OCBC's insurance arm, Great Eastern Holdings has announced offering vacancies, traineeships and internships to give job seekers, graduates and students opportunities amid the economic and employment uncertainty brought about by Covid-19.
According to reports about 1,000 vacancies will be available for those looking to join the insurer's growing agency force.
The company is running a specialized program, named The Lifeproof Academy, to offer support and mentorship to those interested in financial planning as a career.
In addition, Great Eastern will offer over 200 traineeship positions of up to 12 months, under the government's SGUnited Traineeships Program. These will be available to graduates from the Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics, universities and other private institutions.
The company shared that trainees will pick up skills and experience under one of three tracks: the digital and technology track, business track, or corporate and governance track. The trainees will be supported by structured on-the-job training, virtual coaching, and comprehensive e-learning program.
Meanwhile, over 100 internship placements are available to students from institutes of higher learning. These internships will provide insights into the insurance industry and operations, and prepare students for the workforce.
Great Eastern group chief executive Khor Hock Seng said the company hoped to kickstart the careers of those interested in financial planning and insurance.