Management Associate Programme

Designed to give top candidates an accelerated, all-access career track in the company, the programme is our most comprehensive training package for the future leaders of Asia’s booming banking industry.

The 2-year programme begins with a curriculum that covers all the fundamental skills you need to start as a management trainee. Then, you’ll go on three 7-month rotations across both our business and support units, offering you an unparalleled chance to gain hands-on experience and expert insight in the industry. Between rotations, you’ll embark on more classroom training to further develop critical industry skills. The top-performing Management Associate will also have the opportunity to work in one of our overseas offices post the 2-year programme.

As part of this elite, high-profile programme, you will also get to meet fellow management associates in the region as you build your own professional network. Every Management Associate will have access to the bank’s top leaders, who will work closely with you to help you achieve your fullest potential.

Ample opportunities to interact with senior management and the company’s top talent will be provided to give you the best banking career in Asia - bar none

Graduate Associate Programmes

Graduate Associate Programme – Technology and Operations

We know that innovation is key to staying ahead. That’s why we’ve developed a specialised 2-year programme in technology and operations targeted at candidates with a passion for generating new ideas.

As a Graduate Associate, you will be given extensive training in the areas of banking and finance, project management, and personal development to help you spearhead projects and lead teams that drive innovation at DBS, Asia’s leading bank.

The programme starts with a four week induction period to give you an overview of the fundamentals of banking, followed by two 11-month stints across different areas within either Technology or Operations divisions.

We’ve designed this programme to give you the best in-depth knowledge of operations and technology as a core function of our banking services. Mentorship, networking sessions with our senior management and playing key roles in projects will allow you to harness your potential and chart a career towards being a leader of technological innovation in the banking industry.

Graduate Associate Programme – Retail Banking (Management)

If you prefer working on the frontlines of our businesses, this management programme for degree holders is a specialised mentorship and training package designed to fast-track your career in the sales and service tracks of retail banking.

Over the course of 36 months, we will train you to become an expert in product sales, customer service, processes, systems, and compliance regulations. Top performers can expect to take on management roles such as Assistant Branch Business Managers or Deputy Branch Service Managers upon completion of the programme.

Graduate Associate Programme – Retail Banking (Sales)

For degree holders with an interest in wealth management, this innovative programme is tailored to speed up your career in our DBS Treasures, DBS Treasures Private Client, and DBS Private Bank businesses.

The 18-month programme includes classroom sessions, service rotations, and on-the-job training for a comprehensive learning experience. From product sales and customer service to the required certifications, we will equip you with all the skills you need to become a leader in the industry. Upon completion of the programme, you will join our bank’s elite team of Relationship Managers.

Graduate Associate Programme – Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) Banking

If you have a passion to help Singapore’s entrepreneurs grow their small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), this specialised programme for degree holders offers an accelerated path to build a career in SME Banking.

Comprising a rigorous and intensive schedule of classroom training, front-to-back rotation in different business areas, mentorship and on-the-job training opportunities, the 12-month programme is structured to give you the best, all-round exposure to the banking needs of the SME industry. Areas covered included core credit and financial knowledge, as well as other services that are essential to help small to medium companies grow their businesses.

Other Programmes

Service Executive Programme

As Asia’s bank of choice, customer service is at the core of what we do. That’s why we believe in nurturing talented individuals who can offer our customers the best banking experience at our branch banks.

The Service Executive Programme is a branch-level talent development training programme for polytechnic diploma holders who want a fulfilling career at the frontlines of our banking services. The programme is structured to provide a comprehensive overview as well as hands-on study of our banking products through classroom training and rotations in various job roles within the bank branch.

Upon completion of the programme, candidates will become banking service executives at the branch-level to advise and service our customers.

Business Analytics Graduate Immersion Programme (BAGIP)

In collaboration with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), our Business Analytics Graduate Immersion Programme (BAGIP) is a cutting-edge training programme in business analytics for candidates with a passion for data and who enjoy using analytics to solve business problems.

Over a 12-month period, selected degree holders will embark on an accelerated programme that focuses on core analytical skills essential to business growth. This includes technical and business analytics training, ranging from SAS programming and statistics analysis, to using data mining techniques to meet industry challenges.

Graduates will also receive on-the-job training and mentorship by some our bank’s most experienced analysts. Here, participants will be given the opportunity to be part of big data team projects and pick up data extraction, reporting, and business advisory skills.

Regular knowledge-sharing forums and workshops will also be held. A structured rotation scheme within the programme ensures a complete, end-to-end business analytics learning experience.

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As a DBS Management Associate, I was able to work very closely with the management which is a rare opportunity for fresh graduates. The expectation for MAs to learn faster, work harder and perform better has also made working at DBS an enriching experience.