SkillsFuture Employer Awards

Singapore's highest skills award for employers

Presented by the President of the Republic of Singapore, the SkillsFuture Employer Awards honour exemplary organisations, which lead the way in championing employees’ skills development and building a culture of lifelong learning in their workplace.


The SkillsFuture Employer Awards are open to all Singapore registered entities, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs), corporations, and voluntary welfare organisations. There are two categories under the awards: SkillsFuture Employer Awards for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and SkillsFuture Employer Awards for Non-SMEs.

Judging Process

All applications/nominations will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprising senior representatives from the industry, unions, and the government.

The judging panel will look for organisations that:

  • Participate in SkillsFuture and/or other efforts in building a lifelong learning culture in the workplace, including how the organisation has been supporting the employees’ learning and development;
  • Recognise skills and mastery when hiring and in the career development of their employees, including how the organisation emphasises skills in employees’ development; and
  • Align employee development efforts with other national manpower objectives, including how the organisation has strengthened its competitiveness and sustainability by adopting initiatives to enhance productivity, build a strong Singaporean Core and/or create a good working environment.

Award Ceremony

As the Patron of the SkillsFuture Employer Awards, the President of the Republic of Singapore will honour exemplary employers at an award ceremony, recognising them as skills-development leaders and employers of choice for shaping Singapore’s future talent.

How to apply

Applications are closed now.

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome in Jul 2018.

For further enquiries, please contact Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), the appointed Programme Manager for SkillsFuture Employer Award at