What is it
The Advance Placement Scheme (APS) for Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) is a year-long pilot which started in August 2016. It was proposed by the employment agency industry to enable faster placement and better matching of FDWs for employers with caregiving needs.
Participating EAs are allowed to source for and bring in a specific number of FDWs before they have found an employer. This enables employers to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospective FDWs to facilitate better matching. As these FDWs are already in Singapore, they can also be quickly deployed to the households.
Who is eligible
To qualify for APS, you need to be eligible for the FDW Concessionary Levy scheme.
Participating employment agencies
You can approach any of the following EAs to enquire about hiring an APS FDW:
If you need an FDW trained in eldercare
If you need to hire an Eldercare-trained FDW, you can approach any of the EAs who are able to provide FDWs trained in Eldercare. They are part of MOH’s pilot Eldercarer FDW Scheme that taps on the APS.
Caregivers Training Grant
You may also be eligible for the Caregivers Training Grant (CTG). If eligible, CTG could offset up to $200 for training under the Eldercarer FDW Scheme.
Under CTG, you may also continue to send your FDW for further training with the other approved courses.