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Associate Programme 2018

Apply now Work type: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Associate Programme

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.

For more information on EDB, please visit

About the Associate Programme

In EDB, we thrive on impactful, challenging work. Be it building the foundations for a new industry vertical or negotiating a deal with a billion-dollar company, EDB officers are expected to be resourceful, credible and analytical. EDB’s work is complex, and we understand the challenges fresh graduates face as they hit the ground running on their first day with us.

Our Associate Programme is a 1-year programme designed to prepare you for success.

We want you to complete the programme with tangible skills and confidence to commence a fulfilling journey of continuous discovery and value creation.

Your Journey as an Associate


We encourage our Associates to take ownership of their journey.

During the interview process, you will be asked to indicate the preferred business group* you would like to be part of during the programme. We will take that into consideration alongside the organisation’s needs.

Some of your experiences will include:

  • Working with some of the brightest talent in the country to create a future-ready Singapore
  • Analysing business trends and learning how businesses and government collaborate
  • Meeting global company executives from different industries across manufacturing and services
  • Being mentored by management

Upon completion of the programme, you will join one of our industry or planning and policy divisions as a Lead, driving accounts and developing policies to further Singapore’s economy.

Who do We Look For?

This programme is for fresh graduates and working professionals with less than 1 year of working experience.

The programme will start in August 2018.

To meet the challenges of this role, you must have/be:

  • A good degree in any discipline
  • A high level of initiative, drive, tenacity and resourcefulness
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Be a good team player with good interpersonal communication skills
  • Singaporean applicants only

Proficiency in a third language is an advantage when working with international clients.

Applications will close on 25 February 2018.

You are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Click here to find out more and apply for the 2018 Associate Programme!


*Industries / domain area that fall under each business group:

Cluster Group Consumer:

Consumer Business, Content and Media; Healthcare; Infocomm Products; Infocomm Services; Lifestyle Products and Services; Medical Technology; Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology.

Cluster Group Engineering:

Aerospace Engineering; Automotive; Chemicals; Cities, Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions; Clean Energy; Electronics; Energy; Environment and Water; Marine and Offshore Engineering; Precision Engineering; Professional Services; Robotics.

Cluster Group Enterprise & New Businesses:

International Non-Profit Organizations; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Natural Resources; Safety and Security; Space.

Planning & Policy:

Human Capital, Resource Development (Energy, Land, Utilities), Strategic Planning.


You can refer to for more details on each industry area.



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Last updated: Dec 13, 2017