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Explore Industries for Career Transition

If you are retiring or retired from the Home Team, find out about key industries and career pathways that you may want to explore for your career transition.

Security Industry


Security service providers


Security agencies - most are small and medium-sized enterprises


Active security officers - 90% are

The security industry supports the Home Team to protect the environment where we live and work. It protects a variety of places, such as:

  • Educational institutions
  • Commercial properties
  • Industrial sites
  • Residential buildings
  • Government and Statutory Board buildings


Industry Trends and Skills in Demand

Major trends shaping the security industry and the accompanying skills in demand are as follows:

TrendsSkills in Demand

Emerging technologies changing the security landscape

  • Security surveillance management
  • Robotics and automation application

Redesigning job processes to meet security challenges and maximise productivity

  • Contract management
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic planning

Global threat of terrorism requiring a comprehensive levelling up of security efforts

  • Deterrence
  • Incidence response
  • Quality assurance and audit
  • Security risk analysis
  • Security threat research
  • Threat observation

Find out more about the Skills Framework for Security


Selected Job Roles and Relevant Training

Logistics Industry

The logistics industry is an indispensable enabler of the global economy. It connects suppliers to manufacturers and merchants to customers, both domestically and globally.

It is a key growth sector that contributes to the transportation and storage sector of our economy. The logistics sector:

  • Has been identified as a growth industry under the Industry Transformation Plan
  • Contributes to 7.4% of Singapore's gross domestic product
  • Is part of Transportation and Storage sector and in 2015 contributed to the employment of 237,000 workers

The Singapore logistics sector consists of the following key functions that support our competitiveness in manufacturing, global trade and domestic services:

  • Contract logistics
  • Freight forwarding
  • Land transportation

With growing customers' expectations and rapid technological advancements, logistics companies today are continuously developing new capabilities and value-added services to stay competitive.


Industry Trends

The major trends include:


Omni-channel logistics

Integrated logistics solutions that seamlessly support dynamic delivery and fulfilment across multiple channels

On demand logistics solutions

Utilising the power of crowdsourcing and flexible workforce to meet customers’ dynamic needs

Big data

Analysing data to optimise assets, jobs and creation of new business models

3D printing

On-demand production of goods for customers on-site

Anticipatory logistics

Leveraging predictive algorithms to boost efficiency and enhance capacity and network utilisation

Robotics and automation

Technological solutions enable new levels of productivity and operations improvement


Skills in Demand

There is a growing need for professionals with specialised skills such as:


Logistics information systems

IT system design and data analysis to optimise supply chain

Vertical specialisation

Supply chain customisation for specialised sectors like Food, Healthcare and Chemicals etc.

Logistics solutions

Supply chain planning, design and engineering to optimise transport, inventory management and service quality

Programme management

Project coordination for the development and execution of logistics solutions for key clients

Find out more about the Skills Framework for Logistics.


Selected Job Roles and Relevant Training