Singapore Budget 2019: Interning abroad a good way for young Singaporeans to gain exposure
SINGAPORE – Ms Bernice Chan was only 19 when she went to China to intern on a farm run by seafood supply chain manager Oceanus Group.
During her time at the farm in Xiamen in Fujian province, she did maintenance work, fed abalones and did preparation work for periods when baby abalones would spawn.
Now, the 21-year-old is working as a management trainee with the Singapore firm.
Ms Chan is an example of how young Singaporeans should go overseas to gain exposure and work experience, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his Budget speech on Monday (Feb 18).
“By giving young Singaporeans overseas exposure, they can develop new skills to better support our firms’ overseas expansion,” he said.