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Advance Placement Scheme (APS) for Foreign Domestic Workers

Find out if you are eligible for a foreign domestic worker (FDW) on the Advance Placement Scheme and the participating employment agencies you can approach.

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:

EAs participating on Eldercarer FDW SchemeShow

EA Licence number Email
1.Care Employment Agency 13C6415 1care.employment@gmail.com
A4 Employment Agency 12C6236 george@a4employment.com
Achieve Employment 12C5848 achieveemploymentllp@gmail.com
Active Global Specialised Caregivers 13C6324 kc@activeglobalcaregiver.com
Anglo Nurses 17C8737 info@anglonurses.com
Best Home Employment Agency 96C5039 taykb@ipro.com.sg
Budget Employment Agency 17C8574 budgetwd@gmail.com
CARE (Care Advisors Recruitment Enterprise) 14C6933 tiwari@carepl.com.sg
Eden Grace Maids and Employment Agency 13C6831 edengrace_susanlee@yahoo.com.sg
Homekeeper International 09C5350 jenny@homekeeper.sg
Homekeeper Jobsplacement 09C5352 chia@homekeeper.sg
Hon Employment Services 04C5032 honemployment03@yahoo.com.sg
Maid Management Services 03C4432 maidms@singnet.com.sg
Nation Employment 09C5332 cheechong@advancer.sg
Nostra Manpower 98C3145 nostra_recruit@yahoo.com.sg
Passion Employment Agency 08C4308 lowmoonheng@yahoo.com.sg
Patience Employment Agency 06C4819 patience.em@gmail.com
Skills & Resources Consultancy 86C3777 src.enquiries@gmail.com
United Channel Employment Agency 07C4306 admin1@unitedchannel.net
United Channel Services 11C4954 sc8@unitedchannel.net
Xedge Resource 09C3871 johnny@xedgeresource.com

EAs not participating on Eldercarer FDW SchemeShow

EA Licence number Email
Aseana Caregivers 07C4867 thess.aseana@gmail.com
Asset Agency 11C4090 account@assetea.sg
Averise Agency 96C4343 leo@averise.com.sg
Brilliant Sky Employment Agency 11C4326 joycelynneo@gmail.com
Caregivers Centre 93C3218 care1853@gmail.com
Crislo Resources 16C7908 fdw@crislo.sg
Essential Maids 12C5755 tt.essential@yahoo.com
Express Maid & Employment Services 12C6270 jameslim07@gmail.com
Greatlink Employment Agency 11C4824 greatlinkea@yahoo.com.sg
Hong Fu Resources 11C5015 hongfuresources@gmail.com
HR Asia Employment Services 12C5899 raymondlau_711@yahoo.com.sg
Jack Focus Management 06C4840 jackfocusgroup@yahoo.com.sg
JLK Employment Services 02C3501 sales@jlkmaids.com.sg
Labour Express Employment 09C4206 june@labourexpress.com.sg
Maidcity 97C4834 patrick@maidcity.com.sg
Max Employment Agency 96C4931 wendyang@singnet.com.sg
MPL Employment Agency 17C8745 roysiah14@hotmail.com
Nation Human Resources 12C5507 jiaying@nation.sg
Network Employment Agency 14C6934 katong_doc@yahoo.com.sg
Sasha Management Resources 98C4654 norayusof@ymail.com
SGTM 16C8405 sengwantan@hotmail.com
Summit Manpower 13C6349 john@summitmaid.com.sg
Super Employment Specialist 16C7846 superemployment@yahoo.com.sg
Find employment agencies with the employment agencies and personnel search (EA Directory).

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.