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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the more commonly asked questions about the SGX Management Associate Programme. You may find the answer you are looking for below. Click on a question from the list below to see the answer.

1. What is the SGX Management Associate (MA) Programme?

The SGX MA Programme is aimed at selecting young talent and accelerating their professional development within SGX. Our programme allows candidates to focus on developing business, functional and technological skills within, as well as outside of their roles.

2. Are there any particular disciplines I must enroll in to qualify for the SGX MA programme?

SGX's MA programme is open to candidates from any discipline. Candidates are expected to show a keen interest in the financial industry.

3. When can I apply for the SGX MA programme?

Online application is now open and will close at 2359 hrs on 18 March 2019.

4. What do you look for in considering MA applications?

While we emphasize the need for academic excellence, we take a holistic view of the candidate's development as an individual. This would include having a good track record of achievements in co-curricular activities, exhibiting leadership potential, as well as having demonstrated a keen interest in the financial industry. Writing a cover letter helps in highlighting some of the experiences not listed in your CV.

5. How many MAs would you be hiring this year?

We do not have a quota, we hire based on merit.

6. What happens after the programme?

The MA will start out in a role which best matches MA's interests and potential. There will be opportunities to rotate in and out of different departments, so that you get maximum exposure and new experiences. There is no fixed time-frame for an MA, there will be a logical movement into the SGX Talent Programme when the time is right for you.

7. Is this programme only open to fresh graduates?
No, candidates of up to 2 years of working experience (as of date of application) may apply as well.
8. Is this programme open to Masters level students?

Yes, however it is the same programme that they would go through, and there is no differentiation with regards to remuneration.

9. I am studying overseas now. Can I still apply for the SGX MA programme?

Yes. However, you are required to be physically present for the selection rounds if you are shortlisted.

10. How do I apply for the SGX MA programme?

Submit your cover letter indicating your preferred function, as well as your curriculum vitae through our website. Please search for the role by clicking on the Jobs@SGX tab, and searching for the position under Current Jobs Available.

11. What is the application process like?

Shortlisted candidates can expect to go through a rigorous selection process which may involve ability tests, panel interviews and an assessment centre.