We had the opportunity to connect with Hamidah Naziadin (pic below), group chief people officer, CIMB Group, on what successful applicants of the MY ASEAN Internship Programme can gain through their experience at CIMB.
How will students benefit from the MY ASEAN Internship at CIMB?
CIMB is a leading Asean universal bank. We have a strong presence in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia, and our brand is synonymous with Asean.
As such, interns will gain valuable insights into how a regional banking institution thinks and operates. Interns will enjoy insider experience, get to know our staff and leaders, and learn our culture. We believe that the best way to learn is to be part of the action.
What will students go through?
The MY ASEAN Internship programme is for 10 weeks, starting Jul 2015. Ten weeks is a good time for interns to observe, learn and contribute in a meaningful manner.
Interns will first go through a one-day orientation programme to get a snapshot of CIMB. Our interns will participate actively in the activities and projects of the teams they are assigned to.
This means contributing ideas and performing diligently in tasks which may include doing research, compiling presentations, coordinating activities, attending to stakeholders’ needs or sitting through meetings to discuss proposals and solutions.
Through such immersion and interaction with colleagues, they will learn about the various facets of banking. There is so much to learn, and if they are active and proactive, they will learn much. Interns will also experience what it means to be part of the exciting fast-paced corporate world.
Interns from Malaysia will work in one of these places: CIMB Thai (in Thailand), CIMB Niaga (in Indonesia) or CIMB Bank (in Cambodia), thus enjoying cross-cultural work experience.
Non-Malaysians who have been studying in Malaysian-based universities, will intern in one of the CIMB entities in Malaysia. Their internship experience will complement their Malaysian-based education.
What is the criteria to be a part of this MY ASEAN Internship?
We welcome high-achieving undergraduates across all disciplines who meet the following criteria:
- Asean youths from public and private universities based in Malaysia
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
- MUET: Band 4 and above; IELTS: 7.0 and above; or TOEFL: 95 and above
- Students must be in their penultimate year or final year; or recently graduated (under six months)
- Strong desire to learn and succeed
- Work well both independently and as a team player
How will CIMB benefit from being a participant in the MY ASEAN Internship?
From a corporate responsibility perspective, we want to participate in raising the quality of young talents as they are our next generation of leaders.
With more than 40,000 employees of 38 nationalities operating across 17 nations, we are Asean’s most diverse franchise. We are constantly on the lookout for new talents. Through this initiative, we are able to build our pipeline for a robust workforce.
Some of the interns may be interested in our signature graduate management programmes, The Complete Banker and CIMB Fusion, after they graduate. We have trained more than 600 young men and women, and 400 of them are still active within various units, levels and regional offices of the CIMB group.
To make this MY ASEAN Internship programme available to the most deserving, CIMB will cover the costs of transportation, accommodation and allowances for basic expenses.
Applications are still coming in. So far we have received 40 applications, the majority of which are Malaysian.
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Published in English daily The Star, Malaysia, 14 March 2015
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