The Asian Banking School (ABS) is dedicated to developing talent and is the largest specialised provider of quality banking training programmes in the ASEAN region.
As one of the industry’s preferred partners in learning and development, ABS offers industry relevant training programmes that cover a comprehensive list of banking areas and are designed and developed in-house by our Specialist Training Consultancy Team or in collaboration with strategic learning partners that includes some of the top business schools in the world. It also provides specialised consulting services and tailored learning solutions to meet the specific needs of its clients.
ABS also plays a significant role in enriching the talent pipeline for the financial services sector through the industry recognised Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme (FSTEP).
Started in 2007, FSTEP is an industry driven initiative with the aim of bridging the gap that connects the needs of the industry to the talent produced by higher learning institutions. It is designed to help fresh graduates jump-start their career in the financial services industry through a 3-month period of comprehensive and interactive classroom training, followed by a 9-month on-the-job training with their respective sponsoring financial institutions.
The 3-month classroom training includes technical training in banking and insurance, leadership, English, soft skills, digital banking and community projects with non-profit organisations, to name a few.
FSTEP is open to young graduates of age 30 and below, from all majors of studies with work experience not exceeding 3 years. FSTEP trainees will receive a minimum monthly allowance of RM2,600 throughout the 12-month programme.