I just got out from my weekly departmental meeting and I was informed by the boss that the department is going to receive 2 new staff soon. One of them has confirmed to report on duty starting next Monday and the other one is still considering to accept the offer.
Anyway, what interest me the most is the 2 new staff are recruited under a scheme called ‘Graduate Training Program’ sponsored by Bank Negara Malaysia. My first impression about this was “What?! Did I hear Bank Negara Malaysia?! Since when does Bank Negara Malaysia had such program? I thought Bank Negara only deals with money?”
So, I do a little bit of research. 🙂
I found out the mentioned scheme was a collaboration between Bank Negara Malaysia and MEF (Malaysian Employee Federation). I was impressed and you graduate out there, should feel fortunate and grab this opportunity. Here’s some of the summary of my findings and hopefully it will benefit you. To know more of the details, appreciate it if you can do a little bit of homework too, just like me, OK? ;p
Any eligible graduate who applied for the mentioned program with Bank Negara Malaysia will be attached to the relevant section/field for a year period. An allowance of RM1,500 is paid to the qualified graduate by Bank Negara Malaysia. If the graduates perform well, the current employer might offer a tenured position. 😉
The scheme does not only benefitted the graduate but also the employer as well. The employer does not only save cost in terms of interviewing arrangement but also payroll matters. Reason being is Bank Negara Malaysia will conduct their own interview session with the graduates before ‘feeding’ them into the mouth of hungry respective employer that has signed up for the mentioned program. I guess one of the reason is due to quality control. 🙂
To young graduate or any graduate-to-be out there, if you are keen to find out more about the program requirement, I have the circular on the mentioned program for your reading. Kindly leave me your email address under my comment column or you may also leave your contact details in my ‘Contact Me’ tab.