Our Journey

How Far We Have Come

  • 10 Dec 2007290 pax

    Batch 1

    • Supply-oriented approach - All participants were sponsored by Staff Training Fund (STF) for the 6+6-month structure

    • Financial Institutions (FIs) need to reimburse an amount of RM13,200 to STF for each graduate employed by them (50% rebate as approved by IBBM Council)

  • 1 July 2008206 pax

    Batch 2

    • 1 month INTEC (Intensive English Course) was introduced as part of the syllabus

    • Programme structure: 6+1+5-month

  • 5 Jan 2009108 pax

    Batch 3

    • Change of programme structure to 1+5+6-month

    • Official launch of FSTEP website on 13 March 2009

  • 6 July 200979 pax

    Batch 4

    • FSTEP introduced the Pre-Selected Scheme

    • The formation of 1st Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) comprising 8 members appointed by the late YBhg. Dato’ Mohd Razif Abdul Kadir, the FSTEP Steering Chairman cum Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia on 3 September 2009

    • Mix of participants from those sponsored by FSTEP and FIs - conversion introduced

  • 22 Feb 201099 pax

    Batch 5

    • Finalisation and launch of FSTEP Syllabus Enhancement by 1st QAC on 20 July 2010

    • MOU signing ceremony between FSTEP and IPTA/IPTS on 2 December 2010

    • 96% of participants under pre-selected scheme at the end of the technical training

  • 25 Feb 2011109 pax

    Batch 6

    • Demand-driven approach – Fully sponsored participants by Financial Institutions (identified employment)

    • 2 week practical attachment was introduced

    • Online application form on FSTEP website

    • New syllabus was introduced

  • 20 Sept 2011109 pax

    Batch 7

    • FSTEP newsletter ‘AMBER’ was published

    • Industry visit to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) became part of the programme

    • 2nd version of English Proficiency Test (EPT) went online

  • 3 Apr 2012 117 pax

    Batch 8

    • Blended Learning Programme (BLP) under British Council was introduced

    • Industry visits to Bursa Malaysia, ASTRO, RTM and Media Prima

    • ‘Mind Mapping’ and ‘Blue Ocean Thinking’ modules were introduced

    • MOU signing ceremony between FSTEP, ACCA Malaysia and CFA Malaysia on 3 April 2012

  • 23 Oct 2012123 pax

    Batch 9

    • MOU signing ceremony between FSTEP, CPA Australia, The Malaysian Insurance Institute and The Chartered Insurance on 23 October 2012

    • FSTEP went live on BFM radio station

  • 30 May 2013109 pax

    Batch 10

    • MOU signing ceremony between FSTEP and Bloomberg on 31 May 2013

    • 9 foreign participants joined FSTEP for the first time:
      -Pakistan (7)
      -Indonesia (1)
      -Cambodia (1)

  • 2 Apr 2014115 pax

    Batch 11

    • 12 foreign participants:
     -Pakistan (1)
     -Indonesia (7)
     -Vietnam (2)
     -Thailand (1)
     -India (1)

    • 6+6-month structure

  • 28 Oct 201494 pax

    Batch 12

    • 3 foreign participants:
     -Pakistan (1)
     -Kyrgyzstan (1)
     -Bangladesh (1)

    • 6+6-month structure

  • 30 Jun 2015145 pax

    Batch 13

    • 1 foreign participant from Vietnam

    • FSTEP rebranded its training programme to 5+7-month structure and the briefing was held on 7 Apr 2015

    • FSTEP was awarded 3rd placing under the Education & Training category by GRADUAN Brand Awards 2014 on 20 May 2015

    • Special leadership programme for 20 selected participants was proposed and approved by the Council

  • 15 Aug 201669 pax

    Batch 14

    • 20 selected participants from Batch 13 went through 12 days of FLAME (Future Leaders And Managers Enrichment) Leadership programme from 18-29 April 2016

    • FSTEP relocated from Menara Takaful Malaysia to NU Tower 2, KL Sentral in June 2016

    • New structure: 3+9-month

    • Introduced industry visit to MAGIC (Malaysia Global Innovation & Creativity Centre)

    • ‘FinTech’ and ‘Leadership’ modules were introduced

  • 2 May 201769 pax

    Batch 15

    • 2 foreign participants from Myanmar

    • 'Ethics in Banking’ and ‘Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism’ (AML/CFT) modules were introduced

    • E-learning for FinTech module was launched

  • 14 May 201866 pax

    Batch 16

    • CSR projects with NGOs were incorporated under FLAME Leadership programme

    • Module on Great Work, Great Career based on the book “How to Create Your Ultimate Job and Make an Extraordinary Contribution” by Dr. Stephen Covey was introduced

    • Collaborated with Leaderonomics on FinTech & Digital Disruption modules

  • 8 Apr 201959 pax

    Batch 17

    • Collaborated with Multimedia University on Cybersecurity and Design Thinking modules

    • Python Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics modules were also introduced

    • Participants were tasked to produce in-house magazines on their 3-month journey at FSTEP

  • 11 Sept 201984 pax

    Batch 18

    • FSTEP became part of OCBC Bank & Standard Chartered Bank’s Management Trainee Programme

    • The biggest number of participants since the last 4 batches

    • Collaborated with Maybank for the Urban Farm training at Maybank Academy, Bangi

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