Make sure you read about each of our business areas in depth and decide which one is right for you. If you have any questions, read our FAQ section. Once you are ready, find your role using Job Search.

If you have any problems while submitting your application, email us at


What are the minimum application requirements and GPA level?

You should be a recent graduate or final year student with a minimum GPA of 3.3/4 or equivalent.

Do I need a specific degree discipline in order to apply?

No, but you need to demonstrate excellent academic performance. Studying a numerate or analytical discipline is ideal, but we also look for other qualities like technological awareness, creativity and logical thinking. You have to be self-confident, motivated, possess strong communication skills and respect others. Most importantly, you need to be comfortable with technology, numbers and should be passionate about banking and the markets.

Can I apply if I need a work permit?

We welcome applications from students of all nationalities, but visa restrictions may apply depending on your country of origin.

I did an internship with you previously; will I be considered automatically for the Graduate Programme in my final year?

Yes, our internships are a central part of our recruitment process. Each year we hire interns with a view to considering them for full time roles after graduation. An internship is both your and our way of deciding whether we are suitable for each other for permanent employment.


Selection Criteria

Can anyone apply for a graduate role?

Our graduate programme is intended for people who have recently completed their studies and are looking for their first full time job. If you have post-qualification work experience (apart from internships or short term assignments), you might be more suitable for one of our experienced hire roles. Visit our main careers section to find out more.

What criteria do you use to select applicants?

Our candidate evaluation process is objective, which means all applicants have an equal chance when competing for positions. We evaluate each person against 8 graduate competencies, which are aligned with our driving forces. You will undergo assessments to measure your suitability for the role. These include an online numerical test and interviews.

Can I prepare for the tests?

You can practise for the numerical reasoning test by logging on to

Other than that, the only preparation necessary is a good night’s sleep.



Can I apply to more than one business area or location?

When you apply, you will have to specify one location and business area (such as Global Markets in Singapore). However, you can indicate if you are happy for us to consider you for a different role if the original role has been filled, or we think your skills are better suited elsewhere.

Can I apply for positions outside Asia Pacific?

Yes, you can. Please visit the EMEA or US recruiting websites for more information.

When do I need to submit my application by, and how?

You must apply and complete the necessary online test via the graduate website. All remaining available positions as well as the application deadline for 2018 hiring are listed on the “Job Search” webpage. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

How long does it take to apply?

Most people take about an hour, but you can save your application and return to it as many times as you like.

What is the assessment process like?

How many rounds will I have to attend?

Usually, it’s two or three, but this can vary depending on business area and location.

What if I’m studying overseas during the interview period?

In most cases, we will arrange a telephone or a video interview for you.

How will you notify me of my application status?

We will contact you via email or telephone.

What should I do if I have a problem with my online application?


Miscellaneous Questions

How long is the APAC Graduate Programme?

For all graduate hires, the Graduate Development Plan lasts for 24 months. At the end of this period, we expect that you will automatically continue employment with us.

Is it possible to relocate overseas?

We are a global organisation with offices in 74 countries worldwide. Depending on your business area, there are often opportunities to travel or relocate.

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