Great Eastern commits to providing opportunities for graduates, students and job seekers amid the economic and employment uncertainty brought about by COVID-19.
This is especially relevant at a time when job seekers are finding it difficult to secure employment, with many organisations facing challenges and cutting back on its workforce.
In support of the SGUnited Traineeships Programme in collaboration with the government, the company will offer over 200 traineeship positions of up to 12 months to graduates from the Institute of Technical Education, Polytechnics, Universities and other private institutions.
Trainees will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and industry experience under one of three tracks:
- Digital and Technology Track
- Business Track
- Corporate and Governance Track
They will also be supported by structured on-the-job training, virtual coaching, and comprehensive e-learning programmes.
Internship placement opportunities for over 100 students from Institutes of Higher Learning will be available to provide insights into the insurance industry and operations and to help prepare them for the workforce, and the company will also continue its successful Corporate Management Associate Programme to provide university graduates the opportunity to accelerate their careers in a dynamic learning environment.
Additionally, the company has opened opportunities for up to 1,000 people to join its growing agency force.
In June, Great Eastern will be launching a specialised programme, named The Lifeproof Academy, to offer complimentary financial planning and valuable self-improvement lessons to help people get financially savvier, and at the same time to provide support and mentorship to those interested in learning more about financial planning as a career. This will complement its existing development programmes offering comprehensive training, digital tools and structured career advancement to help potential financial representatives succeed.