply
  • Graduated from a recognised polytechnic (more than 3 years work experience) or university

Knowledge and proficiency requirements

Any of the proficiencies below will be helpful in this course:

  • Intermediate programming experience in one of these languages: Python, R, Scala, Java, C, C++, C#, Go
  • Understand basic data pre-processing (handling missing data, outliers etc...)
  • Able to build machine learning models
  • Able to build data pipelines to train and build your models
  • Able to perform basic code documentation (Readme, docstrings and requirements.txt)
  • Able to deploy your models in Docker containers
  • Able to provision and use of cloud computing infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure
  • Able to do Linux shell scripting
  • Able to use at least one of the following database and data processing technologies such as SQL, NoSQL, Apache Hadoop and/or Apache Spark
  • Able to use GitHub/GitLab and perform proper code check-in/out and repository

Application Process for AIAP Batch 6

Application Process

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. WHAT TYPE OF CANDIDATES ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for candidates who possess a keen interest in the area of machine learning and data science. We believe that candidates can come from any area of specialisation, and our requirements are as follows:

  1. Singaporean
  2. Graduated with a polytechnic diploma with at least 3 years of working experience or university degree,
  3. Proficient in Python or R
  4. Is able to implement Machine Learning Algorithms or have a background in Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Science. 

Beyond that, demonstrated statistical fundamentals and programming ability will be helpful for the technical tests, but a keen learning attitude will be the most important to carry you through the programme. 

Q2. WHAT WILL BE COVERED IN THE PROGRAMME?

We will begin with some structured coursework involving programming, modelling and deployment. Following which, apprentices will be assigned to 100E projects to hone their skills in-depth, specific to each project.

Generally, you will be doing the following:

  • Deploy Machine Learning applications in line with industry best practices
  • Select, train and tune Machine Learning algorithms
  • Design and build Data Pipelines and Infrastructures for AI Use Cases

Q3. DO I HAVE TO PAY?

There is no application fee. 

Successful candidates have to pay a miscellaneous fee of $267.50 upon acceptance of our offer. 

No further payment is required as all  apprentices will receive full sponsorship from AI Singapore and Infocomm and Media Development Authority(IMDA) of the course fee.  The apprentices will also receive a stipend of between SGD$3,500 to $5,500/month depending on your working experience.

Q4. HOW IS THE STIPEND VALUE DETERMINED?

Stipend value is calculated based on relevant experiences and educational qualifications listed in your curricula vitae (CV) submitted when you apply.  Hence, it is important to indicate your education qualifications and your work experiences clearly in your CV.  Stipend value offered is not negotiable.

Q4. WHAT IS THE OUTCOME OF THIS PROGRAMME?

Candidates can expect to be equipped in some or all of the following skills:

  • Data modelling/tuning,
  • Data engineering
  • Data product-related software engineering
  • Cloud applications

It ranges between individuals, but candidates can be adequately prepared in fields of data science, engineering and consultancy

Q5. WILL I GET A JOB AFTER THE PROGRAMME?

While AI Singapore encourages our industry partners to place job postings for our apprentices, it is ultimately your responsibility to find a job most suitable for yourself.

Q7. DO I HAVE TO GIVE UP MY CURRENT JOB TO JOIN THE  PROGRAMME?

YES. This is a FULL TIME programme where you will undergo training at an intensive pace over 9 months at AI Singapore’s office.  Due to our sponsorship requirements, you are not allowed to take no-pay leave to attend the programme.

Q9. WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAMME?

Apprentices who have successfully completed AIAP will receive a certificate from AISG.

Q10. WHAT ARE THE AI JOBS AND ROLES I CAN CONSIDER AFTER COMPLETING THE TRAINING PROGRAMME?

They may include AI Engineer, ML Engineer, AI Dev Ops, AI Developer or AI Consultant.

Q8. WHAT IF I DECIDED TO DROP OUT OF THE PROGRAMME?

If you drop out of the course, you will have to reimburse training stipends that have been paid out to you as well as the programme course fee.

Q6. WILL THERE BE A NEXT ROUND OF APPLICATION?

Yes, we run 3 iterations of the programme every year, about 4 months apart. You may apply again if you are unsuccessful or unavailable for the current batch. .  Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates.

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*The AIAP is the first TechSkills Accelerator Company-Led Training (TeSA-CLT) initiative in AI. 
This is a collaboration between AI Singapore and IMDA to develop a pipeline of AI professionals for the industry.