What is P-Max?
P-Max is a Place-and-Train Programme that aims to:
Help SMEs to better recruit, train, manage and retain their newly-hired PMETs
Encourage the adoption of progressive human resource practices within SMEs
Help to place job-seeking PMETs into suitable SME jobs.
How will SMEs Benefit?
P-Max and P-Max for Older Workers
Hiring SMEs can seek assistance from PMs to help screen and refer suitable job-seeking PMETs for their job vacancies under the Programme.
Participating SMEs can also enjoy up to 90% course fee subsidy for PMET, SME training workshops and Age Management workshop (applicable for P-Max for Older Worker only), while eligible SMEs will receive a one-time $5,000 Assistance Grant or $10,000 Assistance Grant (P-Max for Older Workers only) upon completion of the Programme and six month retention of the newly hired PMET(s).
Non-hiring SMEs can enjoy up to 90% course fee subsidy for the SME training workshop under P-Max Lite. This programme targets non-hiring supervisors in SMEs who are keen to learn progressive HR practices to better manage their existing staff. Course fee funding will be provided for non-hiring SME supervisors to attend the SME workshop which will cover progressive HR-related topics, such as goal setting and performance management tools and an introduction to an HR toolkit. SMEs under P-Max Lite will not be eligible for the assistance grant.
 Only Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident are eligible for the course fee subsidy.
 Please note that the Assistance Grant is capped at $5,000 or $10,000 (for SMEs under P-Max for Older Worker) regardless of the number of PMETs hired & retained under P-Max. Companies who previously have received $5,000 P-Max grant will only be eligible for additional $5,000 under P-Max for Older Workers
Who can apply?
Companies registered or incorporated in Singapore;
Employment size (at group level) of not more than 200; OR Annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than S$100 million;
At least 30% local shareholding being held by Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
Hired a PMET within the last three months (i.e. 90 days) prior to enrolment into programme, offering a gross monthly salary of at least $2,500
Be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who is keen to pursue a full-time career in an SME (P-Max)
Be a Singapore Citizen, age 50 and above who is keen to pursue a full-time career in an SME (P-Max for Older Workers)
Possess educational qualifications that are Diploma or higher, or employed/have prior work experience in a PMET position; and
Graduated or completed National Service for at least one year, whichever is later.
Must not be connected to the P-Max participating company
a. Shareholder of P-Max company or its related companies*;
b. Related to the owners** of the P-Max company; and
c. Immediate ex-staff of the P-Max company or related entities
* This does not apply to shareholders who hold publicly traded shares in listed companies
** For non-publicly listed companies, refer to individuals with shareholding per ACRA profile