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The 100 Most Popular Graduate Employers in Singapore page 06 How Were These Rankings Compiled? ..........................................07 The 100 Most Popular Graduate Employers 2021 ....................... 09 Graduate Recruitment by the Numbers ........................................14

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of students surveyed intend to launch a start-up after graduation instead of working for an established employer

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Top Employers by Career Sector page 17 Find out the most popular employers by sector, as well as key characteristics of graduates looking to work in these sectors. Accounting and Financial Management........................ 18

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism.................................32

Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain ........................20

Insurance and Risk Management........................34

Banking and Financial Services................................22

Investment Banking and Investment Management...36

Consulting ............................ 24

IT and Technology ...............38

Energy, Oil and Gas, and Utilities .................................26

Media and Advertising ........40

Engineering, Design and Manufacturing .....................28

Public Sector ........................44

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)......................30

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Property and Real Estate....42 Scientific Research and Development .......................46

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Employer Showcases page 49 Various employers offer insights on what it is like to work in their companies, and also share tips on how to secure a role in their unique industries.

Students ranked these as the top 5 factors when choosing an employer 1. Working under a good leader 2. Good career progression prospects 3. Equal opportunities 4. Job security 5. Personal development and growth

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View from the Top page 60

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Individuals in high positions at highly-rated organisations talk about their career paths and offer advice on how to succeed in their respective roles.

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Rising Stars page 69 High-flying graduates from popular graduate employers sit down to share their career journeys, and why their career progressions are moving faster than average. SECTION 6

Graduate Employers page 80 Find out more about today’s top graduate recruiters and the numerous opportunities they have lined up for you!

of respondents believe that their course provides them with the necessary skills to meet industry demands

If you have a passion to teach students and your beliefs align with what the profession stands for, this is where you will find work meaningful and purposeful each day.

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Fast-Moving Employers page 132 Take a look at career routes with other up-andcoming popular employers.

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The 100 Most Popular Graduate Employers in Singapore

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The 100 Most Popular Graduate Employers in Singapore With more than 13,900 students surveyed, find out who they have determined as Singapore's 100 Leading Graduate Employers this year, as well as the most recent employment trends in the market! How Were These Rankings Compiled? ......................................... 7 The 100 Most Popular Graduate Employers 2021 .......................9 Graduate Recruitment by the Numbers .......................................14

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How Were These Rankings Compiled? Learn more about the methodology behind Singapore’s most comprehensive and extensive survey of student opinions on graduate job applications, career expectations and today’s most popular employers.

or over a decade, the Singapore's 100 team has surveyed fresh graduates and students at institutions of higher learning to find out which companies, firms and organisations piqued their interest as they crossed over to the working world.

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Our Singapore Graduate Barometer survey is promoted on the official Singapore's 100 website, university career centres, social media, and through word-of-mouth among students. Each year, students from all universities across the nation complete the survey under anonymity, and remains as the key to honest insights regarding their career goals and job-seeking habits. Students first receive the survey, either via hyperlink or a physical copy given at career centres. Unlike typical employer brand surveys however, they are first asked about the sectors they are interested in. Afterwards, the students are requested to disclose which particular organisations or firms they prefer. Despite its quick completion rate (about 15 minutes), the survey boasts high numbers of responses and accuracy rates. It offers valuable and meaningful insight student preferences, ethics and values when it comes to job-hunting.

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This system reflects the process most students undergo when making career choices regarding who they would like to work with. The survey not only compiles a list of Singapore's top 100 employers, but also provides a glimpse on how these companies rank among themselves within their own sectors. Field research took place from June 2020 to February 2021. In addition, it also provides insight on the differences between firstyear students and those in their penultimate or final years regarding job preferences. Dissimilarities between student learning and habits can also be picked out, such as how biotech students aiming for positions in research and development seek out job opportunities compared to those looking to enter the public sector. However, gathering such a large amount of data can be daunting, so why do we go through with this each year? For us, we hope that employers will utilise these results as a foundation to not only better understand student mindsets, but to improve on how they can engage with them as they enter the workforce.

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The 100 Most Popular Graduate Employers in Singapore

Female

Male

50.4%

49.6%

13,989 Students and fresh graduates

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Local institutions

Tips for the guide • Keen on a specific sector? Head to page 17 for more information.

“These rankings are determined by students, for students!” As for the students reading this, we hope these results can help you better weigh your options between your choice of employers. We also hope that you will become more selfaware as you begin your journey towards the working world, and the challenges that await you with prospective employers.

• Curious on what employers look for in potential hires? Turn to page 69 and find out what makes these high-flying graduates stand out! • Look up key information and job opportunities on Singapore’s Leading Graduate Employers from page 80 onwards

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The 100 Most Popular Graduate Employers Employer

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2

3

4

Sector(s)

1st IT and Technology 4th Consulting

1st Public Sector

1st Banking and Financial Services 1st Investment Banking and Investment Management 1st Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

Employer

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12

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LEGEND Rank Up vs. 2020 Rank Down vs. 2020 Same Rank vs. 2020 New Entry in 2021

Sector(s)

2nd Consulting

1st Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain 2nd Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism 2nd Banking and Financial Services 4th Investment Banking and Investment Management

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6th Public Sector

5th Public Sector

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3rd Banking and Financial Services

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2nd Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

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2nd IT and Technology

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3rd Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

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3rd IT and Technology

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1st Accounting and Financial Management 5th Consulting

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2nd Engineering, Design and Manufacturing

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1st Engineering, Design and Manufacturing

10

2nd Investment Banking and Investment Management

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5th Banking and Financial Services 7th Public Sector

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3rd Public Sector

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3rd Insurance and Risk Management

4th IT and Technology

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Employer

Sector(s)

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2nd Public Sector

22

2nd Accounting and Financial Management

Employer

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32

8th Consulting

23

4th Engineering, Design and Manufacturing

Sector(s)

4th Public Sector

2nd Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain 6th Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

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1st Media and Advertising

5th IT and Technology

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3rd Investment Banking and Investment Management

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5th Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

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4th Banking and Financial Services

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5th Engineering, Design and Manufacturing

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1st Energy, Oil and Gas, Utilities

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5th Scientific Research and Development 7th Healthcare and Pharmaceutical 2nd Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) 3rd Scientific Research and Development

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28

1st Consulting

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29

4th Scientific Research and Development

39

3rd Engineering, Design and Manufacturing 9th

9th Aviation, Transport, and Supply Chain 7th Banking and Financial Services 8th Investment Banking and Investment Management 3rd Accounting and Financial Management 9th Consulting

9th Public Sector

30

6th IT and Technology

40

3rd Consulting

IT and Technology

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Employer

Sector(s)

Employer

Sector(s)

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1st Property and Real Estate

51

8th Engineering, Design and Manufacturing

42

7th Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

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1st Scientific Research and Development

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5th Investment Banking and Investment Management

10th IT and Technology

43

4th Accounting and Financial Management 6th Consulting

44

3rd Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) 6th Scientific Research and Development

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2nd Scientific Research and Development 8th Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

45

6th Property and Real Estate

55

6th Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

46

4th Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

56

1st Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

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4th Media and Advertising

57

8th IT and Technology

58

4th Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain

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2nd Property and Real Estate

59

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4th Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) 10th Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

6th Engineering, Design and Manufacturing

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Employer

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Sector(s)

9th Investment Banking and Investment Management

4th Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism 8th Scientific Research and Development

Employer

Sector(s)

71

9th Banking and Financial Services

72

1st Insurance and Risk Management

6th Banking and Financial Services

63

5th Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

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8th Public Sector

74

10th Engineering, Design and Manufacturing

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10th Public Sector

75

3rd Property and Real Estate

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2nd Media and Advertising 5th Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

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7th Investment Banking and Investment Management

4th Insurance and Risk Management

7th IT and Technology

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3rd Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain 9th Engineering, Design and Manufacturing 7th Scientific Research and Development 9th Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

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TURN TO PAGE 80 for more information on Singapore’s top graduate employers and the opportunities they have to offer to students and graduates.

Employer

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Sector(s)

1st Hospitality, Leisure, and Tourism

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Employer

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92 6th Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain

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6th Investment Banking and Investment Management

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9th Scientific Research and Development

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8th Banking and Financial Services

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6th Accounting and Financial Management

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Sector(s)

5th Property and Real Estate

2nd Energy, Oil and Gas, Utilities 9th Accounting and Financial Management

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Graduate Recruitment by the Numbers Here are some of the most interesting findings about graduate recruitment in Singapore from the 2021 survey.

DEMOGRAPHICS 13,989 RESPONDENTS

50.4% FEMALE

24 local universities & colleges WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES YOUR MAIN SUBJECT OF STUDY? (TOP 5 ONLY)

29.8%

Engineering (Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Industrial Engineering, etc.)

20.8%

Business/Management (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, etc.)

8.5%

8.4%

6.1%

49.6% MALE

EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENT UPON GRADUATION Highest Distinction 27.6%

Merit 18.6%

Honours 5.8%

IT and Technology Natural Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, etc.) Economics

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Pass 5.5%

Distinction 42.5%

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WORK EXPERIENCE

24.1%

55.1%

35.9%

46.7%

4.7%

WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCES OF AT LEAST 3 MONTHS DO YOU HAVE? Political activities (e.g. political parties, lobbying or special interest groups, etc.)

HAVE YOU UNDERTAKEN A FORMAL INTERNSHIP WITH AN EMPLOYER?

52.4%

35.0%

NO

YES, 1 INTERNSHIP

Social activities (e.g. student societies, charities, religious groups, NGOs, etc.) Work experience related to my course Work experience unrelated to my course

9.1%

3.5%

YES, 2 INTERNSHIPS

YES, 3 OR MORE INTERNSHIPS

Work, study or voluntary activities in a foreign country

JOB-HUNTING ATTITUDES STUDENTS EXPECT TO JOB HUNT FOR...

of respondents think it will be tough to get a good job in 2021.

78.3%

26.0%

17.4%

37.9%

32.3%

Immediate offer

1 to 2 months

3 to5 months

of respondents intend to launch a start-up after graduation instead of working for an established employer.

9.8%

2.6%

6 to12 months

>12 months

HOW IMPORTANT ARE THE FOLLOWING FACTORS TO YOU WHEN CHOOSING AN EMPLOYER?

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Most important (Top 5 factors)

Least important (Bottom 5 factors)

1. Working under a good leader

1. Driving innovation

2. Good career progression prospects

2. International interaction/opportunities

3. Equal opportunities

3. Attractive products & services

4. Job security

4. Attractive office location

5. Personal development and growth

5. Status & prestige

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ETHICS AND REPUTATION IF THE SALARY WAS RIGHT, I WOULD WORK FOR A COMPANY WITH A BAD IMAGE

.2%

81.7%

49

.9%

29

of respondents agreed that ethical and moral issues play an important role in their choice of employer

.9%

20

of respondents agreed of respondents disagreed of respondents are undecided

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

59.3%

of respondents believe that their course provides them with the necessary skills to meet industry demands

HOW MUCH DO YOU EXPECT TO EARN PER YEAR IN YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL POSITION?

6.2%

< $29,999

HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK DO YOU EXPECT TO WORK IN YOUR FIRST JOB? 3.6%

< 30 hours

23.5%

$30,000 – $39,999

15.0%

30-40 hours

34.5%

$40,000 – $49,999

46.5%

40-50 hours

12.7%

$50,000 – $59,999

17.7%

50-60 hours

23.1%

> $60,000

17.2%

> 60 hours

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Top Employers by Career Sector Have a particular sector you are interested in? This section not only ranks Singapore's top employers by sectors, but also the demographics and attitudes of students interested in them. Accounting and Financial Management ....................................... 18 Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain ........................................... 20 Banking and Financial Services .................................................... 22 Consulting ........................................................................................ 24 Energy, Oil and Gas, and Utilities................................................... 26 Engineering, Design and Manufacturing ...................................... 28 Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) ......................................... 30 Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism................................................... 32 Insurance and Risk Management ................................................. 34 Investment Banking and Investment Management ................... 36 IT and Technology ........................................................................... 38 Media and Advertising .................................................................... 40 Property and Real Estate................................................................ 42 Public Sector .................................................................................... 44 Scientific Research and Development .......................................... 46

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Accounting and Financial Management

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Graduate accountants can work for a variety of employers, such as accounting firms, companies across different industries, as well as the public sector.

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cross all industries, accountants are vital to the corporate world. Their main responsibility is to ensure financial soundness and compliance with all the relevant and up-to-date legislation matters. No matter where they work, from a large multinational to a small enterprise – or even under a governmental body – accountants exercise a significant degree of influence on strategic development via the assessment of finances. While some accountants specialise in one area of practice – like assurance or auditing – others help businesses plan their budgets ahead for the financial year, such as with management accounting. Forensic accounting is another area, where cases of potential financial fraud are investigated. Depending on specialisation and the needs of the employer, accountants may not spend all their time behind a desk. Those employed by accounting firms can find themselves at client premises for a significant chunk of their working hours. Over the past year, companies have explored creative accounting solutions, as executives attempted to gauge the long-term impacts of the pandemic on their businesses. Although there are indicators of recovery with surveys indicating up to 5.8 per cent growth to Singapore’s economy, they are still looking into solutions that will help boost the new economy further.

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Opportunities for graduates Graduate accountants have the opportunity to work with the Big Four accounting firms, boutique consultancy firms and the public sector. However, an accounting certification can still be pursued without a related degree, if desired. A common path to become a practising accountant is to complete professional qualifications – offered by professional bodies – while working at accounting firms, either in junior positions or on training programmes, which tend to be rotational to give exposure to all functions of the business. Starting out in a large organisation can be intense for graduate accountants, especially if you have to juggle between learning the ropes at work while continuing your studies. On the other hand, you can also find opportunities in both private and public companies that hire graduates for roles in the finance or accounts departments. Students who are interested in the accounting field should possess strong analytical, teamwork, communication and organisational skills. Moreover, they should also not only be familiar and up-to-date with financial technologies and terms, but to have a good understanding of their risks and opportunities.

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“No matter where they work, from a large multinational or a small enterprise – or even under a governmental body – accountants exercise a significant degree of influence on strategic development via the assessment of finances.”

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PwC

2.

Deloitte

3.

KPMG

4.

EY

5.

Baker Tilly

6.

BDO LLP

7.

Grant Thornton

8.

RSM Stone Forest

9.

Shell

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

24.7%

10.6%

More than 40 applications

7.1%

7.1%

4.1%

Less than 30 hours

14.2%

30 to 40 hours

44.4%

41 to 50 hours

16.7%

51 to 60 hours

20.6%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

51.5%

Business/Management

FEMALE

Engineering

48.5% MALE

Economics Mathematical Science/Statistics

I expect to job hunt for...

IT and Technology

I expect to earn... (per annum)

19.7%

Immediate offer

43.5%

1 to 2 months

25.7%

3 to 5 months

11.1%

More than 5 months

8.2% 25.1% 22.9%

11%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

48.7%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

32.7%

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

50.5%

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected


Top Employers by Career Sector

Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain Be part of an industry that never stops moving, and rise up to meet new challenges as the sector aims to become more efficient and agile in the new normal.

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upply chains handle the fast, safe and effective movement of goods, materials and services, while transport planning and management oversee the designing of systems that move people and cargo through land, air and sea. Organisations involved in supply chains include logistics and distribution enterprises, manufacturers, transport companies, retail and consumer goods giants, as well as courier services. Within transport planning, however, main employers tend to be local authorities, specialist consultancies, civil engineering firms and transport providers. Aimed at providing a strategy to promote growth and competitiveness for 23 industries, the nation has introduced the Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) for air, land and sea transport, as well as logistics to strengthen productivity and innovation through technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and collaborative robotics. The emergence of new delivery capabilities, such as autonomous vehicles and 3D printing, are also likely to impact the design of supply chains. While strict environmental regulations continue to dominate the transport sector, globalisation and the growth of complex international supply networks are conversely demanding for more flexibility. Many clients have also turned to transport providers to offer customised packages as well. In addition, although the global pandemic stretched the supply chain industry to its limit, it emerged as one of the more crucial industries that kept essential products moving. Without a functioning supply chain, transporting critical items like personal protective equipment and COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare personnel, may not have been possible.

“Without a functioning supply chain, transporting critical items like personal protective equipment and COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare personnel, may not have been possible.”

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Opportunities for graduates A variety of roles are open to graduates with both related and unrelated degrees, with many sub-sectors, such as sourcing, storage, distribution, operations management and supply chain analysis. Alternatively, supporting roles are also another option to pursue, such as in finance, human resources (HR) and marketing. Additionally, the adoption of technology in response to a spike in demand for logistics has created new job roles in the industry, such as data management and software development. Graduates are typically brought into companies through training programmes, which provide an overall introduction to the field before selecting an area of specialisation at a later date. Hopefuls looking to delve into this industry must not only possess a logical mind, but also strong problem-solving skills. Due to the high rate of interaction between co-workers of varying departments, being a good team player is also valued among employers. Stress management and negotiation skills, as well as patience will also serve you well when things get hectic.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS 1.

Changi Airport Group

2.

Singapore Airlines

3.

Airbus

4.

Maritime & Port Authority (MPA)

5.

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

6.

Maersk

7.

DHL Supply Chain

8.

SATS

9.

Grab

10. Scoot Tigerair Pte Ltd

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

22.1%

11%

6.1%

More than 40 applications

12.9%

4.7%

Less than 30 hours

18.3%

30 to 40 hours

45%

41 to 50 hours

16%

51 to 60 hours

16%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

39.2% FEMALE

Engineering

60.8%

Business/Management

MALE

Architecture, Building and Planning Mathematical Science/Statistics

I expect to job hunt for...

Economics IT and Technology

I expect to earn... (per annum)

12.7%

Immediate offer

33.9%

1 to 2 months

40.6%

3 to 5 months

12.7%

More than 5 months

7.7% 23.8% 22.6%

14.9%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

51.3%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

31%

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AVIATION, TRANSPORT AND SUPPLY CHAIN

47.9%

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected


Top Employers by Career Sector

Banking and Financial Services The world will not be able to function without money, which makes banking a key player in the global financial market segment. Opportunities for graduates

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anking is an industry that handles cash, credit, and other financial transactions. Employers that often come to mind include retail banks and insurance companies, supplying customers with day-to-day financial management products like bank accounts and pensions. But there are also other routes as well, like actuarial consultancies and regulatory compliance firms. All these and more are overseen by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). With such a wide range of positions and employers alike, the variety of roles one can undertake is vast. For example, risk managers can be found protecting clients from potential loss, while actuaries assess complex risks based on predictive mathematical models. However, just possessing a finance or business degree is not enough to secure any position; hopeful applicants also need to have soft skills such as good leadership, working under pressure and communication skills. Over the past year, financial institutions in Asia have strengthened their internal operations, complying with local safety regulations. With the industry grappling with the turbulent effects of the global pandemic, these actions provide a valuable template for banks in other continents that continue to experiment with different permutations of initiatives.

While there are plenty of graduate trainee programmes and entrylevel roles available, competition can be fierce. Candidates can turn to relevant internships and work experiences to get an edge up, as well as getting in an early application to increase their chances. Graduate hires usually start off as analysts, though trainee programmes can have them rotate through various departments to better understand how the entire business works, as well as the relationships between the different functions. Shadowing senior relationship managers to client meetings is another method companies utilise to ease new staff in, allowing them to pick up essential communication skills along the way. After a few years as a graduate trainee, the next step is to progress to a junior or associate level where the responsibility of handling clients and other stakeholders is handed over. Those with high analytical and numerical skills are highly valued, along with being client-focused and the ability to work in teams.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS

“With such a wide range of positions and employers alike, the variety of roles one can undertake is vast.”

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1.

DBS Bank

2.

OCBC Bank

3.

Mastercard

4.

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

5.

Ministry of Finance (MOF)

6.

Citi Singapore

7.

Maybank

8.

Standard Chartered Bank

9.

Visa

10. United Overseas Bank (UOB)

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

23%

11.3%

8.4%

More than 40 applications

10.5%

1.8%

Less than 30 hours

13.9%

30 to 40 hours

45.3%

41 to 50 hours

17.4%

51 to 60 hours

21.6%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

47.6% FEMALE

Business/Management

52.4%

Economics

MALE

Engineering Mathematical Science/Statistics

I expect to job hunt for...

IT and Technology

I expect to earn... (per annum)

20.7%

Immediate offer

43.1%

1 to 2 months

26.3%

3 to 5 months

9.9%

More than 5 months

5.2% 27.7%

19.3%

13%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

47.3%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

34.7%

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BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

46.8%

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected


Top Employers by Career Sector

Consulting Specialised consulting is in high demand, particularly in sectors that are struggling now due to the uncertain business outlooks.

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y assessing the ways which enterprises can improve their business performances, as well as providing unbiased insights on maintaining their competitive edge, expert consultants are often sought after by clients to help achieve their goals. As such, consultants can be tasked to not only improve an organisation’s profitmaking ability, effectiveness and position in the market, but to also add brand value. With such a dynamic field requiring a range of differing skills and techniques, some consultancy firms specialise in specific areas like HR or information technology (IT), while others cover all aspects of business practices. Graduates will quickly come face-to-face with responsibilities such as making recommendations, attending meetings, fact-finding and keeping clients up-to-date with the progress of various projects or strategies. There are several benefits that come with this industry – from high starting salaries to the opportunity to travel with the establishment of travel bubbles. As such, while a popular path to take, competition can get stiff. While the consulting business has taken a blow from the current general economy downturn, things seem to be looking up. A recent MAS survey found that the Singaporean economy is set to grow this year – with the industry being expected to follow suit and recover.

Opportunities for graduates Due to its demanding nature, consultants have to be extremely dedicated to the job, not just completing projects within their deadlines but to go the extra mile to deliver added value to clients. In exchange for the attractive benefits, most management consultants work between 50-80 hours a week to get their tasks done. Many established consultancy firms recruit through graduate trainee programmes, though some offer specific projects to high performing graduates. Placements and internships are usually offered to penultimate-year students, giving them a unique opportunity to impress employers a year ahead of the normal recruitment cycle as well as serving as a great way to test suitability for the job. Graduates need to be equipped with communication, analytical and organisational skills, and most importantly, adaptability. Having first-hand knowledge of the industry graduates wish to consult for is a significant advantage too, with work experience and ample knowledge in relevant industry key to entering the sector.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS

“There are several benefits that come with this industry – from high starting salaries to the opportunity to travel with the establishment of travel bubbles. As such, while a popular path to take, competition can get stiff.”

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1.

Boston Consulting Group

2.

McKinsey & Company

3.

Accenture

4.

Microsoft

5.

PwC

6.

EY

7.

Bain & Company

8.

Deloitte

9.

KPMG

10. Oliver Wyman

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

41.1%

22.9%

11.4%

10%

More than 40 applications

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected

14.6%

4.1%

Less than 30 hours

11.9%

30 to 40 hours

42.7%

41 to 50 hours

15.6%

51 to 60 hours

25.7%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

44.3% FEMALE

Business/Management

55.7%

Engineering

MALE

IT and Technology Economics

I expect to job hunt for...

Psychology

I expect to earn... (per annum)

21.7%

Immediate offer

42.4%

1 to 2 months

26.2%

3 to 5 months

9.7%

More than 5 months

31.1%

12.5%

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< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

61.4%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

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CONSULTING

7.1%


Top Employers by Career Sector

Energy, Oil and Gas, and Utilities Although this sector has been hit hard by the pandemic, there is potential to explore new long-term strategies, such as shifting to renewable energy while maintaining profitability.

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he energy, oil and gas, and utilities industry encompasses any form of exploration, exploitation and supply and management of natural resources that are crucial to a nation’s development. In addition, the field is also responsible for harnessing alternate energy sources such as solar, wind and nuclear power. Despite lacking natural resources, Singapore is still one of the world’s largest oil-refining hubs as one of the top bulk liquid ports in Asia. Advancements in oil refining have encouraged the growth of the country’s chemical scene, and also given a boost to oil and gas equipment as well as oil rig manufacturing. The city state also aspires to become a global clean energy hub through renewable energy, with companies now developing sophisticated technology like intelligent remote sensors and prediction models in a bid to transform the country into a trading hub for Liquidfied Natural Gas (LNG). While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the energy sector with the plummeting prices of oil and gas, it also provides an opportunity to explore sustainable and equitable ways to support the future growth of the global economy.

Opportunities for graduates Because it boasts such a wide range of roles, the sector has diverse academic requirements: commercial roles generally do not require a specific degree, though degrees in engineering, science or math are necessary for technical roles. Due to the constant need for power in both industries and households, this sector is relatively unaffected by recessions. Moreover, Singapore’s strategic location has also made it a prime spot for organisations to establish regional bases, creating new opportunities for exploration and production roles.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS

“While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the energy sector with the plummeting prices of oil and gas, it also provides an opportunity to explore sustainable and equitable ways to support the future growth of the global economy.”

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1.

ExxonMobil

2.

Shell

3.

Chevron

4.

Air Liquide

5.

Schlumberger

6.

BP

7.

Halliburton

8.

SembCorp

9.

Global Petrol Storage (GPS)

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

18.4%

11.4%

11.4%

More than 40 applications

11.9%

2.1%

Less than 30 hours

16%

30 to 40 hours

50.5%

41 to 50 hours

16%

51 to 60 hours

15.4%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

35.2% FEMALE

Engineering

64.8%

Business/Management

MALE

Natural Science Geography and Environmental Science

I expect to job hunt for...

