KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Malayan Banking Bhd’s (Maybank) GO Ahead Challenge (MGAC) 2019 has attracted 35,000 participants from 18 countries, a 300 percent jump from the previous year.
Group chief human capital officer Nora Abdul Manaf said the participants were from the 10 ASEAN countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Iran.
“We took in 60-70 global apprentices from this programme every year, and since 2012 until today, we have hired about 3,000 participants via MGAC,” she told reporters after a panel discussion in conjunction with the launch of the 8th MGAC, themed “Challenge of Choice” here, today.
Inaugurated in 2012, the MGAC is an innovative talent recruitment competition falling under Maybank’s Global Maybank Apprentice Programme for the bank to seek the right talents to be part of the organisation.
Also present at the panel discussion were Colony CoWorking Space founder Timothy Tiah, La Juiceria founder and chief executive officer Anabelle Co-Martinent and Incitement co-founder Zikry Kohlil.