Young CEO
Development Programme (YCDP)

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DEVELOP YOUR CEO DNA

YCDP is a two-year leadership development programme for young Malaysian professionals that provides its participants the opportunity to master critical skills and knowledge required of a future CEO.


Your Fees

Programme fee of MYR50,000 will be waived
for all participants.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN?

Business
Mastery

Master business leadership skills and tools through business challenges and hands-on workshops

Experiential
Learning

Step into the shoes of corporate leaders and be challenged by the diverse perspectives of your peers

Professional
Guidance

Receive personalised coaching, mentoring, and guidance throughout the programme

Regional
Exposure

Gain an understanding of international markets through the Regional Business Challenge

Industry
Knowledge

Learn from today’s influential business leaders through leadership and knowledge-sharing sessions

Diverse Community

Be part of an exceptional alumni association after successfully completing the programme

Our programme modules

Critical Skills & Applications

Learn communication, critical thinking, and creativity skills through leadership workshops conducted by influential business leaders.

Business Skills & Simulations

Get first-hand exposure to business simulations, and real-world challenges unique to each level of leadership to build the most critical skills for success.

Online
Learning

Gain access to supportive e-learning materials, virtual collaborations, and online case studies to reinforce your understanding on critical and business skills.

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan (IDP)

A one-on-one coaching series by top business leaders that spans across the programme duration.

WHAT WILL YOU GO THROUGH?

  • Boot Camp 1:
    3Cs & Business Foundation

    24th to 30th June 2019

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

    Online Learning

  • Boot Camp 2:
    Service Innovation

    23rd to 26th August 2019

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

    Online Learning

  • Boot Camp 3:
    Product Innovation

    11th to 14th October 2019

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

    Online Learning

  • Boot Camp 4:
    Digital Business Challenge

    6th to 9th December 2019

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Business Immersion

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

    Online Learning

  • Boot Camp 5:
    Introduction to Primary Industry

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Business Immersion

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

    Online Learning

  • Boot Camp 6:
    Introduction to Secondary Industry

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

    Online Learning

  • Boot Camp 7:
    Introduction to Tertiary Industry

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

    Online Learning

  • Boot Camp 8:
    National Sustainability Challenge

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

    Online Learning

    Business Immersion

  • Boot Camp 9:
    Introduction to Regional Business Challenge

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

  • Boot Camp 10:
    Introduction to VUCA

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

  • Boot Camp 11:
    Regional Business Challenge (National Expansion)

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

  • Boot Camp 12:
    Regional Business Challenge (Regional Expansion)

    Critical Skills & Applications

    Business Skills & Simulations

    Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Boot Camp 1:
3Cs & Business Foundation

24th to 30th June 2019

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Online Learning


Boot Camp 2:
Service Innovation

23rd to 26th August 2019

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Online Learning


Boot Camp 3:
Product Innovation

11th to 14th October 2019

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Online Learning


Boot Camp 4:
Digital Business Challenge

6th to 9th December 2019

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Business Immersion

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Online Learning

Boot Camp 5:
Introduction to Primary Industry

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Business Immersion

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Online Learning


Boot Camp 6:
Introduction to Secondary Industry

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Online Learning


Boot Camp 7:
Introduction to Tertiary Industry

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Online Learning


Boot Camp 8:
National Sustainability Challenge

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Online Learning

Business Immersion



Boot Camp 9:
Introduction to Regional Business Challenge

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Boot Camp 10:
Introduction to VUCA

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan



Boot Camp 11:
Regional Business Challenge (National Expansion)

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

Boot Camp 12:
Regional Business Challenge (Regional Expansion)

Critical Skills & Applications

Business Skills & Simulations

Personalised coaching, mentoring & individual development plan

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Malaysians and permanent residents residing in Malaysia

Young professionals from all sectors within the age group of 23 to 28

Must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher

A minimum of 6 months of work experience

 

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

01

Online
Application

This is the first step in the application process where you have the opportunity to tell us all about yourself.

