Islamic Capital Market Talent Development (ICMTD)

Islamic Capital Market Talent Development (ICMTD)

Offered since 2009, The Islamic Capital Market Talent Development (ICMTD) programme (formerly known as the Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme – ICMGTS) is a capacity-building initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and run by the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) to facilitate the development and upskilling of human capital for the Islamic Capital Market (ICM).

The framework and structure for the ICMTD programme have been elevated to equip its graduates with the knowledge and skills that are suited for client advisory roles in offering capital market products and services. The ICMTD programme is industry focused and will be delivered through a wide variety of methodologies which include face-to-face classroom, hands-on workshop, facilitated business simulation project on fund management, case study discussions, presentations, e-learning and career development support. The programme also comprises internship opportunities for selected participants* to kickstart their careers in ICM, thus simultaneously channelling fresh talents for future developmental needs of the Malaysian capital market.

The ICMTD programme consists of a 2-month intensive face-to-face classroom training for all, followed by a 3-month internship at participating organisations for selected participants*. The intensive classroom training includes technical modules, soft skills modules and e-learning modules, anchored on the following 5 pillars:

  1. Islamic Capital Market
  2. Core Capital Market
  3. Technology
  4. Sustainability
  5. Self-Development

*Internship participants will be selected based on their overall performance during the assessment to join the programme. 


Face-to-Face Classroom
Training Period:

14 August 2023 – 25 October 2023
Internship Period**:
1 November 2023 – 31 January 2024

**Subject to the agreement with the respective participating organisations

Application Closing Date:
16 July 2023

If you have further inquiries about the programme,
please email the ICMTD Secretariat at

■ An avenue for young talents to acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in the Islamic Capital Market, as well as creating a career pathway in the fund management field
■ Monthly allowance throughout the tenure of the programme
■ On-the-job training via a 3-month internship programme for selected participants* with ICMTD participating organisations

*Internship participants will be selected based on their overall performance during the assessment to join the programme. 



“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

“I really love all the sessions in the ICMGTS. The programme gives different values and knowledge compared to university courses.” – Nurhafawati Hamzah

“Overall, the programme is well designed for the future insights on the Capital Market industry and building necessary network with extraordinary personnel in this thriving market. It was compact, full of knowledge and certainly fun, and the meaningful experience gained would not be traded for another” – Abdul Rahman Shamsul Maarif

“This programme was very good since it really helped to boost my knowledge in Islamic capital market. Thank you for this great experience and opportunity. Hopefully many graduated students can join this programme” – Nur Shazana Sha’rani


Its main objective is to produce entry-level professionals with strong fundamental knowledge and skills in Islamic Capital Market.



Face-to-face classrooms, hands-on workshop, business simulation project, case study discussions, presentations, e-learning, facilitated forums, gamification and career development support.




    • Psychometric test
    • Writing test
    • Group discussions
    • Pitching session
    • Group interview


    • 2 months face-to-face classroom training
    • 3 months internship for selected participants* at participating organisations
      *Internship participants will be selected based on their overall performance during the assessment to join the programme. 


    • Two (2) Securities Commission Malaysia Licensing Examination (SCLE) modules
    • Familiarisation Programme for Marketing Representatives
    • Data Analytics
    • English Business Communication
  1. Malaysian citizen
  2. Fresh graduates and entry-level professionals not exceeding 30 years of age, with less than 3 years of working experience
  3. Possess excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  4. Have at least a degree with CGPA of 3.0, 70% or Second Class Upper and above or its equivalent from a recognised institution of higher learning in any of the following fields:
    • Accounting / Islamic Accounting
    • Banking / Islamic Banking
    • Economics / Islamic Economics
    • Business Administration
    • Finance / Islamic Finance
    • Legal
    • Shariah

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