Singapore’s water sector offers exciting job opportunities with more than 90 vacancies featured during the inaugural Careers@SIWW

For the first time, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, with support from Young NTUC, is organising a water career fair at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2016 to encourage and attract new entrants into the water sector.

Careers@SIWW is supported by a total of 18 companies, comprising both small and medium size enterprises and multinational corporations, offering more than 90 vacancies, ranging from technical positions such as Technical Specialist and Civil or Mechanical Engineer to business support positions such as Logistic Coordinator and Office Administrator. More than 250 job seekers have registered to attend Careers@SIWW.

Since 2006, water has been identified as a key growth sector for Singapore. Singapore’s vibrant water ecosystem today consists of 180 water companies and more than 20 research institutes spanning the entire water value chain. The water sector is growing and employs about 14,000 Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) contributing to more than S$2 billion in annual value-add for Singapore’s economy.

To support Singapore’s continued growth as a world-class water sector, PUB will be embarking on a manpower study to identify the skill sets that are required to support the growth of emerging technology areas in the water sector, and to design talent development strategies to attract new entrants into the industry.

“Singapore is really the silicon valley of water. As we strive to achieve water sustainability for our country, the water sector in Singapore is filled with exciting job openings and prospects, in both the government and private companies. Singapore is also well positioned to export our expertise in water husbandry as others look to our world-leading research and water technologies. Many Singapore-based water companies operate globally and are involved in the entire value chain of the water sector. And they, together with PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, are constantly looking to bring new talent into our life-giving industry,” said Mr Ng Joo Hee, Chief Executive of PUB.

Young NTUC Executive Secretary Desmond Choo said, “Through this career fair, we hope to raise awareness amongst the young workers on the growing water sector. As part of Young NTUC’s focus and efforts in getting young workers interested in carving out a career in the green jobs sector, we will continue to work with strategic partners to help more young workers learn about the attractive jobs available in the sector. Beyond that, we also hope to enable them to explore career opportunities in growth areas like the infocomm sector in Singapore.”

Ms Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman & Group CEO, Hyflux Ltd said, “As a homegrown company that has gone international, talent acquisition has always been crucial in helping Hyflux establish our global footprint and we’re constantly on a lookout for high calibre, adventurous candidates who are willing to venture with us in our expansion plans. The SIWW Career Fair serves as a great platform for Hyflux to showcase our company capabilities and attract potential candidates.”