Graduate Programme

Graduate Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMRT Engineering and Management Associate Programme (EMA)

We are looking for fresh graduates to join us as a gear up for Singapore’s land transport transformation. The 24-month EMA programme aims to equip you with the essential leadership and functional skills so that you can succeed as a well-rounded individual in a rewarding career. 

The rigorous programme encompasses our comprehensive Triple ‘E’ Development framework – Education, Exposure and Experience to jump start your career. You will undergo a structured training programme (Education) in the first 2 months of your journey with SMRT. This includes foundational training in the rail industry, safety, technical domains, and personal development. Subsequently, you will be placed on On-the-Job Training (OJT) (Experience) for 6 months to gain hands-on and practical experience, followed by 16 months of grounding in a specific domain to deepen your functional core. During the course of your career, you can expect cross department/BU projects and CCAs (Exposure). We will also provide you with mentorship and networking opportunities with Senior Management that will broaden your horizons and sharpen your leadership edge.

SMRT Train Engineer Professionalisation (STEP) Framework
In line with the growing demand for Rail Engineers, the SMRT Train Engineer Professionalisation (STEP) framework is designed to provide Engineering Associates with structured grounding in engineering fundamentals, leading to professional accreditation as Chartered Engineers. Under STEP, Engineering Associates will also have the opportunity to undergo Postgraduate Railway Engineering courses by an Institute of Higher Learning and Singapore Rail Academy.

Career Tracks

SMRT Engineering and Management Associate Programme (EMA)

We are looking for fresh graduates to join us as a gear up for Singapore’s land transport transformation. The 24-month EMA programme aims to equip you with the essential leadership and functional skills so that you can succeed as a well-rounded individual in a rewarding career. 

The rigorous programme encompasses our comprehensive Triple ‘E’ Development framework – Education, Exposure and Experience to jump start your career. You will undergo a structured training programme (Education) in the first 2 months of your journey with SMRT. This includes foundational training in the rail industry, safety, technical domains, and personal development. Subsequently, you will be placed on On-the-Job Training (OJT) (Experience) for 6 months to gain hands-on and practical experience, followed by 16 months of grounding in a specific domain to deepen your functional core. During the course of your career, you can expect cross department/BU projects and CCAs (Exposure). We will also provide you with mentorship and networking opportunities with Senior Management that will broaden your horizons and sharpen your leadership edge.

SMRT Train Engineer Professionalisation (STEP) Framework
In line with the growing demand for Rail Engineers, the SMRT Train Engineer Professionalisation (STEP) framework is designed to provide Engineering Associates with structured grounding in engineering fundamentals, leading to professional accreditation as Chartered Engineers. Under STEP, Engineering Associates will also have the opportunity to undergo Postgraduate Railway Engineering courses by an Institute of Higher Learning and Singapore Rail Academy.

Career Tracks

Rolling Stock

Rolling Stock

Permanent Way

Permanent Way

Power

Power

Signal & Communication

Signal & Communication

Building & Facilities

Building & Facilities

Operations

Operations

Rolling Stock

Rolling Stock

Permanent Way

Permanent Way

Power

Power

Signal & Communication

Signal & Communication

Building & Facilities

Building & Facilities

Operations

Operations

Applicants and Application Details

We are looking for graduates:
- Aspire to serve and make a difference
- Personal leadership and dependability
- Resilient and adaptable in a fast-paced and challenging environment
- Strong team player with effective communication skills

Application window for EMA21 is now closed.

EMA21 Intake
Application period: 1 Jan – 28 Feb 2021
Intake: July 2021
For more information, email graduates@smrt.com.sg.

To register your interest for EMA21 intake, click here:

Applicants and Application Details

We are looking for graduates:
- Aspire to serve and make a difference
- Personal leadership and dependability
- Resilient and adaptable in a fast-paced and challenging environment
- Strong team player with effective communication skills

Application window for EMA21 is now open.

EMA21 Intake
Application period: 1 Jan – 28 Feb 2021
Intake: July 2021
For more information, email graduates@smrt.com.sg.

To register your interest for EMA21 intake, click here:

