Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) launched the Graduate Trainee Programme (GTP) to provide opportunities for unemployed graduates to gain working experience and skills as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.
The GTP was designed to provide continuous learning for the trainees with a broad-spectrum of sales and marketing skills to meet CGC’s future business goals as well as to ease their transition from the academic environment into the financial services industry.
To be eligible to participate in the program, candidates must be an unemployed graduate at the time of application without prior working experience. The candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 from recognized institutions of higher learning, and most importantly, must be from a small and medium enterprise (SME) family background. Over 600 graduates applied to the GTP, with 10 trainees selected to the program.
GTP’s module comprises of two phases. During the first month, the graduates will be guided to build their understanding on CGC’s business nature, market and product knowledge. The trainees will then be attached to an assigned mentor from the branches to support and coach them on sales and marketing activities. Hence, the trainees will also be exposed to soft skills training such as communication and customer service skills.