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Old 25-08-2021, 09:34 PM
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are you familiar with the job role of ADTS ATI PI? what does it means? i see it under micron

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Old 26-08-2021, 10:33 AM
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Back to your original query - based on your recent response, I agree that a poly might actually make better use of your qualifications. You can check out poly vacancies on their respective websites (think [email protected] would list as well) - it's a separate system from the main MOE teaching pool.

If you're really keen to consider teaching, then yes - there are PhD holders as well (though it's not common). You can apply as a mid-career entrant. The process is still pretty similar - a stint of contract teaching, followed by NIE (if found suitable) and then posting to school as a teacher.

Workload can be pretty tough. Other than the volume of it, there's the wide variety to deal with - one moment counselling a student, marking assignments the next, and also juggling administrative work (e.g. crafting a government-style Invitation to Quote). It's not that common for an officer to be proficient/enjoy all the wide variety of work.

As for remuneration - there's a standard payscale (can try searching on the other forum; it's been shared before). I don't know the specifics, but HR tends to offer mid-career applicants a relatively low starting pay, but with accelerated progression that allows applicants to (start) catching up with peers who'd started teaching earlier.

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Old 26-08-2021, 11:05 AM
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can you recommend some semiconductor companies?
Global Foundries, SSMC, Micron, Broadcom, Lumileds, AMS, Denselight, etc.. You may Google search to find more and understand more..

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are you familiar with the job role of ADTS ATI PI? what does it means? i see it under micron
Sorry, I am not familiar with the terms used by micron. You may read the job descriptions to have some feeling about them.
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Old 26-08-2021, 11:24 AM
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I would like re-define the scope of enquiry to be more specific - Career switch from semiconductor industry to be a Lecturer in Polytechnics.

Can any experienced Poly Lecturer help to enlighten me about below questions with reference to my background? Any sharing will be greatly appreciated.


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Hi, i have an intention to switch career from a senior manager equivalent position in the semiconductor industry to a teacher, preferably in the post-secondary or secondary schools. I am a PhD degree holder from the school of EEE, NTU, and have 14+ years of working experience in the semiconductor industry.

Before i make the final decision of this career switch, i have below list of questions. Can any seniors from the education sector help to share your valuable thoughts? Thank you in advance!!

Q1. Is it possible or common for such career switch? I mean for applicants like me without any teaching experience?

Q2. What is the procedure to be officially qualified for a teacher if there is an offer from some school? From this forum, i understand that the candidate needs to start with a teaching stint (1 yr) followed by the NIE training (16 mth) to obtain the PGDE. Is this procedure applicable to all candidates, regardless of qualifications?

Q3. What is the workload? From this forum, i see a lot of negative descriptions which are quite scary. I would like to understand some quantitative information such as 1) total number of working hours per week, 2) time allocation percentage between teaching and administrative / miscellaneous.

Q4. What is the remuneration? I would like to understand the monthly basic salary (estimated range) based on my qualifications mentioned above. How many month will be paid per year? Is there any other type of bonus or allowance?
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Old 28-08-2021, 04:37 PM
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Polytechnics hire lecturers directly (not via MOE). You might want to look up individual polytechnics (or [email protected]) for vacancies.

I imagine they would gladly consider mid-career applicants with relevant working experience, but I'm not an expert in this.

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I would like re-define the scope of enquiry to be more specific - Career switch from semiconductor industry to be a Lecturer in Polytechnics.

Can any experienced Poly Lecturer help to enlighten me about below questions with reference to my background? Any sharing will be greatly appreciated.


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Thanks for your clarification about the hiring approach. 👍

I checked the 5 individual polytechnics and found their job vacancies were linked to the [email protected] website. There is no direct contact information of HR from the individual polytechnics. Application for the job vacancies needs to fill up and submit an online form from the [email protected] website. Is this the only official way for job applications?

BTW, is a lecturer at polytechnic considered as a civil servant? Thanks.


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Polytechnics hire lecturers directly (not via MOE). You might want to look up individual polytechnics (or [email protected]) for vacancies.

I imagine they would gladly consider mid-career applicants with relevant working experience, but I'm not an expert in this.


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For job application - think each respective polytechnic's website would list all official channels - if [email protected] is the only one stated, I guess that's it?

If you know people, or approach informally, I'm guessing you will be directed to [email protected] anyway - except that the hirer (if interested) would look out more for your application.

Technically, polytechnics are counted as stat boards, so lecturers would be public servants rather than civil servants (not working directly under ministry); although the distinction is probably not that meaningful.

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Thanks for your clarification about the hiring approach. 👍

I checked the 5 individual polytechnics and found their job vacancies were linked to the [email protected] website. There is no direct contact information of HR from the individual polytechnics. Application for the job vacancies needs to fill up and submit an online form from the [email protected] website. Is this the only official way for job applications?

BTW, is a lecturer at polytechnic considered as a civil servant? Thanks.


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For job application - think each respective polytechnic's website would list all official channels - if [email protected] is the only one stated, I guess that's it?

If you approach informally, I'm guessing you will be directed to [email protected] anyway - except that the hirer (if interested) would look out more for your application.

Technically, polytechnics are counted as stat boards, so lecturers would be public servants rather than civil servants (not working directly under ministry); although the distinction is probably not that meaningful.

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Thanks for your clarification about the hiring approach. 👍

I checked the 5 individual polytechnics and found their job vacancies were linked to the [email protected] website. There is no direct contact information of HR from the individual polytechnics. Application for the job vacancies needs to fill up and submit an online form from the [email protected] website. Is this the only official way for job applications?

BTW, is a lecturer at polytechnic considered as a civil servant? Thanks.
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think your guess is correct.

From the home page of RP, click on [email protected] brings me to the Careers page where ONLY a link could be found to View Available Positions. Click on that link will jump to the [email protected] website where the Positions from RP are listed with closing deadline. Click on any interested position will refresh the page to show the details of that position with an "Apply now" button at the bottom of the page. Click on the button will come to the online form for fill-up and submission.

Anyway, i have submitted my application for one position and received a system generated email from RP acknowledging the receipt of my application and asking for my patience to wait for 4-6 weeks for the review and assessment to be completed.

Is this 4-6 weeks of processing time a typical lead time?


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For job application - think each respective polytechnic's website would list all official channels - if [email protected] is the only one stated, I guess that's it?

If you approach informally, I'm guessing you will be directed to [email protected] anyway - except that the hirer (if interested) would look out more for your application.

Technically, polytechnics are counted as stat boards, so lecturers would be public servants rather than civil servants (not working directly under ministry); although the distinction is probably not that meaningful.
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