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Certified Opportunities

The recent winner of Singapore Health Promotion Board’s Platinum Health Award 2010, TÜV SÜD PSB is an established and internationally recognized integrated solution provider, offering testing, inspection, product and management system certification services in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, We speak to three TÜV SÜD PSB employees to find out more about the career opportunities available at this established multinational corporation.

by Wendy Ng

The first thing that grabs the attention of anyone walking up to TÜV SÜD PSB’s reception counter is the huge shelf on the left, displaying rows of brochures each detailing a different aspect of this multi-faceted company.

This shelf of brochures is just a tiny hint of the diverse range of career options available within the company.

Providing certification, testing and inspection services, TÜV SÜD PSB aims to help companies achieve business excellence, and caters to multiple industries from manufacturing, aerospace, consumer products, food and healthcare etc. Formerly known as PSB Corporation, TÜV SÜD PSB is headquartered in Singapore and is part of the TÜV SÜD Group, which was established 140 years ago and now has over 15,000 employees in 600 locations worldwide.

A reputed name
“This company appealed to me because of the amount of recognition it has in the market,” says Ting Chye Cher, a Certification Executive with TÜV SÜD PSB.

Armed with a diploma in Civil and Environmental Engineering and past working experiences in construction, marine, oil and gas industries, the 32-year-old was drawn to TÜV SÜD PSB for its wide brand recognition among industry peers. “From where I was from, especially in the construction industry, you always hear about TÜV SÜD PSB. Before you buy a product, the first thing you ask is if it’s TÜV SÜD PSB-certified. When I found out that there was a job opportunity for me in TÜV SÜD PSB, I did not hesitate to try.”

Since joining TÜV SÜD PSB more than a year ago, Chye Cher has gone from helping customers on their product certification inquiries to playing an active role in the issuing of such certifications.

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A Goliath with the Personal Touch

Deloitte may be one of the biggest accountancy and professional services firms in the world, but it still believes in investing in people.

By Farhan Shah

The name Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (more commonly known as Deloitte) is famously part of the ‘Big Four,’ a collective of four accounting organisations that handles the vast majority of audits for companies all across the globe. Deloitte Southeast Asia (SEA), a cluster of member firms, is a Goliath in the region it is operating in. Comprising over 200 partners and 5,000 professionals scattered across 20 offices, the organisation provides an unmatched quality of service to their clients with their superior knowledge of the local markets.

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More Than Meets The Eye

Some people think Certis CISCO’s only business is to provide armed guards for banks and retailers. Nothing could be further from the truth.

By Farhan Shah

Eric Koh Chee Hui’s mercurial ascent to his current position at Certis CISCO is the stuff dreams are made of. Eric joined the company in 1999 as an officer in charge of cash transits. Now, he is the Deputy Managing Director for Business Development, a far cry from transporting bags of dollar bills. “I was very ambitious back then,” he recalls with a laugh.

Ambition is a gross understatement to describe Eric. After graduating with a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, Eric went through several jobs before finally making his way to Certis CISCO.

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A Different Life With NTUC Income

By Farhan Shah

In the cutthroat world of business where the bottom line dominates the direction a company takes, NTUC Income is a peculiar anomaly. “We are social in purpose, commercial in approach. Our philosophy is to put people before profits,” Percy Chong shares.

Percy should know what he is talking about. After all, as Training Manager of Income Academy, Percy has helped an astounding number of people fulfil their hidden potential. “We value your human potential. You are not just a statistic in NTUC Income,” the 38-year-old stresses.

This credo is diligently followed in the organisation. All fresh recruits receive at least 95 days of training to prepare them for the rigours of their new career. Recognising the challenges of starting out fresh, NTUC Income has a host of schemes designed to help newbies tide through the first six months, such as educational allowance and the transition funding initiative.

Individualised Planning
NTUC Income employees are also given the freedom to pursue their own interests in the industry. “You can individualise your plan, develop your own set of directions on how you want to operate,” Percy muses. “Essentially, your career is a blank piece of paper for you to write on.”

