We’ve designed our Management Associate Programme to cultivate the best of the best in banking.

The banking and finance industry is ever-changing. It requires leaders who come from diverse backgrounds, have experience and can adapt to shifting trends.

Do you have what it takes to

Be the Best, Drive Change & Make a Difference?

Experience growth in a great place to work. Beyond banking,
we look to enable our customers to "Live More, Bank Less".
Embracing digital and technology to Reimagine Banking.

The future of banking starts with you.

The application window for the 2018 DBS Management Associate Programme has ended.
Check out this page in August 2018 to apply for the 2019 Management Associate Programme.


Why should I join the DBS Management Associate Programme?

DBS is 100% committed to Asia as its key region of focus. The future of banking is in Asia.

With our Head Office in Asia, all strategic decision making for the Group takes place here. Our Senior Management team is right here in Asia – you will get to know the decision makers and be where the action is. Join us to make a difference.

DBS is also rapidly expanding in this region– from India to Indonesia to Greater China– and this growth provides immense career opportunities for those who have what it takes to be the best, drive change and make a difference!

What are the differences between the Management Associate Programme and the other
Graduate Programmes?

The Management Associate (MA) Programme gives you the opportunity to rotate across the bank’s different departments. If you have the ambition and aspiration to be a leader, and relish the opportunity to have diverse exposure, the MA Programme will provide the platform, structure and support for you to grow and showcase your talent and skills.

If you have very specific interests that you would like to pursue or are keen on an area of banking that you want to dedicate your career to, joining us in the specific Graduate Programmes or department/ function will allow you to specialise, learn and grow.

Will I be considered if I do not have a Business or Finance major?

The programme is open to graduates from all disciplines– we place a strong emphasis on your overall potential. This 24 months programme is open to Masters degree holders with less than 2 years’ work experience. Outstanding Bachelors degree holders are welcome to apply.

At the start of the programme, we will provide comprehensive training to help you build a good foundation in banking knowledge before your rotations to the different business areas.

Who is the ideal candidate?

We seek candidates who share DBS PRIDE! values and have outstanding qualities, such as leadership, resilience, integrity, a digital mindset, strong communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of people.

What training will I receive?

Our training structure is based on a mix of experience, education and exposure. The intensive curriculum includes banking and financial skills and concepts, business and personal effectiveness modules. After the initial training, ongoing training and development opportunities will also be provided.

Management Associate will go through a structured programme comprising:

  • Foundation Banking Training 1 & 2

  • Four rotations: 3 in Customer Engagement, Problem solving and Product roles across the franchise and 1 mandatory rotation in Risk Management Group.

The MA Programme Manager will work with you to customise your Individual Development Plan, leading towards a generalist track. After graduating from the 24 months’ programme, key considerations for your first placement will be based on your individual strengths and career interests as well as business needs.

What is the salary and benefits package?

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.

What exposure can I look forward to?

The MA Programme is a broad-based development programme designed for high potential individuals who have a passion to build successful and fast-tracked careers in DBS.

Opportunities for regional exposure will also be available depending on business needs and for outstanding individuals who have performed well to further enhance their career development.

How do I apply?

All applications must be submitted online via our Careers website. Click here to apply.

When will the 2018 MA Programme for Singapore commence?

The 2018 MA Programme will start in Quarter 3, 2018. However, there may be opportunities for Management Associate who have already graduated to start on off-cycle projects before the formal programme starts.

What is the selection process?

The application and selection process will be as follows, shortlisted candidates at various stages will go through -

Stage 1 - Play a game: September 2017 to November 2017.

Stage 2 - Complete an online cognitive assessment: September 2017 to November 2017.

Stage 3 - Progress to Video Interview: September 2017 to November 2017.

Stage 4 - Attend the 12-hour MAckathon: November 2017 or early January 2018

Stage 5- Attend panel interviews with Senior Management: November 2017 to January 2018.

Stage 6 - Successful candidate will receive an offer to join the 2018 Management Associate Programme: December 2017 to February 2018.

Your journey to join DBS Managment Associate Programme