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.


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


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Fiona Kwok
2017 Graduate Talent, Human Resources Division

During the regional week in Singapore, a series of talks given by business leaders were arranged to deepen our understanding of OCBC Group. “The Open Vault”, the fintech and innovation unit in OCBC, was opened to us to showcase the latest tech development in the bank, and how banking industry is transforming in 21st century.

Not only did we enhance our understanding of the financial industry, but we also build rapport with graduate talents from other regions. We understood the culture difference by working on business cases together. Meeting people across the bank, we are able to build our professional network beyond Hong Kong.

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Charles Tse
2019 Graduate Talent, Global Markets Division

"The two-year Graduate Talent Program provides comprehensive training and on-the-job experience to help me develop into a more mature banking professional."

Charles has joined OCBC in 2019 as a Graduate Talent. Throughout the program, he has rotated in various divisions including Corporate Banking, Risk Management, Global Markets, and Operations, providing him with comprehensive understanding of how the Bank runs from front to back office. In addition to his on-the-job experience, he also participated as a founding member of the Green & Sustainable Banking initiative to drive Sustainable Finance across the region. The "Regional Week" training with other Graduate Talents globally further expanded his network and proficiency in working with talents from around the world.


By joining the Graduate Talent Programme, you will:

  • Get onboard our 24-month accelerated career programme
  • Achieve a head-start through job rotations
  • Develop broad-based banking knowledge
  • Be guided by Career Coach / Mentor
  • Work on business projects
  • Build your regional network with graduates and businesses across the OCBC Group
  • Join with Graduate Talents from OCBC Singapore, Malaysia, China and Indonesia for an overseas regional Group orientation week

Who should apply?

  • We seek highly motivated go-getters looking to pursue a career in the banking industry.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with second upper class or above in any discipline
  • Less than 2 years of working experience
  • Outstanding extracurricular/internship achievements
  • Highly motivated and analytical
  • Strong leadership and open to new challenges and problem-solving
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Open-minded and able to work with colleagues from diverse cultures
  • Keen interest in the latest development of global economy, including the Greater-Bay-Area (GBA)
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese, with proficiency in Putonghua would be an advantage
  • Individuals holding IANG visa are welcomed


Selection process

Please submit your application by providing your full resume to "Apply Now".

Application ends on 31 January 2024.

Selection process
Selection process

Get your CV ready

You can apply for the 2024 Graduate Talent Programme in up to 3 divisions of your choice.

If you are interested in our programme, please send your full CV to "Apply Now" and indicate up to 3 divisions of your choice.