The Kijang Graduate Programme provides unique exposure to Bank Negara Malaysia’s diverse roles in shaping the nation. We offer two tracks under this programme, namely the (1) Graduate Analyst track and (2) Digital Graduate Analyst track.
Applications for KGP September 2021 intake are now closed. Our next intake will be in March 2022.
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The Graduate Analyst track provides you with a holistic experience of central banking work. You will be rotated across the Bank's three sectors over 18 months, allowing you to discover the possible range of career paths with us:
The Monetary Stability Sector formulates and conducts monetary policy to keep inflation low and stable while ensuring that it supports sustainable economic growth. The sector also focuses on promoting an exchange rate regime that best suits Malaysia’s economic circumstances.
The Financial Stability Sector focuses on ensuring that Malaysia’s financial sector is resilient at all times. This ensures that financial services – be it lending, financing, insurance, takaful, payments, remittances and others – can serve households and businesses reliably and fairly.
The Corporate Management Sector focuses on ensuring the Bank’s organisational effectiveness across three broad dimensions – external engagement, organisational development, and operations.
Digital Graduate Analyst
The Digital Graduate Analyst track provides you with a focused exposure to the central bank’s digital infrastructures and technology resilience in the financial sector. You will be rotated across three of the Bank’s digital and technology teams over 18 months, offering you in-depth experience into digital strategy and operations, IT risk and supervision, as well as data science work.
Digital & Technology Teams
These teams specialise in digital and technological issues, with two broad focus areas. The first focus area is on ensuring that our regulatory and supervisory work is effective in preserving Malaysia’s financial sector resilience against an evolving landscape of risks arising from technology. The second is on ensuring that the Bank makes the most out of technology, aiming to help determine and deploy the right technology solutions and ensure that they remain fit-for-purpose over time.
We will support your growth as a Graduate Analyst through various initiatives, including:
Onboarding ProgramThe Kijang Graduate Programme starts with a two-week onboarding programme centred on our organisation, its key functions, and our culture and values.
MentorshipEach Graduate Analyst will be assigned a mentor who will help you grow and achieve your career goals.
Networking EventsInformal networking events (virtual or in-person) will give you the chance to meet and build relationships with other Graduate Analysts and employees at the Bank.
At the end of the programme, successful Graduate Analysts will be offered a permanent role at the Bank.
Why Join Us?
Shape the nation
We are Malaysia’s central bank and financial regulator with the mandate to foster a stable and enabling environment for the economy and financial sector. Your work here will help us serve Malaysians better.
Gain a unique perspective
Our work spans a wide range of areas, such as monetary policy, banking and insurance regulation, financial sector development, consumer protection and financial markets. This provides a breadth of exposure that few organisations can offer.
Develop your career
We have an established track record of investing in our people. We offer various development opportunities such as scholarships, professional certification support, capacity-building programmes for central banking skills, as well as secondments to global institutions and public sector agencies.
Join an inclusive environment
We want our organisation to reflect the society that we serve. We strive to create an open, inclusive and diverse environment, where different perspectives are welcomed and rewarded.
Enjoy comprehensive rewards
We take pride in recruiting and retaining top talents. We ensure that our remuneration package remains competitive, complemented with other financial and non-financial benefits as well as flexible working arrangements.
Hear from our recent graduates. Click on their names to read their stories.
“From banking supervisors to data scientists, I got to work with many talented and passionate individuals just in my first few months in the Bank”
"A day in a life of a central banker is exciting, challenging but most importantly, rewarding. On a typical day, it can be about fostering innovation in financial services. On another, it is about weathering a crisis."
"Amidst a global pandemic and the worst economic crisis the world has ever seen since the Great Depression, I began my career as an economist in the central bank. The learning curve has been incredibly steep and in turn, both challenging and rewarding."
"Through various projects, I've gained a vast range of experiences in policy development work – from conduct and culture of institutions, operational risk management, outsourcing practices to relief measures for the rakyat during the pandemic"
“At the Innovation Lab, I am responsible for fostering innovation both within the Bank and throughout the Malaysian financial sector by adopting disruptive technologies that transform the future of work.”
“I will never forget the experience of developing a comprehensive Shariah ruling and clarity for Shariah-compliant e-money – the first of its kind globally”
"Being in the digital finance team, my favorite part of the job is working closely with exciting start-ups and emerging business models"
"Working in the legal advisory team of the Bank, the learning opportunities and exposure have been tremendous"
"My role in the Bank is incredibly broad and varied – these include projects that help accelerate the use of digital innovation and creating seamless data analytics solution for the organisation"
All candidates must meet the following entry requirements:
Be a citizen of Malaysia;
Be working towards or possesses the following academic qualifications:
Expected to achieve, or has achieved, either a second class upper (2:1) final degree classification, or a CGPA of 3.5/4, or a WAM of 75% in an undergraduate or masters’ degree in any discipline from a reputable academic institution,
Expected to achieve, or has achieved, an average score of 65 across all papers with minimal resits in a professional accountancy qualification from a reputable academic institution,
Will graduate or has graduated before 1 September 2021; and
Have less than a year of full-time work experience post-graduation.
Application and Assessment Process
Step 1: Submit Application
To apply, submit your academic credentials, previous work and internship experience, and a short cover letter in the application form. Your application should demonstrate the relevant qualities that Bank Negara Malaysia looks for.
In your cover letter, tell us about your motivation to join Bank Negara Malaysia and highlight your skills, experiences, and achievements that would be relevant to a future role here.
Step 2: Pre-Assessment Centre
If your application is successful, you will then take an online psychometric assessment and be asked to answer open-ended questions in a video response.
We would ask candidates to provide a copy of their final academic transcript and other documents at this stage.
Step 3: Assessment Centre
The last stage of our assessment consists of group activities and an individual interview with a panel of Bank Negara Malaysia executives.
Throughout the assessment centre, we will explore your motivations for joining the Bank, your fit with our values as well as your key skills and competencies.
Step 4: Outcome
We will contact you on the outcome of your application by 14 September 2021. If you are successful, we will request some additional information to complete our screening process. Typically, this would involve a security vetting process and a medical check-up. The expected start date for successful candidates is late September 2021.
More Opportunities - KGP
Our internship programme offers the opportunity to gain invaluable working experience and transferable skills within a range of specialized fields, whilst contributing to central banking work that directly impacts the nation's progress.
Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarships
Our scholarship is intended to nurture young Malaysian talents by providing access to the best learning experience at top universities per the Bank's list of approved universities in selected fields.
What we do shapes the lives of Malaysians every day, and for years to come. This is why here in Bank Negara Malaysia, we look for the best and brightest, invest in our people, and offer diverse paths for professional growth.