Develop the Skills to Futureproof
Your Career

Take on a fulfilling role, earn a salary, gain new experience and training, and get qualified for the digital economy. is designed to give fresh graduates a vital first step in their digital technology careers, combining hands-on learning with qualification-led training to get the life and technical skills they need to succeed.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an alternative route for graduates who want to start their career and learn from industry experts from day one. As an apprentice, you’ll benefit from early responsibilities, thus enabling you to reach your career goals whilst earning industry accredited qualifications.

The Advantage
WORTH RM 12,000

Work From Home Induction Programme
Get a Specialist Professional Certificate Qualification in addition to the work experience gained
Allowance of up to RM1200 per month
Work on live projects
Covered by SOCSO scheme
Improve and enhance your CV
Choose Apprentice programmes in over 20 areas in high demand
Permanent employment contracts for best apprentices
Access to 17,000 courses on LinkedIn Learning courses to help you up-skill and re-skill
Assistance to find permanent employment through the MYFutureJobs and Gradjobs portal
Attend courses in Entrepreneurship and Gigpreneurship to improve your earning capacity


Digital Marketing

Social Media Marketing

Graphic Design

Web Development



Data Analytics

Cloud Computing


Project Management

Office Administration

Teaching Online

Cyber Security



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

SOCSO’s Apprenticeship Programme under the Ministry of Human Resources (SOCSO) is a programme that provides a short-term, but full time working experience for youths for a period of 3 months.
The objective of this programme is to improve the knowledge and skills of youths within the work environment through on-the-job-training to improve their employability.
Employers who employ graduates or school-leavers aged between 18 – 30 years
Candidates must be among school-leavers or graduates who are unemployed and do not have permanent jobs; and
Employers can employ apprentices from the Apprenticeship Programmes implemented by companies and statutory bodies with separate remuneration from Government Remuneration System.
Companies hiring students for Industrial Training (Internship);
Students who have not graduated; and
Non-Malaysian citizens
Yes. Companies need to register and advertise vacancies for the Apprenticeship Program on the MYFutureJobs portal.
The employer must pay a minimum allowance / salary of not less than RM1,200 per month during the apprenticeship period; and
Should employers choose to hire the apprentice as a permanent or contract employee under the hiring incentive category for under 40 years old, employers shall be eligible to receive a maximum of 3-month incentive based on the terms and conditions of this category, which includes the minimum monthly salary of RM 1,500.
Yes. Every apprentice employed under this programme must contribute to SOCSO.
The application for the Apprenticeship Programme is open on 1 January 2021;
The closing date is 30 June 2021; and
If the application is submitted on 30 June 2021, the employer is eligible to claim for allowance / salary for the month of July, August and September 2021.
Yes. Employers are eligible to apply for the PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 incentives under the category of below 40 years of age for a maximum period of 3 months;
Employers are eligible to apply for an additional 3-month incentive for approved Apprenticeship Programme only; and
Under PenjanaKerjaya 2.0, employees must be paid not less than RM1,500, where employers can apply for the Hiring Incentive of between 40% to 60%, (based on eligibility requirement categories) from the employee’s salary subject to the salary ceiling of RM10,000 per month.
Apprentices who are not paid allowances / salaries or not provided with workplace traineeship, can lodge a complaint to SOCSO via
Employers can apply for the training programme under PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 starting from 1 January 2021 after receiving approval for the Hiring Incentive from SOCSO; and
Only employees and apprentices who have been approved under the PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 are eligible to be considered for training.
Employers who hire apprentices under PenjanaKerjaya are eligible to apply for the reskilling or upskilling programmes based on the job or industrial requirements;
Only courses identified as suitable to the industry needs will be approved; and
Each apprentice listed under the PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 can undergo 1 training course only.
The PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 Training Programme is open to all types jobs and sectors as listed in the MYFutureJobs Portal via
Employers can re-apply by selecting suitable courses according to the needs of the industry for the consideration of SOCSO.
No. Employers / apprentices do not need to make any payment to the Training Provider.
No. SOCSO does not appoint any agents to assist employers or apprentices in their application. All applications must be made by employers through the PenjanaKerjaya Portal only.
Detailed information related to the PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 Training Programme is as follows:
Companies must register and advertise vacancies for apprentices on MYFutureJobs through and apply for the Apprenticeship Programme incentive at

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