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CSIT
CYBER TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMME (CCTP)

Singapore

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The CSIT Cyber Traineeship Programme (CCTP) aims to cultivate a new generation of cybersecurity specialists to stay ahead of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats against Singapore's most critical networks.
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For Aspiring Cybersecurity Enthusiasts

Open to Singaporeans, including fresh graduates and mid-career professionals with no prior experience in cybersecurity, CCTP provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop and prepare trainees to become Singapore's cybersecurity defenders.

PROGRAMME FEE 

There is no cost for you to join CCTP. What you need is to invest your time and effort.

 

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be required to serve a minimum service period of 2 years.

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A Full-Time Programme that Includes:
 

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STAGE 1
INTENSIVE CYBERSECURITY TRAINING WITH RED ALPHA

 3 MONTHS 

  • Rigorous structured training conducted by Red Alpha's expert trainers 

  • Career mentorship by expert CSIT cyber specialists  

  • Monthly training allowance

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STAGE 2
CYBERSECURITY TRAINING & FINAL ASSESSMENT WITH CSIT

 3 MONTHS 

  • Intensive practical skills training by CSIT cybersecurity specialists 

  • Continued career mentorship by CSIT specialists 

  • Monthly training allowance 

  • Permanent employment with CSIT upon successful completion (minimum service period of 2 years)

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Core Curriculum

  • Structured training methodology including hands-on labs to prepare trainees for real-world cybersecurity roles

  • Personalised curriculum that caters to the strengths, interests, and career goals of each trainee

  • Stage 1 of the training will be conducted in-person at the Red Alpha Singapore office on weekdays

  • Stage 2 of the training consists of intensive remote training with regular in-person check-ins with CSIT instructors at CSIT premises

Topics to be covered are:

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LINUX & WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS
(OS)

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CODING & SOFTWARE RESEARCH

COMUPTER NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS

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PYTHON

PROGRAMMING

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SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION

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ADVANCED OS & NETWORKING

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RED TEAMING & ASSESSMENT /  PENETRATION-TESTING CONCEPTS

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NETWORK FORENSICS

Please note that the topics stated above are not exhaustive

How to Apply

Submit your application through the form below.

The selection process consists of 4 steps and will take between 3 - 4 months.

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STEP 1

COMPLETE ONLINE
CHALLENGE

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STEP 2

LOGICAL
APTITUDE TEST

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STEP 3

ANALYTICAL

APTITUDE TEST

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STEP 4

INTERVIEWS

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WHO CAN APPLY FOR CCTP? ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA THE SAME FOR FRESH GRADUATES AND WORKING ADULTS?

The CSIT Cyber Traineeship Programme (CCTP) is  only open to Singapore citizens.

 

CCTP is looking for fresh university graduates or mid-career professionals with a strong aptitude for learning, who have the desire and passion to pursue a career in cybersecurity. All applicants will need to sit for aptitude tests, interviews, and security screening before they are accepted into the programme.

WHEN WILL THE CCTP PROGRAMME START?

The programme will commence in mid 2024.

Successful applicants will be notified at least one month before training commences.

I HAVE SOME WORK OR STUDY EXPERIENCE IN CYBERSECURITY OR RELATED DISCIPLINE BUT AM UNSURE IF I AM PROFICIENT ENOUGH. CAN I STILL APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?

We welcome fresh graduates and working professionals who have an interest in cybersecurity to apply for the programme.

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR CCTP?

Shortlisted applicants will undergo a selection process involving aptitude tests, interviews, and security screening.

Applicants will be assessed on qualities such as logical and analytical aptitude, and soft skills such as independent learning ability. The selection process may take up to 4 months.

WILL APPLICANTS WHO CURRENTLY HOLD JOBS BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAMME?

The CCTP is a full-time, 6-month long course.  Participants will be expected to be commit to the programme full time. 

Successful applicants will be notified at least one month before training starts to enable applicants to make necessary arrangements.

Upon successful completion of the programme, trainees will serve a minimum service period of 2 years with CSIT.

Have a question?

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Your Highest Level of Education?
Are you a former / current employee of MINDEF?
How did you hear about us?

Thank you for applying. We will be in touch.

Application Form
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