Helping aerospace companies take flight in Singapore
01 Sep 2018 Written by JTC

Marketing & Management

Justin Tan, Assistant Manager  (Industry Development), Former Intern (Industry Development)

“People in JTC help create an excellent environment for learning and growing, and provide opportunities to challenging oneself.”

I could be partnering a home-grown SME to expand their facility or engaging top aerospace MNCs like Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney on their upcoming investment plans in Singapore.

How would you describe your internship experience with JTC?

The JTC Internship Programme is a structured programme that includes site visits and interaction with members of the senior management. There are also bonding activities and opportunities for us to mingle with fellow interns across different departments. That helped me to get a better sense of the diversity of functions under JTC’s purview.

After my internship stint, it was an easy decision when JTC offered me a full-time position. I knew that the internship was merely the tip of the iceberg when it came to what laid ahead.

Could you share about a project you embarked on during your internship with JTC?

I led a group of tertiary students in the landscape design and sourcing of street furniture for The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park. This outdoor space, made up of 32 black and white conserved bungalows, is intended to be a key activity node and destination for the aerospace community as well as the community beyond Seletar Aerospace Park. Balancing the interests of multiple stakeholders was challenging. Yet, I am heartened that The Oval has since distinguished itself as an attractive work and play environment.


What is rewarding about your career with JTC?

While we help companies find and when necessary, build suitable land and space solutions for their operations, we are also increasingly moving into strengthening networks within the local aerospace community. This has helped seed partnerships, drive innovation, and also support a pipeline of aerospace talent for the industry. Knowing why I do what I do lends meaning and purpose to what I do on a day-to-day basis.