Organisation Profiles (Govt)
A career with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) offers the chance to enjoy numerous opportunities for personal development, as well as experience an exciting and varied life through a variety of challenging appointments. We speak to 2SG Govind and 3SG Irene, who share with us how they have used their leadership and decision-making skills to add value to the lives of their peers and the men they lead.
By Png Han Yong
Tell us about your interest in defending the nation, and how it came about – was there a particular incident or observation that sparked this interest?
2SG Govind: I first developed an interest in defending the nation while being part of the National Cadet Corps back in secondary school. I also enjoyed how my friends and I were able to bond through the various trainings, and decided to take up the challenge of pursuing a military career upon graduation.
3SG Irene: My interest in defending the nation came about when I attended a dialogue session where senior commanders shared their overseas deployment experiences with me. Through their personal experiences, I realised how a military career would enable me to protect the nation and my loved ones, and at the same time expose me to a myriad of opportunities and unique experiences. With that in mind, I took up the JPSDS (Joint Polytechnic SAF Diploma Scheme) and have never looked back since. (Read More Here!)
At the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), graduates will experience a dynamic and stimulating environment with plenty of exposure to exciting local and international opportunities. Two MTI officers share their experiences in helping to shape Singapore’s economic landscape.
By Gerald Goh
As a tiny red dot on the global map, Singapore requires sustained and inclusive economic growth for the creation of quality jobs and to support a high standard of living for all Singaporeans. MTI officers continually strive to ensure that Singapore remains a city of economic opportunities by working extensively with local government organisations and MTI’s overseas counterparts. (Read More Here!)
With 16 Ministries and more than 50 Statutory Boards, the Singapore Public Service promises a career rich with opportunities and growth. Meet Nazir and Dennis, two of the 136,000 public officers who work tirelessly to shape and serve our nation.
By Julailah Wahid
Despite his shy and unassuming demeanour, Dennis Liu harbours a patriotic spirit.
The 24-year-old, who graduated from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Integrated Events Management, is currently an International Relations Officer at the Ministry of Transport (MOT).
“What drives me as a public officer is the sense of fulfilment I derive from contributing to the growth and success of Singapore,” quips Dennis. (Read More Here!)
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) continues to pursue its mission of developing a productive workforce and progressive workplaces, and one MOM Manager’s aim is to help Singaporeans like you and I achieve the delicate act of work-life harmony.
By Edmund Wang
In her four years studying at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a Psychology student, Heng Shiru was unsure of her true calling. But one thing was remarkably clear to her: her future occupation would see her working to better the lives of Singaporeans.
And when considering a future career in the Civil Service, the cheerful and gregarious 25-year-old looked no further than MOM. Shiru believes the organisation’s ideals and the nature of its work to be compatible with her personality, and she decided to commit herself to MOM’s mission of helping Singaporeans attain better jobs and eventually, a healthy, secure retirement. (Read More Here!)
Singapore’s reputation as a food haven is testament to the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) efforts in maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the nation’s eateries. One NEA officer gives us further insight into the saying, “We are what we eat.”
By Gerald Goh
NEA works closely with the community to safeguard, nurture and cherish the environment, ensuring that all Singaporeans can enjoy a clean and hygienic environment to live, work and play in.
Naturally, this adage also extends to Singapore’s hawker centres, which are a unique aspect of Singaporean culture and bring together the best in local cuisine and atmosphere under enjoyable open-air settings. NEA currently manages 107 markets and hawker centres in Singapore, and it takes care of tenancies, licences and public health aspects of hawker centres.
Environmental Health Officer (Operations) Muhammad Afiq Bin Sab'adi, 26, tells us more about how he helps ensure Singaporeans can enjoy their scrumptious fare in clean, modern settings. (Read More Here!)
The joys of teaching can never be fully measured. Two Humanities teachers share with us their experiences in shaping the lives of the students who come their way. As one of our teachers puts it, “the rewards of teaching may be small and intangible but they are definitely memorable and indispensable.”
By Gerald Goh
As a teacher, every day presents a new set of possibilities and challenges. Yet, for 27-year-old History teacher, Justin Lee and 27-year old Geography teacher, Veron Kho work is more than just work. Beyond the teaching of lessons and marking of scripts , our two young teachers see their job as a means to an end of making a difference in their students’ lives. (Read More Here!)
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) believes in helping to develop a nation of progressive workplaces, where Singaporean employees can all look forward to meaningful and fulfilling careers. MOM officer Jacob Soo tells us how he helps contribute to this worthy cause.
By Gerald Goh
The workplace is arguably the most important location in one’s life, given that the average Singaporean employee spends the majority of his or her waking hours there. The quality of one’s work and the environment of the workplace is therefore a very important indicator in determining each employee’s overall quality of life.
Indeed, the MOM’s vision of “A Great Workforce, A Great Workplace” is emblematic of the organisation’s desire to help grow and develop a productive workforce and progressive workplaces across the nation, helping Singaporeans secure high-quality jobs and thereby ensuring that they can enjoy a secure retirement in their golden years. (Read More Here!)
The Ministry of Defence Singapore (MINDEF) possesses a team of supremely capable Defence Executive Officers (DXOs), who are the perfect complement for working in tandem with the superior firepower of our military. The effectiveness of this cooperation can clearly be seen in the continued peace that people of Singapore continue to enjoy.
By Edmund Wang
Cheerful and exuberant 26-year-old Joy Wong is more than just a pretty face. As a Media Relations Officer, Joy plans and ensures the fluent execution of the publicity plans for events both big and small – from the Officer Cadet Course Commissiong Parade to the annual celebration of our nation’s independence, Singapore’s National Day. (Read More Here!)
An effective Foreign Service starts from home. Two MFA officers share just what it means to serve from the heart and safeguard Singapore’s interests in foreign lands.
By Winifred Tan
“Being in the Foreign Service gave me a newfound appreciation for what Singapore has achieved within such a short span of time,” reflects Larry Tay, a Foreign Service Administration Specialist (FSAS) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
“I came to gradually realise that we are only as strong as we are united, bound together by our common ideal of wanting to defend and advance Singapore’s and Singaporeans’ interests.”
(Read More Here!)