99 Bruneians get jobs through gov’t programme

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A TOTAL of 99 Bruneians registered with the Local Employment and Workforce Development Agency (APTK) have signed contracts with 20 companies, as part of the Training and Employment Scheme (SLP).

The participants moved into the final of the three-part training programme, which saw them securing two-year job contracts with the private sector.

Acting Head of APTK Hj Shahrul Jeffri Dato Paduka Hj Ibrahim, representatives from the companies and participants of the SLP programme, signed the job contracts at the Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday.

Present to witness the contract signing ceremony was Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin.

Participants who completed the second part of the training programme were also presented certificates yesterday.

The second phase of the programme saw participants undergoing three months of employment for various jobs including storekeeper, management trainees, receptionists, and baristas.

Since the programme started in 20111, only 198 of 1,496 participants finished all three parts of the scheme despite the introduction of incentives.

After securing employment, SLP participants will have their Employees Trust Fund (TAP) and Supplemental Contributory Pension (SCP) paid for their first year of employment. They will also receive a motivational allowance of $2,500.

Introduced by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the scheme was aimed at providing Bruneians with suitable job skills, experiences and ensure they are employable in the private sector. The first phase of programme involves the participants undergoing basic training.

The Brunei Times