Kuala Lumpur, 9 February 2012

SIDC Invites Graduate Applications for 6th ICMGTS Intake
The Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC), the training and education arm of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), is calling for applications from university graduates for the sixth Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (ICMGTS) commencing 9 March 2012.

The ICMGTS was jointly developed by the SC and SIDC in 2009, in collaboration with Bursa Malaysia and industry organisations including Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia (FIMM), Association of Stockbroking Companies Malaysia (ASCM), Malaysian Investment Banking Association (MIBA) and Malaysian Association of Asset Managers (MAAM), to facilitate the development of human capital for the Islamic Capital Market. It aims to produce entry-level Islamic Capital Market professionals with strong fundamental knowledge and communication skills.

Funded by the Capital Market Development Fund, the programme comprises nine technical and soft skill modules delivered by industry experts and practitioners. Successful candidates will receive a monthly allowance of RM2,000 during the two-month training period. In addition to opportunities to be interviewed by potential employers participants will be sponsored to sit for the SC’s licensing examinations to qualify as licensed intermediaries.

Since its inception, over 200 graduates have participated in the ICMGTS to accelerate their careers, 92% of whom have been employed by the industry. The strong demand for ICMGTS graduates is a reflection of the programme’s relevance in increasing the supply of trained professionals to meet the robust manpower demand in Malaysia’s vibrant Islamic Capital Market.

All Malaysians aged 30 years and below holding a recognised degree with at least a second class upper or equivalent in related disciplines are eligible to apply. Interested applicants can obtain detailed programme information and download the application form from the SIDC website at www.sidc.com.my.

Applications close on Monday, 20 February 2012.