At A Glance


Open to talented professionals with 2-3 years of work experience


To groom and develop future leaders of the bank


The Programme

This 18-month programme provides Management Associates with in-depth experience in one of three key areas of the bank through a structured training and rotation programme. You will receive on-the-job training in 3 rotations and acquire critical skills in your area of specialization. We help you to build a sound foundation and equip you with leadership capabilities that enable accelerated career progression within the Bank. Upon graduation, you will be provided with exciting opportunities and potentially cross-departmental and/or international roles. If you are a top performer, we are looking for you!


Tracks under Management Associate

Consumer Banking

Consumer Banking Group (CBG) oversees the bank’s full spectrum of products and services, including deposits, investments, mortgages, insurance, credit cards and wealth management to help our customers realise their dreams and aspirations at every stage of life. Join us to sharpen your skills in communication, strategy, and analytics, while developing industry acumen from the best in banking.

Corporate Banking

Corporate Banking includes the Institutional Banking Group (IBG), Treasury and Markets, Capital Markets. DBS provides customised financial solutions for individuals and businesses: from large corporate clients, to small and medium-sized enterprises. Join us to refine your skills in finance, client service and project management, while gaining an international perspective of banking.

Technology & Operations

Technology and Operations (T&O) executes on our goal of being digital to the core. As the World’s Best Digital Bank by Euromoney, we invest and re-architect our technology infrastructure – through automation, cloud- native technology, streamlined processes and banking applications. Join us to acquire skills in technology, analytics and coding, while reimagining and shaping the future of banking.


Applicant & Application Period

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.

  • Have 2-3 years of working experience  
  • Bachelor/Master Degree graduates from any discipline

The application window for Management Associate Programme (MA) has closed.  

Please check in Q4 2019 to apply for this programme.  


Application Process

Application Process



DBS is 100% committed to Asia as its key region of focus and you will be in the centre of the future of banking.

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 at 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

MA will commence in July / August.​

MA will start recruitment in the fourth quarter of the year.​

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.

As a Management Associate, you will go through a structured programme comprising of:

  • 1.5 months Comprehensive Training
  • Three rotations within the Specialist Track
The MA Programme manager will work with you to customize your Individual Development Plan, in your chosen track. After graduating from the 18-month programme, key considerations for your first placement within the Specialist Track will be based your individual strengths and career interests as well as business needs.

We offer a competitive compensation package. You will learn more about the package during our recruitment process.

The programme is open to graduates from all disciplines - we place a strong emphasis on your overall potential. This 18-month programme has a minimum requirement of 2-3 years’ work experience regardless of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

At the start of the programme, there will be 1.5 months of Comprehensive Training to help you build a good foundation in banking knowledge.

Our Ma Programme is catered for young talented professionals like yourself with 2-3 years of work experience while our GA Programmes are targeted for fresh graduates.

We want to hire talented young professionals who have 2-3 years of work experience and a better understanding of themselves and their aspirations to join our MA programme. After the 18-month programme, you will have the opportunity to fast track your career according to your interests.

Unfortunately, we do not consider Internship and/or National Service as work experience.

MAs graduating from this programme who show excellent leadership capabilities and are consistently top performers will be groomed for accelerated career progression within DBS and provided opportunities to switch roles across departments or countries.

No. We welcome talents outside of the banking industry who wish to pivot and focus on a career in Banking and Finance.

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