KUCHING: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), the country’s top banking group by assets has been nominated the Top Graduate Employer of the Year Award at the annual Malaysia’s leading 100 Graduate Employers Awards, held in Kuala Lumpur recently.
The banking group in a press statement yesterday said besides being top of the overall list of the 100 most popular employers, the bank was placed first in the banking and financial services category for the fourth consecutive year.
The banking group has also won first place for the best innovation on campus for its ‘Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge’ and Best Internship Experience programme.
The banking group was runner up for Best Management Trainee programme in banking and financial services for its Global Maybank apprentice programme and finalist for best social media usage.
Meanwhile, Maybank Group’s chief human capital officer Nora Abd Manaf said the group’s progression in the rankings over the years is a reflection of its continuous efforts in line with its people transformation programme.
“The multiple awards won by Maybank is testimony of the strength of the Maybank brand, including our ‘GO Ahead’ employer value proposition in the market, particularly amongst graduates.
“Our win is recognition of the conscious efforts we have put into transforming our people practices to provide our talents with the right capabilities to excel both personally and professionally in a conducive, high performing work environment,” Nora said.
Maybank’s first place and as finalist in the categories apart from the top award in banking and financial services category, attest to the highly-successful Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge (MGAC).
She revealed that MGAC’s unique and innovative business case challenge and talent recruitment programme aimed at finding the very best in emerging talent from around the world has undoubtedly contributed to the bank’s successes.
Nora added, “Securing first place in the overall category and in the banking and financial services category is recognition to us of the leading role we have played as a graduate recruiter in Malaysia.
“It shows that our increased focus year on year to attract the right graduate talent to Maybank is paying off.
“The award for best innovation on campus and being recognised as one of the finalists in best use of social media category is particularly pleasing, as we have made considerable efforts to directly engage with graduates in a manner which speaks to them and their generation,” Nora said.
In the meantime, Maybank had forged close ties with all major universities in Malaysia and in the region, with regular participation in campus career fairs and multiple engagements in the form of talks, forums, workshops as well as sponsorship of projects and student competitions in support of building the nation’s future leaders.
The award came after being voted first place in the banking and services category for four consecutive years, as well as second place in overall rankings last year.
Maybank observed that it has been rising the ranks from 17th in 2010 to fifth in 2011, third in 2012, and second in 2013.