This flexibility and independence afforded to the financial consultants allow them “an opportunity to lead the life they want.” In a world that is slowly embracing the benefits of work-life balance, NTUC Income has grabbed the initiative, to allow you to pursue your aspirations.

“For example, if you aspire to do mission work in Cambodia and still want a respectable income, this career gives you the chance to do just that,” Percy encourages. It is this corporate philosophy that has enabled NTUC Income to retain almost 80 percent of its workforce in an industry where the average turnover rate is an astonishingly high 50 percent.

“It’s not a dog-eat-dog world in here. The colleagues are the kind of warm and genuine people you will find in your own home.”

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Let’s have a toast as we celebrate JobsCentral/JobsFactory’s 10th year anniversary!

JobsFactory, together with sister company JobsCentral, celebrate our 10th year anniversary this year. Let us look back in time together and reminisce on how we grew from a 2-people strong team into one of the largest online job portals in Singapore!

JobsCentral and JobsFactory together is a rare local success story in the Internet business. We are proud to be 100% owned and managed by Singaporeans.

Our mission is to help jobseekers and students make better career and education decisions during each stage of their life. We have been fortunate to have grown the company over the past 10 years and currently we have about 2 million career seekers and 15,000 employers using our various media channels each year. Our channels comprise of job portals, scholarship portals, career magazines and large scale career fairs. When it comes to student recruitment services, we are the largest player via our BrightSparks and BrightMinds brands. JobsCentral currently operates in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Ask any entrepreneur, and they will tell you that starting up a business is never easy. Let’s hear from our CEO, Lim Der Shing about his start-up story and plans for future growth.

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CIMA – The Choice

Backed by a reputation forged through 90 years, respected by contemporaries and renowned for its comprehensive syllabus, the CIMA stands out as a brilliant choice for leaders and professionals to get ahead.

By Azhar Jalil

“I think it’s important to have varied experiences, so that you come across as an interesting and well-rounded person during interviews,” Xie Jiayin says.

As a finance professional with Barclays Capital, the 23-year-old believes in higher and broader learning to upgrade her practical skills and improve on current knowledge.

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Flying High with SIA

Securing an SIA scholarship and an opportunity to work for the airline is something that many dream of achieving. In the volatile and massive aviation industry, one needs versatility and an open mind to survive. Two SIA scholars tell us all.

By Cheryl Tay

When he first entered junior college, Anand Chandran took a triple science subject combination to keep his future study options open. He was leaning towards studying medicine at that time, but towards the end of his days in Raffles Junior College, Anand was not prepared to commit to a five-year medicine course. He then made the decision to study economics instead.

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First To London, Then The World

A Sime Darby scholar chooses to study overseas to prepare for a career on the global scale.

By Cheak Hong Ian

Cheong Si Jian is one energetic young man who has chosen to leave the familiarity of Singapore to see the world through new eyes.

“I find the Singaporean education system a bit too results-driven. I want to develop my social, leadership, management and communication skills as well,” the 21-year-old declares.

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Building People to Build for People

A company like CapitaLand needs no introduction. With a heart as big as its burgeoning enterprise, CapitaLand attracts the brightest of local undergraduates.

By Eugene Lim

ION Orchard is not just a sprawling complex that is the latest crown jewel among Singapore’s shopping malls; it is also one of the latest tourist attractions in Singapore with flocks of tourists swamping it daily. And it is of little wonder why they want a piece of one of Singapore's largest shopping malls. After all, the mall is in many ways analogous to our country. Strategically situated at the start of the Orchard shopping belt, this young development has already become a formidable architectural and commercial landmark, embodying the prosperity of our nation.

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“Steeling” the Spotlight

At NSH, simply being awarded a scholarship is not the extent of your achievements. Instead, scholars are given opportunities to propel themselves to success.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

When NatSteel Scholar Chong Pek Hoong joined NatSteel Holdings (NSH) as a fresh graduate nine years ago, he had straightforward aspirations.

“My aspirations before joining NatSteel were to be a good engineer, and learn about the business,” he says. “Of course, I was hoping that I would be able to handle management responsibilities and have an opportunity to be a business leader in the organisation.”

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