UOB Management Associate Programme

Programme Overview

The UOB Management Associate Programme is designed to nurture our next generation of leaders across the region. To be a UOB Management Associate, you will be someone with a drive for excellence, an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong sense of ethics. Over a period of 18 months, you will undergo an accelerated induction experience to fast-track your career in the banking industry. This is where you will learn and appreciate different aspects of the business, within one of our business segments or corporate functions of your choice.


What we look for in a UOB Management Associate:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognised university
  • No more than two years of work experience
  • An impressive track record in leadership
  • Fluency in English and preferably a second language


You will take on significant responsibilities right from the beginning, and resolve real-life, real-time challenges along the way. In short, your performance will contribute to our success. You will achieve this as you build up a wide range of core competencies and technical skills through an accelerated and robust curriculum. This comprises structured classroom training on banking and the business of UOB. You will undergo job rotations that cover areas such as customer engagement and governance and control. You will also undertake a strategic corporate project where you will join a team to develop, recommend and execute Bank-wide initiatives, drive change and advance our growth in the region.

The UOB Management Associate Programme is designed to inculcate a regional mindset. There are many invaluable opportunities for regional exposure, where you can gain new perspectives and knowledge as you network and work with colleagues from the region. These include regional rotation for high-performing Management Associates and participation in cross-border and cross-functional regional projects. Through these platforms, you will get to meet fellow Management Associates and gain insights from the UOB leadership team.

You will receive strong support and guidance throughout your career with UOB. This starts with being assigned a Programme Manager, a Senior Manager as your mentor and a senior UOB Management Associate buddy. This support system lets you seek informal feedback on your professional and personal development, and prepares you for the successful completion of the programme.

There are ample opportunities to stretch your capabilities and potential with UOB. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the banking industry and access to the UOB leadership team. At the same time, you will enhance and expand your skill set to get ready for new challenges through our comprehensive suite of training programmes.

Find out what the UOB Management Associate Programme means to our alumni in their own words. 

I got to know more about our business through hands-on practice and I felt proud to have contributed to adding value to our customers. The interaction with senior management, such as one-on-one mentorship and MA dialogue with Country CEO, also enriched my experience in this fruitful programme.
Karen Dong, Hong Kong, Corporate Banking, MA2015 

The UOB Management Associate Programme is the bridge between fresh graduates and working life. The training, regional exposure and job rotations empowered me to explore my strengths and discover the right type of work for me. I also made new friends from different countries, which was a nice bonus.
Edrea Jessica Terutung, Indonesia, Commercial Banking, MA2015 

I had a very interesting experience during the UOB Management Associate Programme. I was able to have a holistic overview of UOB and learn from experienced seniors. Throughout the job rotations, I was also inspired by the commitment and dedication of my fellow UOB colleagues.
Budsakorn Siriwattanakate (Toon), Thailand, Global Markets, MA2015 

Having the right attitude is the most important attribute to being successful in the UOB Management Associate Programme. UOB is a nurturing organisation where people are willing to share their experiences and guide you to success, as long as you are willing to learn and work hard.
Nathan Pang, Singapore, Group Finance, MA2015 

You will go through a roller coaster of experiences during the job rotations. It is fun when you meet new people, exciting when you take on projects, challenging when you push yourself out of your comfort zone in order to learn and achieve, and fulfilling when you succeed in contributing to the team. It is a great way to start your career, so just do your best and enjoy the ride.
Nathan Cheah Siew Loon, Malaysia, Channel Management (Strategy & Digitalisation), MA2014 

The best way to stay motivated at work is to be passionate about what you do. The UOB Management Associate Programme nurtured my interest in the banking industry and cultivated a readiness to take on new challenges.
Reyna Ren Rui Jie, China, Commercial Banking, MA2016

A comprehensive and rigorous selection and assessment process is in place to help us identify ideal candidates for the UOB Management Associate Programme. This comprises ability tests as well as interviews with Human Resources and Senior Managers:

Step 1: Psychometric assessment
Step 2: Video interview
Step 3: Assessment centre
Step 4: Panel interview
Step 5: Offer


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