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Graduate wanting to come to Singapore

Postby Odendaal » Tue, 08 Nov 2011 4:14 am

I am a young South African graduate with a four year (honours) in finance. I am also a candidate CFA currently doing level three of the exams. I would like to come to singapore to gain international experience.

What would be the best way of going about this and is would it be possible to find a job?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 08 Nov 2011 5:00 am

Intra-company transfer.

Otherwise right now I can't see any reason (or justification) of what you can do that locals cannot to gain an employment pass on your own merits.

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Postby beppi » Tue, 08 Nov 2011 5:17 pm

Internship is the way to go for students and fresh graduates. It gives you very little money, but a foot in the door.
Otherwise, as JR8 said, work in a company with Singapore connections for a few years and, with luck and hard work, you might get a transfer.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 08 Nov 2011 5:50 pm

Good point, I was thinking more along the lines of career move than simple exposure.

Of course an internship could turn into a career move :)

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Postby Odendaal » Tue, 08 Nov 2011 6:22 pm

Its good to hear that it is possible.


Would an internship pay enough to survive on and how would I go about finding one?

Is it best to come over on a visitors visa and look for an intership?

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Postby beppi » Tue, 08 Nov 2011 6:31 pm

How much an internship pays differes from company to company, between nothing and just enough for daily expenses.
So you should be prepared to at least pay for travel here/back and rent from your own pocket. Rent is expensive (count yourself lucky if you find a sublet room below S$800/month), so if they throw in accommodation, you are a winner!


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