Career Guide


Testimonials and Opportunities in Graduan Aspire 2013

UEM GROUP

PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES

“From engineering to sales, accounting to project management, there’s bound to be an opportunity for young graduates to build their career in UEM Group, Malaysia’s leading engineering-based infrastructure group. We provide our personnel with excellent career development opportunities to grow and realise their potential.”

HIRING TIP

“We are excited to engage and attract young graduates who possess the right attitude and embrace our values of teamwork, integrity, passion for success, and sincerity of intent. Other qualities that appeal include a pleasant personality, leadership skills, good communication and interpersonal skills.”

FOR GEN-Y

“We have a special programme known as Young Engineers Development Programme that will be implemented by the fourth quarter of 2013. The aim of this unique initiative is to orientate and provide selected candidates with a structured development programme based on the required technical competencies to support UEM Group’s business objectives as well as building our pipeline of engineers.”

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“It provides UEM Group access to a large pool of young graduates who are interested to join the job market and be a part of a vibrant team that supports and realises a nation’s infrastructure building vision.”

PwC

A GREAT PLACE TO GROW

“The learning curve at PwC is steep. You have to juggle the demand of working in a client-facing environment while pursuing your professional exams. But this helps you grow both personally and professionally.”

HIRING TIP

“The qualities we are looking for when hiring include the ability to articulate your thoughts and views confidently, a track record of achievement both academic and extra-curricular, curiosity and learning agility.”

FOR GEN-Y

“We make an effort to understand our Gen Y, help them achieve their goals and the work-life balance they strive in a variety of ways; job learning opportunities, time off to give back to the community, constant engagement with our leaders at work and on social media platforms, promotion of diversity and inclusiveness of the workplace as well as flexibility initiatives. Not to forget access and support for technology, which allow our people to work on the go. We also practice dress-down Fridays; we can wear jeans to work.”

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“Graduan Aspire 2013 is one of the few occasions where we are able to experiment with new ways of connecting with young graduates instead of just plain old recruitment exhibition mode. We test out new platforms and new modes of communication to reach out to them and we also get more insight into what works and what doesn’t.

Graduates on the other hand benefit from the sharing sessions with our people, whether it’s about choosing professional qualifications, tips on succeeding at work, or generally whether a career in professional services is the right choice for them.”

LAFARGE MALAYSIA

ON-THE-JOB LEARNING

“Besides on-the-job training with a coach and mentor, young graduates at Lafarge are provided guidance to develop their basic engineering skills. They will also take part in class training where theoretical aspects of the manufacturing operations and business operations are discussed.”

HIRING TIP

“We keep a keen eye for high potential talents who are not only outstanding in their academic achievements but also highly dynamic in the participation of their co-curriculum activities. Leadership, teamwork, resilience, commitment, honesty and determination are essential qualities of a well-rounded person.”

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“This will be our third year participating in the Graduan Aspire. Our initial intention was to build an awareness of our brand. Through Graduan Aspire, Lafarge has become an easily recognised name today. Since last year, we made a decision to continue hiring young graduates on a yearly basis as Lafarge has been an established name among the graduates and universities. We have had several candidates hired from Graduan Aspire.”

MAXIS

FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

“Maxis is committed to being an employer of choice for our youth. Gen-Y have a strong desire to stand out and make a difference. They respond well when they believe that they are in a position to make a difference within the company, and beyond. Maxis being the largest telco player in the country, coupled with our integrated communication strategies, is seen as an attractive employment destination by Gen-Y.”

HIRING TIP

“We recruit candidates with good academic achievements from leading institutions of higher learning. In addition, we look for candidates with other interests in areas of community work, extra-curricular activities, etc. This gives us a measure of their leadership as well as wider exposure and perspective strengths.”

FOR GEN-Y

“Maxis has a specific programme for young graduates called the Maxis Management Associate Programme (MMAP). It aims to develop young outstanding Malaysian graduates from globally top-ranking universities through a two-year course of intensive job rotation. This provides trainees with a strong induction into the world of business in the telecommunications industry.”

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“Graduan Aspire provides the ideal and established platform for employers to engage with a large number of young Malaysians under one roof. Maxis has been able to reinforce its on-going outreach to quality graduates through Graduan’s close partnership with universities and student associations.”

CIMB

ATTRACTING YOUNG GRADUATES

“At CIMB Group, we are passionate about building a sustainable talent pipeline. Our much sought-after management trainee programme, The Complete Banker TM Programme, has been grooming hundreds of fresh graduates into young bankers with a holistic perspective of the business.

Our latest initiative is the revolutionary CIMB Fusion, under which fresh graduates sign up with two employers at one go. They will work and gain invaluable experiences from the best minds in each industry, right at the start of their careers.”

HIRING TIP

“We look for a can-do attitude and passion. Confident individuals with the right attitude. We also look for individuals with excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to analyse, draw conclusions as well as solve problems.”

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“It is a platform for us to connect with many of Malaysia’s potential top job seekers studying in universities locally and abroad.”

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