Architecture, Building and Planning IT and Technology

I expect to earn... (per annum)

18.5%

Immediate offer

39.2%

1 to 2 months

33.3%

3 to 5 months

9%

More than 5 months

4.8% 18% 26.1% 9.6%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

46%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

41.5%

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ENERGY, OIL AND GAS, AND UTILITIES

46.9%

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected


Top Employers by Career Sector

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The best engineers combine technical knowledge with effective teamwork and client management skills.

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rom aerospace to the built enviroment, those versed in engineering design enjoy a vast number of roles to choose from. It can be incredibly satisfying to see your own schematics be transformed into a real, physical product. But those interested in this line of work should be prepared to deal with tight deadlines and demanding workloads. With even the smallest of project delays being costly for both contractors and investors, efficiency and time management are skills employers highly value as a result. With new emerging technology like AI, robotics and 3D printing, it has transformed the way we live, work and play. As a result, engineers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to better harness alternative energy. This has lead to the the emergence of a growing ‘green economy’, a potential source of employment. Over the past year, adopting a new layer of automation seemed to be the only answer to keep working as usual. This cascading effect has culminated in graduates interested in this sector being highly sought after, more so with the changes the new normal has brought forth. From food manufacturers to health equipment, companies continue to improve the efficiency of their manufacturing facilities and plants to better cater to new consumer behaviour.

Opportunities for graduates The electronics and chemicals sector are the largest clusters in Singapore’s manufacturing field, and provides employment for a significant amount of engineers. With so many companies in the industry, there are various employment practices. For instance, some employers recruit and place engineering students in general graduate schemes, while others bring on both engineering and business candidates into specialist graduate programmes that puts emphasis on applying technical knowledge in roles such as marketing and management. While small firms tend to hire for specific, entry-level roles, larger recruits hire graduates via training programmes, which can get competitive. Interested applicants should seek out suitable work experiences, be it via internships, placements or part-time jobs to gain an advantage. Hopefuls need to be equipped with problem-solving, analytical, teamwork, organisation, communication and project management skills, on top of being technically proficient. Employers also value graduates who are able to contribute technical knowledge and commercial awareness.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS

“This cascading effect has culminated in graduates interested in this sector being highly sought after, more so with the changes the new normal has brought forth.”

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1.

Micron

2.

3M

3.

Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA)

4.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

5.

Rolls-Royce

6.

ST Engineering

7.

Arup

8.

AECOM

9.

Airbus

10. Bosch

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE Number of job applications expected

6.0%

23.2%

8.5% 7.9%

11.1%

More than 40 applications

10.4%

11.1%

3.8%

Less than 30 hours

17.1%

30 to 40 hours

49.9%

41 to 50 hours

16.8%

51 to 60 hours

12.4%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

36.9% FEMALE

Engineering

63.1%

IT and Technology

MALE

Architecture, Building and Planning Natural Science

I expect to job hunt for...

Business/Management

I expect to earn... (per annum)

15.4%

Immediate offer

41.5%

1 to 2 months

31.6%

3 to 5 months

11.5%

More than 5 months

4% 23%

18.1%

14.7%

5.1%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

45.6%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

40.2%

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ENGINEERING, DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

46.2%

20.9%

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

54.8%

Number of hours I expect to work per week


Top Employers by Career Sector

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

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FMCG products are owned and manufactured by some of the world’s biggest and richest multinational corporations.

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efined as non-durable products created in large quantities, fastmoving consumer goods (FMCG) include items such as toiletries, cleaning products, food and cosmetics that are known for their short shelf lives and relatively low costs. With a mix of both local and multi-national companies alike, graduates can expect to be exposed to a variety of trends in the sector. These can range from partnerships between leading companies accelerating their online growth in Singapore to marketing food products with new technology. As consumers become increasingly conscious of where their goods and services come from, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a more substantial part of the scene as well. As a result, having an appreciation for CSR is imperative for interested graduates if they wish to progress in this industry. Even in times of uncertainty, like the current pandemic, FMCGs are still considered essential – as highlighted by extreme cases of panic-buying in the early days of the pandemic. With higher consumer expectations and potential disruptions in the supply chain still looming ahead, this sector will continue to face substantial challenges.

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Opportunities for graduates Larger firms in the field do offer graduate training programmes, where new hires usually go through a rotation of numerous functions in the business. They are then given the choice to specialise in a department (according to not only their interest, but also their level of experience and background) under assistant and junior roles. Other companies may also offer general schemes that serve to test their applicants’ competencies in varying sectors. This ensures that by the end of the training period, they would be better equipped to decide what role is best suited for them. Graduates from all disciplines are generally welcome, although recruiters also expect them to have some knowledge about the brand and their competitors. In addition, graduates who are quick, creative thinkers and business savvy are valued by recruiters as well. From IT to HR, logistics to R&D, the FMCG sector has plenty to explore for interested hires.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS

“Even in times of uncertainty, like the current pandemic, FMCGs are still considered essential – with extreme cases of panic-buying in the early days of the pandemic.”

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1.

Unilever

2.

Nestlé

3.

Procter & Gamble

4.

Johnson & Johnson

5.

L’Oréal

6.

POKKA Corporation (Singapore) Pte Ltd

7.

Dyson

8.

Asia Pacific Breweries

9.

LVMH

10. BRAND’s

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

21.7%

16.3%

More than 40 applications

14%

10.1%

2.9%

Less than 30 hours

14.5%

30 to 40 hours

51.4%

41 to 50 hours

19.6%

51 to 60 hours

11.6%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

59.5% FEMALE

Business/Management

40.5%

Engineering

MALE

Natural Science Economics

I expect to job hunt for...

Media

I expect to earn... (per annum)

16.8%

Immediate offer

37.9%

1 to 2 months

33.6%

3 to 5 months

11.7%

More than 5 months

5.8% 18.8% 28.3% 8.7%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

55.5%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

38.4%

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FAST-MOVING CONSUMER GOODS (FMCG)

38%

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected


Top Employers by Career Sector

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism With roles available in accommodation, food and entertainment, and even health and fitness, this sector is a good fit for graduates who do not want to be deskbound and enjoy meeting new people.

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pportunities in hospitality, leisure and tourism can stem from a variety of areas – from events to heritage and entertainment. As a result, graduates can tailor their job hunt based on their own interests. However, due to the nature of the industry, many key parts of the job includes customer service, problem-solving and working in shifts (including weekends and evenings), so this should also be kept in mind. As Singapore’s economy gradually re-opened in the second half of 2020, the tourism sector faced a new challenge: working out how to resume operations safely while continuing to provide meaningful customer experiences. To this end, all Singaporeans received vouchers to encourage citizens to visit local tourist attractions or partake in staycations. In this vein, students interested in this field should be passionate about propelling the industry forward by developing new initiatives and proposals. In the meantime, they must also continue to expand their skill set to work across multiple disciplines.

Opportunities for graduates

Most graduates working with larger employers (like those in hotel management) are onboarded through graduate schemes, with the opportunity to rotate through different departments. This not only allows them to develop the basic skills they will need for the industry, but also allows them to decide which role they wish to pursue. A specific degree or qualification is not needed to enter this sector, save for jobs requiring skill-based certifications (such as in culinary and facility management). However, having post-graduate qualifications in tourism or hospitality management will still give you an edge over other applicants, not only in experience and knowledge, but in terms of your commitment. Should they be applying to non-management roles, however, hopefuls may find themselves having to compete with non-graduates. To this end, those with the relevant work experience will be favoured in this endeavor. In addition to this, graduates will also need to stand out by possessing notable soft skills, such as clear communication, teamwork skills and having initiative. Interested candidates should also be adaptable, resourceful and have plenty of fortitude.

Although recruitment is done year-round, those through graduate schemes with large employers can be competitive. Those with retail or service-related work experience tend to have an edge over others, being able to have a headstart on the professional network they will need in this field.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS

“A specific degree or qualification is not needed to enter this sector, save for jobs requiring skill-based certifications (such as in culinary and facility management).”

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1.

Singapore Tourism Board

2.

Changi Airport Group

3.

Resorts World Sentosa

4.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

5.

The Walt Disney Company

6.

Singapore Airlines

7.

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

8.

Ritz-Carlton Millenia

9.

Park Hotel Group

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

26.5%

10.6%

More than 40 applications

8.2%

Less than 30 hours

17.7%

30 to 40 hours

48.3%

41 to 50 hours

19.3%

51 to 60 hours

12%

9%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

71.8% FEMALE

Business/Management

28.2%

Engineering

MALE

Social Science Architecture, Building and Planning Economics Natural Science

I expect to job hunt for...

I expect to earn... (per annum) 16.7%

2.7%

9.9%

Immediate offer

30%

1 to 2 months

43.9%

3 to 5 months

16.2%

More than 5 months

7.3%

9.3% 34.7%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

51.2%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

32%

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HOSPITALITY, LEISURE AND TOURISM

45.7%

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected


Top Employers by Career Sector

Insurance and Risk Management For those with the inherent need to protect people and their assets, risk management and insurance will help them protect their clients from the numerous threats out there.

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ith exponential growth in the Asia Pacific, much of the insurance industry involves protecting individuals or entities’ financial assets in the event of unexpected occurences. While larger firms tend to dominate the sector on a global front, there are also plenty of smaller, newer entrants that continue to flourish in Singapore. Despite experiencing economic slowdowns, growth for both life general and life insurance has remained stable over the past years. Gross premiums for general insurance posted a 7.6 per cent rise in 2019, while experiencing a spike in early 2020 in regards to life insurance. As more consumers look to settle long-term plans with the global pandemic in mind, surveys have shown that demand for insurance remains healthy, with consumers shifting their insurance focus on wealth and investment. The General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) is also presently driving innovative change in the sector with the new Market Development Committee while the Life Insurance Association Singapore (LIA) has turned its attention to supporting regulators and regulations more effectively.

Opportunities for graduates This field offers a wide spectrum of careers – from corporate underwriting, to personal insurance, even reinsurance – all of which revolve around the protection of an individual or entity’s financial assets. Although hiring has seen a slight dip, it still remains one of the stronger fields graduates can look into for experience, hone their skills and build up their professional credibility. They can also expect to exercise their entrepreneurial attitudes in this industry, especially in jobs that require creative thinking, problem-solving and a desire to help others. As for risk management, there are plenty of openings for those who wish to enter this sector. However, keep in mind that in order to advance career-wise, qualifications by external professional bodies may be required.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS

“Despite experiencing economic slowdowns, growth for both life general and life insurance has remained stable over the past years.”

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1.

AIA Singapore Pte Ltd

2.

AXA Insurance Singapore

3.

Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd

4.

NTUC Income

5.

Allianz

6.

Great Eastern Life

7.

Mercer

8.

Prudential

9.

Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore

10. Aviva

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE Number of job applications expected

Number of hours I expect to work per week

26.2%

7.5%

6.5%

More than 40 applications

7.5%

Less than 30 hours

8%

30 to 40 hours

43.8%

41 to 50 hours

24.1%

51 to 60 hours

22.3%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

47.3% FEMALE

Business/Management

52.7%

Economics

MALE

Mathematical Science/Statistics Engineering

I expect to job hunt for...

Natural Science

16.2%

I expect to earn... (per annum)

Immediate offer

46%

1 to 2 months

30.6%

3 to 5 months

7.2%

More than 5 months

3.5% 16.8% 29.3%

15.9%

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34.5%

6.2%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

54%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

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INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT

52.3%

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

1.8%


Top Employers by Career Sector

Investment Banking and Investment Management Start out as an associate or analyst in the field and make the right decisions when it comes to your clients’ investment needs.

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ith good career progression prospects and competitive remuneration, this sector is a popular choice among graduates. However, interested candidates should also be aware that due to the unpredictable and demanding nature of this industry, long hours and high pressure will be likely. The work environment is highly dynamic with motivated colleagues, and there are also plenty of chances for graduate hires to gain early responsibilities. Unfortunately, as this sector is typically dependent on the economic climate, career paths may be volatile. As a result, recruiters can be cautious about bringing on-board new hires during periods of economic downturn. Although expected to recover this year, the economy took a heavy blow due to the pandemic, negatively impacting businesses and those involved in investment banking. Changes to the value proposition offered to clients will have to be made, with a bigger emphasis on data-driven, analytical offerings, digital toolkits and electronic market access.

Most banks include formal internships as part of their recruitment process, so hopefuls have to make sure they stand out during theirs. Alternatively, graduates can explore jobs in stockbroking firms where on top of buying and selling shares, offer financial advise to investors. Opportunities are open to jobseekers in insurance companies and investment fund houses as well, though highly skilled and qualified candidates with relevant work experience may be recruited directly as analysts, junior associates, or junior traders. Investment roles can also be found in institutions such as property developers and public sector organisations. While a finance degree is not a prerequisite to jump into the scene, degrees in business, economics, finance, computing, engineering, math and statistics are still preferred. Some enterprises also require a few years of working experience while others keep an eye out for fresh graduates. Successful applicants can look forward to some of the highest starting salaries in the field, but they need to stay hungry and ambitious enough to climb the ranks.

Opportunities for graduates Successful applicants usually start out as investment analysts upon entering the field, studying the performance of companies and industries. Aside from that, some organisations offer graduate training programmes where graduate hires can try out various roles in in other departments, such as management, HR and legal controls, among others.

“The work environment is highly dynamic with motivated colleagues, and there are also plenty of chances for graduate hires to gain early responsibilities.”

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TOP RATED EMPLOYERS 1.

DBS Bank

2.

J.P. Morgan

3.

Goldman Sachs

4.

OCBC Bank

5.

Morgan Stanley

6.

Barclays Bank PLC

7.

Citi Singapore

8.

Maybank

9.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

10. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE Number of job applications expected

Number of hours I expect to work per week

29.3%

8%

8.7%

More than 40 applications

12.2%

Less than 30 hours

8.5%

30 to 40 hours

45.9%

41 to 50 hours

20.6%

51 to 60 hours

24%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

40.4% FEMALE

Business/Management

59.6%

Engineering

MALE

Economics Mathematical Science/Statistics

I expect to job hunt for...

IT and Technology

I expect to earn... (per annum)

18.4%

Immediate offer

41.5%

1 to 2 months

31.3%

3 to 5 months

8.8%

More than 5 months

5.4% 16.2% 28.7%

16.6%

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33.1%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

43.9%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

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INVESTMENT BANKING AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

41.8%

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

1%


Top Employers by Career Sector

IT and Technology With the industry’s continuous advancements, graduates need to keep up with the changing trends and be informed of the up-and-coming digital tools.

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s IT and technology is a field known to drive innovation and development, graduates looking to enter it can expect to work in exciting careers in a dynamic and ever-evolving industry that offers opportunities to work with cutting-edge tools and transform the world. With 80 out of the world’s top 100 tech firms having operations within the country, Singapore is the perfect incubator for IT and tech companies looking to expand their business in the region. With one of the most diverse talent pools in Asia, investments in this sector is expected to keep growing. With the majority of the workforce forced to continue working from home, reliance on technology has risen, not just to resume operations but to also to combat the spread of COVID-19. From finding vaccines via AI to increasing traceability and transparency through shared data, the IT sector remains one of few industries that continue to thrive in this crisis.

Opportunities for graduates Technical roles include IT support, programming and software engineering, whereas business roles include product development and internal operations. Non-technical roles such as product training are also classified under the IT sector. Jobseekers who would like to explore IT roles within less conventional fields can also consider the banking, finance, public and retail sectors, among others. All of these invest heavily in their online and technology departments to ensure smooth communication

“From finding vaccines via AI to increasing traceability and transparency through shared data, the IT sector remains one of few industries that continue to thrive in this crisis.”

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and exchange between employees, clients and users. Some of these developments include implementing QR codes at eateries, and using robots to collect and send away hotel amenities. Smaller, niche companies can also offer good entry roles. And in such a fast-moving industry, it could be entirely possible that a humble start-up could grow to become a multi-national company. To better improve their operation performances, there is also a growing demand for graduates with strong analytical skills - put to use by handling big data for them. While science-based degrees (such as engineering or math) are preferred, they aren’t completely necessary. In fact, some graduates with physics majors are employed by the IT sector, due to the high involvement of numerical and analytical skills being needed. However, graduates from non-IT backgrounds may have to supplement their knowledge by taking up related courses and modules. However, an IT-related degree does not mean that you are an immediate shoo-in either if you lack the soft skills employers are after. That being said, they can be picked up through training and better understanding the sector. Having commercial awareness is also important, along with enthusiasm and having the right attitude.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS 1.

Microsoft

2.

Shopee

3.

Amazon

4.

Micron

5.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

6.

Grab

7.

IBM

8.

Government Technology Agency (GovTech)

9.

Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA)

10. Dyson

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

41.2%

23.9%

11.9%

11.7%

More than 40 applications

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected

11.3%

2.9%

Less than 30 hours

13.3%

30 to 40 hours

48.3%

41 to 50 hours

18.1%

51 to 60 hours

17.4%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

31.4% FEMALE

Engineering

68.6%

IT and Technology

MALE

Business/Management Mathematical Science/Statistics

I expect to job hunt for...

I expect to earn... (per annum)

19.7%

Immediate offer

37.3%

1 to 2 months

31.3%

3 to 5 months

11.7%

More than 5 months

5.2% 14.6% 30.7%

32.8%

6.4%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

47.8%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

16.7%

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Natural Science


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Media and Advertising Commercial awareness, communication abilities and social media competency are particularly important skills in this field.

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dynamic sector relevant to all businesses, it encompasses multiple media platforms, such as print, online and broadcasting. Graduates are free to pick from a large range of roles, from copywriting, brand management and market research to database analysis. Some of these jobs will have graduates working on the frontlines, engaging directly with stakeholders and the public alike. For those looking for a more supportive role, they can consider working as animators, illustrators or media producers. Some professionals are adept across various industries, while others can choose to establish themselves in an area of specialisation. Due to the effects of the pandemic, physical meetings – such as conferences and events - have been indefinitely suspended. As a result, brand marketers and advertisers need to shift their attention to online channels.

Opportunities for graduates Although there are roles open to graduates of all disciplines, there are also those which require specific skills or qualifications. In particular, graduates with extensive experience in writing, video-editing, graphic design or planning are highly sought after in this industry for roles in advertising and marketing. Interested candidates are hence advised to make speculative applications to companies, agencies and firms.

Having relevant work experience or internships are highly beneficial in building up your portfolio. This is especially so in this sector, where showcasing your talents is crucial should you wish to stand out from other candidates. With the increasing prevalence of social marketing and digital marketing, multimedia and online skills have become essential as companies tap into these avenues. The media sector is known for being dynamic and ever-changing – which has lead to agencies leaning towards specialisation. To this end, graduates should consider focusing on their individual strengths – such as their skills and knowledge in a particular field. Creativity may be the foundation of this sector, but it is not everything. Roles such as marketing, research and communication means that employers are not only seeking creative graduates, but those who are also capable of offering their insights through extensive research. Jobseekers will need to have strengths in communication and teamwork; close cooperation with other departments and pitching ideas to stakeholders can be a common occurrence. Having a good network is also strongly encouraged, even if freelancing is not on the agenda. Commercial awareness and business acumen are also important aspects to have, especially so if working in-house for firms or creating campaigns for clients at an agency.

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“Roles such as marketing, research and communication means that employers are not only seeking creative graduates, but those who are also capable of offering their insights through extensive research. ”

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1.

Mediacorp

2.

The Walt Disney Company

3.

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)

4.

Bloomberg

5.

NBC Universal

6.

HBO Asia

7.

Ogilvy

8.

dentsu

9.

Leo Burnett Singapore

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

42.7%

26.6%

More than 40 applications

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected

12.2%

9.4%

9.1%

5.2%

Less than 30 hours

17.7%

30 to 40 hours

46.1%

41 to 50 hours

16.2%

51 to 60 hours

14.8%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

70% FEMALE

Business/Management

30%

Engineering

MALE

Social Science Media

I expect to job hunt for...

I expect to earn... (per annum)

12.3%

Immediate offer

32.0%

1 to 2 months

38.6%

3 to 5 months

17.1%

More than 5 months

10.2% 21.8%

29.9%

9.6%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

47.0%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

28.5%

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Economics


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Property and Real Estate The property and real estate industry follows a cyclical trend, where there are periods when many people are rushing to buy homes, while other times home sales are slow.

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ith developable land a highly valued commodity in Singapore, there is no shortage of demand for graduates among property and real estate companies. Involving the sale of built environment or land for revenue, the industry boasts numerous positions and areas of work that hopefuls can look forward to, including roles with developers and investors. Firms tend to operate in one, or a combination of, commercial, residential and rural markets. However, as property and real estate is synonymous with both the construction and finance fields, it picks up and slows down accordingly. Understandably, the real estate sector in Singapore contracted in the first half of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, before suddenly jumping in the later half. This is supported by 2021 surveys, which found that more people are looking to buy a home this year compared to last year, with resales for private condominiums reaching a 10-year high. At the same time, however, the rising costs of construction has brought about concerns of a real estate price bubble.

Opportunities for graduates The paths graduates can take in this sector are vast - ranging from valuation, real estate management, urban planning and more. Getting into internship placements not only allows hopefuls to gain experience, but to also help them determine if the sector is a good fit for them. It can also be an opportunity for recruiters to use these placements to convert talented interns into full-time employees.There are also merits in working with smaller firms, with a chance to gain onfield experience by participating in ongoing property deals. Having a strong sense of commercial awareness, analytical abilities and communication skills will prove essential for career growth and development in this field. In addition, applicants should also have a good grasp on property investment – on both domestic and international fronts. However, graduates should be still on the lookout for professional certification, doubly so if they wish to specialise. Some positions in the industry will also require qualifications, which means sitting for either the Real Estate Agency or Real Estate Salesperson examinations depending on what you need.

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“Firms tend to operate in one, or a combination of, commercial, residential and rural markets. However, as property and real estate is synonymous with both the construction and finance fields, it picks up and slows down accordingly.”

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1.

CapitaLand

2.

JTC Corporation

3.

Housing & Development Board (HDB)

4.

City Developments Limited

5.

Far East Organization

6.

Mapletree

7.

Keppel Corporation

8.

Jones Lang LaSalle

9.

Knight Frank

10. Jardines

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

26.8%

2.4%

7.1%

More than 40 applications

10.2%

4.6%

Less than 30 hours

18.3%

30 to 40 hours

42.0%

41 to 50 hours

19.1%

51 to 60 hours

16.0%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

56.5% FEMALE

Architecture, Building and Planning

43.5%

Business/Management

MALE

Engineering Economics

I expect to job hunt for...

Agriculture, Veterinary Science and Related Subjects

I expect to earn... (per annum)

15.5%

Immediate offer

43.4%

1 to 2 months

31.8%

3 to 5 months

9.3%

More than 5 months

6.1% 22.7% 28.0% 9.1%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

44.7%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

34.1%

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53.5%

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21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected


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Public Sector The public sector provides a platform for those who want to serve the nation and be part of an industry that has a direct impact on the lives of the communities and the country.

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raduates with a deep passion about the country should consider joining the public sector. With over 145,000 officers across 16 ministries and more than 50 statutory boards, it is Singapore’s biggest employer, with a range of roles available. This sector has five main sectors: central administration, economy building, security, infrastructure and environment, and the social sector. Employers on this front can include government agencies and instituitions, who oversee matters pertaining to health, sports and broadcasting, among other things. When it comes to frontline roles, those in education, healthcare and social services often come to mind. However, others may require analytical skills and strategic planning, such as drafting policies. Administrative and executive roles also form the bulk of the public sector, rolling out initiatives that can make a difference in the way people live. Despite the pandemic, this industry has remained stable, with the authorities looking to accelerate hiring plans for permanent roles. It is also one of the few sectors where retrenchment is rarely considered as a solution.

Opportunities for graduates Considering job stability and security, this sector is an appealing option for graduates. Starting roles can range from educators, foreign service officers, analysts and more. Within these career opportunities, graduates can be recruited from specialist fields to general positions in the civil service or via graduate schemes. In general, employers tend to seek out potential hires from a diverse range of backgrounds, for it is essential that its workforce demographics and characteristics reflect the people they serve.

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“Within these career opportunities, graduates can be recruited from specialist fields to general positions in the civil service or via graduate schemes.”

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1.

Ministry of Education (MOE)

2.

Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)

3.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

4.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

5.

Ministry of Health (MOH)

6.

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)

7.

Ministry of Finance (MOF)

8.

Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

9.

National Environmental Agency (NEA)

10. Economic Development Board (EDB)

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

49.2%

22.5%

11.4%

7.7%

More than 40 applications

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected

9.2%

2.6%

Less than 30 hours

14.9%

30 to 40 hours

49.7%

41 to 50 hours

18.9%

51 to 60 hours

13.9%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

64.1% FEMALE

Engineering

35.9%

Economics

MALE

Business/Management Natural Science

I expect to job hunt for...

I expect to earn... (per annum) 15.4%

Immediate offer

31.8%

1 to 2 months

40.0%

3 to 5 months

14.1%

More than 5 months

4.9%

6.7% 10.0%

14.1%

33.3%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

45.3%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

36.4%

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Social Science


Top Employers by Career Sector

Scientific Research and Development In addition to having specific technical expertise, interested candidates must be detail-oriented and passionate to solve real-world problems.

