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Mapletree Launches Full-Time Work-Study Traineeship Programme Amid Challenging Employment Climate
October 28, 2020
  • The programme supports fresh graduates who face difficulty finding employment in Singapore
  • Targets to intake up to 30 graduates from local tertiaries in 2019 or 2020, with less than one year of working experience

SINGAPORE – Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce the launch of a 12-month work-study full-time programme, known as Mapletree Traineeship (“M-TRAIN”). The programme, which is initiated and fully funded by Mapletree will employ up to 30 trainees, aims to support fresh graduates who face difficulty in finding employment in Singapore amid the global pandemic.

The programme is set to commence from December 2020 onwards. Trainees will have the opportunity to gain relevant skills and knowledge in the real estate industry, as well as work experience while attending classroom trainings conducted by faculty members from Singapore Management University (“SMU”) and Senior Leaders from Mapletree.  

Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Group Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree said, “The idea to develop the M-TRAIN programme came about because we recognised that the current pandemic has made it challenging for the fresh graduates to gain employment, and we see value in nurturing talent. By hiring these fresh graduates, we hope to give them a headstart in the real estate sector and hopefully bring about a synergy that strengthens Mapletree’s workforce and growth paths.”

The programme is open to those students who have graduated from Universities or Polytechnics (Bachelor/ Master’s or Diploma) in 2019 or 2020. Applicants should have less than one year of working experience.

Under the programme, trainees can look forward to gaining practical and hands-on experience through work, and acquiring more knowledge with the study component. The ‘Work’ component will provide trainees with the opportunity to work on projects with the relevant business functions in Mapletree, including Finance / Data Analytics, Human Resource, Information Systems & Technology, Investor Relations, Leasing and Marketing, Property Management and others. Trainees will have the opportunity to be rotated.

The ‘Study’ component will allow trainees to attend classes by Mapletree’s senior leaders and curated real estate courses from the SMU Real Estate Track such as Introduction to Real Estate Economics, Law of Real Estate and Real Estate Investments and Finance modules.

Upon successful completion of the programme, trainees will receive a Mapletree-SMU Certificate of Completion. Suitable trainees may be offered career opportunities with Mapletree Group. M-TRAIN continues the partnership between Mapletree and SMU established through the Mapletree Real Estate Programme, a first of its kind launched in January 2018.

Graduates who are eligible and are able to commit on a full-time basis are encouraged to submit their applications before the closing date of 30 November 2020. For more details, visit 


Eileen Lee
Freda Tan
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Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment, capital and property management company headquartered in Singapore. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.

As at 31 March 2020, Mapletree has assets under management of S$60.5 billion, comprising office, retail, logistics, industrial, data centre, residential and lodging properties. The Group manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and six private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom (“UK”) and the United States (“US”).

The Group’s assets are located across 13 markets globally, namely Singapore, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US and Vietnam. To support its global operations, Mapletree has established an extensive network of offices in these countries.

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