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frankpreneurship

A 4-month bank-wide summer internship programme for brave individuals who dare to be game changers in the banking world. Kindle your entrepreneurship spirit, pitch your ideas and push innovation boundaries in a challenging programme that provides:

  • Cross-collaboration opportunities
  • Mentorship by industry leaders
  • Entrepreneurship tools for agile development
  • Career advancement
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A sneak peek into a FRANKpreneur's journey

Entrepreneur starter kit

Learn what it takes to build your own startup

The FRANKpreneurship toolkit comes packed with lean startup principles and frameworks taught by industry leaders, greatly shortening your learning curve and putting you ahead of the pack. You’ll discover what it means to have a startup mentality and pitch your business ideas.

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

LEARN FROM LEADING INDUSTRY MENTORS

Pick the brains of subject matter experts and understand the ins and outs of the banking world — gain an insider viewpoint to technological trends and in-demand skillsets to succeed in the new world economy.

CROSS-COLLABORATION

WORK ACROSS DEPARTMENTS TO TACKLE REAL CHALLENGES

FRANKpreneurship keeps you connected and enables you to collaborate with people in creative ways. You will be working with people across different departments to ideate and create solutions that will impact the youths of the future.

GAIN A HEADSTART

FAST TRACK YOUR FINANCIAL CAREER

Get fast-tracked into the OCBC Graduate Talent Programme, which will help you build a strong foundation in banking to achieve your career goals in the finance industry.

FRANKpreneurship 2019

Internship Positions

FRANKpreneurship 2021

Global Consumer Financial Services (GCFS)

Global Consumer Financial Services serves almost 3 million customers across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. In Singapore, our customer proposition caters to different life-stages and needs ranging from Mighty Savers for children and young families, FRANK by OCBC for the youths and young working adults to OCBC Premier Banking for affluent individuals. Besides being the pioneer in various banking products and services which includes FRANK by OCBC, full-service Sunday Banking and award-winning Online Banking, they are also the market leader for Bancassurance sales.

As a FRANKpreneur in GCFS, you will be exposed to technical skills and business knowledge in areas such as customer service, analytics, AML risk management and process improvement while learning to work collaboratively across departments.
FRANKpreneurship 2021

Global Commercial Banking (GCB)

Global Commercial Banking serves the entire spectrum of customer segments of business banking. The business groups under the division include Enterprise Banking, Transaction Banking and Financial Institutions. We offer services such as cash management, trade finance, and custody/nominee services to SMEs, large corporations, financial institutions and government entities in Singapore, Malaysia and internationally.

As a FRANKpreneur, you will be given the opportunity to learn about business banking products ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to large conglomerates. You may also be exposed to product specialists in our transaction banking unit, focusing on providing products and services to make banking simpler and more convenient for corporate customers, especially SMEs.
FRANKpreneurship 2021

OCBC Securities Private Limited (OSPL)

OCBC Securities Private Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OCBC Bank. Established in 1986, we are one of the leading securities and futures broking firms in Singapore providing full brokerage services for securities, derivatives and leveraged foreign exchange trading. We provide the best electronic platform for our retail and institutional customers to execute trades in listed products, futures and foreign exchange contracts in the most efficient way using technology. Customers can trade both locally and globally with our extensive network of connectivity.
FRANKpreneurship 2021

Group Operations & Technology (GO&T)

Group Operations and Technology (GO&T) is recognized for our thought leadership, innovative culture, people development and service excellence. We provide IT & processing support across the bank's business lines such as consumer and corporate banking. Considered to be the core engine of the Bank, GO&T supports the growth expansion strategies within OCBC Group. It runs the bank’s regional processing centres and technology operations; drives a dynamic quality and innovation culture for continuous process improvement and service excellence.
FRANKpreneurship 2021

Group Treasury

Group Treasury aims to be the centre of excellence for Asian financial products. Our market dominance is demonstrated by numerous accolades for product innovation and customer recognition. A can-do attitude and high performance culture has consistently ranked us as one of the best in the region.
FRANKpreneurship 2021

Group Finance

Group Finance tracks and analyses the financial data generated from the business operations of the bank. Gaining an in-depth financial knowledge of the bank, we support businesses in their decisions by providing performance analytics, thereby facilitating an efficient allocation of financial resources within the bank. We also plan and manage the bank’s funding and capital resources so that there are adequate financial resources for the bank to grow its existing businesses. With various control functions such as Treasury Financial Controls, we aim to ensure the high standards required for the bank’s financial and regulatory reporting.
What to expect

Programme timetable

May 2020 (3 full days)

3-day Bootcamp

Get your notebooks ready as you dive head-first into this intense 3-day bootcamp.

Learn how the bank operates and how the different business units come together to ideate and execute new solutions. You’ll be assigned your project teams, your mentors and internship objectives.
May 2020 (10 weeks)

Full-time work attachment

Gain a strong foundation that sets you up for future success.

During your 10-week business attachment, you will get an insider viewpoint to how various bank departments work together to achieve common goals.
July 2020

Experience day!

Pitch your project ideas to senior management and industry leaders, gain invaluable feedback, business acumen and insights to refine your startup ideas.

Learn what works and what doesn’t from these mentors as they guide you toward refining your ideas.
July 2020 (6 weeks)

FRANKpreneurship Projects

The full-time attachment has ended. Get ready to come together as a team once a week to prepare for the Grand Showcase: the final stage to pitch to the judges!

These 6 weeks will challenge you to create financial solutions that will help build the bank of the future. It’s all about generating innovative ideas to engage the community and create something meaningful.
August 2020

Grand Showcase!

D-Day is here: the finale of all FRANKpreneurship Projects. You will pitch your project to an audience of OCBC Bank’s senior management team, participating universities, and other leading industry partners.

Put your best foot forward and stand a chance of being selected for the OCBC Graduate Talent Programme.
Weekly Schedule

How will my 5-day week look like?

Mon to Thurs:
Home department

During the first 10 weeks, for 4 days a week you’ll be attached to a ‘Home’ department in the bank. This is where you’ll gain an in-depth and hands-on experience of real-world work challenges, and apply your knowledge to real projects.

 

Every Friday:
FRANKpreneurship Projects

Fridays are when your ideas are born. Learn to sprint and innovate like a startup to come up with future banking solutions. Engage with leading industry partners and higher institutions partnering FRANKpreneurship.