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s the heart of new breakthroughs in any sector, (R&D) is vital in creating new solutions to solve day-to-day problems. Graduates in this field can put their academic knowledge to good use by working with renowned companies and leading researchers, funded by research grants aimed at benefitting the world. Singapore has recently revealed a S$25 billion plan charting the country’s research landscape under the Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 plan. The five-year blueprint will focus on four key areas – health, sustainability, the digital economy and manufacturing; with firm support for basic research. Despite the COVID-19 vaccine already being released, scientific R&D still remains crucial as organisations continue looking for more cost-efficient solution, or better yet, a cure for the disease. Singapore remains part of the global race as the search continues, and drugs are repurposed for treatment.

Opportunities for graduates

While some researchers are based in laboratories, others handle administrative duties or partake in field work. Regardless of role, they all still require work experience, and graduates should look into the requirement of the job scope before applying. This is doubly so due to its specialise nature, which typically call for the necessary training, qualifications and skills depending on field. Employment in this sector generally involves a strutured working environment with regular hours. However, work may be required in the evenings or on weekends, depending on the nature of projects and timezones (should international collaboration be involved), with some roles requiring shift work as well. While having a doctorate is not necessary, having a post-graduate education is important in securing a research-based job. That being said, those interested in scientific R&D must still potray top-notch technical, analytical, research and organisational skills, to name a few. Having good attention to detail is also important in this field, due to the amount of emphasis placed on data and results.

Because work is often specialised, applicants must have the necessary training, qualifications and skills for their chosen field to accumulate valuable experience over time. For scientific R&D roles, hopefuls can find opportunities in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, sports science, IT, environmental protection, food, health and education industries, as well as in the wider public sector.

TOP RATED EMPLOYERS

“Despite the COVID-19 vaccine already being released, scientific R&D still remains crucial as organisations continue looking for more cost-efficient solution, or better yet, a cure for the disease.”

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1.

DSO National Laboratories

2.

Pfizer

3.

Nestlé

4.

National Environment Agency (NEA)

5.

Abbott

6.

Procter & Gamble

7.

Baxter Healthcare

8.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

9.

Merck

10. Mitsu Chemicals Asia Pacific

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APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE

26.3%

9.1%

5.6%

More than 40 applications

7.0%

2.3%

Less than 30 hours

16.7%

30 to 40 hours

48.4%

41 to 50 hours

19.2%

51 to 60 hours

13.4%

More than 60 hours

Gender of students interested in this sector

Top 5 subjects of study

49.3% FEMALE

Engineering

50.7%

Natural Science

MALE

IT and Technology Mathematical Science/Statistics

I expect to job hunt for...

Medicine, Dentistry and Related Subjects

I expect to earn... (per annum)

13.6%

Immediate offer

36.9%

1 to 2 months

34.1%

3 to 5 months

15.4%

More than 5 months

6.7% 20.8% 24.7% 11.5%

< $30K $30K to $40K $41K to $50K $51K to $60K > $60K

39.7%

did at least one formal internship before graduation

36.3%

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52.1%

Number of hours I expect to work per week

21 to 40 applications

11 to 20 applications

6 to 10 applications

5 applications or less

Number of job applications expected


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Employer Showcases Ever wondered what it would be like to work at a specific sector or company? Section 3 puts the spotlight on employers, giving you a glimpse of not just what they are looking for, but what you can do if you want to join them in future! JP Morgan: Taking the Lead in Nurturing Inclusivity ................... 50 Ministry of Education: The Quest to Find a Calling ......................52 Shopee: Driving Success Through Employee Development and Engagement ...............................................................................54 Singapore Police Force: Smarter Policing with State-of-theArt Tech.............................................................................................. 56 TikTok: Fostering a Culture of Learning and Creativity................ 58

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Taking the Lead in Nurturing Inclusivity J.P. Morgan’s collaborative culture means that everyone of different backgrounds and skill sets are welcomed here.

s one of the global leaders in finance, J.P. Morgan has provided valuable financial services for countless clients since it started operations in the Asia Pacific region in 1872, with its Singaporean branch opening in 1964. The services it offers includes investment and commercial banking, as well as asset management among others. But what makes it stand out is its drive to foster a unified team with a respectful, inclusive culture that welcomes people from differing backgrounds and personalities. “What I saw in my past 15 years in J.P. Morgan working across three geographies is that the firm provides a collaborative environment,” said Arun Chandramouli, Co-Head of Asia Equity and Sales Trading. “The leaders and teams across Asia Pacific have had clear and defined pathways laid out and have worked to ensure the diverse team across many different cultures have all been able to add value to the progress of the firm both culturally and professionally.”

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Warm receptions When David Chia, a first-year analyst under the Corporate Analyst Development Program (CADP), first started his virtual internship with J.P. Morgan, he had initially assumed that the working environment for the company would be rigid and impersonal. “Large organisations are known to be cold or very ‘corporate’, but my first impression of J.P. Morgan was the complete opposite,” David explained, noting that his colleagues were not

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only very friendly, but were quick to extend help to him when he needed it – regardless of whether he had met them prior or not. Notably, he recalled one incident during the five-week internship, when after sending his manager some completed tasks, he received a notification on Skype from her. “I thought that it would be about the task, or to correct a mistake,” said David. “Instead, my manager simply wanted to check in on how I was doing, whether I was enjoying my time here and if there was any way that she could help.” That same friendliness was also extended to fellow intern-turned-full-timer Yao Fanglin, who now works with the equity sales trading team. During her own summer internship, she noted that being able to work with driven, yet friendly co-workers was one of reasons she decided to join J.P. Morgan full-time. “When I first joined, I was fairly new to the industry and there was a lot to learn. Everyone, not just those in my team, went out of their way to make sure that I am learning and enjoying myself,” said Fanglin. “Contrary to common belief, the environment was inclusive and friendly, and it was very easy to fit in.”

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this was the opportunity he had been looking for and applied for a position at J.P. Morgan. “I thought that my resume would not be considered at all, but I received good counsel from people who advised me not to count myself out too early and to view my alternate background as a differentiator rather than a weakness,” he said. For example, he took advantage of his love of talking to people by building up his relationships in a bid to better understand the industry. He would sit down with a more experienced colleague and talk through his mistakes and find out from them on how he could improve. His managers also played a supportive role to his learning by identifying where he could continue to add value to the company.

Arun, who also serves as Fanglin’s manager, added that such a collaborative environment is something that J.P. Morgan has always been striving towards – and was also a contributing factor to why he joined the company years prior. “The main draw for me was actually the positive interactions I had with certain members of the firm that gave me insight on the actual team environment,” Arun explained. “It was vastly different from the investment banking guidance I had been given.”

Each of us also has a mentor – usually a senior person from another team,” said Fanglin. “I have definitely benefitted a lot from these initiatives, especially the mentorship programme.” These resources were also particularly valuable to David, who had no prior background in finance – he had in fact graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Political Science. Despite knowing that he would be facing a steep learning curve, he found that the ample learning resources provided by the company helped make the process much easier. “I could search for bite-sized modules on any topic, ranging from Excel to regulatory frameworks to automation tools within the company’s learning portal,” he said. “It definitely helped me adjust and catch up.” As for those in senior positions, there are also courses suited for them, such as leadership programmes to help broaden their personal skill sets and become more effective managers.

On being in the industry (and playing to your strengths) Arun Chandramouli

Support for continuous learning One of J.P. Morgan’s company values is that in the organisation, learning never stops. To this end, it offers a plethora of opportunities for upskilling and career progression, from mentorship programmes, peer-to-peer and learning sessions – all of them designed to foster connections and allow employees to learn from each other. “There are technical trainings, teach-ins on financial knowledge and a lot of network events.

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For David, he had not initially intended to join the finance sector, admitting that the option did not immediately come to mind. “Personally, all I wanted was to work at a place where I could learn more about management and operations behind large organisations,” he elaborated. “I knew I wanted to be part of a large, complex organisation.” However, after taking some classes on management in business school, he met a senior who was doing campus recruiting for J.P. Morgan. After speaking to him, along with others in the field and his own research, David decided that

Yao Fanglin

Valued skills (and some final advice) So, what skills should hopefuls looking to join J.P. Morgan have to get hired? For one, Fanglin notes that adaptability is a crucial trait to have, along with curiosity and being able to learn on the job. “Markets evolve every day, and we need to stay updated to do our job well. It is only possible when you are truly curious about what is going on in-market and are eager to find out more,” she explained. “Also, this is a job that requires constant learning, no matter how senior you are.” David agreed with Fanglin, citing that in some situations, these soft skills are just as vital in his own field of work. “While I am sure technical skills are helpful, the job requires you to also learn how to work with internal tools,” he explained. “Therefore, the ability to pick up new skills can be more important than your existing ones.” As for Arun, he believes that interested applicants should also be open to feedback and willing to ask questions, no matter how innoxious or insignificant they may be. “I think it is a learning opportunity and always carry the mentality that no question is a silly question,” Arun stressed. “This is your chance to ask, be curious and learn as much as you can.”

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The Quest to Find a Calling If you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding career, join the education sector and make an impact on the future generation. “After junior college, I took on a variety of jobs, such as a salesperson, tutor and secretary assistant at a law firm,” she said. “However, it was only after my stint teaching in a school in Africa during my university days did I find my answer – I want to teach.” For Lydia, who now has at least five years of teaching experience, her time with the Kenyan students ignited her passion for teaching and helped her reach her purpose in life, which is to “pass on the love of learning” to every child. But for others, their passion for teaching started at home. For Gladelind Koo, Senior Allied Educator (Learning and Behavioural Support), she credited her younger brother for motivating her to start her teaching career by working with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). “Through the process of taking care of him, I got to know more about him and his friends at the Special Education school. These children are kind-hearted and they are able to exhibit mental resilience in overcoming the obstacles they face in their lives,” said Gladelind, whose younger brother has Down’s Syndrome. While there are challenges when it comes to teaching students with SEN, Gladelind finds the experience rewarding and fulfilling. These children are Gladelind’s “source of inspiration and motivation”, and seeing them integrate well into society became her goal in life.

or some, finding their dream career can be a lifelong journey. The prospects of having a lifepath that is fulfilling, purposeful and customised to their interests and skills can be easier said than done. The Ministry of Education (MOE) is one such place where some individuals have been able to challenge themselves to grow and are living out meaningful careers. With more than 30,000 individuals at MOE contributing in numerous roles, it certainly takes more than a village to raise the children.

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Learning never stops

Lydia Simon

For some, passion starts abroad (and for others, at home) When asked about her next step after graduating university, Lydia Simon, now the Level Head of English at Jurongville Secondary School, knew she needed time to discover herself. It took a serious journey of self-discovery halfway around the world to find her calling for teaching.

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When Fiona Lee, a Media Relations Officer in MOE’s Communications and Engagement Group, was a Teaching Intern after her ‘A’ Levels Examinations in 2015, she was inspired by the teaching team who mentored and guided her. The nurturing environment at MOE was the impetus for her applying for her first full-time job there. But the learning never stops, especially when you are working in the education sector. Barely six months into the job, Fiona was thrust into the COVID-19 Media Relations core team as part of MOE’s pandemic response. She did not have any prior experience in media or communications, but she took up the challenge regardless.

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Fiona Lee “While it was a difficult period, it provided a good opportunity for me to learn about the media and communications industry,” said Fiona, who had an undergraduate degree in Sociology. “More importantly, I have learned that that there is no one-size-fits-all communications approach for issues and this makes media relations all the more dynamic and challenging.” For Gladelind, the COVID-19 disruptions meant she had to adapt to blended learning. “I took the initiative to learn more about the subject matter by exploring the various Information Communication Technology affordances to enable participants’ continued engagement through online learning with my colleagues. The blended learning training sessions were very well-received by participants. It is important to demonstrate adaptability and continually learn and improve,” said Gladelind, who has been with the Psychological Services Branch in MOE

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headquarters for the past three years, after working closely with students in schools for nine. For Lydia, her stint at MOE HQ taught her more about the educational landscape beyond her role in the classroom. “As we are living in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, our education system is a dynamic one, evolving with the times to ensure what our students learn in the classroom is relevant and authentic so that they can thrive beyond school. Being quick, adaptable and striving for excellence are qualities that remain with me even when I returned to school as a teacher,” she said.

As a junior in the industry, Fiona emphasised the importance of learning fast and adapting quickly. “While it has been a steep learning curve, especially someone like me with no background in media relations, attending development programmes such as Public Communications Training has been very useful in overcoming my challenges,” she said.

Succeeding in your passion Gladelind’s goal is to provide opportunities for her students in SEN to build their selfconfidence and strengthen their self-esteem. Seeing their growth in those areas is what reaffirms her calling to be a part of the education system. “One example is the annual Teachers’ Day Performance where some of them were given the opportunity to perform alongside their friends. This not only helped them gain confidence, but also gave them a platform to showcase their talents,” said Gladelind, who also started a programme with her colleagues to help students acquire independence and empathy through values-in-action activities, such as students designing and painting tote bags to sell to raise funds supporting the elderly living on their own.

Gladelind Koo For Lydia, being part of the education sector involves hard and ‘heart’ work. “If you have a passion to teach students and your beliefs align with what the profession stands for, this is where you will find work meaningful and purposeful each day,” she added.

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Driving Success Through Employee Development and Engagement With a strong focus on nurturing its employees’ talents and supporting their professional growth, Shopee prioritises talent development as part of its business strategy for success.

irst launched in Singapore in 2015, Shopee has grown into one of the leading e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Shopee recorded a strong start to 2021 as it continues to connect communities, cater to consumer needs, and empower businesses to access opportunities in the road ahead. Additionally, the company has skyrocketed to the sixth spot in the annual Singapore 100 Leading Graduate Employers Survey 2021 conducted by GTI Media Singapore (S100 Survey), the highest rank for an e-commerce company. But what makes it a particularly appealing option among graduates is the dynamic and vibrant work environment the company offers. Shopee focuses on creating a culture that promotes learning, development, and growth to help employees achieve their career ambitions and goals.

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More than just an internship Three years ago, Irvin applied for an internship position at Shopee as a Platform Engineer within Shopee’s TechOps team, as he always enjoyed the challenge of solving technical problems, especially with other like-minded individuals. Once onboard, in addition to the range of responsibilities he was given, he also had the opportunity to shadow his fellow Service Reliability Engineers (SREs) in order to gain a better understanding of the company’s internal operations. After taking on a full-time role with the company, he had the opportunity to create an entirely new product for his team, where he was involved from the design process to its implementation stage. “I really enjoyed the autonomy and empowerment given to me, even as an intern, to be able to make such a significant impact to improve many aspects of Shopee’s

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technical infrastructure,” Irvin recalled. Another employee, Cynthia, who worked with the Regional People team, recalled the warm reception she received during her own onboarding experience. Not only did it include opportunities to network with those from different departments, but it also allowed her to better understand Shopee’s values and culture. “People in the team are very friendly and helpful, and I can always approach them for help whenever I have any doubts,” she shared. “We had frequent team bonding sessions and lunches that helped me get to know the team better.”

Encouraging career mobility career mobility among employees An important asset of any company is its people, and Shopee places strong emphasis on its employees’ development and

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Cynthia welfare. Along with various engagement activities and wellness programmes, there are also interest groups for employees to join and bond with one another, such as dragonboating and rock-climbing. For employees who want to take on a new role or posting within the company, Shopee provides plenty of support and career mobility options. After two years as a Recruiter, Cynthia was given the opportunity to switch from the Regional People team to the Business Development team. She explained that her interest in business development was piqued after learning more about it. “After recruiting for the team and speaking to different people, I came to understand much more about business development, and that there are actually many different aspects, from sales to account management to operations, which greatly sparked my interest,” Cynthia said. Despite not having any prior experience in the field, she received plenty of guidance and support for the transfer from her team, who provided her with valuable feedback and aid. Moreover, with the comprehensive amount of in-house training programmes available for employees, Cynthia was able to effectively build up her skills in data analytics to better prepare herself for her new role.

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“Through the internal training courses, I learnt to use the various technical tools, marketing systems, conduct price checks and build knowledge on seller programmes,” she explains, “along with on-the-job training provided by more experienced colleagues.” One aspect Shopee prides itself in is providing plenty of opportunities for its employees to develop and upskill themselves.

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The company’s Learning and Development team offers wide range of targeted in-house training programmes that are available to both employees and interns alike. These programmes teach both technical skills and valuable soft skills, such as leadership and coaching. Irvin found himself benefitting from the offered training courses, as well as Shopee’s learning and development initiatives.

Irvin “Shopee encourages continuous upskilling and provides the flexibility for me to explore topics that I am interested in learning through training courses,” he added. Apart from these courses, employees are also encouraged to approach one another whenever they need assistance. Irvin remembered initially taking some time to get accustomed to Shopee’s complex tech systems. However, by seeking out the guidance of his more experienced

teammates, he was able to get familiarised with the processes faster and in turn better contribute to projects. “I have definitely benefited from the immense amount of knowledge and talent of my peers through regular feedback sessions and casual interactions with one another,” Irvin said.

Looking for the right skills For those expressing interest in joining the e-commerce industry, Shopee values and welcomes people of different experiences and backgrounds. “In the dynamic e-commerce space, we often have to think outside the box and innovate beyond the standard practice in other industries,” Irvin said. As e-commerce continues to grow, there is a need for employees to be able to adapt to constant changes in the industry to stay ahead of trends. Cynthia and Irvin both agreed that being eager to learn is also one of the key traits any hopeful employee of Shopee should possess, considering the company’s focus on employee self-improvement. “The work culture at Shopee is one that allows you to get as much as you want out of a job as possible, in many different ways,” Irvin said. “If you are always ready to learn and enjoy a high growth and dynamic environment, this is the place for you.”

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Smarter Policing with State-of-the-Art Tech By adopting innovative policing technologies, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) is fully prepared to fight crime more effectively and successfully.

he SPF’s mission is to prevent, deter and detect crime to ensure the safety and security of Singapore. To carry out its mission, the SPF continuously recruits officers who are passionate about engaging and safeguarding the community. Meet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Chua Xin Yi, Product Manager, Product Development Division in the OpsTech Department. “I have always enjoyed volunteering and making connections with people I help. I knew that I wanted a career that will allow me to continue engaging and contributing to the community,” Xin Yi said. On top of ticking these two boxes, SPF also allowed her to explore different career interests, with career opportunities ranging from police investigations to media and technology. Xin Yi’s background prior to her present role and career resonates with many of us; although she had no experience in her present field and did not pursue a degree in a related subject, she still took the leap and changed careers and industries to work for her dream employer and follow her passion. In fact, her passion has now developed into exploring how SPF can further utilise techenabled tools to maintain the public’s trust and confidence. This is her story.

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Career beginnings Having graduated from the Nanyang Technology University (NTU) Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information in 2012, Xin Yi first found work as a freelance graphic designer and Project Executive. But when her passion for policing came calling, her lack of experience in law enforcement proved to be of little deterrence when she joined SPF in 2014. Xin Yi began her journey as an Investigation Officer in Jurong Division, learning on the job. Thereafter, she served a stint as a Team Leader in Bukit Merah West Neighbourhood Police Centre to hone her leadership skills before moving on to

where she is now – a Product Manager with the Product Development Division at SPF’s Ops-Tech Department. In her present role, Xin Yi aims to build the next generation of policing systems by developing and implementing technology, from high-performance police smartphones to workspecific mobile apps, so as to enable Police Officers to fight crime more efficiently and effectively.

The evolution of crime-fighting Industry 4.0 and rapid advancements in technology has meant several things. On one hand, there is far greater ease of going business than ever, with video platforms and messaging applications on hand at a click. But these same developments have unfortunately also afforded criminals unprecedented accessibility to digital tools and greater anonymity to conduct illicit activities. “Being a Police Officer requires me to not just deal with cases involving traditional crimes,

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but to be well-versed with the latest cybercrime trends and facilitate digital transformation efforts,” Xin Yi said. This move is best embodied by the AntiScam Centre SPF set up in June 2019 to disrupt scam operations. The centre leverages new technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to automate repetitive and manual tasks, freeing up officers to focus on investigation. Technology is also used to facilitate data sensemaking and analysis. “Technology has greatly enhanced SPF’s frontline capabilities. I am currently working on the Police Smartphone project, which equips all operational SPF officers with a Police Smartphone device and allows officers to access various operational applications on the go,” Xin Yi continued. For instance, officers can use their Police Smartphones to access operation and training materials remotely, as well as update their investigation diary without having to return to police premises.

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Training to become Singapore’s protector Xin Yi’s background might be completely unrelated to policing and technology, but she has a strong desire to contribute to the community. That drive was enough for SPF to extend their considerable resources to her in the form of solid training and support. As Xin Yi explained: “I joined SPF as a Direct-Entry Inspector, and my career began with a nine-month residential training programme, which built up my knowledge on policing, criminal investigation and law, police defence tactics, as well as leadership development. After that, I moved through a series of well-structured foundational postings from Ground Response Force officer, Investigation Officer, Team Leader at a Neighbourhood Police Centre, and lastly as a Staff Officer to plan and implement policies to support frontline operations and develop the Force’s long-term capabilities.” On top of providing Xin Yi with a comprehensive understanding of what it meant to be a Police Officer, the postings allowed her to develop various transferable skills from communication and teamwork, to leadership and problem-solving. It was these skills and knowledge that later stood her in good stead when she moved into her current role. The strong learning culture in SPF also benefitted Xin Yi greatly, and provided her with opportunities she needed to continue developing skills throughout her career.

“Under the Learning and Development Scheme, we can seek reimbursement for various courses, including those relating to computer science, data science, languages and even martial arts,” she explained. One such opportunity is the Ops-Tech track, launched in 2019 to groom Ops-Tech officers like Xin Yi to leverage technology to transform business operations. She was given the opportunity to attend courses on Design Thinking and Business Process Re-engineering, and even has the option to pursue post-graduate studies in tech-related fields as well.

A bit of advice Although Xin Yi stated that the shift-work and long hours can be both physically and mentally draining, a passion to serve the community can help graduates overcome this challenge. She said: “When shortlisted for the interview, it will be good to showcase your leadership experience and resilience. Most importantly, be certain of why you want to be a police officer!”

Skills Police Officers need Because Police Officers can expect to be in different challenging scenarios every day and must deal with people at their worst or most vulnerable state, Xin Yi said that empathy and being able to suspend your assumptions to listen to another person is extremely helpful to build a connection, and makes it easier to resolve conflicts. “In the SPF, you will also be placed in leadership positions. For me, it was tricky to lead a team when most of the officers had been in the Force longer than I have,” Xin Yi continued. “So it was important for me to be humble and learn from the experiences of my officers, and at the same time know that my training had given me the knowledge to perform my duty well and lead my team.”

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Fostering a Culture of Learning and Creativity Having a growth mindset means believing in the importance of changing for the better, learning new skill sets and prioritising self-development.

welcoming interns and making their experience in TikTok memorable. Sarah Chen, Payments Engineer, echoed Daeun and further cited the benefits of a flat company structure. “Leaders and teammates alike are always open to fresh concepts and new ideas. We set our differences aside at the door and set our eyes on making the best collective decision. This working environment fosters collaboration and builds trust amongst teammates.”

his is the mentality that TikTok has adopted and embedded into its culture. By implementing a learning and supportive culture, the company aims to create the best environment for success for its employees.

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Everyone is valued As a tech company, it is extremely important to make decisions fast and act quickly. Additionally, TikTok empowers their employees to share their ideas freely, allowing them to develop their creative selves. This is why TikTok adopts a flat hierarchy. The company’s flat organisational structure provides a conducive platform for employees to pursue their passion and encourage collaboration. This objective includes everyone across the board, including their interns. Daeun Lee shared her experience transitioning from an internship into a full-time role as a risk analyst at TikTok: “Having first joined TikTok as an intern, I saw first-hand the ownership of projects that was entrusted in me.

Supportive environment Daeun Lee The guidance provided makes sure everyone, including interns, succeed and work towards shaping our own career. The flat company structure also allows for opportunities to work with people in different teams thus providing us with a broader perspective.” Additionally, TikTok recently hosted its first Intern Connect Day, a virtual get-together for interns in Singapore at the start of their tenure. This is part of the company’s initiative in

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Team culture is a reflection of a company’s values, beliefs and attitudes. As TikTok values skills and innovation, the company’s team culture includes advocating diversity in its workforce. The company values having different backgrounds and experiences among their employees and the fresh ideas they bring to the table. Sarah took a leap of faith post-graduation by stepping into a profession not directly related to her major. “The learning curve was certainly steep from the start, but my teammates were very patient and always

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Sarah Chen willing to lend me their time and share their perspectives. Being surrounded by talented individuals with different experiences aided in my professional growth and allowed me to dive deeper into technical knowledge.” Additionally, employees can take advantage of the company’s Global Mentorship Programme, which connects team members across 27 countries. This programme helps employees to gain guidance and support in order to excel in their respective roles. Vivek Lakshmanan, Data Platform Engineer, recounted his experience when he first joined: “Talented engineers around me are very willing to go the extra mile to support me when I first joined and having a mentor right from the start made all the difference. People are easy to work with and amazing to learn from, which makes TikTok the ideal place for fresh graduates like myself!”

