SG Graduate Associate Programme, Ops
At A Glance
- Fresh graduates with a recognised Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline, or degree holders with less than 2 years of full-time work experience
- Good track record in co-curricular activities, especially if you’ve held leadership positions
What awaits you
- An accelerated two-year programme that gives you a head start in your career
- Experience three job rotations that give you a holistic view of banking operations
- A supportive environment that empowers you to be at your best at work and in life
- Innovate and create impact to shape the future of banking with us!
Realise Your Potential
Gain diverse experiences in different job functions during your rotations. Discover your passion & capabilities, and be empowered to make a difference.
Redefine Banking Operations
At DBS, we are more like a startup, less like a bank. With a strong culture of innovation, join us on the journey to shape the future of banking.
Supercharge Your Growth
With a focus on on-job-training and exposure to different projects, build a strong foundation that supports your career advancement.
Empowered to Be Your Best
DBS, we want our employees to live fulfilled both at work and in life. This is why we have a holistic suite of benefits designed to support you through life's changing circumstances.
At DBS, we pride ourselves on being a bank that is technology, customer and sustainability-focused.
As an Operations Graduate Associate, you will be at the centre of DBS’ transformation journey as we continue to define what it means to be a different kind of bank.
The Singapore Graduate Associate Programme, Operations offers you the opportunity to explore different functions, and gain an all-rounded experience in Banking Operations. Broaden your horizons and sharpen your innovative edge during your three rotations, as you partner with our business and technology teams to create banking that’s fast and effortless.
The Operations team primarily supports four Business Functions:
1. Chief Operating Office (COO)
We develop Operations strategy in the areas of digital transformation, people engagement, communication, real estate management, procurement, operations risk and business continuity for the bank.
2. Consumer Banking Group Operations (CBGO)
We partner the Consumer Banking Group and Wealth Management to deliver a differentiated experience and engagement for our retail customers.
3. Institutional Banking Group Operations (IBGO)
Working in tandem with the Institutional Banking Group, we deliver comprehensive bespoke services to corporates, financial institutions, investment managers, small to medium-sized enterprises, and private bank clients.
4. Treasury & Market Operations (TMO)
We partner Singapore and Regional Treasury & Markets businesses to provide post-trade processing services that allow DBS to be a leader in the Financial Markets business.
Thinking about it? Learn more about the application process below.
Do take note of the timeline and more details will be shared with shortlisted candidates.
By 19 Feb 2024
Apply online via our AI recruiter (JIM) from 26 Dec 2023 – 19 Feb 2024
Eligible candidates will be invited to the Experiential Assessment
Experiential Assessment (EA)
On 4 Mar 2024
Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an EA in person.
All candidates will be informed of the outcome of the EA on the same day.
On 5 Mar 2024
Successful candidates from the previous round will be invited back on the next day for a panel interview with the HR and Senior Management teams.
Welcome to the programme
1 Jul 2024*
Start your career with DBS as part of the 2024 cohort on 1 Jul 2024
*Kindly be aware that the following date is subject to change and should be considered as tentative. If you are shortlisted, you will receive notification of the confirmed date.
Chloe Ann STEWART
"My experience within the GA Ops programme has been nothing short of transformative, and for this, I am grateful. The dynamic nature of the assignments, coupled with the nurturing environment, has not only enabled me to flourish both professionally and personally but has also provided an amazing platform for continuous learning and growth.
My exposure to diverse projects enhanced my adaptability and problem-solving capabilities. The comprehensive training initiatives and hands-on experiences facilitated my holistic development, empowering me to tackle complex challenges with confidence and precision.
But this program isn't just about our everyday tasks - it's also a treasure trove of opportunities for learning and personal growth. While it was daunting as my first job in the corporate world, there was always comfort in knowing that I have batchmates who are journeying with me towards mutual growth.
The supportive community within programme is unparalleled and the mentorship I received from seasoned professionals has been instrumental in my growth. This programme has truly accelerated my learning journey! "
"The GA Ops Programme is dynamic, empowering, and rewarding, providing unique blend of classroom-style training and hands-on experience to graduates from diverse backgrounds and specialisations.
Throughout the programme, I had the privilege of rotating across various departments, gaining exposure to different job scopes, management teams, and work styles. This gave me a thorough understanding of the banking industry and helped me in identify my talents and passions.
I’ve been able to develop my presentation and communication skills, becoming more confident in expressing my ideas and collaborating effectively with colleagues, which are soft skills essential for success in the banking industry.
What sets the programme apart is the supportive community and mentorship provided. I am grateful for the guidance and support of my dedicated mentors, who were always available to offer advice whenever I faced challenges.
I have no doubt the programme is propelling me towards a fulfilling career in banking."
"I have had the privilege of working with talented individuals from various departments thanks to the programme. It provides a unique setting by allowing rotation across teams, and embracing this flexibility has been essential in maximizing my learning opportunities and identifying my areas of interest.
The programme has equipped me with essential skills, including stakeholder management, product knowledge, and operational risk awareness. I now have a better understanding of the banking industry and developed a strong sense of ownership and responsibility in my work.
One of the things you can expect is exceptional networking opportunities with senior management. These interactions have been invaluable in expanding my professional network and gaining exposure to diverse perspectives.
It has been an incredible journey, filled with opportunities to learn, grow, and make a positive impact. I am grateful for the unwavering support from my team and mentors, who have guided me throughout my rotations and encouraged me to take on challenging projects."