Building Careers in Singapore

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The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency under the Ministry of National Development, championing the development of an excellent built environment for Singapore. “Built environment” refers to buildings, structures and infrastructure in our surroundings that provide the setting for the community’s activities.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to shape a safe, high quality, sustainable and friendly built environment.

Safety, Quality, Sustainability and User-Friendliness are four key areas where BCA has a very significant influence on the built environment and they distinguish Singapore’s built environment from those of other cities. Hence, our vision is to have “the best built environment for Singapore, our distinctive global city”.

Strategic Thrusts

  1. We aim to be a caring and progressive organisation that values its people, the innovative spirit, integrity, and service excellence.
  2. We ensure high safety standards and promote quality excellence in the built environment.
  3. We champion barrier-free accessibility and sustainability of the built environment.
  4. We lead and transform the building and construction industry by:
    • Enhancing skills and professionalism
    • Improving design and construction capabilities
    • Developing niche expertise
    • Promoting export of construction related services.
  5. We forge effective partnerships with the stakeholders and the community to achieve our vision.

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Built Environment Apprenticeship

This is a two-stage programme combining employment and classroom-based vocational training in the building & construction sector. It provides apprentices with an opportunity to earn attractive remunerations and embark on a career progression path through the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) CoreTrade Scheme^. Prospective apprentices may join the programme in either Stage 1 or Stage 2.

BCA Undergraduate Scholarship

Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is offering young talents an opportunity to take up
career as a professional in shaping a Safe, High Quality, Sustainable and Friendly Built environment.
For ‘A’ Level And Diploma Holders
Value of Award and Bond

Overseas
  • Tuition fees and other approved charges.
  • Allowances (maintenance, book, clothing, settling-in and excess baggage).
  • One Return Economy class airfare.
  • One Return Economy class airfare (for industrial attachment at BCA).
  • Bond of 6 years with BCA.
  • The scholarship is tenable for studies at approved overseas universities in the Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.
  • Successful applicants will pursue courses of study in:
– Architecture
– Architecture & Sustainable Design
– Civil Engineering
– Coastal Engineering
– Electrical Engineering
– Engineering Systems & Design
– Environmental Engineering
– Mechanical Engineering
– Project & Facilities Management
– Structural Engineering
Local
  • Annual Allowance plus tuition and compulsory fees.
  • Book Allowance.
  • Settling-in, Computer and Hostel Allowances.
  • Bond of 4 years with BCA.
  • The scholarship is tenable for studies in NTU, NUS,SMU and SUTD.
  • Sponsorship for student exchange programme.
  • Successful applicants will pursue courses of study in:
– Architecture
– Architecture & Sustainable Design
– Civil Engineering
– Electrical Engineering
– Engineering Systems & Design
– Environmental Engineering
– Mechanical Engineering
– Project & Facilities Management

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.Eligibility for above BCA Undergraduate Scholarship

  • – Male Singaporeans must have completed or have been exempted from full-time National Service (NS).
    – ORD personnel accepted for admission in 2013 can also apply.
  • Excellent GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level results.
  • Excellent Diploma results (for Polytechnic students).
  • Excellent CCA records.
Documents to be attached with your BrightSparks application
  • Proof of citizenship (Singaporean and PR)
  • GCE ‘O’ level results or equivalent
  • GCE ‘A’ level results or equivalent
  • Polytechnic results if applicable
  • CCA records / Testimonials

^The Construction Registration of Tradesmen (CoreTrade) is a workers’ registration scheme administered by BCA for skilled and experienced construction personnel in key construction trades.

Terms of Use

    1. Your use of the website at www.family.sg (the “Website”) is subject to the terms set out herein.  By using the Website, you accept and / or acknowledge the terms herein.
    1. You acknowledge that the Building and Construction Authority (“BCA”) has created and maintains the Website with an intention to (amongst others) facilitate direct communication between job seekers and potential employers operating in the built environment.  BCA does not charge individuals or organizations for using the Website.  Nothing in the Website or herein creates a contract between BCA and yourself or any other user of the Website.
    1. BCA does not assume any duty or obligation of any nature whatsoever to any user of the Website.
    1. Your use of the Website is strictly at your own risk.  Without prejudice to the generality of the aforesaid:

        1. BCA does not warrant or make any representation as to the accuracy, nature or quality of information submitted through or posted on the Website;
        1. you understand that:
            1. the Website may contain URL links which allow you access to websites or resources of other parties;
            2. such websites and resources are not created or maintained by BCA;
            3. the contents posted on such websites and these resources are not under BCA’s control; and
            4. the existence of such URL links does not imply a recommendation or approval of such websites or resources by BCA;
        2. you acknowledge that BCA is not obliged to exercise any editorial control over information submitted through the Website or posted on the Website by other parties; in particular, BCA is not obliged to check, amend or delete any such information;
        1. BCA shall not be responsible for any loss arising from or in relation to your use of the Website; in particular, BCA shall not be responsible for any loss arising from or in relation to any non-operation, suspension, termination or technical fault of or in relation to the Website;
        1. BCA may, without notice to any party and at any time, amend or remove any content, information or advertisement posted on the Website as BCA deems proper;
        1. BCA may, without notice to any party and at any time, cause the Website to be inoperative entirely or in part, permanently or otherwise; in particular, BCA may deactivate, terminate or suspend the access to / usage by the Website of any person or organization as BCA deems proper;
        1. BCA shall not be responsible for any loss or disclosure of information submitted through the Website; and
        1. you will not acquire any right(s) in relation to any account or user ID by registering on the Website.
    2. Your interaction or dealing(s) with persons or organizations found on or through the Website is a matter solely between yourself and such persons or organizations.  BCA shall not be responsible for any loss arising from or related to such interaction or dealing(s).
    1. You must not, when / in using the Website, infringe intellectual property right(s) of any person or organization.
    1. You must not use the Website for any unlawful purpose.
  1. BCA may, at any time and without notice to you, amend or modify the terms of use herein.
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