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TikTok acknowledged the importance of great talents and is constantly looking to engage and grow these talents by providing them with the best environment and tools to succeed. Additionally, employees are given the autonomy to shape their own career, giving them the space to live out the company mission, “Inspire Creativity, Enrich Life”. Vivek, who will be marking his first anniversary with TikTok, shared his views. “Career growth at TikTok is well set up and easy to understand. With frequent checkins and performance reviews, my leader makes it clear of what I can improve and the tangible steps I can take to do so. The work environment is about reaching the ambitious goals you set for yourself, which has created the space for me to focus on my growth.”

Being resilient An essential attribute for today’s workforce is resilience. Change is the only constant and being adaptive while staying relevant allows you to be proactive in your decisions. In a fast-changing environment, it is also important to be open to new ideas and receptive to feedback. Daeun summed up her experience at the company. “TikTok cultivates an open-minded environment by encouraging employees to explore possibilities without reservations. Fresh ideas and concepts are welcomed and teammates are always excited for the chance to collaborate.”

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View from the Top Get to know leaders from some of Singapore's top-rated companies! Learn more about their career journey, and what advice they would like to pass to graduates like you! Abner Koh, BDO LLP .............................................................................. 61 Rachel Teo, CapitaLand Limited (The Ascott Limited) ..................... 62 Seah Kay Siong, Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd............ 63 Simon Arnold, Jardine Matheson ........................................................ 64 ME5 Kristy Rose Ryan, Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) – The Republic of Singapore Air Force ............................................ 65 Colonel Vicky Wang, Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) – The Singapore Army (Cyber Defence Group) .............................. 66 Chua Yew Wei, Ministry of Education (MOE) ..................................... 67 Phinehas Tan, PSA Corporation Limited (PSA).................................. 68

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Hard Work, Interest and a DeepSeated Entrepreneurial Spirit Abner Koh ALTHOUGH HE IS ALREADY A LEADER, ABNER’S WILLINGNESS TO EXPLORE AND KEEP LEARNING KEEPS HIS EDGE SHARP.

How did you get into your current line of work? I relish the opportunity to understand and interact with a diversity of business structures, arrangements and individuals through being a consultant, but I was not keen to be a general business consultant. So I then sought to become a specialist tax advisor as I saw tax as a craft combining disciplines involving commercial, accounting and law, allowing me to offer solid and practical advice to individuals and businesses. After spending more than a decade in tax, I clearly knew the area of tax I wanted to specialise in going forward – Private clients. By this time, BDO in Singapore was already a well-recognised advisor to private clients and captured much of the market share in Singapore. So I naturally saw BDO Private Client Services as the place to be, for the next phase of my tax career. The industry then and now Back then, the tax industry (from a public accounting firm point of view) was mainly focused on honing tax technical skills (especially at the junior levels) and delivering technically sound advice. However, things have gotten more demanding now. This is because while tax technicals undoubtedly remains a “must-checked” box for all tax advisors, tax advisors are now also expected to be adept in multiple languages, soft skills, commercial awareness, technology skills and general knowledge. This trend is driven mainly by specific requirements of clients arising from the increasingly competitive global business landscape. Basically, a good tax advisor now is expected to talk about tax and the things that their clients and other stakeholders talk about. I was fortunate because since I was young, I developed a keen interest in reading widely, especially on non-fiction subject matters. More importantly, I somehow like to listen to people’s experiences and even problems they face in life, regardless of who they may be. Thus, my interests help me to stay relevant as I am always reading (or asking the relevant experts) on various subject matters.

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What made me choose to be a leader? Hard work, a deep interest in tax, and my father’s entrepreneurial influence were the key factors driving me to become a leader in this industry. Through hard work and a deep interest in tax, I gradually discovered areas that can improved the tax industry. My father’s entrepreneurial influence made me want to step up and drive initiatives to make things better. What I enjoy most about my job What I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to listen and understand clients’ needs, which subsequently gives rise to opportunities to structure and recommend good solutions for our clients. While clients’ compliments and commendations are definitely good morale boosters, I personally find the mentorship and coaching aspect of my job most fulfilling. I am a firm believer in “Sharing is Caring”, especially the sharing of knowledge and experience. Essential skills Technical ability, a determined critical thinking mind, and empathy. I obtained some level of these skills (I am still sharpening them as I speak) by simply grinding through all the work given to me when I was a junior staff (building up basic technical ability); and by volunteering to take on various types of projects and presentation opportunities. The most straightforward way to build exposure is to simply be open to all work given and volunteer for additional work that offers the exposure one is craving for.

Abner Koh

Executive Director, Tax at BDO Tax Advisory Pte Ltd 2004: Awarded the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Tax Scholarship 2006: Graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 2006: Joined PwC as a Tax Associate to serve the 4-year scholarship bond 2010: Completed scholarship bond with PwC 2010: Joined KPMG as a Tax Assistant Manager 2012: Promoted to Manager, Senior Manager, Director in KPMG 2020: Joined BDO Private Client Services as Executive Director

Advice for graduates Like entering into and mastering a new sport or art, fresh graduates should stand ready to build foundation technical skills, train and practise long enough, to confidently execute the fanciful advanced moves in tax.

Like entering into and mastering a new sport or art, fresh graduates should stand ready to build foundation technical skills, train and practise long enough, to confidently execute the fanciful advanced moves in tax.

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Learning to See Things from a New Perspective Rachel Teo BY BEING OPEN TO NEW IDEAS, RACHEL GAINED A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HER CHOSEN INDUSTRY.

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Group Risk Management at CapitaLand Limited 2013: Graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management from Singapore Management University (SMU). Joined the CapitaLand Graduate Development Programme 2014: Posted to Vietnam, covering Strategic Planning and Sales and Marketing in South Vietnam 2018: Promoted to Deputy Head, Sales & Marketing (South Vietnam) 2020: Transferred to Investment & Portfolio Management in South Vietnam How did you get into your current line of work? After graduating from university, I joined the CapitaLand Graduate Development Programme (GDP), and was rotated to Strategic Planning with The Ascott Limited, New Market Development, and then posted to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for six months. I eventually stayed on for six and a half years in Vietnam, developing my career alongside the growth of CapitaLand Vietnam’s residential market. In 2021, I relocated back to Singapore and joined the Group Risk Management team. Each experience has helped push my limits to grow further both professionally and personally. The industry then and now In the span of five years, skyscrapers rose from the ground, new urban areas were formed, and alongside this, an improvement in the quality of projects, and a growing appreciation and understanding of real estate by the local community. Today, the real estate industry is in transition globally. The COVID-19 pandemic has called for re-evaluation of traditional practices, to re-think how people will live, work and play, and to re-imagine the future.

What made me choose to be a leader? My leadership journey was discovered unexpectedly along the way as paths unfolded, with the support of others. I have been inspired by leaders and mentors that have led with passion in their own paths, opening doors and encouraging me to step forward with faith. While leading the local Vietnam team, I was also driven by the tenacity of team members who improved themselves continuously. Seeing every team member grow in both personal and professional capacities was further affirmation for me to continue my own journey to lead, guide and inspire others. What I enjoy most about my job One of the most fulfilling parts of my career was contributing towards the development of the Vietnam residential market, seeing projects through from conceptualisation to completion, and celebrating milestones with the team. In my current role, I enjoy taking on the challenge of seeing things from a new perspective – viewing through the lens of a corporate department, across markets and asset classes allows me to be more aware of how various departments play necessary roles in pursuing the company’s wider interests.

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2021: Relocated to Singapore and rotated to Group Risk Management

The ability to adapt is an essential skill in today’s ever-changing world – to put aside pre-conceived notions, to be open to new ideas and perspectives, and to adapt accordingly to circumstances. Essential skills The ability to adapt is an essential skill in today’s ever-changing world – to put aside pre-conceived notions, to be open to new ideas and perspectives, and to adapt accordingly to circumstances. Being based overseas showed me how crucial it is to adapt to local culture and practices, not just to get by, but to build longer-term rapport with team members. Advice for graduates Keep an open mind, learn as much as you can, and don’t forget to enjoy the journey!

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Always Looking for Opportunities to Grow Seah Kay Siong TO KAY SIONG, CHALLENGES ARE NOT TO BE LOOKED AT WITH FEAR OR FOREBODING. INSTEAD, THEY ARE TO BE REGARDED AS CHANCES TO CAPITALISE ON. How did you get into your current line of work? I was never an aviation geek. What drew me to the leasing and operations role in Changi Airport Group (CAG) back in 2014 was the opportunity to have a say in determining the mix of retail and food and beverage (F&B) within the airport. Being a huge foodie myself, this was the perfect job. Fast forward seven years, and I feel very blessed to have been given the opportunity to dabble in many different areas of work. While I dealt with brick-and-mortar businesses mostly back then, many of my side projects involved looking at how digital trends disrupted such businesses. For instance, I spent the last two years working on digitalising F&B for passengers and customers visiting the airport. It was these accumulative experiences that prepared me for my current role as a Product Manager for iChangi app, as well as the Product Owner for CAG’s new food delivery service, Changi Eats. The industry then and now Back in 2014, Changi Airport served 54 million passengers. In 2019, it grew to 68 million, the highest it has ever been. However, years of hard work was decimated by COVID-19 in 2020, and passenger traffic plummeted to its lowest. I think it is fair to say I have witnessed both the highest and lowest points in Changi Airport’s history. But what is important is how we capitalise on this crisis to position ourselves for success in a post-COVID world. For instance, I was glad my past experiences in F&B digitalisation allowed us to launch Changi Eats quickly and offer our F&B merchants food delivery service during Singapore’s Circuit Breaker. What made me choose to be a leader? I see leadership more as an entrusted responsibility than a choice. As the scope of my work grew over time, as in the case with Changi Eats, it became apparent that a team was needed to meet the business objectives, and I was privileged to be given that responsibility.

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One key takeaway I had working in different teams over the years was how it is possible for the team to be greater than the sum of its parts, but only when there is a good leader who understands the importance of a collaborative team, and is able to steer the team in the right direction. While leadership is no doubt a learning journey for me, I constantly try to remind myself how my words and actions might have a disproportionate impact on my teammates, and to be more measured and mindful in that. What I enjoy most about my job The opportunity to work on different projects is something I truly appreciate as it keeps things fresh and exciting. While challenging, I am constantly pushed out of my comfort zone, which allows me to grow. In addition, I am glad that there is a lot of autonomy given, which instils a greater sense of ownership. Knowing that my decisions and actions have material impact, be it deciding what brands to introduce to the airport or how to design the operations model for Changi Eats, is a strong motivator for me to work harder. Essential skills I think there is no more important skill than the ability, and more importantly, the willingness to learn. You will find yourself in situations where you do not have perfect knowledge of the subject matter, which is extremely common and normal. Being able to be resourceful to equip yourself with the relevant knowledge and find the answers you need fast is extremely important as a first step. Of course, retaining what you have learnt thereafter, and connecting the dots, be it within the business context or larger ecosystem, is something that comes with time and experience.

Seah Kay Siong

Manager, Digital Business (iChangi) at Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) 2014: Graduated with a Degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and joined the Landside Concessions team in Changi Airport Group (CAG) 2016: Spearheaded and launched the Changi Gift Card Programme 2018: Change in portfolio to focus on leasing and operations of food and beverage (F&B) outlets, with expanded scope to handle the entire T3 F&B portfolio 2020: Rotated to the Digital Business Division, becoming a Product Manager for the iChangi app. Also launched Changi Eats, a good delivery service by CAG as the Product Owner

I think there is no more important skill than the ability, and more importantly, the willingness to learn.

Advice for graduates As a fresh graduate, embrace failures and rejections. Whenever one door closes on you, some other door is opened somewhere. As a new hire, be hungry. Be hungry to learn, be hungry to do more. It is only when you are hungry that you will push yourself beyond what you think you can achieve.

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Always Willing to Learn Simon Arnold ALTHOUGH SIMON HOLDS A HIGH POSITION IN JARDINE MATHESON, HE SUBSCRIBES TO THE ADVICE HE GIVES – TO PUT IN THE EFFORT TO LEARN FROM THOSE AROUND HIM.

How did you get into your current line of work? I completed both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford and graduated with a Master in Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry). I then went on to study for a Master of Science (Management) at the Imperial Business School before joining Jardine Matheson (Jardines) in 2009. Since then, I have been posted to eight or so businesses within Jardines, straddling four sectors across four different markets in Asia. This lead me to my current position as Managing Director at Zung Fu (Hong Kong and Macau), taking care of our market-leading Mercedes-Benz passenger and commercial vehicle businesses. The industry then and now Times in Hong Kong are presently volatile, with social unrest at first, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of my time is spent being very hands-on with the day-to-day operations as we need to steer the business very dynamically due to the limited visibility. At times, it can be challenging just to forecast the next two to three weeks! Having said that, we must still always make time for steering the business at the strategic level, so a significant portion of time is dedicated to maintaining the medium- to long-term health of the business aspects.

What I enjoy most about my job The first time I was appointed a General Manager, I was posted to Myanmar to set up Pizza Hut Myanmar. It was a brilliant green field experience in an exciting and very dynamic emerging market. Subsequently, I was posted to another General Manager role in a very mature market, running the MercedesBenz business in Macau. I am still in Mercedes, and I am now running the Mercedes-Benz dealership businesses for Hong Kong and Macau. I cover both passenger cars and commercial vehicles, and have to steer a much larger business through very volatile times. The last three to four years in particular have been an exciting and rewarding journey for me, as I have had to run businesses from very raw emerging markets, to some of the most mature markets in Asia. Being exposed to, and having the opportunity to have such accelerated progression, has always ensured that I am being stretched and continue to learn an immense amount both professionally and personally. I am very grateful for it! Essential skills I have had the pleasure and the good fortune to work with a wide range of colleagues from across the Group, which includes Jardine Shipping, JEC, Jardine Restaurant Group, Jardine Matheson Head Office, and now most recently with Jardine International Motors. Each posting has helped me gain valuable experiences, as well understanding the nuances of working across different markets and cultures.

Simon Arnold

Managing Director at Zung Fu (Hong Kong and Macau) with Jardine Matheson 2007: Graduated with a Master in Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry) from the University of Oxford 2009: Graduated with a Master of Science (Management) from the Imperial Business School 2009: Joined Jardine Matheson 2015: Appointed to first General Manager role and posted to Myanmar to set up Pizza Hut Myanmar 2019: Appointed COO of Zung Fu (Hong Kong and Macau)

Advice for graduates Starting a new career is no doubt going to be an exciting rollercoaster ride – invest the effort to learn from experts and leaders in their respective fields, and integrate into their teams through hard work and building mutual trust.

Invest the effort to learn from experts and leaders in their respective fields, and integrate into their teams through hard work and building mutual trust.

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Building Upon Our Might ME5 Kristy Rose Ryan CREATING A FIRST-CLASS AIR FORCE TAKES MORE THAN BRUTE STRENGTH – IT REQUIRES UNPARALLELED INGENUITY TOO, ON TOP OF A FLAIR FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING AND EXPERTISE IN STATE-OF-THE-ART AVIATION AND WEAPON SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS PROVIDING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS THAT ENHANCE AND SUSTAIN OUR AIR POWER. ME5 Kristy Rose Ryan

Air Force Engineer at Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) – The Republic of Singapore Air Force 2010: Graduated from NTU Electrical & Electronic Engineering and joined the RSAF as an Air Force Engineer 2014: Officer-In-Charge, 110 Squadron, HQ Air Combat Command 2016: Officer Commanding, 815 Squadron, HQ Air Combat Command 2018: Promoted to Military Expert 5. Staff Officer, Air Engineering and Logistics Department, HQ RSAF

The deciding factor Growing up, my parents frequently brought me to the Singapore Airshow where the fascinating aerobatic displays and thunderous roar of the jet engines left a big impression on me. It was then that I decided to embark on a career in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) afar graduating, as it allowed me to combine my interests in engineering and airplanes. Challenges and opportunities As an Air Force Engineer, we are held to very high standards to ensure the airworthiness of the aircraft and systems. As such, it is imperative that we continuously develop our technical competency and knowledge to do our job well. I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to attend numerous professional training courses, both overseas and local, which has helped deepen my engineering expertise.

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Experience and skills I was the Officer Commanding (OC) of Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Flight in 808 Squadron, where I led a team of Air Force Engineers to manage and maintain the systems on board the F-16D+. I lead the team to rectify aircraft and provide engineering solutions to ensure that the aircraft systems were fit for flight.

As an Air Force Engineer, we are held to very high standards to ensure the airworthiness of the aircraft and systems.

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Using Challenges to Grow Colonel Vicky Wang A MYRIAD OF CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES GAVE VICKY THE CHANCE TO EXPAND HER MENTAL AND PHYSICAL BOUNDARIES.

Colonel Vicky Wang

Commander, Cyber Defence Group at the Singapore Army 2011: Officer Commanding, Classified Unit 2015: Commanding Officer, Classified Unit 2018: Head of Personnel Development Branch, G1-Army 2020: Commander, Cyber Defence Group

Getting started I was in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in secondary school, where I enjoyed the camaraderie and the activities we carried out. Later, when I was in junior college (JC), a friend received a pamphlet regarding an SAF recruitment event, and told me about it. She asked me to join her as she knew I had been in the NCC, and that was how it all started. Opportunities and challenges Many people think that a career in the Army is mostly physical, but it is not. There are times when my job requires me to do things like route marches and obstacle courses, and these challenge me physically. But most of the time, the challenges are mental. For instance, as a leader, I need to motivate my soldiers and plan for my unit to excel. As a Signals professional, I am tested on my competency in running network operations, and have to learn new things to keep up with with IT advancements and changes. And as a staffer doing policy work, I am challenged to present ideas to improve the Army, ranging from how to develop our people to how to defend our networks.

I also had the chance to lead a battalion during operations or exercises, as well as formulate strategies at the policy level as the head of the G1-Army Personnel Development Branch. These challenges gave me the opportunity to grow and become more confident, resilient, resourceful, and adaptable, on top of expanding my mental and physical boundaries. I have emerged to become a better person from these challenges. Skills I need Being a soldier is one of the noblest, bravest and most honourable things one can do. It takes sound character, fortitude, a whole lot of courage, and qualities such as a capacity for leadership and a passion to serve. But I also think character is more important than skills, as skills can be taught. Enjoying my job The best parts of the job are the opportunities to lead. These are unique opportunities found nowhere else. You are responsible for the mission of the unit, its operational readiness and the well-being of your soldiers.

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Being a soldier is one of the noblest, bravest and most honourable things one can do. It takes sound character, fortitude, a whole lot of courage, and qualities such as a capacity for leadership and a passion to serve. From the time you take the oath to be a commander, you are in charge. Everything that happens or does not happen is wholly your responsibility. You also get to enjoy the autonomy and joyful “burden” of making a difference to the lives of soldiers and Singapore’s national defence. Advice for graduates Choose a career anchored on purpose, and you will find it easier to get out of bed and keep that spring in your step. There are many right answers, so define your own success and do not be afraid to try something out of your comfort zone.

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Embracing Change and Learning Chua Yew Wei BECAUSE YEW WEI UNDERSTANDS THAT CHANGE IS CONSTANT, HE HELPS OTHERS EMBRACE IT WHILE ALSO ALLOWING IT TO STRETCH HIM AS AN EDUCATOR.

How did you get into your current line of work? I had always wanted to be a teacher since I was in secondary school. Secondary school students are most impressionable and need someone to believe in them. I wanted to be that person helping to develop young minds and thought that teaching would be a good profession for me. After all these years, I still immensely enjoy the day-to-day interactions with my students and have not looked back since. The industry then and now One difference between then and now is the role that stakeholders play in education. Parents today seek to be much more involved in decision-making, which I believe to be a good thing. Hence, there is an increasing need to engage them early and actively to understand their perspectives, as well as communicate our plans and goals. It takes a whole village to raise a child; it is always valuable to understand parents’ individual concerns and gain their support as we all have the best interests of the child at heart. The parents also have a part to play in their child’s growth at home, too. In addition, the different platforms and resources available for teaching have evolved swiftly from the chalkboard days to a variety of online teaching tools and platforms that we can utilise to engage our students. There is a constant need to be open to learning so that we can always stay relevant for our students and engage them effectively. What made me choose to be a leader? I am thankful for my experience in the Planning Division of MOE Headquarters (HQ), where I had been involved in the PSLE review. My perspectives were broadened as the experience helped me appreciate the process of policy development, which involved multiple rounds of review, adjustment and consultation with various stakeholders.

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After my stint at HQ, I was posted back to school in a leadership position. As I was new to both the responsibility and the school, I focused on building a rapport with my team and earning their trust. My personal belief is that people do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care. By showing genuine concern for my colleagues, I was able to strengthen both my personal and working relationships with them. What I enjoy most about my job Aside from finding fulfilment in teaching students and interacting with them, as a Key Personnel (KP) in the school, I find a sense of satisfaction in supporting my colleagues in the implementation of new initiatives. While change is always feared, we also understand that change is the only constant. Putting structures in place to simplify the process helps alleviate this fear while helping people to understand the rationale behind these initiatives. I am heartened when colleagues appreciate the additional support provided, and grateful for their trust in me to proceed with implementing initiatives.

While change is always feared, we also understand that change is the only constant. Essential skills I believe facilitation skills are key to elicit genuine concerns from various stakeholders; understanding these concerns can improve engagement, promote more open conversations and steer us towards common goals. Learning from experienced facilitators during engagement sessions and facilitation courses allows me to hone my skills in this area, to be able to redirect conversations to achieve meeting goals.

Chua Yew Wei

Year Head (Upper Secondary with Ministry of Education) 2010: Graduated with a Bachelor in Applied Mathematics (Honours) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) 2011: Attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) from the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore 2012: Posted to Hong Kah Secondary School as a Mathematics Teacher 2015: Posted to MOE Headquarters to work as a Planning Officer in the Planning Division 2017: Appointed Level Head (Mathematics) at Chua Chu Kang Secondary School 2020: Promoted to Year Head (Upper Secondary) at Chua Chu Kang Secondary School

Advice for graduates It is important to see every assignment as a “stretch” assignment that will help you stretch your abilities. Keep an open mind to the different tasks assigned to you, knowing that you can learn and grow from each one as long as you reflect on each learning opportunity.

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Witnessing Change and Learning from It Phinehas Tan AS PSA INNOVATED AND ADAPTED OVER THE YEARS, PHINEHAS HAD A FRONT-ROW SEAT, AND HE LATER USED THOSE LESSONS TO TACKLE ISSUES AND STAY RELEVANT. How did you get into your current line of work? I was always interested in maths and the sciences, and a visit to PSA’s terminals during my schooling years left a deep impression on the scale and complexity of operations. The idea of being part of an organisation that deeply entrenches Singapore’s global connections was also very attractive. So when a scholarship opportunity came up towards the end of my national service, I excitedly said “Yes!” as PSA is a leading global player and plays a pivotal role in Singapore’s economy. After graduation, I joined PSA’s engineering team which planned and designed our future container terminals, as well as ensuring high reliability for the quay cranes. I was able to apply the knowledge gained in University to analyse equipment failures and improve processes. The industry then and now Over the years, PSA has ventured beyond the port into complementary port solutions and integrated systems on a digital platform, developing cargo solutions that orchestrate the global supply chain. PSA is also driving rapid digital transformation and developing innovative cargo solutions to enhance supply chain reliability and efficiency. Throughout my 16-year career, I have witnessed these changes and the impact it has on the logistics and supply chain industry. Through meticulous planning, the business has transformed and management inspired employees by presenting a compelling vision for the future. What made me choose to be a leader? PSA nurtures young graduates by providing them an immersive experience in picking up the nuts and bolts of day to day operations, before giving them the opportunities to apply their learning, fix problems and improve processes.

Throughout my time in PSA, I have worked with many industry leaders who have demonstrated integrity, decisiveness and drive for results. These are qualities which I have strived to emulate in my own work. I have experienced that the best results come when there is trust and empowerment in the team, while being focused towards common goals. I am glad that PSA has built up a supportive and nurturing culture across all teams. What I enjoy most about my job As a leader, I am accountable for the decisions that are crucial to the success of my department. I enjoy the process where my strategic action plans lead to tangible results. Working across different teams, I appreciate the diverse viewpoints and inputs to help forecast business and operations outlook. I enjoy coaching young executives and feel a sense of accomplishment when they grow professionally in their careers.

No problem is too big to solve as long as you have a plan, stay agile and be able to innovate and adapt solutions to evolving situations.

Phinehas Tan

Assistant Vice President (Pasir Panjang Terminal 1) at PSA Corporation Limited 2005: Graduated with a Master of Engineering from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine 2005: Joined PSA’s Management Associate Programme 2010: Took on the role of Quay Crane Manager 2016: Promoted to Engineering Manager overseeing all the port equipment in Tanjong Pagar and Keppel Terminals 2019: Took on the new role of Assistant Vice President (Pasir Panjang Terminal 1)

Positive to make the best out of any situation, Persistent because the best work often is not the first draft, but something which is refined over time and Pro-active not just in initiating actions, but to be in asking, probing and seeking clarifications when in doubt.

