Find out what the UOB Management Associate Programme means to our alumni in their own words.
Some said UOB MA program is one of the best things to start one’s career and I could not agree more. During my journey as a MA, I witnessed something very special about UOB; and not just about the bank itself, but about all the things and people surrounding it. One of the very tangible manifestations is that we are always given the route in which we can learn something. And through the program, generations of MAs had transformed themselves into outstanding people and leaders like only few places can be seen. And UOB MA Program definitely is a solid starting point for fresh graduates to become future business leaders.
Kenneth Chan, Hong Kong, Transaction Banking, MA2016
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
As a part of the MA program, I will always be pushed and there is never a dull moment. I feel like I am truly part of something big and making a true impact for the bank. I have a lot of responsibilities since I am involved in many projects. UOB MA is a great journey for me to grow successfully in the future. It is not just about the opportunities that I have been given but also about the networking/connection among the people that I have worked with.
Nattha Siriwansilpee, Thailand, Personal Financial Services, MA2016
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
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
The program challenged me to always go beyond my limits for every job rotation, assignments and projects that I worked on. The various trainings and regional project helped boost my skills along with the exposure to the Management level and the regional group, that allowed me to obtain a significant amount of knowledge about leadership and the Banking Industry.
Marisa Thea Della, Indonesia, Transaction Banking, MA2018
I had the opportunity to accelerate my learning curve through multiple job rotations, regional exposure and mentorship from senior colleagues, where I gained new perspectives and knowledge as I network with colleagues across the region.
Pannipa Wanaphaisitkool, Thailand, Corporate Banking, MA2019
I was presented with ample opportunities to learn about and to gain a holistic view of the banking industry through the MA Programme. The experiences that I have gained further affirmed my passion for banking. The guidance, encouragement and support of my seniors and peers helped propel me forward in my journey of becoming an all rounded banker.
Joey Goh, Singapore, Group Global Market Structuring, MA2020
Being part of UOB’s Management Associate programme was the best thing that has ever happened to me. The job rotations exposed me to the various aspect of banking as well as the dynamics and synergy between the various units within the bank, both locally and internationally. The senior leaders are accessible and mentored us personally to ensure that the MAs are progressing at the right pace. As a fresh graduate back then, these opportunities steepened the learning and experience curve exponentially, and there are lots more career growth and opportunities for MA Alumni after graduating from the programme!
Muhammad Arif bin Mohd Hodori, Malaysia, Islamic Banking, MA2017