Singapore's financial sector sees healthy take-up of jobs, traineeships

Recent graduate Vanessa Lim joined Great Eastern Financial Advisers in April.
Recent graduate Vanessa Lim joined Great Eastern Financial Advisers in April.PHOTO: GREAT EASTERN

SINGAPORE - Financial institutions are seeing a healthy take-up of jobs and traineeships as the finance and insurance sector is projected to expand this year, despite a climate of retrenchments and economic gloom.

OCBC Bank has filled 90 per cent of its 3,000 positions on offer this year, which include 2,100 full-time roles and 900 traineeship and internship spots.

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