Essential skills To me, it is essential to be logical in our thought processes and to reflect on lessons learnt from past mistakes. No problem is too big to solve as long as you have a plan, stay agile and be able to innovate and adapt solutions to evolving situations. In addition, you should appreciate and recognise the contributions of your teammates so that they are aligned to the common goal. Advice for graduates Be Positive, Persistent and Pro-active.

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Rising Stars From sharing their career journey and how they have progressed thus far, these highflying graduates showcase just what sets them apart from the others. Linda Chua, AIA Singapore Pte Ltd...................................................... 70 Ernest Tan, CapitaLand Limited (The Ascott Limited) ..................... 71 Melanie Lim, Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd .................. 72 Chew Zi Ling, DSO National Laboratories ........................................... 73 Teo Jin Ming, Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) ..... 74 Benjamin Chee, Jardine Matheson .................................................... 75 Gabriela Lim, OCBC Bank ..................................................................... 76 Jay Lim, PSA Corporation Ltd .............................................................. 77 Sarin Madarasmi, TikTok ..................................................................... 78

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Breaking Barriers Linda Chua LINDA GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) AND EARNED THE INDUSTRY LICENSE IN 2008.

Getting started I majored in Media and Communications at NUS, and even then, I knew I wanted a career where I could manage my time and be able to interact with different individuals while adding value to their lives. Because I understood the importance of insurance, I chose to work in this industry to promote the welfare of individuals when I graduated. The reason why I chose AIA is because it is a longstanding brand in the industry and is one of the largest life insurers in Singapore. I also liked the fact that AIA puts its customers on the forefront of everything they do, which aligns with my passion and work ethics. Being a Financial Services Consultant all these years has made me feel great, knowing that what I have done had benefitted so many lives, proving that all my hard work is meaningful, and that my perseverance in this career is worth it.

and parcel of life. I believe in setting a positive example for others who need conviction and perseverance to join this career. All in all, life’s experiences are never wasted and I am glad to be where I am today. There is this saying that goes: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

About my role My job is to share financial literacy with others and how I can assist them in their protection or assets accumulation needs. I try my best to have meetings daily, either to meet new prospects or existing customers for servicing appointments over casual meals or coffee with no work agenda, but just to have catch-up sessions and build a rapport with my customers. On days when I do not have meetings arranged or when I am in between meetings, I will go to the office to complete paperwork or prepare for upcoming appointments.

Vital skills Extending a listening ear to your prospects and clients is important so you can better analyse their situations and needs, upon which you can provide suitable recommendations accordingly. Perseverance is essential, because at times, prospects may reject you – but they might end up being your clients at some point in the future, provided you have been persevering well and conducting your follow-ups conscientiously.

Challenges Some challenges I faced when I first started out included the lack of support from some of my family members and friends as they had doubts about me staying long in this industry. They also felt that my degree had gone to waste as I ventured into a different field from what I studied. Due to the lack of support, my spirits were dampened but I knew I had to persevere on. I eventually overcame these negative feelings and found myself stronger as I understood that handling rejections are part

Biggest achievement My greatest achievement would always be receiving commendations and referrals from my clients whenever I served them well in their financial planning needs and in processing their claims. Their texts and calls of appreciation always fill me with warmth as I know that I made a positive impact in their lives. Their referrals mean a lot to me and what I appreciate the most is when my clients, who value my service over the years, turn into my personal friends.

Linda Chua

Financial Services Consultant with AIA Singapore 2008: Graduated with a degree in Media and Communications from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and earned industry license 2014: Joined AIA Singapore 2018: Achieved the Million Dollar Club Award for the fifth consecutive year

My advice to graduates Explore this industry with an open heart and a never-say-die attitude. Rejections are bound to happen, but the rewarding part about this career is that you get paid well. Moreover, you will feel fulfilled everyday, knowing that you are making a positive difference, value-adding to the lives of others.

Their calls and texts of appreciation always fill me with warmth as I know that I made a positive impact in their lives.

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Staying Inquisitive Ernest Tan ERNEST’S INNATE CURIOSITY ALLOWED HIM TO UNDERSTAND HIS ROLE AND THE SKILLS NEEDED BETTER.

Getting started I enjoy exploring cities and am interested in improving the quality of urban life for people. This led me to pursue Urban Studies at university, and subsequently to enter the commercial real estate industry. Upon graduation in 2019, I joined CapitaLand under the Graduate Development Programme (GDP) as I wanted to gain broadbased experience across the real estate value chain. Appropriately, my first stint was in Property Management where I handled daily ground operations in buildings at Changi Business Park. This was an eye-opening experience as I learnt about the various technical systems and human activities that keep a building operational. About my job My current role mostly involves assessing investment opportunities, which means running financial feasibility studies, conducting market research and negotiating deals. While my business unit focuses on lodging assets – rental housing, student housing, co-living, serviced apartments, etc., we assess opportunities in many markets globally. This makes the work interesting, as there are always new opportunities to consider. But it is also challenging, as we need to understand different market dynamics and work well with colleagues in various countries. Besides investments, I also report on the financial and operating performance of the company’s assets and am involved in pitching for management contracts. What I enjoy most about my job I enjoy my job because I am always being exposed to new things, whether about population trends in different countries, or new types of investment and deal structures. Over time, this exposure has trained me to assess different options and scenarios, and think creatively about how each deal can be turned into a win-win situation for all parties.

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Then and now I first started in this role during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the whole team was working from home during the circuit breaker. Although communication can be quite seamless with technology, I was still quite hesitant about approaching my colleagues for guidance and tried to pick up many things via self-study. Now, I have grown to be more comfortable with being outspoken whether working remotely or in-office, and to communicate well with my peers and bosses in order to learn more quickly and contribute more effectively. Essential skills Financial modelling is a fundamental skill for this job. For those who did not learn this in school, it is possible to pick it up on your own. I picked up this skill by doing online courses and honed it further by creating practise assignments for myself based on case studies I encountered at work. Apart from that, most of the skills needed are soft skills – good communication and time management.

I believe that we find meaning in our jobs when we understand how doing our job helps and adds value to other people, be it our co-workers, clients, or industry partners.

Ernest Tan

Senior Executive, Business Development & Asset Management at CapitaLand Limited (The Ascott Limited) 2019: Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Urban Studies from Yale-NUS College 2019: Joined CapitaLand’s Graduate Development Programme (GDP), beginning with rotations in Business Park Operations 2020: Rotated to Ascott and joined the Business Development & Asset Management team 2021: Promoted to Senior Executive, Business Development & Asset Management, Ascott

Advice for graduates My advice for fresh graduates would be to build a strong rapport with your co-workers. This will help you learn faster and understand the context behind your role better. Also, outside of work, it is important to stay inquisitive and read up outside of your direct job scope; this helps you understand better how your role fits in the context of the company and the macro economy. I believe that we find meaning in our jobs when we understand how doing our job helps and adds value to other people, be it our coworkers, clients, or industry partners.

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Learning Through the Challenges Melanie Lim AN ABILITY TO LEARN AND ADAPT QUICKLY HELPED MELANIE TACKLE ANY OBSTACLES IN HER PATH.

Getting started During my second year of university, I pursued a double major in Marketing and Operations Management. This gave me the flexibility of choosing both an area of interest and an area I excelled in. After graduation, I worked in roles relevant to both my majors for two years, and eventually jumped at the opportunity to join the Landside Concessions team with Changi Airport Group (CAG) – a job that aligned closely with both my strengths and interests. Despite having no prior experience in leasing, I took a leap of faith to join the team and learn the new skills required on-the-job. Since this role involved liaising with stakeholders and the creation of experiences for the airport’s customers, I was confident that my past job experience would allow me to add value to my role. About my role As part of CAG’s Commercial cluster, the Landside Concessions team drives revenue for CAG by managing the food and beverage (F&B), retail and services shop units within the public areas of Changi Airport’s terminals. My core areas of work include engaging with brands, negotiating contracts, planning renovations and overseeing the day-to-day operations of each unit. I take great pride in being able to journey with our tenants towards achieving a common goal of delighting all visitors to Changi Airport. In addition to our main job scope, we are also given the opportunity to lead special projects. For example, I had the chance to lead a space upgrading project to convert retail units into open concept F&B kiosks. This entire project, from design to construction and leasing, was done in 2020 during the pandemic, making it exceptionally challenging. Despite all odds, and with the guidance and support from my peers and supervisors, the project was completed successfully, and it was truly a rewarding experience.

What I enjoy most about my job Working for CAG has been a very dynamic and exciting journey that has left me with a great sense of fulfilment every step of the way. For instance, I feel a strong sense of achievement whenever a brand we bring in opens its doors for the first time, or when I get to see visitors enjoying a freshly revamped space that I had a part in creating. As with any job, it is never always a bed of roses. But I am glad to be surrounded by a team of passionate and driven individuals who work hard towards the common goals of enhancing the experience at Changi Airport, while generating revenue for the business. Then and now Due to the pandemic, the past year has been extremely challenging for us as we pivoted to adapt to the new normal. With the support from our management team and our partners, we have been able to react quickly and well to the ever-changing situation. This experience has taught me the importance of maintaining good relationships with our partners, and to be adaptable and resourceful in order to bring in new streams of revenue for CAG. Essential skills Good interpersonal and communication skills are extremely important in this role. We are required to work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, so these skills help us to forge stronger relationships with our partners and allow us to better manage their expectations as we work towards our goals. Negotiation skills are also key to obtain the best win-win outcome for all parties. This may not be easy at the start, but with more exposure, and by learning from seniors and peers, you will pick up useful tactics to enhance your negotiations strategy.

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Melanie Lim

Senior Associate, Landside Concessions with Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) 2016: Graduated with a Degree in Business Management from Singapore Management University (SMU) 2016: Joined an international hospitality company’s Southeast Asia & India Management Trainee Programme 2018: Joined the Landside Concessions team under CAG’s Commercial cluster

Circumstances may change and efforts may seem to be in vain, but as long as you keep an open mind, learn to adapt quickly and have the right attitude, the growth you will gain from it all will be invaluable. My advice to graduates With any job or role, there are bound to be challenges. Circumstances may change and efforts may seem to be in vain, but as long as you keep an open mind, learn to adapt quickly and have the right attitude, the growth you will gain from it all will be invaluable.

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Relishing the Challenge Chew Zi Ling FROM CONSTANTLY LEARNING TO DISCOVERING VULNERABILITIES IN A SYSTEM, ZI LING FINDS FULFILMENT IN CHALLENGES.

Getting started Before entering university, I took an introductory course on C programming and developed an interest in the field of computer science. This led to my decision to pursue a degree in Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS). In particular, I chose a computer security specialisation after participating in numerous Capture-the-Flag competitions and found that I really enjoyed the challenges. Subsequently, I chanced upon DSO’s cybersecurity internship during my second year of study and decided to go for it as I felt that it would be meaningful to use my cybersecurity skills for Singapore’s defence. The great experience I had during my internship convinced me that it was what I wanted to do after graduation. After the internship, I successfully applied for the DSO SOAR scholarship and joined DSO upon graduation! About my job I am from the Computer Security Lab in DSO. Here, we work on developing tools and techniques to enhance our capability in analysing software vulnerabilities. We also perform security assessment of systems. Currently, I am working on improving an automated static analysis tool for discovering vulnerabilities. I am also involved in mobile security analysis work. What I enjoy most about my job The most fulfilling part of my job is when I manage to discover vulnerabilities in a system. Testing a system is like solving a puzzle. It can be challenging, but there is a sense of achievement when vulnerable codes or configurations are found. Once we discover vulnerabilities, we develop a Proof-ofConcept (POC) for exploiting the vulnerability and demonstrate risks on the system. Subsequently, we inform the developers so that they can patch them and protect the systems against cyber attacks.

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Then and now Many of the projects we do at DSO require in-depth technical knowledge. Even with a background in computer science, it was still a steep learning curve for me when I first joined. Thankfully, my supervisors are extremely helpful in providing guidance with their wealth of knowledge and expertise. Essential skills Being in a research and development (R&D) organisation, I would say that innovation and perseverance are essential skills. We are constantly exploring new technologies and coming up with new ideas or methods to solve problems. However, there is a lot of trial and error involved in this process and it is important to avoid being demoralised. I believe that being passionate about the job and maintaining a positive attitude will help us to persevere on and face the challenges ahead!

Chew Zi Ling Cyber Researcher at DSO National Laboratories 2018: Awarded the DSO SOAR Scholarship 2019: Graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS) 2019: Joined DSO as a Cybersecurity Researcher

Never stop learning and levelling up skills. Advice for graduates Never stop learning and levelling up skills. In the cybersecurity field where technology is rapidly advancing, we need to consistently keep up-to-date with new technologies and take the initiative to learn more about them!

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At the Frontier of AI in Defence Teo Jin Ming TO CREATE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) SOLUTIONS WITH MEANINGFUL IMPACT, JIN MING SEEKS OUT UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES AND CHALLENGES ASSUMPTIONS.

Getting started I was intrigued by the field of artificial intelligence (AI) during my university studies and internships, where I learnt about delivering AI-driven solutions and coding web applications. I was amazed by the many possibilities of AI applications and set my sights on working in this frontier of technology development. Knowing that the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) is a tech-centric organisation focusing on integrating state-of-the-art technologies for national defence, I decided to join the organisation and further hone my skill sets in this field. About my job I am an Engineer with DSTA’s Digital Hub, specialising in computer vision (CV). My role is to build, improve and extend CV capabilities to help the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) work better and smarter by enhancing their digital tools and work processes. On a day-to-day basis, I work closely with my DSTA colleagues, SAF partners, and also collaborate with academia and start-ups to implement cutting-edge techniques and technologies. I also get to develop and explore new CV algorithms and tools, which is fun and interesting! What I enjoy most about my job The work we do is very forward-looking, so I enjoy experimenting and applying new emerging technologies to enhance existing defence capabilities, especially in the digital sphere. As we build and integrate AI capabilities into the SAF’s operational processes, it is amazing to see the capabilities you have worked on in action, and hear from our SAF partners that those capabilities have improved their work flow. I also like the nurturing yet stimulating work culture in DSTA. It is very motivating to collaborate with passionate people and do hands-on work that fuels my interests in technology.

Then and now Initially, I was concerned about delving deeper into different CV aspects – such as object detection, segmentation and image classification – as I had limited exposure to such technicalities during my studies. I was also unsure if I could apply them well in the context of the SAF’s requirements. To bridge such gaps, DSTA provides essential engineering workshops and specialised technology courses to help new staff gain relevant skills and transit into the working environment. For example, I have attended courses by Carnegie Mellon University where we explored applying CV techniques to robotics. Of course, nothing beats learning directly from experts who have practical experience, like my friendly and knowledgeable colleagues, and having many opportunities to gain experience first-hand at work. We also organise monthly technical sharing sessions with our colleagues and interns to discuss research approaches and technicalities. In fact, I have had the chance to mentor several interns while they explored the latest AI technologies and research! Having strong teamwork and knowing our team members’ dynamics and strengths help a lot in collaborating more effectively. Whenever I face challenges, such as making critical technical decisions for a coding pipeline, I know I can get support from a capable and close-knit team.

It is very motivating to collaborate with passionate people and do hands-on work that fuels my interests in technology.

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Teo Jin Ming

Engineer (Digital Hub) with the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) 2019: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics (Honours) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) 2020: Joined the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) as an Engineer with Digital Hub 2021: Led development of a project from concept to system development

Essential skills While it is good to have a strong background in coding and AI, the most important factors are having the right attitude for learning and a sense of curiosity. You can improve your coding and AI fundamentals by taking related courses in university or online, and taking part in hackathons and AI-related internships can help build hands-on experience in a fun way too. Start with a DSTA internship or join our digital learning fest, BrainHack! In fact, I helped to organise the “Today I Learned” AI camp where we taught students AI skills regardless of experience level – highly recommended! My advice to graduates Always ask why. To truly appreciate why things are implemented the way they are, you have to understand the underlying rationale or principles, and challenge any assumptions. This will help ensure that the systems and tools we develop can create meaningful impact on Singapore’s defence.

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Recognising the Value of Transferable Skills Benjamin Chee THOUGH HE DECIDED TO PURSUE A CAREER IN BUSINESS, BENJAMIN’S DECISION TO STUDY ENGINEERING AND PICK UP RELATED SKILLS HAS STOOD HIM IN GOOD STEAD. Getting started I studied Engineering in university because I believed that it would provide me with the skill sets needed to break down problems, as well as to look at things with a different lens. The skills I picked up could be applied to different industries – engineering or otherwise – and career paths. My first year in Jardine Engineering Corporation (JEC) has been really rewarding and empowering. Over the past year, I have been working as a business and data analyst for the digital arm in JEC – Jardines Engineering Digital Insights (JEDI). Because it is quite a new thing for a traditional engineering company like JEC, we have received a fair bit of spotlight since our launch. About my job My job is to help the business become more data-driven. It is a continuation from the cohort project – “Data-Driven Leadership” learning pathway which the 2020 Jardine Executive Trainees (JETs) helped launch in Jardine Matheson (Jardines). Within my team in JEDI, that means sharing best practices and methods in becoming more data-driven. We need to know the processes and tools available at our disposal to make data-driven decisions, and building the infrastructure to enable that. On the operations side, I take on a frontfacing role through project management when it comes to executing and delivering on new projects we have won. I communicate and liaise with customers and solution partners. Outside of JEDI, I also assist the executive branch of JEC in strategy discussion and preparing decks for them in their presentations. As a Jardine Executive Trainee (JET), I do get a lot of opportunities to work with senior leaders and join their strategy meetings. I also help our senior executives prepare materials for the upper management meetings.

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What I enjoy most about my job My boss gives me a lot of autonomy and empowerment when it comes to taking up responsibilities. So, as a JET, I can wear multiple hats. We are here to learn, and getting my hands dirty just make things so much more fun! It is quite a forgiving place, when presented with opportunities, so I can try to propose a lot of things. Then and now I learnt that I enjoy hands-on work, going deep into the business operations side of things, and taking on pretty technical tasks. Coming from an engineering background, I also enjoy looking into how a project is crafted from endto-end, and finding the best way to solve a problem. The Jardine Executive Trainee Scheme (JETS) programme provides a good breadth of cross-functional experience, so I can build strong in-depth industry and business knowledge from attending management meetings and working with senior leaders early on in my career.

I think an engineering background has expanded my domain knowledge and equipped me with the right tools to understand some of the key innovations and practices used in a tech-enabled business environment.

Benjamin Chee

Jardine Executive Trainee, Jardine Matheson 2020: Graduated with a degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) 2020: Joined the Jardine Executive Trainee Scheme (JETS) 2020: Assigned to Jardine Engineering Corporation (JEC), working as a business and data analyst for the Jardines Engineering Digital Insights (JEDI) team 2021: Continuing on his JETS journey, joined the DFI Retail Group for his second-year of rotations

Essential skills I think an engineering background has expanded my domain knowledge and equipped me with the right tools to understand some of the key innovations and practices used in a tech-enabled business environment. For JEC in particular, my background definitely helps as I am frequently exposed to data analytics. It has helped me work with data and software products, something under rapid development here. As I also manage projects from tender proposals all the way to execution, project management and stakeholder management skills are also essential. Advice for graduates Do not be afraid to take on new things, be willing to take on responsibilities, have a good learning attitude and humility to learn from others at all levels.

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Looking for Learning Opportunities Everywhere to Improve Gabriela Lim FROM THE OCBC GRADUATE TALENT PROGRAMME TO A COFFEE JOINT, GABRIELA KEEPS LEARNING SO SHE CAN BENEFIT ALL AROUND HER.

Getting started Upon graduating with a degree in Communication Studies from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), I was accepted into OCBC’s Graduate Talent Programme (GTP). The GTP is unique as we could apply to the department of our choice, giving us greater ownership over our career choices. Having developed an inclination towards entrepreneurship, joining Digital Ecosystems felt like a natural fit for me to explore my interests in areas like start-ups and innovation. I work with various lifestyle partners to create digital products and experiences that provide a strong value proposition. I have many friends and family who are customers of the bank. Watching them interact with our digital services with delight spurs me on to find the next spark that will ignite joy in them. I knew that I wanted to work in an organisation that provided a safe space to share ideas, make mistakes, and grow as a professional. The GTP provided me with exactly that, as I had mentors who were always willing to listen and guide me. I really appreciate how OCBC provides opportunities to not only grow and learn, but also be heard! About my job My job requires us to collaborate with lifestyle partners to create new customer experiences. We work closely with teams such as IT, Market Research and Experience Design to brainstorm, build and finally go-to-market. I really enjoy the work because the strategies I help develop very much encompasses my lifestyle, from where I dine, how I shop, and even to the deals that I go for.

Life as a GTP is very dynamic. During our first year, we underwent job rotations tailored to prepare us for our eventual roles. For example, my stint at Branch Banking gave me first-hand insights of the customer’s journey with the Bank and chances to build lasting bonds with the colleagues that serve my community. Even today, there are still opportunities to learn! I have recently started mentoring one of the graduate hires in my team, and I realised that the process is not easy. It requires a lot of effort and dedication. Thankfully, my mentors are just a phone call away. I do miss having a coffee with them in person and cannot wait till we can properly meet up again. What I enjoy most about my job I find creating innovative products and solutions that will improve the lives of the people around me most rewarding. We connect various lifestyle partners to innovations in areas like healthcare, payments and travel, all while ensuring sustainability for the bank. Once, I was ordering coffee and the store requested that I not pay by credit card. Curious as to why, I dug a little deeper and discovered that they struggled with the overheads for smaller credit card transactions. Understanding the merchant’s pain points, no matter how small, helps my team develop a strategy to improve the payment process. Then and now Each month, I would present updates for a project to our Deputy President. My manager felt that it would be a great opportunity for me to represent the team in sharing the update. At first, presenting to senior management was quite intimidating. Through practise and guidance, I grew more confident and began to understand what the senior management was looking for. With their guidance, I was able to guide our strategic direction to meet their objectives more effectively.

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Gabriela Lim

Manager, Digital Ecosystems with OCBC Bank 2019: Graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a degree in Communication Studies 2019: Joined the OCBC Graduate Talent Programme (GTP) 2020: Promoted to Assistant Manager 2021: Promoted to Manager

Be humble, as this will allow you to see things from the stakeholders’ perspectives, manage their expectations and work more effectively together with them. Essential skills I think the most important skill to possess in my current role is stakeholder management. It is crucial to know how to sell your vision to team members and stakeholders so that we can work towards the same goals. My advice to graduates Be humble, as this will allow you to see things from the stakeholders’ perspectives, manage their expectations and work more effectively together with them. Having an attitude of humility is the key to helping you reflect, seek improvement and grow in your career!

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Straddling Technology, Business and Leadership Jay Lim BECAUSE OF HIS NICHE AREA OF WORK, JAY HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP UNIQUE INSIGHTS.

Getting started I joined PSA as an IT Management Associate (MA), but prior to that I had had an internship with them. This gave me a great introduction to what PSA does and provided the opportunity to experience the company’s culture. During the internship, I learnt that PSA is a global port group that places strong emphasis on innovation and technology in tandem with the maritime industry’s digital transformation. Coming from an IT background, PSA’s commitment to advance its technological capabilities was something that greatly attracted me. I was also really impressed by the warm and friendly culture, as well as the cohesiveness and strong team spirit at the workplace – people look out for one another and frequently go the extra mile to support each other. Many of us became good friends outside of work! About my job My team designs, builds and maintains products which serve the needs of the port community, and contribute to the digital transformation of the logistics ecosystem. We leverage PSA’s strong network of partnerships with stakeholders in the global supply chain to enhance end-to-end logistics operations visibility. This helps us to improve planning, asset utilisation, efficiency, and productivity, thereby reinforcing Singapore’s position as a global logistics and supply chain management hub. I actively drive the product and portfolio strategy, roadmap, feature ideation and prioritisation while working with my engineers to ensure that our choice of technologies are aligned with PSA’s business strategy and goals. My team and I engage multiple stakeholders including those in the port community such as shipping lines, container depots and trucking companies and government agencies.

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What I enjoy most about my job I really like that my team operates in a “start-up” style. I enjoy the fast pace, autonomy and culture of innovation, all while knowing that I have the safety net of an established organisation! A global role also means making a global impact, and that is exciting to me too! I have worked on innovations and technology products that improve the operational efficiency of our terminals and our port community, building business resilience and sustainability. For example, we leverage machine learning and data science to help global shipping lines optimise routes and reduce waiting times, thus cutting down on fuel consumption and reducing carbon emissions. My current role focuses on product development for PSA Cargo Solutions, a unit of PSA International which enables cargo and trade flow visibility and better orchestrates the global supply chain. I like how this role has the transformative potential to evolve the logistics and supply chain industry to become more efficient and sustainable in the long run.

