By PREMA JAYABALAN
From its humble beginnings in 1975, AmBank Group has grown into one of the biggest financial institutions in the country. While it seeks to continuously improve its services, the Group also remains committed to being an employer of choice. Here are 10 reasons to work for AmBank Group:
No. 1: Award-Winning Bank
•Work for Bank of the Year 2013 (by the UK-based magazine The Banker)
•Asia’s Outstanding Company on Corporate Governance (9th Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards 2013)
•Malaysia’s Most Valuable Brands – Top 30 in 2012
•Best FX Bank for Corporates and Financial Institutions (7th Annual Alpha South-East Asia Best Financial Institution Awards)
AmBank Group has received both national and international recognition for ethical business principles applied to activities focused on employees and customers.
No. 2: Stability and Wide Reach
Join a workforce of over 12,000 employees serving close to six million retail customers and a large base of business customers
AmBank Group has offices in Malaysia and across the region, with services ranging from retail, small business, commercial, wholesale banking, funds management, equity markets, general insurance, life insurance to family takaful.
No. 3: (Human) Capital Investment
Excellent opportunity to build skills and grow your career
One of the four pillars of AmBank Group’s Employee Value Proposition (EVP) called “Growing Across AmBank Group” provides employees with an opportunity to be part of an ambitious and high performing organisation. Leaders support the achievement of professional and personal growth across the Group with structured and varied approaches to training and development and a focus on providing experiential learning.
No. 4: Recognition of Good Work
Much more than a smile and pat on the back (but you’ll get that too!)
Hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed at the Group. It acknowledges employees who outperform and exceed expectations through the granting of awards, promotions and career mobility opportunities.
The Group has tailored its reward philosophy according to feedback from employee surveys.This enables employees to actively participate in improving their performance in order to achieve their career goals.
No. 5: Vibrant, Energetic, Competitive Team Environment
Be part of a great team
Employees describe AmBank Group as a vibrant and connected workplace. The Group provides an open and honest work culture with easy access to senior management, and practises knowledge sharing to enable quick development.
“The bank still remains a non-pretentious, friendly and people-centric organisation, like when it first started,” says Zarida Jean Nordin, Head of Customer Segmentation (Retail Banking) in AmBank Group.
“Another element which stands out in this Group is the close rapport and camaraderie amongst teams which cuts across all levels and departments. It depicts the scenario of one huge family with its members always looking out for each other,” says Joanna Yu Ging Ping, Director of Corporate & Institutional Banking
No. 6: Malaysia’s bank
Homegrown and proud of it
AmBank Group is proudly Malaysian and aims to stay that way even as it continues to support its customers across the region via its international partners. Its Malaysia’s Résumé website malaysiaresume.com houses many success stories of Malaysians showcasing the nation’s achievements in the world. From famous singer and songwriter Yuna, fashion designer Zang Toi to Genius Olympiad 2012 bronze medalist Sri Ahrivesh, many have their successes documented here.
No. 7: International Links
Learn and grow within an internationally connected Group
AmBank Group is a partner of one of Australia’s leading banks, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). This partnership has resulted in the innovative offering of The AmBank-ANZ Get Set Solution, a service that enables students who plan to study in Australia to open an ANZ Access Advantage student account from Malaysia. The Group also has Insurance Australia Group (IAG) and MetLife as strategic partners.
No. 8: Love What You Do. Do What You Love
It’s not just about work
AmBank Group encourages its employees to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The Group’s sports club Kelab AmBank Group plans an array of activities for its workers. Acknowledging that people are a lot more than just “employees”, the club promotes relationship building between staff outside of work and encourages them to maintain a healthy body and mind. The Group even has its own Toastmasters Club for employees who want to improve their public speaking skills.
No. 9: Making a Difference
United at work, united in serving the community
AmBank Group believes in giving back to the community. Chairman of AmBank Group Tan Sri Azman Hashim is a strong advocate of employee participation in CSR initiatives.
The Group lends a hand to the underprivileged and supports the development of youth, sports, culture and education through various activities under The AmKasih Programme. Employees of AmBank Group also take part in many volunteering initiatives, including the sharing of food with the homeless under the Kechara Soup Kitchen programme.
Since 2009, the Group has pledged to allocate RM1mil every year for the AmBank-MyKasih Community Programme which supports communities in 16 locations nationwide.
No. 10: Opportunities for You
The next step in your career
If you are a talented individual seeking a career in an established financial services provider with a vibrant work culture, AmBank Group may just be the right place for you.
AmBank Group provides young earnest individuals, as well as experienced hires an opportunity to grow their career in the financial services industry.
The Group is committed to providing a nurturing environment for continuous skill and experience development through various programmes for career growth.