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Old 31-03-2019, 01:10 AM
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Are local banks these days really that sought after by graduates?
Of course, there's a hierarchy. Even then, only a select few get into grad programs in the local banks. So the demand is definitely there. Take this information as you will.

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Old 31-03-2019, 09:21 AM
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I see. Mind if i ask, which division did the 3 of you all went for interview? were the 3 of you all vying for the same position?

When i went for the interview last week, they didn't seem to schedule anyone for interview before and after me. Didn't see any other candidate around.
Different positions. I do know that ocbc tend to filter out applicants based on cap if their internship experiences are lacklustre. Somewhere in the 2:1 range because I know of people who applied same time as me but did not get called for intwrview

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Different positions. I do know that ocbc tend to filter out applicants based on cap if their internship experiences are lacklustre. Somewhere in the 2:1 range because I know of people who applied same time as me but did not get called for intwrview
So this might be why they have lesser candidates now. They have been interviewing since q4 of last year so might be down to their last few roles. Most vacancies in ops and tech now.
Anw all the best to you TS

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So this might be why they have lesser candidates now. They have been interviewing since q4 of last year so might be down to their last few roles. Most vacancies in ops and tech now.
Anw all the best to you TS
Sometimes I really wonder what their ops consist of.

And dam the tech nowadays. Almost 8 out of 10 jobs are tech related.
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Of course, there's a hierarchy. Even then, only a select few get into grad programs in the local banks. So the demand is definitely there. Take this information as you will.
lol doesn't OCBC take in like, 50 people for the young bankers program. how is that a select few
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lol doesn't OCBC take in like, 50 people for the young bankers program. how is that a select few
Well take it in the following context then:

Last year there were 4000 applicants to Young Bankers. Only 63 made it. That's 1.5%.

Sure. It ain't a select few then, pardon my words. It is still, a rare opportunity for these guys. At least you have to admit that. Not any Tom Dick Harry can get into the program.
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Well take it in the following context then:

Last year there were 4000 applicants to Young Bankers. Only 63 made it. That's 1.5%.

Sure. It ain't a select few then, pardon my words. It is still, a rare opportunity for these guys. At least you have to admit that. Not any Tom Dick Harry can get into the program.
Itís not easy to get in sure. But there are relatively easier ways to.
Iím an STEM student, went for their recruitment talk, apparently they are hiring 20+ ppl for ops and tech division this year because of the high turnover. If you know nothing about finance but want to get into banking this is a good first step.
Typically they want people who at least have basic programming skills and most STEM students have them
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are you saying ocbc is hiring stem students with basic programming for the graduate program, or direct hires? upcoming fresh grad studying math here.
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Itís not easy to get in sure. But there are relatively easier ways to.
Iím an STEM student, went for their recruitment talk, apparently they are hiring 20+ ppl for ops and tech division this year because of the high turnover. If you know nothing about finance but want to get into banking this is a good first step.
Typically they want people who at least have basic programming skills and most STEM students have them
Yup agreed. They also take in SIM-UOL people
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Yeah it's definitely not a shoo-in but amongst the 3 local bank's MA programs, it's the easiest to get into.

Everyone knows "high turnover" just means all the ocbc YBP kids jump to UOB and then eventually to DBS.
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