I would say that having good technical competencies are necessary, but not sufficient. Good business acumen is needed to guide the strategic application of technical knowledge to meet business needs, which is vital for the company. Essential skills My roles in the last few years have always been in the intersection of technology, business and leadership. I would say that having good technical competencies are necessary, but not sufficient. Good business acumen is needed to guide the strategic application of technical knowledge to meet business needs,

Jay Lim

Product Team Lead, Infocomm Technology and Data Division, PSA Corporation Limited 2013: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from Singapore Management University (SMU) 2013: Joined PSA’s premier IT Management Associate Programme after an internship stint in 2011 2013: Started the first of a series of rotations covering container terminal business, software engineering, IT governance and product management 2019: Participated in PSA’s global attachment programme with PSA Antwerp, Belgium 2020: Took on the Product Lead role to drive development of innovative solutions for PSA’s core and new businesses

which is vital for the company. As I took on the additional responsibility of leading a team, having good people and communication skills, the ability to harness motivation and facilitating team discussions became important as well. Thankfully, these are skills that can be honed while on the job – hence, a willingness to learn becomes extremely important for success at work! As an IT MA, I had multiple rotations across software engineering, IT governance and product management. Through the various stints, I was able to work on or dabble in various technologies in one way or another. These include permissioned blockchain, machine learning, robotic process automation, etc. Being agile and adaptable definitely helped me to perform better!

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Ensuring Growth with Continuous Learning Sarin Madarasmi TO SARIN, LEARNING IS NOT ONLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF TOOLS AVAILABLE ONLINE AND OFFLINE – IT IS ASKING FOR FEEDBACK AS WELL.

Getting started As a computer science graduate, doors to the tech industry where the environment is fast-paced and ever-changing were opened to me. The challenges brought on by the tech industry enables me to continue to improve and inspires me to keep myself updated with the latest technology. Wanting a different perspective and a wider domain knowledge, I embarked on my journey with TikTok in October 2020. TikTok is a company with ample resources for growth coupled with a fast-paced environment, and strong culture driven by talented young minds. We adopt an agile method in our work which allows us to expand the breadth of our coverage and lets us grow in the career direction we seek. The team is very receptive to feedback and ideas are implemented rapidly, allowing things to flow more fluidly and efficiently. About my job Joining a team that was supporting a product at its infant stage meant I had a higher influence on shaping its processes. This gave me a broader understanding of the teams’ direction and provided the space to share and grow my technical knowledge. With this role, I was able to obtain a birds-eye view of the entire development process and suggest enhancements accordingly. Seeing the projects come to fruition and the positive impact that it brings is what gives me the greatest satisfaction.

Sarin Madarasmi

I have learnt to better communicate with various stakeholders and set priorities to ensure all deliverables are completed in a timely manner. Essential skills Coding skills and project management represent only the base of a strong engineer’s responsibility. It is equally important to be data-driven when communicating an idea as it helps solidify and gives more weight to the suggestions we make. With this new understanding, I am now able to put forward recommendations and lead discussions more comfortably. In addition, running multiple projects in parallel is expected within the team. I have learnt to better communicate with various stakeholders and set priorities to ensure all deliverables are completed in a timely manner.

Staff Software Engineer with TikTok 2016: Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Honours) from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities 2016: Joined Agoda, designing and implementing in five separate services 2019: Designed company-wide feature store and promoted to Senior Software Engineer 2020: Joined TikTok to work on a new product in cloud data warehouse 2021: Obtained the role of Service Quality Architect to lead efforts in various standards and guidelines across all microservices

My advice to graduates For me, continuous learning is necessary to ensure growth in any role. As an engineer, it is important to expand our knowledge base beyond projects via the available resources online and offline provided by TikTok to all employees. It is also crucial to get acquainted with development tools such as Git, Docker and K8s, and project management tools such as Jira as it helps improve efficiency within the role. Another piece of advice is to be comfortable in asking questions and seeking feedback as teammates are always willing to lend a helping hand and a learning culture is fostered within teams. A more agile approach is preferred and teammates and leaders alike appreciate the different perspectives brought to the table. Being open to discussing and sharing ideas is the foundation to our collaborative culture.

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IN THIS SECTION Accenture .......................................................... 81 AIA Singapore Pte Ltd ....................................... 82 Advanced Micro Devices (Singapore) Pte Ltd ..................................... 86 BDO LLP ..............................................................87 CapitaLand Limited .......................................... 88 Central Provident Fund Board ......................... 90 Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd ..... 92 Citi Singapore .................................................... 94 DSO National Laboratories............................... 96 Deloitte Singapore ............................................ 98 Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) .............................................. 99 EY .................................................................... 100 Far East Organization ..................................... 101 GlaxoSmithKline ............................................. 102 Grab................................................................. 104 Income ........................................................... 105 J.P. Morgan ..................................................... 106 L’Oréal Singapore ............................................ 107

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Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd ........................ 108 Mastercard ...................................................... 109 Micron Technology ......................................... 110 Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) ...................... 112 Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) The Republic of Singapore Air Force ......... 116 Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) The Singapore Army................................... 117 Ministry of Education..................................... 118 Ministry of Foreign Affairs............................. 120 OCBC Bank ..................................................... 122 Philips.............................................................. 123 PwC Singapore ................................................ 125 Shopee............................................................. 126 Singapore Police Force................................... 127 Unilever ........................................................... 128 Urban Redevelopment Authority .................. 129 Wildlife Reserves Singapore ........................ 130

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Accenture

RANKINGS 40th In the top 100 3rd Consulting

Contact Accenture 250 North Bridge Road, Level 35, Raffles City Tower, Singapore 179101 Web: Accenture.com/graduates Social Media: @accenturesingapore @accenture_sg @Accenture Southeast Asia

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Sectors Consulting IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Number of employees

More than 100,000 employees Locations Singapore International

More about us Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services – all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres.

Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com. Application periods Graduate jobs: • August – October

To deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity.

Application procedure Apply online at accenture.com/ graduates Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Digital Assessment (for selected roles) Step 3: Interview Stage/Assessment Centre Step 4: Offer

• February – April Internships: • October – January (Summer) • September – November • May – July

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AIA Singapore Pte Ltd

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AIA Financial Career Scheme 2020/2021 With unemployment and economic uncertainty on the back of COVID-19, AIA Singapore in partnership with AIA Investment Management (AIAIM) have launched the AIA Financial Career Scheme. Enhance your marketability and financial competency via a suite of structured training programmes Up to 200 new career opportunities for fresh graduates

and mid-career1 switchers.

Bonus will be awarded upon completion of certain training modules in the programme.

Financial support2 offered

ranging from S$2,000 to S$5,000.

1 Selected participants are subjected to a fit and proper check and other examinations requirements as deemed necessary. 2 Subject to terms and conditions and meeting certain sales validation criteria.

An initial 10-month structured training that includes: • Associate Financial Planner (AFPCM) / Associate Financial Consultant (AFC) Certification3 • Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Level 1 Certification • Foundation Investment Certification (FIC) accreditation by AIAIM

3 Part of the AIA Premier Programme – a comprehensive training and support system to groom new AIA Representatives to achieve Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) within two years.

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AIA Singapore Pte Ltd

RANKINGS 72nd In the top 100 1st Insurance and Risk Management

More about us At AIA Singapore, we are committed to being our customers’ life partners, journeying and helping them live healthier, longer and better lives, across generations. Being an AIA Financial Services Consultant is not just another job. You’ll go beyond providing professional financial advice and services – by truly making a positive difference in people’s lives, being there for them through good and challenging times, be it enabling them to achieve their financial goals or leading healthier lifestyles.

Besides that, you’ll be rewarded and recognised for your efforts with incentives and trips as well as opportunities to advance your career – in addition to the flexibility you will have in charting it. You’ll also be given a head-start with guided trainings, all the way to helping you achieve your Million Dollar Round Table status. Join us today for a fulfilling career that will give you insight to a rewarding horizon!

It’s #NotJustAnotherJob at AIA, and what we’re looking for is not just another Financial Services Consultant. Speak to us today and find out about this exciting career!

Contact AIA Singapore Pte Ltd 1 Robinson Road, AIA Tower, Singapore 048542 Tel: (+65) 6543 0977 Web: www.NotJustAnotherJob.sg Email: sg.mycareer@aia.com Social Media: @aiasingapore Sectors Banking and Financial Services Insurance and Risk Management Jobs available Graduate job Accepted degree discipline Finance Number of employees

10,000 to 50,000 employees Locations Singapore – Central Singapore – East Singapore – West Application procedure Write in to sg.mycareer@aia.com Selection process Step 1: Online application/email application Step 2: Interview Application periods Graduate jobs: All year-round. Financial Career Scheme has limited vacancies and is available till 31 Dec 2021.

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

RANKINGS 23rd In the top 100 4th Engineering, Design and Manufacturing 5th IT and Technology

Contact Advanced Micro Devices (Singapore) Pte Ltd 508 Chai Chee Lane, #06-01, Singapore 469032 Tel: +(65) 6796 9888 Web: https://jobs.amd.com/ Email: recruitment.sg@amd.com

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Social Media: @amd @AMD

@AMD Sector Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree discipline Engineering Number of employees

10,000 – 50,000 employees

More about us Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company of 10,000 people, achieving many important industry firsts along the way.

Our Vision

Our Mission

Application procedure Submit application to: recruitment.sg@ amd.com

AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualisation products to solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges. There has never been a better time to be in the semiconductor industry, and we are ready to tackle the next 50 years with high-performance computing and graphics solutions that transform all of our lives.

Build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences.

Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Shortlisting Step 3: Recruiter Assessment Step 4: Interview

AMD is the only company in the world that has both high-performance graphics and highperformance compute technology. Whether you are talking about gaming, VR, AR, artificial intelligence, or the new cloud workloads; these applications require high performance, and our unique capability is to put these together into solutions.

Engineer Your Future

High performance computing is transforming our lives.

Locations Singapore International – Global Presence

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BDO LLP

RANKINGS 93rd In the top 100 6th Accounting and Financial Management

Contact BDO LLP 600 North Bridge Road, #23-01, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778 Tel: (+65) 6828 9118 Web: www.bdo.com.sg/en-gb/careers Email: career@bdo.com.sg Social Media: @BDOSingapore @bdo-singapore @BDO_Singapore @bdosg

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Sectors Accountancy and Financial Management Consulting Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us Established in 1972 and a member firm of BDO International since 1979, we offer a full range of services including audit, corporate finance, business restructuring, tax advisory, management consulting and risk advisory. Our clients are from most fields of business in Singapore and include subsidiaries of multinational corporations, public and private companies operating in industries as diverse as hoteliers, property developers, electronics manufacturing, marine, transportation, solicitors and publishers. Some of our clients are well-known, while many are medium-sized emerging businesses.

To be the leader of exceptional client service.

Our size is at its optimum, it is large enough to enable us to provide the full range of world-class services, and at the same time, allows clients to benefit from our breadth and depth of expertise as the world’s 5th largest accounting network.

Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Finance Number of employees

Simply, our services begin with your needs. Whether you are a start-up or an established enterprise looking to take the next step up, we are well-equipped to assist you from ground level to the highest stratosphere of success.

50,000 - 100,000 employees

Application periods Graduate jobs: Associate Positions - (Audit & Assurance), (Tax Advisory), (Accounting & Payroll), (Management Consulting), (Corporate Advisory), (Restructuring & Forensics), (Risk Advisory Services-Internal Audit) - All year round Internships: Internship Positions - (Audit & Assurance), (Tax Advisory), (Accounting), (Management Consulting), (Corporate Advisory), (Restructuring & Forensics) - All year round

Application procedure If you believe you have the right values and attitude in wanting to be part of our big BDO family, send in your detailed resume and a recent photograph to career@bdo.com.sg

Locations Singapore International – BDO’s global network extends across 167 countries and territories

Selection process Step 1: Online application Step 2: Shortlisting of candidate application Step 3: Interview Step 4: Presenting of employment offer

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CapitaLand Limited

capitaland.com/careers Cultivating a Strong Workforce As a multinational company, CapitaLand is always on the lookout for high-calibre individuals with strong potential to support us, and grow with us. Our belief is that while bringing in the best people is an important first step in our talent management strategy, bringing out the best in them is just as important. Our success is built on the strengths of our strong infrastructure, and our diverse and inclusive workforce which consists of more than 12,100 employees from over 80 nationalities. One of our key focus areas is to develop competency in diversity management in our global talent base. Through our international recruitment and development programmes, we develop local talents to lead our businesses in overseas locations.

More about us CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) is one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it owns and manages a global portfolio worth about S$137.7 billion as at 31 March 2021, comprising commercial, retail; business park, industrial and logistics; integrated development, urban development; lodging; residential; as well as 6 listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and over 20 private funds. Present across more than 240 cities in over 30

countries, CapitaLand focuses on Singapore and China as its core markets, while continuing to expand in markets such as India, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and the USA. In the long term, CapitaLand aims to be a leading global enterprise that enriches people and communities through high-quality real estate products and services. In addition to providing exciting career opportunities, CapitaLand engages, empowers and maximises employees’ potential as it seeks to build talent and leaders to realise this vision.

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CapitaLand Limited

RANKINGS 41st In the top 100 1st Property and Real Estate

Contact CapitaLand Limited 168 Robinson Road, #30-01 Capital Tower, Singapore 068912 Web: capitaland.com/careers Email: buildyourdream@capitaland.com Social Media: @capitaland @capitaland @capitaland @capitaland @capitaland Sector Property and Real Estate Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Number of employees Talent Management We believe that our company is only as extraordinary as our people who contribute

greatly to the Group’s culture and success. This is why we focus on hiring the best people internationally, and have strategic, integrated, and quality learning programmes for continual learning and development at all career stages. We offer opportunities for challenging and rewarding careers where employees are able to continually learn and develop their personal and professional capabilities, while working alongside a talented, international and diverse workforce. Leveraging our significant scale across our businesses worldwide, we have various programmes that enable employees to contribute to the communities in markets where we operate. To further support our goals, we have our own training institutes – the CapitaLand Institute of Management & Business (CLIMB) and Ascott Centre for Excellence (ACE). These training centres provide programmes for continual learning and skills development, and ensure more focused, systematic and consistent human resource development.

10,000 – 50,000 employees Locations Singapore International Application procedure Apply online via capitaland.com/careers and shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Central Provident Fund Board

RANKING 94th In the top 100

Central Provident Fund Board

Contact Central Provident Fund Board 238A Thomson Road, Novena Square, Singapore 307684 Web: www.cpf.gov.sg/careers Email: hr@cpf.gov.sg map@cpf.gov.sg (For MAP-related queries) Social Media: @CPFBoard @cpf_board @CPF Board

www.cpf.gov.sg/careers

Sector Public Sector Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us The Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board helps 4 million members save for their retirement, healthcare and housing needs. As the trustee of the nation’s retirement savings, we serve CPF members knowing that we make a difference. As long as you have the passion and commitment to serve the public, you will find your niche in our big family that consists of more than 50 departments in the following job families:

Management Associate Programme (MAP)

• Customer Service

The CPF Management Associate Programme (MAP) offers you a head start in this meaningful career, equipping you with opportunities to interact with senior management and accelerated growth through structured rotations, mentorship and leadership programmes. If you are driven, innovative and a team player, join us to make a difference to the lives of CPF members. Application for the MAP opens from 16 August 2021 to 14 November 2021.

• Enforcement

Information Technology

• Information Technology

We are a team of 700 people with diverse job capabilities ranging from Application Development & Support, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Critical Infra Operating Systems Support, DevSecOps, to Enterprise Architecture, where you can explore your area of interest and work on meaningful projects that make a difference to the lives of all Singaporeans.

• Agency Services

• Management of Schemes • Policy and Corporate Development

To enable Singaporeans to have a secure retirement, through lifelong income, healthcare financing and home financing.

Grow your IT Career with CPF Board! Submit your resume/CV to hr_it@cpf.gov.sg.

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Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Property and Built Environment Sciences Social Work Teaching and Education Number of employees

1,000 – 10,000 employees Location Singapore Application procedure Apply online at www.cpf.gov.sg/careers. We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Psychometric Assessments Step 3: Interview Application periods Management Associate Programme: 16 August 2021 to 14 November 2021 Internships: Applications are accepted year round

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4 million people At CPF Board, our work enriches the lives of our members and helps them meet their retirement, healthcare, and home ownership needs. The CPF Management Associate Programme (MAP) offers you a head start in this meaningful career, equipping you with opportunities to interact with senior management and accelerated growth through structured rotations, mentorship, and leadership programmes.

To learn more, visit cpf.gov.sg/map


Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

RANKINGS 12th In the top 100 1st Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain 2nd Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Contact Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd Singapore Changi Airport, PO Box 168, Singapore 918146 Web: careers.changiairport.com Social Media: @changiairport @changiairport @Changi Airport Group

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Sectors Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Property and Built Environment More about us Changi Airport Group is first and foremost a service company. We operate Singapore Changi Airport, the world’s most awarded airport, and help develop and manage airports worldwide. Our people are our most important asset in our mission to be the world’s leading airport company, growing a vibrant air hub in Singapore and enhancing the communities we serve worldwide. We aspire to build a company where ordinary people achieve extraordinary results. Our people have a passion for service and are committed to teamwork, integrity and excellence. Working together with our colleagues and partners to

Number of employees achieve the best outcome, we deliver innovative services and create a world-class experience for our customers. Changi Airport Group offers a unique work environment in a global, vibrant and exciting airport community. With a set-up of multiple businesses, we present challenging work and diverse opportunities for our employees to further their personal and professional growth, providing a platform for them to develop and see through their ideas and contributions, making an impact to our organisation and to the communities we serve locally and globally.

To be the world’s leading airport company, growing a vibrant air hub in Singapore and enhancing the communities we serve worldwide

1,000 – 10,000 employees Location Singapore Application procedure Apply online at careers.changiairport. com Selection process Step 1: Online application Step 2: Selection test(s) Step 3: Interview Selection process may differ for each role. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified Application periods Graduate jobs: All year round Internships: December to February

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Citi Singapore

oncampus.citi.com

More about us

Key Businesses

Global Consumer Bank (GCB)

Citi has been in Singapore since 1902 and has grown into a full-service bank, offering consumers, corporations, governments and institutions in Singapore a broad range of financial products and services.

We operate through two business segments in Singapore.

Citibank Singapore Limited (CSL) conducts a full range of consumer banking activities (represented by its Global Consumer Bank [GCB] and International Personal Bank [IPB] businesses).

Citi Singapore provides employment to around 8,500 people, making it one of the largest foreign banking employers in Singapore. Globally, Singapore is a significant hub for Citi. The country houses a number of our regional and global client coverage and product units, and it is home to many of our Asia and ASEAN leadership teams. Our Changi site is also home to the Citi Innovation Lab for Treasury and Trade Solutions, as well as Citi Solutions Center. Citi Solutions Center houses our bank’s Operations and Technology (O&T) function that provides round-the-clock support for our businesses in Singapore and across the region.

Institutional Clients Group (ICG) ICG provides the most comprehensive suite of financial services, products and financing solutions to top local corporations, multinational firms, institutions, governments and consumers. The businesses that sit within ICG include Global Markets and Securities Services (MSS), Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), Citi Commercial Bank (CCB) as well as the Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory (BCMA) division. Citi Private Bank (CPB) is also part of ICG, providing ultra-high net-worth clients and family offices personalised advice and an open architecture investment platform.

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CSL was incorporated in Singapore in 2003 and has been operating under a full bank license with an Asian Currency Unit and Qualifying Full Bank privileges granted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) since 2005. Graduate Opportunities Our Graduate Programmes equip analysts with the knowledge and training they need to establish a lifelong career at Citi. In Singapore, we have structured Summer Internships and Graduate Programmes across all our business lines including Markets, Securities Services, Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi Private Bank, International Personal Bank (Offshore Wealth Management), Citi Commercial Bank, Consumer Banking, Finance and Technology.

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Citi Singapore

RANKINGS 73rd In the top 100 6th Banking and Financial Services 7th Investment Banking and Investment Management

Contact Citi Singapore 8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 018960 Web: oncampus.citi.com Email: asia.graduate.recruitment@citi.com Sectors Banking and Financial Services Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Minimum degree classification 2nd Upper Honours or Magna Cum Laude (Analyst and Associate), varies for each job role or programme Number of employees

1,000 – 10,000 employees Locations Singapore International – 98 countries Application periods.

Full-Time Analyst/Associate Programme

Summer Analyst/Associate Programme (for Penultimate-Year students):

Apply from August to December 2021 for the full-time 2022 programme.

Apply from August to December 2021 for 2022 Summer Analyst and Associate Programme opportunities.

• Full-Time Analyst roles are for final-year undergraduate or master’s students with up to one year of work experience

• Summer Analyst roles are for final year undergraduate or master’s students with no work experience

• Full-Time Associate roles are for finalyear master’s and MBA candidates, with significant work experience

• Summer Associate roles are for students in the process of obtaining their master’s and MBA degrees, with significant work experience

We encourage all penultimate-year students to apply for our Summer programme, as a large number of our analysts are graduates from our Summer class.

Application procedure The selection process varies depending on the programme or the job role. Refer to the website for more specific details on the selection process Selection process Step 1: Apply online via oncampus.citi.com Step 2: Resume screening Step 3: Assessment centre Step 4: Interviews with HR and/or Senior Managers Step 5: Offer

We encourage all students to submit their applications as early as possible.

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DSO National Laboratories

RANKINGS 52nd In the top 100 1st Scientific Research and Development

Contact DSO National Laboratories 12 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118225 Tel: (+65) 6776 2255 Web: https://www.dso.org.sg/ Email: campusrelations@dso.org.sg Social Media: @dso.sg @discoverdso @DSO National Laboratories

https://www.dso.org.sg/

Sectors Engineering, Design and Manufacturing IT and Technology Scientific Research and Development Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Engineering Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Maths Sciences More about us DSO National Laboratories (DSO) is Singapore’s largest defence research and development (R&D) organisation. Undertaking indigenous development of advanced defence and weapon systems, we provide the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) with the superior technological edge in the battlefield. While our primary focus is to support the SAF, DSO also extends its defence R&D capabilities to support homeland security.

Number of employees At DSO, you’ll never stop growing – benefit from structured training programmes that enhance your soft skills and technical knowledge, and gain global exposure with local and overseas scholarships and development programmes. This is more than just a career. This is where you make a real impact and shape the future of defence.

Join us and be a part of more than 1,500 defence engineers and scientists transforming ideas into reality and pushing the boundaries of science and technology across the domains of air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace.

1,000 – 10,000 employees Location Singapore – West Application procedure Apply online at https://www.dso.org.sg/ Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview. Selection process Online application followed by interviews Application period Applications for both graduate jobs and internships are accepted all year round

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Deloitte Singapore

RANKINGS 22nd In the top 100 2nd Accounting and Financial Management 8th Consulting

Contact Deloitte Singapore 6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 2, #33-00, Singapore 068809 Tel: +65 6224 8288 Web: www.deloitte.com/sg/careers Email: enquiries@deloitte.com Social Media: @Deloitte Singapore @DeloitteSingapore @Deloitte

www.deloitte.com/sg/careers

Sectors Accountancy and Financial Management Consulting Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us With over 10,900 people in Southeast Asia, over 75,700 people in Asia Pacific and over 334,800 people worldwide, Deloitte has a leading global professional services network and is the largest professional services organisation by revenue. Whatever your ambitions and aspirations, we offer you unrivalled opportunities to create your career and define your future. We provide a broad range of roles to start your career: audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and legal, and more. There are ample opportunities to be engaged in diverse projects with prestigious blue-chip clients spanning multiple industries to emerging startups and government organisations. When you join Deloitte, you join a highly inclusive, collaborative and friendly workplace where diverse and unique strengths are celebrated. We recognise the potential in every one of our people and invest in their learning and development, to support their advancement throughout their career. With Deloitte offices in more than 150 countries, we offer unrivalled opportunities to work across borders and build an international career.

Ultimately, you will be empowered to make an impact that matters in our Purpose-led organisation. It is time to accelerate your ambitions and unleash your full career potential. Open that one door to the future and define your career with Deloitte! Application periods Graduate jobs: August 2021 Internships: Winter 2021 Internship – August 2021 Summer 2022 Internship – January 2022

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters.

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Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Number of employees

More than 100,000 employees Locations Singapore International – There are Deloitte offices in more than 150 locations around the world Application procedure All available positions are reflected in our Deloitte Singapore Careers Job Search web page at https://jobs.sea.deloitte.com/ Selection process Step 1: Find out which programme you are applicable for – the Deloitte Graduate Programme or the Deloitte Internship Programme Step 2: Apply online at https://jobs.sea deloitte.com/ Step 3: Interview Step 4: Offer

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Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA)

RANKINGS 30th In the top 100 3rd Engineering, Design and Manufacturing 9th IT and Technology

Contact Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) 1 Depot Road, Singapore 109679 Web: https://www.dsta.gov.sg Email: internship@dsta.gov.sg hrjobs@dsta.gov.sg Social Media: @SingaporeDSTA @SingaporeDSTA @DSTA

https://www.dsta.gov.sg

Sectors Engineering, Design and Manufacturing IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Discipline and requirement vary according to positions. Visit https://www.dsta.gov.sg to find out more Number of employees

More about us DSTA is a top-notch technology organisation that drives innovation and delivers stateof-the-art capabilities to make the SAF a formidable fighting force. Our engineers and IT professionals harness multidisciplinary expertise to equip our soldiers with advanced systems to defend Singapore. We also contribute our technological expertise to support national-level developments. To achieve our mission, DSTA performs a variety of roles ranging from acquisition and procurement to cybersecurity and software development.

Our diverse portfolio includes artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, cybersecurity, data analytics, Internet of Things, machine learning, military platforms, robotics, sensors and unmanned technologies. DSTA is committed to provide you with a multitude of opportunities by building your technical expertise and honing your competencies in multidisciplinary domains. Embark on a meaningful career to pursue your passion and achieve your fullest potential. Be equipped with leadership skills at every stage of your career. See possibilities through an internship, scholarship and career with us!

