I-READY PROGRAMME REACHES A MILESTONE WITH DELOITTE SOUTHEAST ASIA
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 30 April 2018 - The i-Ready Apprenticeship programme under the Manpower Policy and Planning Unit (MPPU), Energy and Industry Department has reached a milestone when 7 graduates have been selected to start their career abroad with Deloitte in the consulting practice. This is the first international placement in collaboration with Deloitte Southeast Asia.
The collaboration was officiated during a contract signing ceremony between the Energy and Industry Department, Deloitte Southeast Asia and the graduates. The ceremony was held at JobCentre Brunei, Beribi, on 19th April 2018.
20 candidates were shortlisted out of 586 applicants, and only 7 graduates were chosen through a rigorous selection process under the i-Ready Apprenticeship programme.
Present during the signing ceremony were Yang Mulia Awang Haji Kamaludin bin Haji Bungsu, Permanent Secretary (Manpower and SHENA) at the Energy and Industry Department as well as key representatives from MPPU and Deloitte Southeast Asia.
Under the i-Ready Apprenticeship Programme at Deloitte, the apprentices will be given opportunities to focus on primary and secondary research consulting work. They will also be involved with data analyses and complex business challenges.
With Deloitte being one unified firm across Southeast Asia and a presence in all 10 ASEAN countries and Guam, these employees will also have the opportunity to be seconded to work in the different Deloitte offices across the region. This exposure will help them acquire knowledge and experience in the field of consultancy that they will apply in their work across a wide range of business services within Deloitte Southeast Asia’s Consulting practice.
“We are happy to support the Brunei government’s initiatives to enhance the employability of new Brunei graduates and help them be future-ready by strengthening their knowledge in the areas of consultancy. For Deloitte, hiring talented Bruneian graduates not only benefits us as an organisation by expanding and diversifying our talent pool, it also allows us to help groom the next generation of talent that can take Brunei forward into the future. We recognised that Brunei has a talented pool of graduates, and we look forward to continue our support that will include holding more recruitment drives, and work closely with the MPPU to identify opportunities for more Bruneians to be part of our Deloitte Southeast Asia consulting team,” says Mr LEE Chew Chiat, Consulting Leader, Deloitte Brunei.
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