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EDB Emerging Leaders Programme 2018

Apply now Work type: Programme
Location: Singapore
Categories: Programmes/ Engagement, Others

About EDB

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.

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The Emerging Leaders Programme

The Emerging Leaders Programme is opened to Year 1 and 2 undergraduates. The ELP is designed to provide an exclusive and valuable insight into EDB’s key industry groups, business strategies, our culture and values.

You will not only learn more about EDB, you will also learn what it takes to be an EDB officer. This exciting programme consists of an industry case challenge, modular classes to learn about EDB’s strategies and exclusive networking opportunities with EDB officers – all designed to develop your industry development knowledge and leadership skills.

What to Expect from the Programme


The Emerging Leaders Programme will be a 3 day comprehensive experience held in EDB’s very own office in the heart of the city.

The experience will give you an opportunity to experience our culture and give you a sampling of Life@EDB, as well as numerous opportunities to network with our officers and your peers from around the world.

You can look forward to:

  • Gain exclusive insights into latest business trends and EDB’s economic development strategy
  • Collaborate and compete with your peers through a business case study and engage in complex negotiation exercises
  • Engage in networking sessions with EDB officers and like-minded individuals; and
  • Be immersed in our vibrant, nurturing and fun-loving culture!

In addition to benefitting from this unique experience, programme participants will be fast-tracked in their application to our Summer internship programme.

Who Should Apply

Participants of the Emerging Leaders Programme are talented undergraduates who have not only achieved excellence in academic performance but who have also demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and other attributes. Most importantly, you should be passionate about solutions for Singapore’s economic development. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know us, and to learn about how a career in EDB will allow you to impact change.

The Emerging Leaders Programme is open to Singaporean students who are currently in their first or second year of undergraduate studies in a recognised local or overseas university. We welcome applications from all degree disciplines.

Our 2018 application cycle for the Emerging Leadership Programme is now open from 15 January – 11 March 2018.

As applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, please apply early.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Advertised: Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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Last updated: Dec 13, 2017