DSTA is a top-notch technology organisation that drives innovation and delivers state-of-the-art capabilities to make the SAF a formidable fighting force.

1,000 – 10,000 employees Location Singapore Application procedure Learn more about DSTA Careers at https://www.dsta.gov.sg or email us at hrjobs@dsta.gov.sg if you have any enquiries For internship opportunities, email us at internship@dsta.gov.sg Application period Graduate jobs: Applications are accepted all year-round Internships: Applications are accepted all year-round

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EY

RANKINGS 43rd In the top 100 4th Accounting and Financial Management 6th Consulting

Contact EY One Raffles Quay, North Tower, Level 18, Singapore 048583 Tel: (+65) 6535 7777 Web: https://go.ey.com/campus-attraction Email: https://www.ey.com/en_sg/connectwith-us

https://go.ey.com/campus-attraction

Social Media: @EYCareersSingapore @eysgcareers @EY

@EY_Singapore Sectors Accountancy and Financial Management Consulting IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today. In Singapore, we have a history of 132 years, with over 180 partners and more than 3,400 people offering services to a wideranging clientele consisting of multinational companies, private companies and public sector organisations.

Your ambition is as bold as ours. By being here, you’ll build the tech skillsets and growth mindsets to become the leader you want to be. The leader the world needs. Harness our scale, our tech, our teams and our culture to realise your potential. Learn from the best. Surround yourself with the curious. Join us to build an exceptional experience for yourself and a better working world for all. Visit go.ey.com/graduate-careers to turn your aspirations into action today. Tell us your strengths, what you want to learn and how far you want to go. Be yourself, and let’s explore how we can make a bigger impact, together. The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

Number of employees

More than 100,000 employees Location International – More than 700 offices in over 150 countries Application procedure Candidates may browse the latest positions and apply online at https:// go.ey.com/graduate-careers.

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Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Medical Sciences and Healthcare Property and Built Environment Sciences

Application periods Graduate jobs: year-round Internships: year-round

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Far East Organisation

RANKINGS 97th In the top 100 5th Property & Real Estate

Contact Far East Organization 14 Scotts Road #06-00 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213 Web: www.fareast.com.sg Social Media: @fareastorganization @fareastorganization @Far East Organization

www.fareast.com.sg

Sector Property and Real Estate Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Engineering Finance IT and Computer Sciences Property and Built Environment Number of employees

1,000 – 10,000 employees More about us We at Far East Organization, together with our Hong Kong-based sister company Sino Group, are one of Asia’s largest real estate groups, with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and China. We operate as a Christian enterprise that seeks to be a community of love and a workplace of grace doing business guided by the eternal truths of Jesus Christ. Since our establishment in 1960, we have been contributing to the transformation of Singapore’s urban landscape with over 780 developments, and have earned a growing reputation for introducing innovative concepts and helping to shape how communities live, work and play.

We are a one-stop property emporium offering a comprehensive range of real estate products for sale as well as for lease, from residential properties to hotels and serviced residences to retail, office, self-storage, healthcare and industrial space. Our organisation includes three listed entities: Far East Orchard Limited, Far East Hospitality Trust and Yeo Hiap Seng Limited. Far East Organization is the winner of 12 FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence awards, the highest honour in international real estate. As a Christian enterprise, Far East Organization contributes to community and charity causes in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the way and the truth and the life.

Locations Singapore Australia China Hong Kong Japan Malaysia

Application procedure Apply online at careers.fareast.com.sg Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Interview Selection process may differ for each role. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Inspire Better Lives

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GlaxoSmithKline

RANKINGS 34th In the top 100 5th Healthcare and Pharmaceutical

Contact GlaxoSmithKline 23 Rochester Park, Singapore 139234 Web: http://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/ Email: ww.earlytalentrecruitment@gsk.com

http://www.gsk.com/en-gb/careers/

Sectors Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain Business Management and Marketing Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Healthcare and Pharmaceutical IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines More about us We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Every day, we help improve the health of millions of people around the world. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.

Minimum degree classification required Second Lower Class

Internships: We recruit interns from across all disciplines, providing a learning platform conducive to professional skills growth at GSK. Our interns are given opportunities to make an impact through participation in and even ownership of meaningful projects, all while building their professional networks. We partner closely with the career development centres in your schools, so do keep a lookout for updated postings in your school portal. Future Leaders Graduate Programmes (FLP):

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do – so that together we can deliver extraordinary impact for our patients and consumers and make GSK a brilliant place to work.

GSK’s Future Leaders Programmes are two to three year graduate development programmes that offers an amazing opportunity to build leadership skills and start your career with one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.

Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity.

Through this programme, you will experience different aspects of your chosen business area, and learn how other areas of our business work. You will also receive excellent support throughout the programme and develop yourself into one of tomorrow’s leaders.

Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork.

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer

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Number of employees

More than 90,000 employees Locations Singapore International – United Kingdom – GSK HQ We have GSK offices in more than 100 countries globally. Application procedure Apply online through http://www.gsk.com/ en-gb/careers/ Selection process Step 1: Online application form Step 2: World of GSK Online Assessment Step 3: GSK Life Job Simulation (FLP only) Step 4: Assessment Centre (FLP)/ Interview (Internship) Step 5: Making you an offer Application periods Future Leaders Programme (FLP) for Graduate: Application opens AugustSeptember annually Internships: Applications opens at the beginning of each semester (Jan and Aug).

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Grab

RANKINGS 37th In the top 100 6th IT and Technology 9th Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain

Contact Grab Grab HQ, Media Link, Singapore 139305 Web: https://grab.careers/ Social Media: @Grab @grab_sg @Grab

https://grab.careers/

Sector IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Number of employees More about us Grab is more than just the leading ride-hailing and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia. We use data and technology to improve everything from mobility to payments and financial services across a region of more than 620 million people. We work with governments, drivers, passengers, merchants and the community, to solve critical problems in Southeast Asia. Grab began as a taxi-hailing app in 2012, but we have since extended our product platform to include GrabCar, GrabShare, GrabBike, GrabHitch, GrabExpress, GrabFood, GrabCoach, GrabShuttle and GrabCycle. We recently launched our fintech platform – GrabFinancial, which consists of payments, lending and insurance. Our latest addition is GrabVentures, an in-house incubation platform. We are focused on pioneering new commuting and payment alternatives for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on convenience, safety and reliability. Currently, we offer services in eight countries. Our research and development (R&D) offices are in Singapore, Seattle, Beijing, Bangalore, Jakarta and Vietnam.

We aspire to unlock the true potential of Southeast Asia and look for like-minded individuals to join us on this ride. Application periods Graduate jobs: All year-round Internships: H1 Internship Cycle (January – June) Summer Internship (May – August) H2 Internship Cycle (July – December)

Grab’s mission is to drive Southeast Asia forward by creating economic empowerment for everyone— because everyone should have the option to pursue economic progress for themselves.

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10,000 – 50,000 employees Locations Singapore – West International – Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, United States of America (U.S.A.), India, Romania, South Korea Application procedure Apply online on Grab’s Career Page. The Talent Acquisition Team will reach out if you are shortlisted for an interview Selection process Step 1: Online application Step 2: Screening applications Step 3: Online Assessment (if applicable) to assess your ability for the role Step 4: Interview with Hiring Managers/ Team. Technical and Cultural assessment Step 5: Final hiring decision will be made within 1-2 weeks Step 6: Finalising and rolling out the offer

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Income

RANKINGS 68th In the top 100 4th Insurance and Risk Management

Contact Income Web: income.com.sg/careers/working-atincome

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Sector Insurance and Risk Management Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Number of employees

1,000 – 10,000 employees Location Singapore Selection process Step 1: Online application Step 2: Interview(s) Step 3: Offer More about us NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Ltd (Income) is a leading composite insurer in Singapore, serving more than two million policyholders. Our ambition is to protect every life and every home by making insurance simple, accessible and personal for individuals from all walks of life.

Income was established in 1970 and remains the only insurance co-operative in Singapore. Our financial strength and diversified investment portfolio is reflected by our strong credit rating which underpins the delivery of our commitment to customers. Income’s innovative, data-driven and omni-channel approach also puts us at the forefront of customer-centric solutions to meet rapidly evolving needs and help empower better financial well-being. For more about Income, please visit www. income.com.sg.

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J.P. Morgan

RANKINGS 10th In the top 100 2nd Investment Banking and Investment Management

Contact J.P. Morgan 168 Robinson Road, Capital Tower, Singapore 068912 Tel: (+65) 6882 2888 Web: https://careers.jpmorgan.com/global/ en/home Social Media: @jpmorgan @jpmorgan @J.P. Morgan @jpmorgan @jpmorgan

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Sectors Banking and Financial Services Investment Banking and Investment Management Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Number of employees More about us J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, offering solutions to clients in more than 100 countries with one of the most comprehensive global product platforms available. We have been helping our clients to do business and manage their wealth for more than 200 years. Our business has been built upon our core principles of putting our client interests first.

Asia is core to J.P. Morgan’s global strategy and Singapore is central to this. It is a critical regional hub and one of our key global Centers of Excellence offering various services ranging from investment banking to asset management. As a Center of Excellence, it is also the hub for our original technology, operations, compliance, cybersecurity, and other services.

We are devoted to building the best and most respected financial services company in the world, serving our clients and growing our communities globally.

More than 100,000 employees Locations Singapore – Central Singapore – East International – We operate in over 60 countries around the world Application procedure Visit our careers site to apply for any of the programmes or for more information about what each programme is about. Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Psychometric Testing Step 3: Interview Application periods Internships: July to October

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L’Oréal Singapore

RANKINGS 63rd In the top 100 5th Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

Contact L’Oréal Singapore 1 George Street, #19-01/03, One George Street, Singapore 049145 Web: careers.loreal.com

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Social Media: @L’Oréal @loreal t.me/lorealcampussg

Sector Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree discipline Open to all disciplines Number of employees

500 – 1,000 employees Locations Singapore 149 other locations worldwide

More about us Being the world’s largest beauty company, we wake up every morning because there is excitement in knowing that everyone we work with has a tremendous impact on a larger vision. We empower billions of people to be the canvas for self-expression inspiring confidence and selfbelief every day. We feel good when they feel good; it’s contagious!

At L’Oréal, we give our employees a playground and offer them the ability to truly master their paths, make their own ways and set their rules in what matters to them. Unlimited options of career paths within await our employees. Our 88,000 employees are empowered in an entrepreneurial and diverse culture, coming together to spark innovation and build a true leading brand powerhouse, offering beautytech experiences for all across 4 divisions, 36 international brands and 150 locations.

Freedom to go beyond, that’s the beauty of L’Oréal

Application procedure Apply online directly at careers.loreal.com Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Phone interviews Step 3: Online Assessment Centre/ Technical Assessment Step 4: Video Interviews with Hiring Managers/Senior Leaders Application periods Programme durations: Management Trainee Programme: July Apprenticeships: Jan – Dec Internships: Jan – June I July – Dec Application timelines: Management Trainee Programme: Sep – Dec Apprenticeships: Sep – Dec I April – June Internships: Sep – Dec I April – June

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Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd

RANKINGS 20th In the top 100 3rd Insurance and Risk Management

Contact Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd 8 Cross Street, Manulife Tower, #15-01 Tel: (+65) 6833 8188 Web: www.manulife.com.sg Email: Sgp_rep_career@manulife.com

www.manulife.com.sg

Sectors Accountancy and Financial Management Banking and Financial Services Insurance and Risk Management Investment Banking and Investment Management Jobs available Graduate job

More about us Every day you face decisions about your future – decisions about education, healthcare, investing, or planning for retirement. These decisions can be complex and confusing. We are here to give you the confidence to make these decisions. Established in 1980, Manulife Singapore is a subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, one of the largest insurance companies in the world. With headquarters in Canada, we are proud to take care of the financial and protection needs of more than 28 million customers worldwide, providing a wide range of insurance, investment, wealth management and financial planning services.

At the end of 2020, we had more than 37,000 employees, over 118,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of December 1, 2020, we had C$1.3 trillion in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made C$31.6 billion in payments to our customers. In Singapore, we have been assigned an insurer financial strength rating of AA- with a stable outlook by S&P Global ratings. In 2015, Manulife and DBS entered into an exclusive 15-year regional bancassurance partnership, covering Hong Kong, China Mainland, Indonesia and Singapore.

Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences Maths Number of employees

10,000 – 50,000 employees Locations Singapore International Application procedure Join us and let’s make every day better at https://www.manulife.com.sg/en/ about-us/join-us/financial-plannercareer.html Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Profiling Test Step 3: Interview

Decisions made easier. Lives made better.

Application periods Graduate jobs: On-going

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Mastercard

RANKINGS 5th 3rd

https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/careers/ internships-college-hires.html

In the top 100 Banking and Financial Services

Contact Mastercard Web: https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/ vision/who-we-are/careers/internshipscollege-hires.html Social Media: @Mastercard

@MastercardAP Sectors Banking and Financial Services Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Investment Banking and Investment Management IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realise their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company.

With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Number of employees

10,000 – 50,000 employees

Application periods Graduate jobs: July – November; February – April Internships: July – November; February – April

Locations Regions: Asia Pacific Europe Latin America Middle East and Africa North America Application procedure Visit www.mastercard.com/ universityprograms and apply on the vacancies for the Campus programme

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Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Online gamification and video assessment Step 3: CV and Telephone/Video Screening Step 4: Hiring Manager Interviews Step 5: Offers go out Step 6: Onboarding

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Micron Technology

RANKINGS 9th 1st 4th

In the top 100 Engineering, Design and Manufacturing IT and Technology

Contact Micron Technology 1 North Coast Drive, Singapore 757432 1 Woodlands Industrial Park D Street 1, Singapore 738799 990 Bendemeer Road, Singapore 339942 Web: www.micron.com/careers Social Media: @MicronSingapore @Micron Technology @MicronTech @MicronTechnology

www.micron.com/careers

Sectors Engineering, Design and Manufacturing IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Number of employees More about us About us

Our Community

A world leader in innovative memory solutions driving smarter technologies to accelerate the transformation of information into intelligence, inspiring the world to learn, communicate and advance faster than ever.

We transform the communities where our people live and work too. Our grants, programmes and volunteers focus on promoting human potential through STEM education, basic human needs and equitable opportunities.

As a NAND Centre of Excellence developing leading-edge NAND, our Singapore facility received a premium recognition to be part of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Lighthouse Network received by only two companies in Singapore for their best practices in smart manufacturing.

In response to the pandemic, we made several donations totalling over S$2.5 million from our Micron Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund to support Singapore communities through the coronavirus pandemic.

Our People Empowering our team members with different capabilities, creating an engaging work environment, supporting, and encouraging creativity, leadership and collaboration meant achieving the Great Place to Work award for two consecutive years.

Vision: Transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all.

Your Future Starts Here

This year, we were ranked seventh among all medium and large workplaces in Singapore. A recognition that is a testament to our ongoing commitment to create the best work environment for all!

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10,000 – 50,000 employees Locations Singapore – North Coast Drive (F10N), Woodlands Industrial Park D (F10W), Bendemeer (MSB) International – U.S.A., China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, U.K. Application procedure Look through our e-book at https://www. flipsnack.com/micron/singapore-candidateguide-general-link/full-view.html and apply directly. Alternatively, you may go to our career portal at www.micron.com/careers Application procedure Step 1: Online application Step 2: Screening Step 3: Job related online test/ presentation (based on position) Step 4: Interview Step 5: Outcome of application via email Application period Graduate jobs: All year-round Internships: All year-round

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Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)

RANKINGS 14th In the top 100 6th Public Sector

Contact Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Web: https://www.mindef.gov.sg/dxo Email: dxo@defence.gov.sg Social Media: @Ministry of Defence of Singapore

https://www.mindef.gov.sg/dxo

Sector Public sector Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Location Singapore Application procedure Apply online at www.mindef.gov.sg/dxo. Shortlisted candidates will be notified within two weeks More about us DXO. Defence Executive Officer.

Here are some areas you can explore as a DXO:

As a non-uniformed defence professional, you will work alongside other DXOs and military personnel, who are armed with capabilities from diverse disciplines and share the same passion for our nation’s defence. You will contribute to Singapore’s security in your own way with your unique expertise.

Corporate Governance & Management:

Come discover a different line of defence. Be a DXO.

Cybersecurity

Human Resource, Finance, Corporate Services & Organisation Development, Internal Audit, Legal Policy Formulation & Research: Defence Policy, Finance Policy, Manpower Policy, National Service Policy

Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Psychometric Test Step 3: Writing Test and First Interview Step 4: Second Interview and Unit Preview Application periods Graduate jobs: All year round Internships: Kindly check the website for registration window

Data Analytics & Visualisation Strategic Communications

The mission of MINDEF and the SAF is to enhance Singapore’s peace and security through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor.

Defence Psychology & Allied Health: Defence Psychology, Paramedical, Counselling Defence Technology: Technology Development, Future Systems Development, C4/ Information Technology Training & Safety: Doctrine & Plans Development, Training, Safety & Systems Review Logistics

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Surface-to-air PYthon-5 and DERby Maximum Intercept Range: 15 km Maximum Intercept Altitude: 9 km



Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) – The Republic of Singapore Air Force

RANKINGS 14th In the top 100 6th Public Sector

Contact The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) 3 Depot Road, #01-43, Singapore 109680 Tel: 1800-270-1010 Web: careers.rsaf.gov.sg Email: airforceapplication@defence.gov.sg Social Media: @TheRSAF @TheRSAF @TheRSAF @TheRSAF

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Sectors Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Public Sector Jobs available Graduate job

More about us As guardians of the sky, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is always there, keeping watch over our horizons. From patrolling our skies, keeping watch from the ground, being the eyes and ears in the command centre, or sustaining our stateof-the-art platforms, every man and woman works together to achieve something that is truly beyond measure – peace. The RSAF is a First Class Air Force, always ready to deter aggression and defend Singapore and its interests.

We will be superior in the air and decisively influence the ground and maritime battles. The RSAF is founded on the core values and competencies of its World Class People. We are committed to the nation, the SAF, the RSAF and to one another. Together we will overcome adversity with courage and fortitude. Above all, our people are the heart of our organisation.

We will respond decisively to the full spectrum of missions from peace to war as part of an integrated Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

Number of employees

1,000 – 10,000 employees Locations Singapore International – Overseas Detachments Application procedure Apply online via careers.rsaf.gov.sg Selection process Step 1: Online application Step 2: Aptitude testing (for applicable vocations) Step 3: Medical review Step 4: Interview

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Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Maths Property and Built Environment Sciences Social Work Teaching and Education

Application period Graduate jobs: All year round

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Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) – The Singapore Army

RANKINGS 14th In the top 100 6th Public Sector

Contact The Singapore Army Army Recruitment Centre, 3 Depot Road, #01-66, Singapore 109680 Tel: 1800-687-2769 Web: www.armycareers.gov.sg Social Media: @oursingaporearmy @oursingaporearmy @oursingaporearmy

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Sector Public Sector Jobs available Graduate job Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Location Singapore Application procedures Apply online at www.armycareers.gov.sg Head down to the SAF Careers Centre, Army Recruitment Centre Only shortlisted candidates will be notified More about us Our Army is the bedrock of our nation’s defence. We draw our strength from our Regulars, NSFs (National Servicemen) and Operationally Ready NSmen. We thrive on the support of our Families, Employers and fellow Singaporeans.

Decisive in war, we will fight and win to defend our country. Respected by all, our Army is a trusted national institution. We forge the fighting spirit of our people to secure our future and protect our way of life.

Ready in peace, we are capable of a full spectrum of operations.

Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Interview/Selection Testing (If applicable) Step 3: Interview Application period All year round

People, Purpose, Passion

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Ministry of Education

RANKINGS 2nd In the top 100 1st Public Sector

Contact Ministry of Education 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675 Tel: (+65) 6872 2229 Web: moe.gov.sg/careers Email: contact@moe.gov.sg Social Media: @moesingapore @moesingapore

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Sector Public Sector Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Number of employees

10,000 – 50,000 employees More about us Our mission is to mould the future of the nation by shaping the people who will determine the future of the nation. MOE aims to provide our children with a balanced and well-rounded education, develop them to their fullest potential and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to family, community and country. At MOE, you will work with a strong and dynamic team of teachers, executive and administrative staff and allied educators in supporting our education network in Singapore.

We are looking for dynamic and forwardthinking individuals to serve as members of our executive and administrative staff, to be involved in formulating, implementing and managing education-related policies. If you are passionate about developing our next generation, join us as a teacher to spark the joy of learning and grow the next generation of leaders. We will provide you with the resources and the environment to do your job well. We will look after your development and well-being so that you can give of your best. Join us and work with passionate individuals to mould the future of our nation.

A life of learning. It all begins with a teacher.

Location Singapore Application procedure Apply online at Careers@Gov. Shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview(s). Selection processes For teaching positions Step 1: Apply via Careers@Gov Step 2: Interview Step 3: Entrance Proficiency Test(s), if required Step 4: Compulsory Untrained Teaching School Stint Step 5: NIE Enrolment For other positions Please apply via Careers@Gov. Shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview(s) and updated with more details on the respective selection process. Application period Please refer to moe.gov.sg/careers for the application deadlines for the respective positions.

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For more information, visit moe.gov.sg/teach


Ministry of Foreign Affairs

RANKINGS 19th In the top 100 3rd Public Sector

Contact Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1 Sherwood Road, Singapore 248163 Tel: (+65) 6379 8000 Web: www.mfa.gov.sg/career Email: mfa_career@mfa.gov.sg Social Media: @mfacareers @mfa_sg @Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore @MFAsg

mfa_career@mfa.gov.sg

Sector Public Sector Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us A Foreign Service career is more than just a job. To be effective, Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) need to have a good grasp of world affairs and a firm understanding of Singapore’s position. You will be involved in the formulation, review and implementation of policies related to your assigned portfolio. You must be versatile, be able to analyse issues critically, strategise and achieve outcomes. You need to be able to persuade and assert, and cultivate good interpersonal relations while keeping Singapore’s interests at heart. With 50 Overseas Missions around the world, a career with MFA offers unique opportunities and rewards. Throughout your career as a FSO, you will alternate between Singapore (HQ) and

our Overseas Missions. Depending on your competency and inclination, you can develop your career either in the Functional and Corporate track or the Political and Economic track. As you progress within the Ministry, a series of varied enriching assignments and milestone programmes will groom you for future leadership roles. An exciting career of unparalleled opportunities on the frontline of global development awaits. For those of you who are up for the challenge, come join us at MFA. Application periods Graduate jobs: All year-round Internships: Applications open in the fourth quarter of the year. Visit our website for more details.

Be on the Frontline. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we create “strategic space” to safeguard and advance Singapore’s interests. 120 \\ SINGAPORE’S 100 Leading Graduate Employers 2021

Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Sciences Social Work Teaching and Education Number of employees

1,000 – 10,000 employees Locations Singapore International – Over 50 Overseas Missions Application procedure Apply online at Careers@Gov Selection processes Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Online Reasoning Tests Step 3: Writing Tests and Roundtable Discussion Step 4: Assessment Centre Step 5: Panel Interview

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OCBC Bank

RANKINGS 13th In the top 100 2nd Banking and Financial Services 4th Investment Banking and Investment Management

Contact OCBC Bank OCBC Centre, 65 Chulia Street, Singapore 049513 Tel: 1800 363 3333 Web: www.ocbc.com/group/careers/ Email: Weseeyou@ocbc.com Social Media: @OCBCCareers @OCBC Bank

www.ocbc.com/group/careers/

Sectors Banking and Financial Services Investment Banking and Investment Management Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Number of employees

10,000 – 50,000 employees More about us OCBC Bank is the longest established Singapore bank. It is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets and one of the world’s most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody’s. We are committed to creating a conducive work environment – one that is inclusive, welcomes innovation and encourages continual learning and development. Whether you are an Engineering major, IT expert, Math whiz, or a people-person, we see each of your individuality and potential to shine with us.

We want you to enjoy and take pride in your work, be passionate, driven and have fun – after all, joy does bring out the best in people. And we want nothing less. We are hiring for:

We provide career mobility opportunities across our different business units, subsidiaries or even country offices; from Consumer, Corporate and Investment Banking, to Fintech and Innovation, so you can discover your career interests and niche areas, all within the bank.

• Graduate Talent Programme • FRANKpreneurship Internship Programme • STEM @ OCBC Internship Programme • Business Development Managers • Customer Service Executives • Financial Protection Specialists • Mortgage Specialists • Personal Financial Consultants

Locations Singapore – Island-wide International – Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and others Application procedure Apply online via www.ocbc.com/group/ careers Selection process Step 1: Online application Step 2: Interviews Step 3: Shortlisting Application periods Graduate Talent Programme 2022: Application cycle opens in September 2021 Internships: FRANKpreneurship: November – February STEM @ OCBC: November – February Ad-Hoc Internships: • 6 months period (Jan to June/Jul to Dec) • 3 months (May to Aug)

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Philips

RANKING 87th In the top 100

Contact Philips Philips APAC Centre, 622 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319763 Tel: (+65) 6882 3999 Web: careers.philips.com/students/apac Email: campusrecruitment_asia@philips.com Social Media: @Philips @lifeatphilips @Philips @Philips @Work at Philips

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Sectors Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Scientific Research and Development Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Business Administration Engineering IT and Computer Sciences Medical Sciences and Healthcare Sciences

More about us 130 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realise that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, imageguided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips’ generated 2020 sales of EUR 19.5 billion, with sales and services in more than 100 countries.

