Graduate Training Program

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.


  1. gagaukon

    7 January, 2010 at 9:36 am

    my wife is in the GP500 programe, so far so good, its her first month.

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      7 January, 2010 at 10:25 am

      congrats on that! 🙂
      btw, what is gp500 program? is it the same program as what i’ve posted?

      1. gagaukon

        7 January, 2010 at 10:42 am

        Same programm lah tu. BNM will pay them to work for you.. for 1 year with 1 year extend option.The prog is all about helping unemployed grads to have a temporary job, sementara tunggu for the permenant one. But they only recruit grads with cgpa pointer 2.8 above. Rm1500 ok bah untuk sementara. 🙂

        1. ladybirdmollyz

          7 January, 2010 at 11:23 am

          indeed the program is good. at least, its another option to choose apart from KPLI by the graduates out there kan? 😉

  2. Nayi

    7 January, 2010 at 11:06 am

    i want to work with u. same office…

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      7 January, 2010 at 11:25 am

      yes i can work with you abang nayi. only when i add in ‘binti’ in the middle of my name. 🙂

  3. ladybirdmollyz

    14 January, 2010 at 10:02 am

    i’ve replied your email and attached the circular on the program as well. good luck. 😉

  4. Nurul

    22 January, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    do you when its next intake?? really looking forward to it..thanks

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      22 January, 2010 at 4:42 pm

      hi nurul,
      i have no idea on the intake thingy. i guess you need to liaise directly with bank negara for more details. you may leave your email address at my contact tab so that i can attached the circular memo on the mentioned program above.

      looking forward to hear from you soon. 🙂

  5. Amirul

    13 May, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I want to know more about the BNM Graduate program, thanks.

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      14 May, 2010 at 5:38 am

      hi amirul,
      kindly provide me your email at my contact tab so that i can email you the circular memo for your further detail. 🙂

  6. Daniella

    24 June, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    How to Apply this Program?

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      25 June, 2010 at 5:25 am

      hi daniella,
      kindly provide me your email at my contact me tab so that i can email you the circular memo for your further detail and action. 🙂

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      25 June, 2010 at 8:46 am

      *knock3* you’ve got mail. 🙂

  7. eja

    20 July, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    juz want to know how to apply BNM programme?

    tq 😉

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      21 July, 2010 at 5:16 am

      hello eja,

      check your mailbox, just sent out the memo to you for more info. good luck. 🙂

  8. kam

    24 July, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Hi LadyBirdMollyz……
    I want to know too…..

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      25 July, 2010 at 6:27 am

      hi kam,

      check your mailbox and good luck. 🙂

  9. rieyna

    31 July, 2010 at 1:01 am

    hi…i am intrested about the programme..i just want to know what r the requirements and how to register in the programme..just trying my luck.. 😉 can’t wait to hear from u about this.

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      31 July, 2010 at 6:53 am

      hello there,

      check your mailbox and good luck to you too. 🙂

  10. Rahman

    6 August, 2010 at 1:06 am

    send me the details about the program..Is it still on?..TQ..

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      6 August, 2010 at 5:12 am

      hi rahman,
      im not sure whether its still on or not. you need to find out. btw, check your mailbox. you’ve got mail. 🙂

  11. linda

    27 December, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    i’m also interested wit GTP sponser by can i apply for this program….help me plesase…

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      27 December, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      hi Linda,
      kindly leave your email add under my ‘contact me’ tab. i’ve accidentally deleted your email add earlier on. ;p

  12. Lulu

    2 January, 2011 at 11:32 am

    hello, can u pls send me the details of the GTP program??
    tq n_n

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      4 January, 2011 at 8:11 am

      hi Lulu,

      check your mailbox and sorry for addressing you as a different name. my bad. ;p

      anyway, wishing you a happy new year and good luck in the GTP program. 🙂

  13. nurul

    16 January, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    do send me the email about the details as well..:D

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      17 January, 2011 at 9:51 am

      hi Nurul,

      check your mailbox please. 🙂

  14. hacenkhaz

    18 January, 2011 at 11:14 am

    i just recently heard the news…could you feed me more info about it? i cant browse the bnm website…please do…

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      18 January, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      hi there,
      as i mentioned in my post, i have the circular on the mentioned program. if you are keen to know more on what BNM has to offer pertaining to the program, it is strongly advise to liaise with them directly.

      having that said, are you still keen to have the circular that I have for your reference? kindly advise so that i can email you a copy. 🙂

  15. dija

    8 February, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    interested to read the circular. do email me yea thanx a lot

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      8 February, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      hi dijan

      check your mailbox, you’ve got mail! 🙂

  16. fara

    16 February, 2011 at 8:21 pm


    I just received a call from 1 bank for this programme.Im in dilemma.Its interested u know,but im not sure did i can do this,since its one years programme.Bcoz i have attended this 1 similar prgrm,but i think the cmpny just lepas tangan.
    For the second chance,i’ve to do more review and do some research with this programme.hehe could u help me?

