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 www.edb.gov.sg
About the Associate Programme
EDB’s Associate Programme is a 1-year programme designed to prepare graduates for success. In EDB, we thrive on impactful, challenging work. Our work is complex, and we understand the learning curve fresh graduates face joining us on their first day. Through the Associate Programme, you will gain the skills and confidence to commence a fulfilling journey of continuous discovery and value creation in EDB.
Successful candidates will join EDB on a 1-year contract and may be offered a permanent role at the end of the programme, to join one of our divisions as a Senior Associate, to help drive accounts and/or develop policies to further Singapore’s economy.
Your Journey as an Associate
The Associate Programme has been carefully constructed and tested to ensure that you will learn the requisite skills to become a confident EDB officer. During your 1-year stint, you will start with a 8-week bootcamp and be rotated to 3 different divisions to experience the diversity in our work and broaden your exposure to different job functions. Through the programme, you will have the opportunity to work with our management and learn through working with some of the brightest talent in Singapore. There will also be exposure to senior executives in different industries across manufacturing and services*, and you will have the chance to partake in strategy and industry development work.
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 2021.
To meet the challenges of this role, you must have/be:
- A 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
Proficiency in a third language is an advantage when working with international clients.
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 2021 Associate Programme!
* For more details on the diverse industries that EDB cultivates, please refer to www.edb.gov.sg.