Improving the lives of 2.5 billion people a year by 2030

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More than just a job We have over 82,000 brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more likeminded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while transforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It is an experience filled with unexpected moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you. Application periods Graduate jobs: Rolling basis Internships: Jan – Jun: Sep May – Aug (summer internship): Jan Jul – Dec: Feb

Number of employees

50,000 – 100,000 employees Locations Singapore International – Global presence in over 100 countries Application procedure Apply online at www.careers.philips.com/ students/apac Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Online Assessment Step 3: Recruiter Assessment Step 4: Assessment Centre (where relevant) Step 5: Business Interview

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Careers

Don’t just make a living

Make an impact on humanity

Amaze yourself at Philips www.careers.philips.com/apac


PwC Singapore

RANKINGS 17th In the top 100 1st Accounting & Financial Management

Contact PwC Singapore 7 Straits View, Marina One, East Tower, Level 12, Singapore 018936 Tel: (+65) 6236 3388 Web: https://www.pwc.com/sg/en/careers/ students.html Email: sg_graduate_recruitment@pwc.com

https://www.pwc.com/sg/en/careers/students.html

Social Media: @PwCSingapore @PwC_Singapore @PwC Singapore

Sectors Accountancy and Financial Management Consulting IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship More about us At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. With offices in 155 countries and more than 284,000 people, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world. We help organisations and individuals create the value they are looking for, by delivering quality in Assurance, Tax and Advisory services. We recognise that each individual’s goals and needs are unique, and we are committed to creating an environment that develops our people both personally and professionally. We empower our people to prioritise their wellbeing through coaching, extensive learning and development opportunities, and flexible working policies. As you build your career with us, we want you to realise your fullest potential, so that you can bring your best self to deliver the exceptional service our clients expect.

We are looking for all-rounded individuals who possess leadership, team-working, and interpersonal skills; and can thrive in a fastpaced and dynamic environment. Application periods Graduate jobs: Local universities: August Overseas universities: January Internships: Year-end internship (Dec to Jan/Feb): August Off-cycle internship (Jan to Jun): August Mid-year internship (May to Jul): January Off-cycle internship (Jun to Dec): January

Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Science Number of employees

1,000 – 10,000 employees Location Singapore Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Psychometric Test Step 3: Video Introduction/Case Study Step 4: Round 1 interview or Assessment Centre Step 5: Round 2 interview (Steps 3 to 5 depend on business units)

Build trust in society and solve important problems

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Shopee

RANKINGS 6th In the top 100 2nd IT and Technology

Contact Shopee 5 Science Park Drive, Shopee Building, Singapore 118265 Web: careers.shopee.sg

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Social Media: @ShopeeCareers @LifeAtShopee @Shopee

Sectors IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines All degree disciplines

More about us Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. We connect shoppers, brands and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. Supported by integrated payments and logistics, we offer a wide product assortment and popular entertainment features tailored for each market. We are also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

At Shopee, we value our employees and strive to provide the best for them. We constantly offer training opportunities and provide a vibrant working environment to promote a fun and collaborative work culture. Most importantly, we ensure that our employees’ well-being is taken care of while giving their best at work. Whether you are an intern, fresh graduate or mid-careerist, you will have the support you need and be given the responsibility to make an impact on the growing business. Develop skills and get hands-on experience working with some of the best minds in Shopee!

Locations Singapore International – Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and more Application procedure For career and internship opportunities, visit careers.shopee.sg. Find out more about our #LifeatShopee: bit.ly/LifeatShopee. Application periods Applications are accepted all year-round

We believe online shopping should be accessible, easy and enjoyable. This is the vision Shopee aspires to deliver on the platform every day. Let’s make e-commerce for everyone.

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Singapore Police Force

RANKING 78th In the top 100

Contact Singapore Police Force Home Team Career Centre, 178 Neil Road, Singapore 088889 Tel: 1800 352 0000 Web: www.police.gov.sg/career Email: SPF_Career@spf.gov.sg Social Media: @SPFRecruitment

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Sector Public Sector Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us Only one career grooms you to be an able planner, a communicator, and a leader, ensuring that you rise above the challenge and make a positive impact on those around you. SPF plays a critical role in keeping Singapore safe and secure with our mission to prevent, deter and detect crime. We do this by working in partnership with the community to protect life and property, prevent crime and disorder, detect and apprehend offenders, and preserve our sense of security.

If you desire a higher calling, look no further. As a police officer, you are looked upon as the protector of the peace, and your leadership qualities will contribute to the cohesiveness of our Police Force. Join us and embark on a career like no other.

Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Medical Sciences and Healthcare Property and Built Environment Sciences Social Work Teaching and Education Number of employees

10,000 – 50,000 employees Location Singapore Application procedure Apply to join us as a Direct-Entry Sergeant or Direct-Entry Inspector via www.careers. gov.sg

To prevent, deter and detect crime

Application periods Graduate jobs: Applications are open all year round Internships: Applications are open all year round

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Unilever

RANKINGS 56th In the top 100 1st Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

Contact Unilever 20 Pasir Panjang Rd, #06-22, Mapletree Business City, Singapore 117439 Web: https://www.unilever.com.sg/

https://careers.unilever.com/

Social Media: @UnileverCareersSingapore @unileversgcareers @Unilever

Sector Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Open to all disciplines Number of employees More about us At Unilever, we share one simple purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace. We’ve been pioneers, innovators and future-makers for over 120 years. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos and everyday household care products. We produce world-leading brands including Dove, Knorr, Omo, Ben & Jerry’s and many more.

to make our business win and grow; and we believe in business as a force for good. Unleash your curiosity, challenge ideas and disrupt processes with us.

Be part of the world’s most successful, purposeled business. Work with brands that are wellloved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We promote innovation, big and small,

To learn more about internship & graduate opportunities: https://www.uniquelyunilever. com/

We offer a variety of rewarding programmes nurturing future leaders to make a real impact on the business and the world. Join us and you’ll be surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers.

More than 100,000 employees Locations Singapore International – Unilever is in 190 countries Application procedure Apply online at https://careers.unilever. com/ Selection process Step 1: Online Application Form Step 2: Gamified Assessment Step 3: Digital Interview Step 4: Discovery Centre Day Application periods Graduate jobs: August – October Internships: September – November, February – May

A better business. A better world. A better you.

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Urban Redevelopment Authority

RANKING 70th In the top 100

Contact Urban Redevelopment Authority 45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre, Singapore 069118 Web: www.ura.gov.sg/career Email: URA_Career@ura.gov.sg

www.ura.gov.sg/career

Social Media: @URASingapore @urasingapore @Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA)

@URAsg Sector Public Sector Jobs available Graduate job Internship More about us The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore’s land use planning and conservation agency. Our mission is “to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play”. We strive to create an endearing home and a vibrant city through longterm planning and innovation, in partnership with the community. We have transformed Singapore into one of the most liveable cities in Asia through judicious land use planning and good urban design. Adopting a long-term and comprehensive planning approach, we formulate strategic plans such as the Concept Plan and the Master Plan to guide the physical development of Singapore in a sustainable manner. Developed to support economic growth, our plans and policies are focused on achieving a quality living environment for Singapore.

We take on a multi-faceted role to turn plans and visions into reality. As the main government land sales agent, we attract and channel private capital investments to develop sites that support planning, economic and social objectives. Through our regulatory function, we ensure that development works are aligned with our plans. As the conservation authority, we have an internationally recognised conservation programme, and have successfully conserved not just single buildings, but entire districts. We also partner the community to enliven our public spaces to create a car-lite, people-friendly and liveable city for all to enjoy. In shaping a distinctive city, we promote architecture and urban design excellence, and innovate to build a resilient city of opportunity that fulfils the aspirations of our people. Visit www.ura.gov.sg for more information.

To make Singapore a great city to live, work and play

Accepted degree disciplines Economics Engineering Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Property and Built Environment Number of employees

500 – 1,000 employees Location Singapore Application procedure Interested candidates can view our vacancies online and apply to us by visiting www.ura.gov.sg/career Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Writing/Technical Test Step 3: Informal Interview Step 4: Formal Interview Application periods Graduate jobs: All year-round Internships: All year-round

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Mandai Wildlife Group

RANKINGS 62nd In the top 100 4th Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism 9th Scientific Research and Development Contact Mandai Wildlife Group 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925 Tel: (+65) 6269 3411 Web: www.mandai.com/en/careers/weare-hiring

www.mandai.com/en/careers/we-are-hiring

Email: enquiry@mandai.com Social Media: @Mandai Wildlife Reserve @Mandai Wildlife Group

Sector Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us Mandai Wildlife Group is dedicated to caring for the planet and protecting animals and nature. Conservation education is intrinsic in all interactions with the Group, to inspire action for a healthier world. Mandai Wildlife Group is the steward of Mandai Wildlife Reserve, a unique wildlife and nature destination in Singapore that is home to worldleading zoological parks which connect visitors to the fascinating world of wildlife. The Group is driving an exciting rejuvenation plan at Mandai Wildlife Reserve, adjacent to Singapore’s Central Catchment Nature Reserve, that will integrate five zoological parks with distinctive naturebased experiences, green public spaces and an eco-friendly resort. Mandai Wildlife Group advocates for biodiversity, contributes leading zoological research, develops innovative solutions to promote living sustainably, and collaborates with conservation partners in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

If you love nature, there is perhaps no other career that could help you appreciate the beauty of nature more than our organisation. There is a strong sense of purpose in what we do; each one of us finds meaning in being part of a worldleading zoological institution that inspires people to value and conserve biodiversity.

Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Life Sciences Property and Built Environment Sciences Teaching and Education Number of employees

1,000 – 10,000 employees

Come join us on the Wild Side!

Location Singapore

We provide meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences with a focus on protecting biodiversity in Singapore and the region.

Application procedure View available job applications on www. mandai.com/en/careers/we-are-hiring and submit your resume via the website.

Together, We Protect Wildlife.

Set up as a self-funded organisation, Mandai Wildlife Group includes Mandai Global as its commercial arm, while a portion of its revenue is donated to its conservation arm, Mandai Nature.

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Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Shortlist Candidates Step 3: Interview; Second Interview if Applicable Step 4: Offer to Selected Candidates Step 5: Acceptance of Offer Step 6: Commencement of Work Application periods Graduate jobs: All year-round Internships: All year-round

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Fast-Moving Employers With diverse and unique opportunities, go beyond the top 100 and learn more about these hidden gems making their mark in their industries! Citadel I Citadel Securities ...............................................133 foodpanda .........................................................................134 Jardine Matheson ............................................................135 mthree...............................................................................136 PSA Corporation Ltd .........................................................137 Siemens Pte Ltd ...............................................................139 TikTok .................................................................................140

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Citadel I Citadel Securities

Contact Citadel I Citadel Securities 16th Floor, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Hong Kong SAR Tel: +852 3667-5500 Web: Citadel: on.citadel.com/apply Citadel Securities: on.citadel.com/csapply Email: APACCampusRecruiting@citadel.com Social Media: Citadel I Citadel Securities @citadelcareers I @CitadelSecurities

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@CitadelCareers I @CSCareers Sectors Banking and Financial Services IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Economics Engineering IT and Computer Sciences Maths Sciences Number of employees

More about us Citadel is one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers. We manage the capital of prominent investors from around the world, including retirement programmes, endowments and foundations, and sovereign wealth funds. For 30 years, our focus has been to deliver industry-leading investment returns. Citadel Securities is a leading global market maker – one of the largest in the world. We provide liquidity across a broad range of fixed income and equity securities with the goal of driving price discovery and making markets more competitive, resilient and transparent.

Our investment professionals, traders, quantitative researchers and software engineers span the globe. We assemble the brightest minds in finance, trading, engineering and the sciences, resulting in an environment of learning and inspiration. Our teams face some of the most complex challenges of our time. Empowered with resources and opportunity, our colleagues push themselves to realise their potential for greatness. Extraordinary colleagues build their careers here and continue to achieve more than they thought possible.

1,000 – 10,000 employees Locations Singapore International - United States of America, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Dublin, Toronto, Sydney, Zurich and Paris Application procedure Candidates can submit their application online. For Citadel, on.citadel.com/apply. For Citadel Securities, on.citadel.com/ csapply Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Application review Step 3: First Round Interview Step 4: Onsite/zoom interviews Step 5: Offer Application periods Graduate jobs: All year round Internships: All year round

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foodpanda

Contact foodpanda 18 Cross Street #02-01, Singapore 048423 Web: https://careers.foodpanda.com/ Email: studentsandgrads@foodpanda.com Social Media: @foodpanda

Sector IT and Technology

https://careers.foodpanda.com/

Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Sciences Number of employees

1,000 – 10,000 employees More about us At foodpanda, we are on a mission to redefine how food, people, culture and tech are connected. Headquartered in Singapore, foodpanda offers a quick and convenient way to order food, groceries and more delivered to your doorstep at the touch of a button. Through our network of local restaurants, retailers and pandamart stores, we provide thousands of exciting on-demand options to customers in over 400 cities across 12 markets in Asia. Our panda family consists of problem solvers, designers and thinkers, working around the clock to make foodpanda the most powerful online tool for food convenience in the universe – and we are just getting started!

With over 8,000 employees representing more than 50 nationalities in 12 locations across Asia, we are proud to celebrate the diverse cultures across our teams and are committed to ensuring that everyone feels valued and respected. Together, we are united by a common goal to build the leading food delivery and q-commerce platform and provide the best user experience for millions of customers across Asia. Hungry to make an impact? Join us and feed your career with foodpanda!

Bringing good food into your everyday

Locations Singapore International – Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh Application procedure Apply online at careers.foodpanda.com. Shortlisted candidates will be notified Selection process Step 1: Online application Step 2: Online assessments Step 3: Interviews Step 4: Decision and offer Our process may differ slightly for different roles or teams. For example, tech roles require a short coding assessment. Application periods Fresh Graduate Opportunities: Open all year-round Internships: Open all year-round (varies for different teams)

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Jardine Matheson

RANKINGS 196th Overall Ranking 10th Property and Real Estate

Contact Jardine Matheson 48th Floor, Jardine House, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2843 8288 Web: careers.jardines.com Email: recruitment@jardines.com Social Media: @jardinescareers

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@jardinescareers

@Jardine Matheson Sectors Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain Banking and Financial Services Construction and Civil Engineering Energy, Oil and Gas, and Utilities Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Property and Real Estate Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us Jardine Matheson is a diversified Asian-based group with unsurpassed experience in the region, having been founded in 1832. We are one of the top 200 publicly-traded companies in Asia, and a member of the Fortune Global 500 with over 400,000 employees. Our diverse portfolio of market-leading businesses spans a wide range of sectors from motor vehicles, property investment and development, food retailing, health and beauty, home furnishings, engineering and construction, transport services, restaurants, luxury hotels, financial services, heavy equipment, mining, energy and agribusiness, with extensive operations across China and Southeast Asia, and in some cases, the world. Principled leadership, a long-term perspective, innovative thinking and a commitment to mutual growth inspire us. They also underpin our businesses which provide products, services and experiences that impact the lives of many millions every day.

These values also apply in our workspaces, where we strive to provide positive, safe working environments. We are also committed to improving communities through programmes that make a difference in environmental stewardship, education and mental health. Our Group companies include: Hongkong Land, Dairy Farm, Mandarin Oriental, Jardine Cycle & Carriage, Astra, Gammon Construction, Jardine Engineering Corporation, Jardine Restaurant Group, Jardine Schindler Group, and more. Learn more: www.jardines.com. Application Period Graduate jobs: August to November Internships: January to March

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Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Property and Built Environment Sciences Number of employees

More than 100,000 employees Locations Singapore International – China and Southeast Asia Application procedure Candidates can apply for internship and graduate opportunities on careers.jardines.com Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Online Immersive Assessment Step 3: Online Job Simulation Step 4: Assessment Centre Step 5: Offer

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mthree

Contact mthree Solaris, 1 Fusionopolis Walk, #07-01 Solaris, South Tower, Singapore 138628 Tel: +65 9890 3012 Web: mthree.com Email: info@mthree.com Social Media: @mthreealumni

mthree.com

@mthreeconsulting @mthree

@MthreeC Sectors Banking and Financial Services Investment Banking and Investment Management Jobs available Graduate job Accepted degree discipline IT and Computer Sciences Number of employees

More about us mthree is a training and technology specialist who offers graduate careers at global investment banks and tech companies. Since 2015, we have bridged the gap between the academic and working world through our Alumni Graduate programme. Why work for us? • Get 4-8 weeks of industry training before you start your role to set you up for success. • Receive a performance-related pay-rise every 6 months to reflect how well you are doing. • Be rewarded with our flexible benefits package including Medical care, dental care, a pension, gym membership and more. • Do not get locked into contracts or training bonds. We never charge graduates for any costs and do not have exit fees.

Go further than you think

500 – 1,000 employees Training Delivered by Tech Experts Our trainers have decades of experience working in technology at some of the world’s largest organisations. Training is engineered to reflect real-world projects so you are ready to hit the ground running once you are on site. Careers at exclusive investment banks mthree Alumni work on global technology projects, often collaborating with colleagues across multiple time zones. The systems they help build and maintain play a vital role in the success of the organisation. Vibrant Community of Graduates Starting out in the working world or a career shift can feel daunting at first, but when you join us, you become part of our friendly, supportive community.

Locations Singapore International - Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Hungary, Poland, India Application procedure Visit our jobs board, find a role, click the apply button and fill out the application. Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Telephone interview Step 3: Aptitude test Step 4: Coding test Step 5: Automated interview Application periods Graduate jobs: All year round Internships: N/A

We run a schedule of socials and events throughout the year to connect you to other Alumni who share your interests, ambition and experiences - as well as the teams here at mthree.

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PSA Corporation Limited

RANKING 173rd Overall Ranking

Contact PSA Corporation Limited 1 Harbour Drive, PSA Horizons, #11-00, Singapore 117352 Web: www.singaporepsa.com Email: psac_hr@globalpsa.com Social Media: @singaporepsa @PSA Singapore @PSA Singapore

www.singaporepsa.com

Sector Aviation, Transport and Supply Chain Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us At PSA, we take pride in helping to make the world smaller and the world economy bigger. With connections to 600 ports globally and a network of over 50 locations in 26 countries, we move mountains every day – connecting markets and energising economies. With a growing presence in port adjacencies, we are adding value to the global supply chain with our extensive deepsea, rail and inland terminals, bringing about faster, more reliable, and better solutions to meet the challenging logistical needs of many businesses. Being a global multinational company with a diverse workforce of 12,000 in Singapore, the world’s largest transhipment port in the world, our talent philosophy has one key objective: To bring the best out of our people and make everyone as successful as they can be, as successful people will lead to a successful business.

As we transform, we seek motivated and passionate individuals who embrace innovation and sustainability to drive our businesses forward. Our people are our greatest asset and we develop and nurture them to their full potential through our comprehensive development programmes.

To be the port operator of choice in the world’s gateway hubs, renowned for best-inclass services and successful partnerships. As the partner of choice in the global supply chain, PSA is “The World’s Port of Call”.

Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Property and Built Environment Sciences Social Work Teaching and Education Number of employees

10,000 – 50,000 employees Locations Singapore International – Global Application procedure Apply online via www.singaporepsa.com/careers Only shortlisted candidates will be notified Application periods Graduate jobs: All year-round Internships: All year-round

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WHAT CONNECTS US IS GLOBAL TRADE At PSA, we take pride in helping to make the world smaller and the world economy bigger. With connections to 600 ports globally and a network of over 50 locations in 26 countries, we move mountains every day - connecting markets and energizing economies. With a growing presence in port adjacencies, we are adding value to the global supply chain with our extensive deepsea, rail and inland terminals, bringing about faster, more reliable, and better solutions to meet the challenging logistical needs of many businesses.

Join us in enabling the

global supply chain!

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Siemens Pte Ltd

RANKING 129th Overall Ranking

https://new.siemens.com/sg/en/company/jobs.html

Contact Siemens Pte Ltd 60 MacPherson Road, The Siemens Centre, Singapore 348615 Tel: (+65) 6490 6000 Web: https://new.siemens.com/sg/en/ company/jobs.html Email: recruitment.sg@siemens.com Social Media: @SiemensSEA @SiemensSEA Sectors Banking and Financial Services Energy, Oil and Gas, and Utilities Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Healthcare and Pharmaceutical IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship

More about us We are a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, we create technology with purpose adding real value for customers.

By combining the real and digital worlds, we empower our customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people.

Accepted degree disciplines Accounting Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Number of employees

Technology with purpose to transform the everyday

More than 100,000 employees Locations Singapore International – We are located in more than 200 countries Application procedure Visit our career site to find your job at https://new.siemens.com/sg/en/ company/jobs.html Selection process Step 1: Online application Step 2: Contacted for interview/ assessments if shortlisted Step 3: Offer

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TikTok

https://careers.tiktok.com/

More about us

Living out Our Values

TikTok is the leading destination for shortform mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. We are a platform that allows users to express their creative ideas through their content, giving rise to extremely interactive challenges and trending topics in which anyone can participate.

Our mission is essentially the ultimate goal that gives us direction as an organisation. “Inspire Creativity, Bring Joy” stems from the belief that our platforms are inspiring creativity and enriching lives, for not only our users, but also for all our employees around the globe. We believe in the power of connection through creativity, and our products become the canvas for creative expression.

Our platform encourages creation through easy-to-use video and editing tools that result in diversified content, whilst providing a direct channel for creators and fans to connect. With this, we open the door for more users to become successful creators on the platform, reaching a new, wider, global audience.

For our values to truly define us, our employees live by them every day in our interactions with others, as well as how we show up in our work. They are something we all have in common, no matter which team we are in or how long we have worked here.

Inspire Creativity, Enrich Life

If our mission is our goal, then our core values are the guiding principles that help us get there. Our core values play an important part in making sure our employees across different markets and roles share the same values in every decision we make.

We are committed to championing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion in our offices, globally. We strongly believe that bringing together a diverse workforce, backgrounds and cultures will drive creative and foster innovative ideas.

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TikTok

Developing Our Talents We believe in empowering our talents and developing them to their fullest potential. To set them up for success from Day 1, holistic talent programmes such as our Internship Programme have been specially designed. This provides them with the opportunity to learn more about our company and culture. Building a culture of continuous learning is important to us. Our employees are able to leverage learning resources such as digital learning platform to enrol in courses to upskill themselves, attend internal knowledge sharing sessions and even exchange ideas in our global learning community.

To support their learning and growth journey, we offer opportunities for challenging and rewarding careers where employees are allowed the space to continually improve and grow their career. Global Mentorship Programmes are put in place to pair young talents with more experienced employees within the organisation in order to support them with their career development.

Contact TikTok L26, South Tower, One Raffles Quay, Singapore 048583 Web: https://careers.tiktok.com/ Email: sg.campus.recruitment@tiktok.com Social Media: @TikTok @lifeattiktok @Life At TikTok @lifeattiktok Sector IT and Technology Jobs available Graduate job Internship Accepted degree disciplines Business Administration Economics Engineering Finance Humanities, Art and Social Sciences IT and Computer Sciences Law Maths Sciences Locations Singapore International – Global Application procedure Apply via our careers page: https:// https://careers.tiktok.com/ Selection process Step 1: Online Application Step 2: Online Assessment Step 3: Interview (2-3 rounds) Step 4: Offer Step 5: Acceptance Step 6: Onboard Application periods Graduate jobs: Sep-Nov, Jan-Mar Internships: Sep-Nov, Jan-Mar

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Life at TikTok TikTok is committed to championing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion among our global teams.

Our team is very global and spread across Europe, Asia, and North America. Coming from a wide range of cultures and experiences, we can approach problems from different angles and achieve better solutions. We're constantly learning from one another.

Our core values of humility and integrity make it a real pleasure to work at TikTok because we collaborate with the common understanding that working together leads to better efficiency and performance. I especially appreciate the opportunity to work with talented, creative, and passionate people around the world.


How To Apply Application Process 1st round

Apply

Screening Call

Interview with business/project team

2nd round

3rd round

4th round

Interview with hiring manager

Interview with business leader & HR team

Interview with HR team

Onboarding

We recommend that you submit your application on our careers website. Depending on the role and the team, additional rounds of interviews, assessments, tests, or tasks may be part of the process. Your recruiter will inform you of the specific steps for the role you have applied for.

Interview The first and second round interviews will be conducted by the team leader and potential colleagues. Most questions will focus on the responsibilities of the position. There are 3 types of interviews, 1) Past experience, 2) Case Study/Presentation, 3) Leadership Interview (culture fit). Our interviews are seen as an opportunity for us to learn more about you, and for you to learn more about us. In the final HR interview, we focus on how the candidate will add to our culture. Interviews are usually scheduled within a 2-3 week timeframe; candidates who have cleared the process can then schedule their onboarding date. All interviews will be conducted in English or required local language.

follow us! If you want to: Drive new trends

@LifeAtTikTok

Fuel your creativity Tackle challenging goals Create defining moments

@TikTok

Work with global teams

then join us!

@LifeAtTikTok


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