S1E16: Would you be an intern for 2 years?

  • 8 Jul 2024

Long internships are just one form of the many talent schemes that are accepted by employers.

Synopsis: Every second Monday of the month, The Straits Times helps you put your career on the right footing from the outset.

The job search is getting increasingly complex as the range of options broaden.

Employers are also placing increasing focus on grooming talent in a more structured way to let them learn more and perform better.

Host Tay Hong Yi speaks with his guests on the bevy of talent schemes companies have developed to fill their talent needs, including a two-year rotational internship in the case of German enterprise software giant SAP.

His guests are:

Ms Betul Genc, senior vice-president and head of Asean at Adecco

Ms Jean Ooi, Student Training and Rotation (Star) programme manager at SAP

Mr Choy Zhan Hao, a recent Star alum and business development executive at SAP

Highlights (click/tap above):

1:45 Why employers create the various forms of talent schemes

4:50 Why take interns in for two-year stints?

10:20 How do firms cater to graduates and students for talent schemes?

12:56 How to balance work and studies while working as an intern for two years?

15:45 Spot the signs of a good talent scheme that is worth joining

23:20 Does it ever feel weird to be an intern for two years?

Read more: https://str.sg/pJzf

Produced by: Tay Hong Yi (hytay@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, and Hadyu Rahim

Edited by: Hadyu Rahim

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