Learning & Development

People are the essence of our success and we are committed to providing DXOs with a good environment for learning and development at both professional and personal levels.:

Academic Sponsorships
Academic Sponsorships

If you perform well, training awards and sponsorships such as the MINDEF Postgraduate Award and Part-time Degree Sponsorship are available for you to pursue further studies.

Functional Courses
Functional Courses

You will attend courses and seminars which will equip you with professional skills and knowledge that are relevant to your job area. The functional courses are tiered at different levels (e.g. basic, intermediate, advance) and you will be scheduled to attend courses at the appropriate level.

Organisation-driven Courses
Organisation-driven Courses

There are milestone programmes in place to develop your core competencies. The focus for these programmes range from on-boarding of new hires, shaping of defence perspective, equipping basic skill sets, leadership development, gaining a deeper understanding of the Singapore Public Service and Whole-of-Government perspective.

Self-initiated Courses
Self-initiated Courses

Beyond the courses arranged by the HR department, you can initiate your own learning to enhance your core competencies with the training credits provided to you annually.

Talent Management Programme
Talent Management Programme

With proven performance and ability to take on bigger responsibilities, there are opportunities for you to be placed on our talent management programme, where you are given further opportunities for exposure and development in MINDEF.

I get to attend upgrading courses that equip me with the additional and necessary skills to value-add and improve on my current role.

Razale Nordin

Assistant Director (NS Relations & Engagement)

Razale Nordin
Kenneth Soo

In MINDEF, there is an emphasis on life-long learning. The DXO scheme provides me with time off and resources to acquire skills that are relevant to me and pursue personal development.

Kenneth Soo

Manager (NS Policy)