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      16 February, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      i see the program as a platform for graduates to seek for future/potential employment. it is not guarantee within that 1 year program, the graduate will be employed as it depend on any opening availability or if the graduate perform beyond expectation, an opening may be offered. under this program, the graduate will be given an allowance by the bank and not from the organisation that you’re attached with. as such the graduate is required to provide weekly report on their work progress apart from receiving anothe report from the graduate reporting supervisor/section head. what im sharing here is based on Bank Negara recruited batch attached to my company. 🙂

      you mentioned that you’ve encountered similar program before so i think it will be best if you can further enquire the bank that contacted you on this program for further clarification.

      do bear in mind that by committed to the program doesn’t mean you’ll be employed.

  17. mimie

    22 February, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    recently I juz attend the interview with BNM for this prog, i was the selected candidate to attend the prog, but then fell quite not sure to take the offer coz there is an aggreement said if in the middle of the prog i quit, i need to pay compensation to the BNM??? anyone can help 4 me to give good advise n decision?????

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      23 February, 2011 at 6:14 am

      its a common practise to pay compensation should you decide to withdraw before the contract ends. it happen in private or government sector.

      my advise is just accept BNM offer unless you’re sure you can get a better job than what BNM offers to you.

      1. mimie

        23 February, 2011 at 1:38 pm

        thanx 4 the advise i’m really appreciate it…

  18. lily

    23 February, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    dear kaddybirdmollyz…
    actually I’m a JPA scholar and it almost 6 month after i had graduate, is it make me qualify to enter this prog??? is it any bad sequences if i’m get involves in this prog?? what if i got the offer should i’m accept the offer for sure????

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      23 February, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      for the record, only BNM and Sarawak State government (under CBG-Capacity Building for Graduates, only applicable to Sarawakian) offer such mentioned program above. im not sure whether JPA does offer similar program to its sponsored student. as such i think its good if you can extend the queries to JPA for further clarification. 🙂

  19. hafiza

    23 February, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    hi ladybirdmollyz….
    i’m actually in a same boat as lily, but then my prob is quite different, i’m already going the interview with BNM for the program, and i got accepted, so did u know anyone that also scholar student that join this program??? whether MARA or JPA or other scholar??? can i ask your opinion and valuable advise whether to take or rejected the offer???

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      23 February, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      as i mentioned in my reply to Lily, i have no idea whether there are other organisation apart from JPA, MARA,etc other than BNM and Sarawak State government offering this program. i think the only way to find out whether JPA, MARA, etc offer such program is to contact them personally. 🙂

      since you have attended the BNM interview and been offered,i strongly advised you to accept it UNLESS you’re not comfortable with the job offer and you think you can find a better offer (as in job title and pay) than BNM then you may reject it. its your call-take it or leave it.

      to my knowledge too, i found out BNM offer higher allowance to its graduate trainee as compared to what CBG trainee allowance. 🙂

      1. hafiza

        23 February, 2011 at 5:39 pm

        thanx a lots….. so i think even i’m jpa scholar student, nowadays trend which without experience hardly to find a job, then i will accept the offer~ thank once again 4 ur time n advise~

        1. ladybirdmollyz

          23 February, 2011 at 9:06 pm

          u’re welcome and wish you success in your undertaking 🙂

  20. liyana

    4 March, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    dear ladymollyz
    may i know what happen to those two person (gp500) that being recruited in your company ?? did they obtain permanent job in your company??? or they are being fired???

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      5 March, 2011 at 10:51 am

      they did not offer any job position as there were no opening available. i am still in contact with one of them and now she’s with EON group. im not quite sure to the other one.

  21. noraini

    22 May, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    hi there….may i know how to apply 4 dis program??

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      23 May, 2011 at 5:15 am

      i’ve replied you via FB 🙂


    23 May, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    dear ladybirdmollyz

    may i know how to apply for dis program?

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      23 May, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      hi there,
      to get more info, i think it’s advisable for you to liaise directly with Bank Negara.

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