P-Max Grant

P-Max is a place-and-train programme aims to assist SMEs to better cope with the challenges of PME talent recruitment and retention in an increasingly tight labour market.

Eligible* SMEs which successfully retain their newly-hired PMEs and complete the follow-up sessions for a period of 6 months upon the workshops completion, will be awarded with a one-off S$5,000 Assistance Grant.

*SME has not received the one-off S$5000 Assistance Grant under the previous Max Talent programme.

Supported by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the P-Max is administered by Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) to match job-seeking Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) to suitable job positions and/or retain them at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Should your SME have a newly-hired PME of less than 3 months’ employment service, who is Singaporean or Permanent Resident, ASME invites you to register for this programme with us.

Benefits of P-Max programme:

  • Through this programme, ASME helps to train and retain thousands of PMEs from various SME industry sectors;
  • This programme is designed to support participating SMEs on adopting progressive HR practices and enhance corporate image amongst prospective job-seekers;
  • ASME provides 6-month follow-up consultancy to help the SME Supervisors and PMEs to align the performance expectation with career goals/ aspirations, thereby setting objective KPIs;
  • Participating SMEs which successfully retain their PMEs for 6 months or beyond shall be entitled to a one-off S$5,000 assistance grant;
  • Participating PMEs will be equipped with some professionally designed materials and templates as guide on self-discovery of unique strengths, performance assessment, harmonizing workplace relations with superiors and colleagues, budget management and leadership etc; and
  • Workshops are facilitated and delivered by experienced and reputable trainers who are evaluated and approved by WDA.

Eligibility Criteria of SME:

• Registered or incorporated in Singapore
• Be made up of at least 30% Local shareholding
• Annual sales turnover not more than $100 Million OR Employment size not exceeding 200 workers
• Have PME job opportunities or hired a PME within the last 3 months (i.e. 90 days) that offer a gross monthly salary of at least S$2,500, prior to programme enrollment

Eligibility Criteria of PME:

• Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident (PR)
• Have at least a diploma or have prior work experience in a PME job
• Have at least one year of full-time working experience

Actions needed:

  • Send the newly-hired PME to attend a 3-day PME Workshop designed to equip PMEs with HR-related skills that help them acclimatize to SME culture, lift job performance and increase chances of PMEs’ retention at SMEs.
  • Send SME Representative/ Supervisor of the PME to attend a 1-day SME Workshop that helps to acquire better communication, appraisal and leadership skills as part of the progressive HR practices at SMEs.
  • Submit a completed post-workshop Resource Kit at the end of 6 month after the workshops completion, under consultation of ASME P-Max Secretariat.

If you wish to know more about the P-MAX program, you may contact Ms. Poh Ling at 3152 3000 ext. 611 or fill in the Interest Form and we will contact you within three working days.