CSIT Cyber Traineeship Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for CCTP? Are the selection criteria the same for fresh graduates and working adults?

The CSIT Cyber Traineeship Programme (CCTP) is open only to Singapore citizens.

CSIT is looking for fresh university graduates or mid-career professionals with a strong aptitude for learning who have the desire and passion to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

All applicants will need to sit for aptitude tests, interviews and undergo security screening before they are accepted into the programme.

What is the selection process?

Shortlisted applicants will undergo a selection process involving aptitude tests, interviews and security screening.

Applicants will be assessed on qualities such as logical and analytical aptitude, and soft skills such as independent learning ability. The selection process may take up to four (4) months.

When will the programme start?

The programme will commence in mid 2024.

Successful applicants will be notified at least one month before training commences.

Will applicants who currently hold jobs be able to participate in this programme?

The CCTP is a full-time, 6-month long course. Participants will be expected to commit to the programme full-time.

Successful applicants will be notified at least one month before the start of training to enable applicants to make the necessary arrangements.

Upon successful completion of the programme, trainees will serve a minimum service period of 2 years with CSIT.

What topics will the programme cover during the 6 months? 

  • Python programming
  • Linux and Windows Operating Systems
  • Coding & Software Research
  • Computer Network Fundamentals
  • System Administration 
  • Advanced OS & Networking
  • Red Teaming & Assessment / Penetration Testing Concepts
  • Network Forensics

*Please note that the topics stated above are not exhaustive.

I have some work or study experience in cybersecurity or related discipline but am unsure if I am proficient enough. Can I still apply for the traineeship? 

We welcome fresh graduates and working professionals who have an interest in cybersecurity to apply for the programme.  

Apply here