Kick-start and fast-track your career

Why you will love this

Accelerated career path of your choice

Broad-based learning and development through rotations


A degree from any discipline

Demonstrated leadership with a penchant for problem-solving

Less than two years of working experience


You're either fresh out of school or have less than two years of work experience. You're eager to get your career on the road. You have the energy, the enthusiasm and the passion. If we've just described you, consider our Graduate Talent Programme. You may be new at the Bank, but we take a long-term view of your career.

The Graduate Talent Programme was developed for outstanding graduates to give their careers a head-start by providing a rock-solid foundation in the banking and financial services industry. It is designed to prepare graduates for division-specific roles in the Bank.

The programme is open to graduates from all academic disciplines. You are not required to have a Business or Economics degree. The 24-month customised training programme will give you a strong foundation in banking regardless of your academic discipline and prepare you for success as a future leader with us.

OCBC Graduate Talent Programme 2021

Hear from our Head of Human Resources and our GTP seniors! Find out how our OCBC Graduate Talent Programme (GTP) supports your career goals and personal inspirations. This programme is designed for graduates from across all academic disciplines as we believe in success beyond the classroom. You don't necessarily need a Business or Finance degree; we hire Engineering, Computing, Arts & Science majors as well.

Explore banking career opportunities in 2023

The Graduate Talent Programme will offer various opportunities across different business divisions in 2023. Discover where your banking career will begin today, from wealth management to technology architecture.

What you will experience

Here is a sneak peek of what you will experience during the 24-month programme.

Corporate Training

Learn about OCBC and its businesses, financial markets and banking regulations. Learn about products offered by OCBC, innovations and get to know the bank’s facilities/premises. Other topics include service transformation, risk management, ethics, presentation and grooming skills.

Corporate and Divisional Rotations

As the only programme for fresh graduates which provides broad-based learning, gain a thorough view of banking through stints in core banking functions like Branch Banking, Compliance and Operations, as well as at least one rotation within your home division.

Business Innovation Project

Get to work on projects that give you a wider perspective beyond your usual roles and responsibilities. This is designed to give you the added exposure and edge within the organisation.

Corporate Engagement

Further develop your leadership skills through communications and a series of workshops and boosters on how to manage effectiveness. Be involved in customised talks and networking sessions with the business.

Graduate Talent Regional Week

Get together with other graduate talents across our subsidiaries and the region for a week-long programme of learning, innovating and business-case competitions.

Group Mentorship

Experience a personalised mentorship journey, coached by a dedicated mentor from our senior management team. Learn from the best and develop your leadership potential.

An award-winning programme

The Graduate Talent Programme and our learning culture have been widely recognised in the industry as evidenced by these awards that we have received:

Best Employer (Singapore)

Aon 2019

Top 20, Singapore's 100 Leading Graduate Employers 2019

Gold, Best Graduate Recruitment Programme

Asia Recruitment Awards 2018

Gold, Excellence in Graduate Recruitment & Development

HR Excellence Awards 2017

Gold, Excellence in Learning & Development

HR Excellence Awards 2017


By joining the Graduate Talent Programme, you will:

  • Get onboard our 24-month accelerated career programme
  • Achieve a head-start through personalised job rotations
  • Develop broad-based banking knowledge
  • Be guided through Group Mentorship
  • Work on business innovation projects
  • Build your regional network with graduates and businesses across the OCBC Group

Who should apply?

  • We seek highly motivated go-getters looking to pursue a career in the banking industry.
  • Other qualities that will put you in strong standing for the programme include:
    • A degree from any discipline
    • Excellent extra-curricular/internship achievements
    • Demonstrated leadership, a penchant for problem-solving and embracing new challenges
    • Less than two years of working experience

Selection process

You may apply online during the application period and shortlisted candidates will be notified at the end of the selection process.

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Get your CV ready

You can apply for the 2023 Graduate Talent Programme in up to 2 divisions of your choice.