Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme

Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme

Programme Dates: 13 September – 22 November 2019
Application for 21th intake: 15 July – 22 August 2019
Closing date for applications: 22 August 2019

Are you keen to be the next Islamic Capital Market specialist?
Are you up for a challenging and rewarding career in the Islamic Capital Market?

The Islamic finance industry’s total assets are forecasted to exceed US$6.5 trillion by 2020 as it continues to make inroads into mainstream finance. On the back of persistent global economic uncertainties, the internationalisation of Islamic finance reflects its appeal as an ethical and secure financial ecosystem based on a sustainable, socially responsible model that emphasises financial inclusion and discourages speculation.
Global expansion of Islamic finance has created a strong demand for qualified Islamic finance professionals to drive the industry forward.  Career opportunities abound especially in Asia, which is expected to be the key driver in furthering the growth of the Islamic finance industry as its Muslim population is expected to reach 2.5 billion by 2020.
If you are excited to be part of this vibrant and progressive industry, the Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (ICMGTS) is the career development programme that will open the right doors for you.
What is the programme about?
The Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (ICMGTS) was jointly developed by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) in 2009 to facilitate the creation of human capital for the Islamic Capital Market (ICM). Its main objective is to produce entry-level professionals with strong fundamental knowledge and skills for the industry.
Since its inception, over 681 graduates have participated in the scheme, of which 87% have found employment in various financial services organisations.
The eight-week programme is endorsed by the capital market industry and includes industry visits to the Securities Commission Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia.

  • Modules

    The ICMGTS is an 8-week intensive training programme comprising technical modules, soft skills modules and e-learning modules.
    Technical Course Modules Soft Skills Modules
    1. Introduction to the Islamic Capital Market 1. English Business Communication
    2. Fiqh Al-Muamalat (Islamic Commercial Law) 2. Interview Skills
    3. Regulatory Requirements and Legal Documentation in Islamic Capital Market 3. Leadership
    4. Islamic Equity Market 4. Ethics and Integrity
    5. Sukuk Market  
    6. E-Learning Platform Module  
    7. Investment Research Module  
  • Who is eligible?

    1.    Malaysian citizens aged 30 years and below
    2.    Individuals with excellent inter-personal and communication skills
    3.    Graduates holding at least a second class upper degree or its equivalent from a recognised institution of higher learning in any of the following or related fields:
    • Accounting/Islamic Accounting
    • Banking/Islamic Banking
    • Economics/Islamic Economics
    • Finance/Islamic Finance
    • Legal
    • Shariah
  • Why you should attend ICMGTS

    • The programme offers relevant technical and soft skills to meet market demands
    • You will have the opportunity to be a licensed intermediary
    • You will receive interview opportunities with potential employers from the industry
    • You will receive a monthly allowance of RM2,000 per month for the duration of the programme

    Career Opportunities 
    Upon completing the programme, participants will be put in touch with employers in the financial services sector that are hiring (including regulators).

    What ICMGTS alumni have to say...

    "The comprehensive technical modules on ICM were presented by practitioners and experts in the industry, giving us a complete understanding and clear picture of the industry practices" -Syarul Azren Che Mahamud -
    "A very comprehensive programme that drove me to find my niche in ICM while gaining knowledge and experience from mentors and lecturers" -Lee Chia Lin -
    "ICMGTS gave me a better understanding of the contemporary industry needs as well as provided me better career prospects in a growth-oriented field with challenging responsibilities" -Muhamad Nasir Haron-


  • How to apply?

    Complete the application form from the SIDC website and email it together with your resume to
    For more information, please visit or contact Ms Liyana / ICMGTS Secretariat at 03-6204 8202 / 8753