27 June 2020
Fresh law graduates will soon be given more traineeship opportunities in the legal sector.
The Ministry of Law and Workforce Singapore have stated that they will collaborate with the Law Society of Singapore to encourage law practices in participating in the SGUnited Traineeships programme.
The Government will create 21,000 places for polytechnic, Institute of Technical Education and university graduates under this programme. Each stint will last up to 12 months, and trainees will get a monthly allowance.
Traineeship opportunities can include practice training contracts for law graduates, and opportunities in roles such as paralegals, legal secretaries and legal technologists.
The Law Society of Singapore provides a wide range of training programmes. Such programmes cover practice management matters such as ethics, risk management and anti-money laundering.