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Public Service Leadership Programme (for Graduates and Working Professionals)

Apply now Agency: Public Service Leadership Programme
Job no.: 493436
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Policy Formulation, Public Service Leadership


Programme Overview

The Public Service Leadership Programme (PSLP) is a talent development programme that develops capable and talented individuals for key leadership positions in the six sectors within the Public Service:

  1. Central Administration
  2. Economy Building
  3. Information & Communications Technology and Smart Systems
  4. Infrastructure & Environment
  5. Security
  6. Social


The PSLP consists of two phases:–


You would usually begin your journey in the General Phase, where you would be posted to two agencies across two sectors, for a minimum of two years each. These cross-sector postings not only allow you to gain a broad understanding of the fundamentals of governance and acquire skills in public administration, they also provide you with the opportunity to discover the sector in which you are most passionate about serving.


After the General Phase, you may be considered for the Sectoral Phase, or the Administrative Service. Under the PSLP Sectoral Phase, you will deepen your domain expertise and knowledge within a chosen sector (typically in either of the two sectors you had earlier been posted to). Your development and career progression in the Sectoral Phase will be guided by leaders within your sector, including Permanent Secretaries of ministries and Heads of agencies.


Who We Are Looking For

Candidates Should Have
  • Public Service Values: Integrity, Service, Excellence
  • Passion to serve and impact lives of fellow Singaporeans
  • Strong leadership qualities, interpersonal skills and analytical abilities
  • Singapore Citizenship or Singapore Permanent Resident status (and will take up Singapore Citizenship)

Note: If you are currently a public officer, you should not apply for the PSLP directly as you will be considered for the PSLP via the annual 'In-Service Nomination Exercise'. Kindly contact your Ministry/Agency HR team for more details.


Joining the General Phase

If you are a graduate or a working professional with less than 4 years of work experience, you may wish to consider applying to the General Phase of the PSLP.

  1. Send us your PSLP application via Careers@Gov with all your academic certificates and transcripts.
  2. If you have applied for a job in the Public Service concurrently, please declare this to both PSD and the recruiting agencies.


Joining the Sectoral Phase

If you are a mid-career professional with several years of work experience:

  1. First secure a job with a Public Service agency, as entry into the Sectoral Phase is contingent upon the applicant's fit for a specific sector. You may apply for job position(s) in the Public Service agencies via Careers@Gov.
  2. Thereafter, send us your application via Careers@Gov with all your academic certificates and transcripts and let us have the details of the job position(s) you have applied for via We will proceed to coordinate your PSLP application with the respective agencies.


Selection Process

Short-listed candidates will be required to sit for various selection tests, ranging from psychometric/writing tests to discussion sessions with senior management. Successful candidates will then go through an interview session with a panel comprising senior Public Service leaders.


Information on the PSLP and PSC Master's Scholarship

Please visit and the FAQs section on the website for further clarification.


You may also find out more details of the PSC Master’s Scholarship at


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