Growing Timber Series

Through these sessions, MAS will share key trends and developments in the financial sector workforce, so that as an industry we know where we are doing well and where we need to do better together.

Overview

MAS’ approach to the jobs and skills agenda is to create good jobs, grow the talent pipeline, and support the workforce in training and development so as to build a strong Singaporean core that will anchor and sustain our competitiveness as a financial centre.

Through the Growing Timber series, MAS, together with the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF), will share key trends and developments in the financial sector workforce, and engender conversations and partnerships on developing our local workforce even as we remain open to complementary expertise and skills from abroad.

We want to:

  • share information on opportunities relating to jobs and skills;
  • hear from the industry’s workers the challenges they face in their professional development;
  • showcase success stories of upskilling and reskilling;
  • learn good human capital practices from experts and from one another; so that …

… together, we can transform Singapore’s financial sector workforce to be among the best globally. 

Recent Event

Career Fair: More Pathways for Young Talent in the Financial Sector

At the first Growing Timber event of 2023, Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and Board Member of MAS, announced the launch of the Polytechnic Talent for Finance Scheme (PTFS)

24 Apr 2023

“Growing timber is a long-term commitment. So is the jobs and skills effort - creating job opportunities, fostering job readiness, and supporting job retention. The efforts take time to bear fruit. But with persistence and an enterprising spirit, we will create a lush forest: a world-class financial sector workforce ready for the future.”
Mr Ravi Menon, former Managing Director, MAS, and Chairman, IBF at “Growing Timber” MAS-IBF Webinar Series on 26 November 2020

Events

Date Event
 15 - 17 Nov 2023  Talent Pavilion@SFF2023
 14 Nov 2023   14 Nov 2023 Career Fair - Financial Sector Jobs and Skills Fair
 19 Oct 2023  IBF Distinction Evening 2023
 21 Jul 2023  Singapore Financial Leaders Network Evening 2023
 10 - 11 Jul 2023  Career Fair: Financial Sector Jobs and Skills Fair  
 24 Apr 2023  Career Fair: More Pathways for Young Talent in the Financial Sector
 2 – 4 Nov 2022   Talent Pavilion@SFF 2022
 6 Oct 2022   IBF Distinction Evening 2022
 10 - 11 Aug 2022 Career Fair: Sustainable Finance Forum
 19-20 May 2022 Career Fair: Shaping an International Financial Centre and Workforce x Singapore Financial Forum (SgFF)
16 Dec 2021 Event: IBF Distinction Evening 2021
8 - 9 Nov 2021 Career Fair: Future of Skills 2030 @ SFF x SWITCH Talent Pavilion 2021
3 Sep 2021 Webinar: Powering our International Financial Centre with a Globalised Singaporean Workforce
4 May 2021 Webinar: A Tech-Enabled Financial Sector – Is Our Workforce Ready?
27 Jan 2021 Event: IBF Awards 2020 Ceremony
17 Dec 2020  Visit to UOB: Job and Training Opportunities in the Financial Services Sector
7 - 11 Dec 2020 Career Fair: SGUnited Financial Sector Jobs and Skills Fair @ SFF x SWITCH Talent Pavilion 2020
26 Nov 2020 Webinar: Gearing Up for New and Evolving Jobs in Financial Services
16 Oct 2020 Visit to OCBC Bank: Emerging Stronger from COVID-19 – Co-creating Opportunities for Our Workforce 
12 - 13 Aug 2020 Career Fair: SGUnited Financial Sector Jobs and Skills Fair