*It is advisable for you to complete this in one sitting and it should take you no longer than 45 minutes.

02

Online
Assessment

Our assessments are unique to YCDP and helps us determine if the programme is a good fit for you.

*Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for this stage via email in approximately 15 working days.

**It is advisable that you allocate 1 hour to complete the assessment in a distraction-free environment.

03

Face-To-Face
Interview

This is the final stage of the application process. We'd like to get to know you better and give you a chance to ask us questions.

*Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for this stage via email in approximately 15 working days.

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HEAR FROM OUR GRADUATES

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What I like the most is that the learning never stops. I’m constantly learning through the business challenges, workshops, and industry immersions.

Mohammad Ashraf Bin Rafiuddin

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I’ve gained valuable industry exposure through hands-on the business challenges I’ve experienced at YCDP.It’s a programme unlike any other.

Mohd Hazril Hafiz Muhammad Fauzi

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The programme has helped me in areas such as creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills tremendously - pushing me to realise my true potential.

Sasinran
Gunasegaran

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Young CEO Development Programme?
A two-year leadership development programme for Malaysian young professionals with a focus on real-world application. At this level, participants master skills and knowledge through workshops where business tools are introduced, are propelled into the roles of decision makers through business simulations, and work on innovative solutions to complex challenges on the field while being immersed in the various industries in Malaysia.
What sets the Young CEO Development Programme apart from all other leadership programmes is its sole objective in shaping the CEOs of tomorrow. It is our aim to nurture and develop talent that will lead the organisations and businesses of this country in the future; individuals who are well versed in matters of communication, creativity, business acumen, ethics, and leadership skills.
No, there will NOT be any fees borne by the participants.
No, participants will not be given any allowances throughout the duration of the programme. However, the expenses incurred throughout the programme will be borne by Axiata Young Talent Programme (AYTP).
Yes, participants will be required to sign a contract and Waiver of Liability. However, it will not be with Axiata Young Talent Programme (AYTP), rather with its governing entity, Axiata Foundation. The contract is to ensure participants attend the programme in full and adhere to all other codes of conduct set by the Axiata Young Talent Programme (AYTP) and Axiata Foundation throughout the duration of the programme.
No, participants will not be bonded to either organisations after graduating from the programme. However, participants will be invited to join the Axiata Young Talent Programme (AYTP) Alumni Association.
No, the Young CEO Development Programme is NOT a form of employment.
Who is eligible to apply?
Applications are open to all Malaysian young professionals in the age bracket of 23 to 28 years old that are currently residing in Malaysia.
Applicants are expected to be young professionals holding a bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum of 6 months of work experience. Applicants must also demonstrate proven leadership qualities and an eagerness to learn.
Applications are to be completed online at www.axiatayoungtalentprogramme.com. Please note that manual submissions will NOT be accepted.
Please refer to the How to apply section.
Our shortlisting process is done on a rolling basis, and shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in due process.
Axiata Young Talent Programme (AYTP) will take in no more than 80 outstanding individuals per intake.
What would the Young CEO Development Programme curriculum encompass?
The Young CEO Development Programme curriculum encompasses experiential workshops & bootcamps, business simulations & challenges, online learning, coaching, and mentoring.
In between bootcamps, the schedule will be flexible to each participant. There will be learning modules made available online and coaching sessions which are subjected to the schedule of the mentor and the participant.
Yes, it is compulsory for participants of the Young CEO Development Programme to attend all bootcamps and modules – it is crucial to the development of participants to become future CEOs.
Attendance is compulsory for each and every boot camp of the Young CEO Development Programme unless due to health reasons or any extenuating circumstances. Evidence of a medical report or the equivalent is required.
Bootcamps will typically run as a 3 to 4-day session (except for Boot Camp 1 and Boot Camp 8 which runs for 7 days), and it is anticipated that participants will be required to take time off from work or classes.

A typical boot camp will run on these days:
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
No, the programme is NOT run on a cut-off basis where candidates are eliminated at each boot camp.