Hear from our EMAs

Hear from our EMAs

“The SMRT EMA programme has given me the opportunity to be part of nation-wide projects even as a fresh graduate. There is also strong support from seniors in the earlier batches to guide me along the way. As a Management Associate in Bukit Panjang LRT, I work with both the operations and maintenance teams to ensure our trains run smoothly. Your work will touch the lives of millions daily so bring your ‘A’ game!” – Ajay Govinda Menon (EMA 2016), Senior Executive, Operations, Circle Line & Bukit Panjang LRT
“The programme gave me opportunities to create connections with other young engineers who are fresh graduates like myself. Through gatherings with our batch mates, we are able to share with one another the experiences and knowledge gained from our respective work branches. This aids our learning curve and career in the railway industry as we get to better understand the scope of works of other branches. The EMA programme is structured suitably for fresh graduates who are driven to gain knowledge and subsequently contribute in the railway industry. The company also encourages lifelong learning through the introduction of various railway courses.” – Nor Fazlinda Binte Mohd Affandi (EMA 2016), Senior Engineer, Power Maintenance
“The programme is well structured with OJT, development courses and participation in CCAs to enhance our learning in SMRT in many ways. Recently, the company implemented a career path for Executives like myself to take on the Engineering Maintenance Manager role, which allows me to be on the ground, learning and working together with our ground staff. Though it may be challenging for juniors to take on this role, it allows me to be part of the front line activities in “moving people” every day. It is challenging and exciting to be working as railway operator. Be willing to accept every opportunity given to you and take things positively!” – Ratna Yanti (EMA 2015), Deputy Engineering Maintenance Manager, Signals & Communications
“The SMRT EMA programme has given me the opportunity to be part of nation-wide projects even as a fresh graduate. There is also strong support from seniors in the earlier batches to guide me along the way. As a Management Associate in Bukit Panjang LRT, I work with both the operations and maintenance teams to ensure our trains run smoothly. Your work will touch the lives of millions daily so bring your ‘A’ game!” – Ajay Govinda Menon (EMA 2016), Senior Executive, Operations, Circle Line & Bukit Panjang LRT
“The programme gave me opportunities to create connections with other young engineers who are fresh graduates like myself. Through gatherings with our batch mates, we are able to share with one another the experiences and knowledge gained from our respective work branches. This aids our learning curve and career in the railway industry as we get to better understand the scope of works of other branches. The EMA programme is structured suitably for fresh graduates who are driven to gain knowledge and subsequently contribute in the railway industry. The company also encourages lifelong learning through the introduction of various railway courses.” – Nor Fazlinda Binte Mohd Affandi (EMA 2016), Senior Engineer, Power Maintenance
“The programme is well structured with OJT, development courses and participation in CCAs to enhance our learning in SMRT in many ways. Recently, the company implemented a career path for Executives like myself to take on the Engineering Maintenance Manager role, which allows me to be on the ground, learning and working together with our ground staff. Though it may be challenging for juniors to take on this role, it allows me to be part of the front line activities in “moving people” every day. It is challenging and exciting to be working as railway operator. Be willing to accept every opportunity given to you and take things positively!” – Ratna Yanti (EMA 2015), Deputy Engineering Maintenance Manager, Signals & Communications
“The support from mentors, networking opportunities and training were a critical part of the programme that developed us personally and professionally to take on greater responsibilities. I feel privileged to work alongside individuals in the Train Operations Department who are highly committed to ensure that the train service keeps running during the operating hours. In SMRT, you get to play active role in improving Singapore’s train system. Your work will impact the journey of millions of commuters everyday. Join SMRT if you are looking for an exciting career where there are ample opportunities to realise your full potential.” – Oh Kai Kiat (EMA 2011), Manager, Train Operations (North-South & East-West Lines)
“The programme provides a very good platform to develop a vast network of like-minded, enthusiastic and motivated graduates across various disciplines. It is also very systematic and structured in providing foundational knowledge of the railway industry to kick-start the career of new EMAs. I’m proud and honoured to be part of the effort that enhances components, optimises procedures as well as adopting new technologies to drive higher trains’ reliability. To do well, just be sincere, look forward to getting your hands dirty and always be willing to extend a helping hand!” – Wong Choon Fu (EMA 2013), Project Manager, Rolling Stock, Thomson-East Coast Line
“I joined SMRT in 2018 as a fresh grad EMA. Being a young engineer, I was immediately enrolled in fundamental railway training and given developmental opportunities via CCAs. One memorable experience was being a rep for my department (Permanent Way) where I worked closely with senior leaders to improve the quality & processes of Work Instructions and saw firsthand the challenges and rewards of implementing corp-wide changes. If you are looking for a career to serve & make a difference, join us!” – Chin Joo Ern (EMA 2018), Executive Engineer, Permanent Way Maintenance
“The support from mentors, networking opportunities and training were a critical part of the programme that developed us personally and professionally to take on greater responsibilities. I feel privileged to work alongside individuals in the Train Operations Department who are highly committed to ensure that the train service keeps running during the operating hours. In SMRT, you get to play active role in improving Singapore’s train system. Your work will impact the journey of millions of commuters everyday. Join SMRT if you are looking for an exciting career where there are ample opportunities to realise your full potential.” – Oh Kai Kiat (EMA 2011), Manager, Train Operations (North-South & East-West Lines)
“The programme provides a very good platform to develop a vast network of like-minded, enthusiastic and motivated graduates across various disciplines. It is also very systematic and structured in providing foundational knowledge of the railway industry to kick-start the career of new EMAs. I’m proud and honoured to be part of the effort that enhances components, optimises procedures as well as adopting new technologies to drive higher trains’ reliability. To do well, just be sincere, look forward to getting your hands dirty and always be willing to extend a helping hand!” – Wong Choon Fu (EMA 2013), Project Manager, Rolling Stock, Thomson-East Coast Line
“I joined SMRT in 2018 as a fresh grad EMA. Being a young engineer, I was immediately enrolled in fundamental railway training and given developmental opportunities via CCAs. One memorable experience was being a rep for my department (Permanent Way) where I worked closely with senior leaders to improve the quality & processes of Work Instructions and saw firsthand the challenges and rewards of implementing corp-wide changes. If you are looking for a career to serve & make a difference, join us!” – Chin Joo Ern (EMA 2018), Executive Engineer, Permanent Way Maintenance

A Glimpse of the SMRT EMA Programme

A Glimpse of the SMRT EMA Programme