You will be invited to a virtual interview if your application is shortlisted. Keep an eye on your email inbox!
If your SME is accepted, you will receive a congratulatory email and a training agreement. Sign and return it. We will share the next steps with you then.
What is this program about?
DB X Futuremakers is designed and developed to support SME digitalizes their business through online training and providing pro bono assistants to support the digital engagement strategies and project management tasks.
What is the background of the talents we will be hosting for Project Placement?
What will be the talents' working schedules and the availability?
The working schedule is entirely up to your discretion with the participants. In total, each talent will be contributing 80-hours worth of work during the 2-weeks Project Placement.
However, please be reminded that:
What will happen at the end of the Project Placement?
Are the tasks assigned to the participants limited to the listed sample in the Application Form?
The tasks listed in the Application Form are meant to be as a guide. You may assign any other tasks as you see fit to the participants capabilities. However, we highly encourage you to add responsibilities that are focusing on digital engagement strategies and project management as that is what most of these participants are proficient in.
Do I need to provide anything, for example stipend, to the participants?
You are not required to provide the participants anything as they will be receiving their stipend from us. However, if you decide to engage with them after the Project Placement period, you may discuss the fee / rate directly with them.
What is the reporting process?
We will do progress check in with you, to ensure we provide sufficient support throughout the Project Placement period. Additionally, you may highlight any challenges or feedback to us during the check in as well. The schedule of this will be shared in due course.
What are the benefits my organization will receive participating in this program?
Your organization will be getting tailored pro bono support from our participants for 4 weeks. They will assist you on the digital engagement tasks and additional support for the day-to-day operational task.
You will also get a virtual working experience exposure with our B40 youths nationwide.
Additionally, you may see previous SMEs testimonials here.
Is this a virtual program?
Yes, this program is conducted 100% virtually. You will not be required to attend any sessions physically.
What is expected of me as a participant in this program?
You are expected to:
Why am I required to share my employment and income information?
As a participant of the DE X Futuremakers Program, you are being sponsored via funding from Futuremakers by Standard Chartered to specifically assist you in finding employment and having an increase in income. Hence, in order to measure the success of the program, we need to track and monitor your employment and income progress.
How long do I need to share my employment and income information?
You will be required to share employment and income information up to 1-year since your participation in the program.
Do I have to look for work immediately?
Yes, this program is to help you find employment and income immediately. Hence, you must be available and willing to find employment and income immediately with our guidance.
Who is considered unemployed?
Our participants usually take 6 weeks to complete the full program.
What kind of benefits can I expect from this program?
Have a read of testimonials from our past participants on their journey with us.