The redesign is aimed at providing better job progression, higher skills learning and certification, as well as higher productivity and pay for the role.

Sunseap Group, Singapore-based solar energy system developer, owner and operator, announced on 18 May, that it has worked with government agencies to redesign the career path of its solar technologists in hopes of attracting more Singaporeans to enter the renewable energy industry.

The redesigned programme, with the help from Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), is looking to enhance a solar technologist’s career—allowing progression through higher skills learning and certification, productivity, upskilling, and competitive salary.

The group’s junior solar technologists, for starters, can look forward to installation, testing and commissioning of the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, while senior solar technologists are expected to design the solar PV systems, plan, execute, track and govern projects, among other responsibilities.

The programme also expands multiple educational and career pathways Singaporeans can enter the industry from.

This would mean that, for one, the potential pool of recruits widens into graduates from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), polytechnics and universities; as well as now includes people with years of experience from other industries to enter the field.

Frank Phuan, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sunseap, said: “As Singapore ramps up efforts to tap on renewable energy to meet our power needs, we anticipate an increase in the number of jobs in the renewable energy industry in the coming years.

“To this end, Sunseap has worked with various government agencies to redesign the job scope for a solar technologist and to raise productivity through upskilling so that Singaporeans can see a rewarding career path ahead, both professionally and financially.”

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