JLL launches talent programme to support S'pore real estate industry
By Digital News Asia July 15, 2021
- Three-year plan to build future ready talent for real estate industry
- Programmes tailored to create career opportunities for Singaporeans
GLOBAL real estate consultant, JLL, announced the launch of its USD$1.91 mil (RM5.93mil) Future Skills programme aimed at creating a strong local talent pipeline and advancing career opportunities for Singaporeans.
In a statement, the company said the three-year plan will further JLL’s investment in building a resilient, future-ready local workforce.
“Real estate is an increasingly tech-enabled field and we see huge potential in tapping into Singapore’s highly skilled workforce to fuel the growth of our business here,” said Helen Snowball (pic), head of human resources, JLL Asia Pacific.
“At JLL, we believe that with the right support and programmes in place, we will see a globally competitive Singaporean workforce helping to shape the future of real estate.”
JLL said the programme will augment JLL’s ongoing efforts to attract, retain and nurture local talent, and put into action the upskilling and reskilling mandates introduced by the National Jobs Council, JLL said.
The opportunities will be available across three pillars: Deepen JLL’s local talent pipeline of interns, graduates and apprentices, and set out early career pathways for the industry’s workforce.
Secondly, create employment opportunities for mid-career professionals from adjacent industries, through retraining and skills enhancement initiatives,
Lastly, nurture JLL’s Singaporean employees with the professional skills they need to be future-ready and globally competitive.
To set out early career pathways for the industry’s young talent, JLL has designed three programmes for internship. This include client experience (including a two-month bootcamp for graduates) and functional expertise for graduates.
JLL said it will partner with local tertiary and vocational institutions to offer internship opportunities and entry-level positions to 122 local undergraduates, graduates and technical associates over the course of three years.
Responding to the National Job Council’s call for a whole-of-nation approach to grow job and training opportunities for Singaporeans, JLL plans to expand the industry’s workforce by tapping into a cohort of mid-career professionals from adjacent industries.
The company said it aims to retrain local professionals in customer service, technical and engineering roles.
“Like us, our clients are excited to attract talent from sectors that have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Chris Archibold, country head, JLL Singapore.
“We look forward to welcoming new employees who will bring fresh perspectives and expertise and ultimately improve the services we provide.”
In addition JLL is investing in initiatives to groom its existing local talent through individual programmes, it said.
The training focuses on inclusive leadership, resilience and wellbeing; innovation and human-centered design; sales and business development; and proptech, data and analytics, it added.
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