Applications Now Open for the Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge 2015 (PR Newswire)

The nation’s most exciting talent recruitment competition returns, more vibrant and challenging than ever before!

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Applications for the Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge, Malaysia’s most prestigious talent recruitment competition, are now open. The Challenge, which is now in its fourth year, is a multi-disciplinary business talent competition open to penultimate and final-year university students and fresh graduates from Malaysia and across the world, and seeks to find the very best in future financial talent for the bank.

The Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge seeks to identify and nurture the most ambitious and promising young talent by putting them through their paces in an exciting series of challenges designed to bring out their best. Candidates will face a number of challenges over the course of the competition, testing their business acumen, problem-solving skills, mathematical ability, and their capacity to think on their feet and work in high-pressure environments.  

This year, the challenge has been redesigned in terms of the selection process to offer a wider opportunity for candidates from all backgrounds. For the first time, this year Challengers can apply as a team of up to five people as well as individually.

Up for grabs at the International Grand Final at the end of the Challenge is a cash prize of USD $40,000 for the winning team, with USD $20,000 and USD $10,000 for second and third place. The best individual Challenger will win an all-expenses-paid trip to New York as part of their internship, and spending money of USD $1,000. The second and third-placed individual challengers will win internships in the London and Hong Kong Maybank offices, and additional cash prizes of USD $750 and USD $500 respectively.

Moreover, especially promising candidates may earn a fast-track entry into the highly-sought-after Maybank Global Apprentice Programme, kick-starting their careers in the Banking and Finance industry. The winning team and top-3 placed challengers will also be invited to join Maybank’s prestigious ‘Transitioning Leaders to CEOs’ Programme.

Representatives from Maybank will be visiting University campuses across Malaysia and the wider region, where students can learn more about the Challenge, register, and take part in mini-challenges to get a taste of what the GO Ahead. Challenge has to offer.

Interested applicants can find out more and apply to be part of this year’s exciting Challenge by visiting

The official launch of the Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge 2015 will be held later this month in Kuala Lumpur.

About the Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge

The Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge was inaugurated in 2012. The programme was developed wholly in-house by the Maybank Apprentices to seek for the right potential, energetic talents to be part of the organisation.

Now in its fourth year, the Challenge is open to penultimate and final-year students and recent graduates from 13 countries from across the world where Maybank has significant presence.

About the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme

The Global Maybank Apprentice Programme is an exclusive two-year programme where Apprentices will be given a holistic learning experience with customized on-the-job rotations and even international assignments to allow them to be familiarized with Maybank’s global network operations. The programme is also aimed at accelerating participants into a management role upon their graduation from the programme.

The Global Maybank Apprentice Programme is aimed at developing individuals and includes:

  • A holistic learning experience with customized on-the-job rotations.
  • Enhancing leadership skills among others, via involvement in group-wide special projects.
  • International Assignments to immerse Global Maybank Apprentices in global network operations.
  • Experiential learning through CR initiatives, project management and presentation to top management.
  • Face-to-face development interventions where a dedicated coach and mentor is assigned to guide Global Maybank Apprentices throughout their journey.

SOURCE Maybank