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Joining a Singapore bank a dream for thousands, reality for few

Each year, they apply for coveted management associate position, which offers a fast-track banking career

DBS Bank (China)'s sub-branch in the Shanghai free trade zone. DBS received over 20,000 applications from across its six core markets - Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India and Indonesia - for its MA programmes last year. China accounted for the highest number of applications.


MANAGEMENT associate at a Singapore bank: tens of thousands of fresh graduates and young professionals line up to get into the coveted job every year, but only a handful get to live their dreams.

Last year alone, almost 25,000 candidates applied for UOB's management...

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