UOB Thailand nurtures the next generation of leaders through its Management Associate Programme

Wednesday 24 November 2021 16:30
UOB Thailand is offering opportunities for professional progression to fresh graduates who want to hone their leadership skills through the UOB Management Associate (MA) Programme. In its 17th year, the programme is an accelerated induction experience for young talents to get a headstart on a regional banking career.

Over a period of 18 months, selected candidates will learn and explore different aspects of the Bank's business, with a focus in the business segment or corporate function of their choice. They will gain insights and hands-on experience on end-to-end business processes, while receiving on-the-job coaching and mentorship from senior-level colleagues in tackling problem statements. Throughout the fast-track learning process, the MAs will also be rotated to other divisions for wider exposure.

Ms Sasiwimol Arayawattanapong, Executive Director, Country Head of Human Resources, UOB Thailand, said, "Young people want to work for a company that shares their purpose and in roles that enable them to make meaningful contributions to both the company and the community. They want their work to have an impact and to make their mark so that they can be proud of their employer. At UOB, our values of Honour, Enterprise, Unity and Commitment drive us to do what is right always, to build for the future, to work as one team and to pursue long-term success. As a values-driven bank, we believe young people will be drawn to our values and our culture. In addition, we have structured our MA programme such as they will learn and appreciate different aspects of our business."

The UOB MA Programme also offers opportunities for knowledge-sharing among the network of MA alumni and career advancement regionally with project assignment and job rotations to the Bank's headquarters in Singapore or other ASEAN countries where UOB operates.

The UOB MA Programme aims to groom the next generation with fast track to be our banking leaders, there are more than 30 percent of all MA moving on to a leadership role as Assistant Vice President or above. The programme continues to be popular among young talents in Thailand with more than 3,000 applications in 2020.

Applications for the UOB MA Programme are now open until 28 February 2022. Interested applicants must have:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree from a recognised university;
  • No more than two years of work experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership track record in school and/or at work; and
  • Fluency in English language.

Candidates will be required to go through an online assessment and a panel interview with the Bank's Human Resources team and senior management.

Successful candidates will be invited to start their career at UOB Thailand in July 2022. For more information and online application, please visit UOB's website or LinkedIn page.

Source: United Overseas Bank (Thai)