Companies That Offer Management Trainee Programs in the Philippines

What is a management trainee program and where can you apply for one?

Companies That Offer Management Trainee Programs in the Philippines

Updated: May 18, 2018

A Management Trainee Program is an extensive training program for individuals with different functions of the company. It aims to develop brilliant minds who will hold key positions in the future. Curriculum commonly consists of classroom and on-the-job training.


It may last from a few months up to several years depending on the company. BPI training takes six months. Unilever takes two years.

Duties and Responsibilities

They vary from company to company depending on the industry. A trainee’s assignments are usually rotated among departments to gain familiarity with the whole organization and its functions.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications for the program differs.

Some look for fresh graduates:

  1. With good academic records (preferably someone who finished with Latin honors)
  2. With a series of extra-curricular activities and enumeration of outstanding accomplishments.

Others require experienced professionals:

  1. With master’s degree.
  2. Relevant work experience (2 years up).

Other Qualifications:

  1. Leadership skills
  2. Decision-making skills
  3. Problem-solving skills
  4. Good oral and written communication skills
  5. Good interpersonal skills
  6. Organization skills
  7. Willingness to undergo intense training

Trainees are shaped to hold key roles in the organization (e.g. managers, officers). But it does not necessarily mean that when they ‘graduate’ from the program, they are guaranteed to hold a managerial position. The program is not a shortcut to take to become a manager. Some are not placed in managerial position immediately. Instead, they are assigned as specialists until they gain the necessary experience and skills to become managers.

Some MTPs are not advertised since companies invite candidates from partner universities and colleges. A lot of them still post on job boards and company websites. But they are only available for a specific period of time. Be sure to check them from time to time. You don’t want a lost opportunity!

See also: A Fresh Graduate’s Job Application Starter Pack

Here are some of the companies that offer MT programs. Happy job hunting! (Click the link for more details.)

Management Trainee Programs

Banking and Finance

  1. Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
  2. BDO Unibank, Inc
  3. China Banking Corporation Management Training Program (MTP)
  4. Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)
  5. Philippine National Bank (PNB) Junior Executive Development Program
  6. UnionBank of the Philippines Leader – Executive Accelerated Development (LEAD) Management Trainee Program
  7. Pioneer Insurance
  8. Philam Life Management Associate Program
  9. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Management Associate Program
  10. Citibank Management Associate Program
  11. Security Bank Sales Associate – Officership Training Program
  12. Bank of Makati
  13. Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Management Associate Program
  14. Land Bank Management Training Program

FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods)

  1. Unilever Future Leaders Programme
  2. Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. 
  3. Nestle
  4. Mondelez International Graduate Trainee Program
  5. Johnson and Johnson
  6. Philip Morris International (PMI)


  1. Aboitiz Management Trainee Program

Oil and Energy

  1. Shell Graduate Programme
  2. Chevron


  1. Globe Telecom


  1. SM Supermalls Management-In-Training Program

Food Chain

  1. Jollibee Foods Corporation
  2. Golden Arches Development Corporation (McDonald’s)
  3. Max’s Group, Inc
  4. Philippine Pizza, Inc (Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen)

Others (Multiple Industries)

  1. Maersk Graduate Programmes
  2. JG Summit John Gokongwei Institute for Leadership and Enterprise Development (JG-ILED)

MTP is a rough road and not anyone can get through it (I can’t even get into it. Haha!). Yet it is an excellent way for career people to grow as a professional which is rewarding. Who would want to get stuck in his/her place forever permanently?

Companies That Offer Management Trainee Programs in the Philippines 1
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How about you?

  1. Have you been in an MTP or are you currently in one? How’s the experience?
  2. If not, do you plan to apply in one? Why and why not?
  3. Do you know other MTPs that can be added to this list?

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