Shah Alam, 30 Apr 2013 – UMW Holdings Berhad announced today that it has enrolled 34 young graduates into its Skim Latihan 1Malaysia (SL1M) Graduate Enhancement Programme (GEP). They are part of the third batch of participants under this programme. The SL1M-UMW: GEP is an intensive programme devised to provide a fast track scheme to Malaysian university graduates – equipping them with skills consisting of soft skills training for 6 weeks and on-the-job-training for 24 weeks.
UMW has been an avid supporter of this programme since it was mooted by the Prime Minister in 2011, under the Secretariat of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU). In UMW, the programme is not only a strategic initiative in human capital development, but also a corporate responsibility initiative by the Company to provide the GEP trainees with a platform to shape their careers and gain learning experience as well as exposure to business activities, products and services. Under the programme, the UMW Group had successfully absorbed 36 graduates after training close to 80 potential candidates previously.
“I am happy to report that 100% of the second batch of SL1M participants has secured permanent jobs after completing the programme. 16 participants have been absorbed by UMW, whilst 24 participants have spread their wings and have managed to find careers elsewhere”, said Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir, President and Group CEO of UMW Holdings Berhad. He added that he sincerely hoped the candidates will grab this opportunity and make their time worthwhile in UMW.
Datuk Syed Hisham together with Dr. Mohd Gazali Abas, Director of Human Capital Development Section of the Economic Planning Unit under the Ministry of Finance was on-hand to present the Certificate of Participation to the second batch of graduates as well as welcoming the third batch of UMW-GEP participants.