5 Top Management Trainee Programmes In Malaysia That You Should Check Out

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Benny Razali
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5 Top Management Trainee Programmes In Malaysia That You Should Check Out

If you are a fresh graduate, chances are you have heard suggestions for you to go and apply for some of the management trainee programmes in Malaysia. It’s a decision that only you can make, because hey, it’s your future, but in case you’re still in doubt as to why you should go for the programme, we did state a few good reasons here.

 And if you are already convinced that a management trainee programme would be the best next step for you to start your career, we have five good suggestions down here, from banking to FMCG to HR.


Global Maybank Apprentice Programme (GMAP)

An award-winning Apex programme for graduates, the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme or GMAP is a two-year on-the-job rotation programme that also includes a 3-month international assignment to familiarise candidates with cross-border exposure and network among young talents across the nations. It is a strategic platform for graduates to jump-start their career, and the best part is, you don’t have to strictly be a business or banking graduate to apply for this programme!

And in case their huge presence in Malaysia’s banking and finance field is not enough to convince you, Maybank is also the champion for our Malaysia’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers for 2021!

Duration: 24 months

Industry: Financial Services

Office Location: Menara Maybank, Jalan Tun Perak, KL

Business Functions & Programme Scope:

  • Risk Management
  • Core Banking
  • Product & Strategy Department
  • Core & Support Department
  • Branch & Business Centre


  • Minimum qualification of Bachelor’s Degree
  • Not more than two years of working experience
  • Has held leadership positions in extra-curricular activities
  • Strong communication and analytical skills

Click here for more information on this programme. 


Axiata Graduate Programme (AGP) 

Just like most graduate programmes, the Axiata Graduate Programme or AGP holds the graduates’ interest at heart, aiming to shape the young talents into future leaders in business.

Its two-year programme consists of on-the-job experience with the structured learning and development curriculum, with graduates to undergo four rotations across the organisation, each rotation lasting for six months. Not to mention that the rotations are also customised to each trainee based on their individual’s aspirations, strengths, and field of study, and there is a very high chance for trainees to be employed under Axiata Group Berhad once they graduated from the programme.

Duration: 18 months

Industry: ‎Telecommunications

Office Location: Menara Axiata, KL Sentral

Programme Rotations:

  • Celcom
  • Axiata Digital
  • Edotco
  • Xpand


  • Malaysian
  • 26 years old and below
  • Graduates with one year or less of working experience
  • Have leadership qualities
  • Obtained minimum CGPA 3.3 or
  • second class upper or equivalent

Click here for more information on this programme. 


Shell Graduate Programme

 As a big name in the oil and gas industry, Shell has to ensure that they have a steady stream of talented professionals who are also well-trained and fully independent. This need creates wonderful career opportunities for fresh graduates who are interested in joining the organisation, no matter from which field they are from.

 The Shell Graduate Programme is a 2-to-5-year development framework that allows fresh graduates to tap into a varied range of roles, world-class training and growth opportunities, including leadership development, coaching and mentoring relationships, as well as the usual learning curriculum (training, e-learning modules and accreditation).

 Duration: 2 to 5 years

Industry: ‎ Oil and Gas

Office Location(s): Menara Shell, Kuala Lumpur and Wisma Shell, Cyberjaya

Business Functions:

  • Technical Areas – Asset maintenance engineering, HSSE, logistics, maritime, mining, process engineering, production engineering, project management, R&D, technical data management, and more
  • Corporate Areas – Communications, contracts & procurement, finance, HR, business technology, legal
  • Commercial Areas – Downstream commercial, upstream commercial, trading, supply chain & distribution


  • Possess strong problem-solving and observational skills with an innovative mind
  • Have the drive to get things done and good organisational skills
  • Obtained minimum CGPA 3.00 or
  • second class upper or equivalent 

Click here for more information on this programme. 


Great Eastern’s Management Associate Programme

Seeing how 2020 and 2021 turned out as we were trying to face the pandemic time, the insurance sector saw significant growth and changes in the products and policies by the providers to cater for the demands. This means that more than ever, new talents are welcomed to start their careers in this industry and share their fresh ideas with employers, and Great Eastern is not going to miss out on that.

The Great Eastern’s Management Associate Programme allows trainees to have first-hand experience working in the financial and insurance sector. In the course of 24 months, trainees are exposed to minimum of four departments: Corporate Governance, Actuarial/Finance, Operations/IT/HR and Business Functions. Through these rotations, they are coached and mentored by the leaders within the company and backed by their Human Capital team.


Duration: 24 months

Industry: ‎Life Insurance

Office Location: Jalan Tropicana Selatan, Tropicana, Petaling Jaya

Business Functions:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Actuarial / Finance
  • Operations / IT / HR
  • Business Functions

Academic Requirements:

  • A fresh graduate with less than 1 year of working experience
  • Age 25 years old or younger
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree holder in any discipline
  • Minimum CGPA 3.5 or Upper Second-Class Honours

Click here for more information on this programme. 


Nestlé Management Trainee Programme

One of the world’s largest F&B company, Nestlé is always looking forward to producing potential individuals to become future leaders within the industry. With the duration of two years, Nestlé Management Trainee Programme aims to equip the trainees with real immersive learning experience in order for them to develop a holistic view of the business and interrelationships between different functions across the value chain.

Duration: 2 years

Industry: Food & Beverage

Office Location: Menara Surian, Mutiara Damansara

Business Functions:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • QA & Packaging
  • Production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Procurement


  • Bachelor’s degree holder with a minimum CGPA of 3.2 or its equivalent.

Click here for more information on this programme. 

These are just five out of hundreds of wonderful management trainee programmes available across the country, and you are always encouraged to do more research on the ones that are most interesting to you before you apply. A friendly reminder: just because they are called management “trainee” programmes, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take them as a serious job. Apply in a professional way, do the interviews right (if there are any), and once you’re placed, give it your best to come out on top, okay?

We are rooting for you!