An apprenticeship program introduced by the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, through the JobCentre Brunei (JCB)

Objective of the i-Ready Apprenticeship Program

To increase the employability and marketability of local jobseekers through on-the-job training as well as work experiential learning.

Requirements / Eligibility Criteria

How do I become an iReady Apprentice?

Allowance per Month

Effective 1st April 2020, the Government will provide a monthly apprenticeship allowance for a period of 18 months only of which the monthly amount is in accordance to the three qualification levels. The Government will also provide the companies’ monthly contribution to the TAP and SCP. Addition to the allowance provided by the Government, the private sectors are required to provide a top up starting the 11th month of the apprenticeship program, whereby the minimum amount of top up is already specified. The allowance structure are as follows:

Clarification on The Qualification Levels of Jobseekers

Registered unemployed jobseekers aged between 17 and 40 years old and with the qualifications below, are eligible to apply for the i-Ready Program:


To provide equal opportunities, first time jobseekers with minimal working experience will be prioritized.

Companies are required to sign an agreement with the Government which outlines their commitment in providing top up allowances in accordance to the set amount starting the 11th month of the apprenticeship period.

Apprentice should report the matter to the Finance Unit, JobCentre Brunei (JCB) immediately at 2444100 EXT 120/119 during working hours.

We strongly encourage companies to hire their apprentices upon completion of the apprenticeship period. This is in line with our national objective of increasing local employment. On this note, apprentices are reminded to play their role to consistently deliver good levels of work performance and ethics, in order to better their opportunities in securing a full time employment.


For further information, you may contact Job Centre Brunei (JCB) at:

   Hotline: +673 8239933

   Email: jobcentrebrunei@jpm.gov.bn

   Website: www.jobcentrebrunei.gov.bn