RISE is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents, with no age limit. Applications are invited from graduates (on or before 2018) from polytechnics, government and private universities, overseas other educational institutions. Excluded: those graduating in calendar year 2019/2020/2021 from Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics, government, private and overseas universities and institutions. The exclusions include those who have completed or are completing their National Service in calendar year 2019/2020/2021 and are entering the labour force. Two years of minimum work experience is required, along with basic IT literacy.