Bachelor of Engineering
Australian National University 2013
My name is Yong Jenn Yu; I graduated from The Australian National University in 2013 with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. When I returned home to Malaysia, I applied for the ICAEW Finance Training Program and was very happy to be accepted into Genting Malaysia Berhad.
The ICAEW qualification, ACA, is recognized worldwide, highly focused to those individuals having an ambition to venture their career in accountancy or business. The advantage of having a training contract with Genting Malaysia is the diversity and flexibility that the company can offer in terms of job scope.
When I began the course, I found the learning curve steep; I think that this can be attributed at least partially to my lack of training in accountancy. Therefore I was really grateful for my colleagues who were generous with their time and advice, to help guide me during challenging periods and talked me through my moments of self doubt.
The ACA training programme is structured with sufficient study leave, so that I can prepare for my exams thoroughly. At the same time, the working platform in Genting is tailored to match my progress through the ACA syllabus. This enables me to observe and practice in real life situations the theoretical aspects of the syllabus.
The programme is designed to rotate me regularly through many departments, so that I may join various teams working on different aspects of the company’s operations during my training period. Although it is difficult to adjust to new teams and new practices often, I think that this is one of the greatest advantages to the Genting ACA Finance Training programme because this has provided me with firsthand experience of the worldwide operations of a global corporation.
To those who are interested in pursuing this career path, Genting Malaysia Berhad is the optimal choice as an authorized training employer, particularly if you are looking for a challenging and fast-paced working environment.