WHAT IS FUTUREREADY?
FutureReady is a programme that aims to help B40 youth thrive in today’s competitive graduate job market. Comprising of talents from both Accenture and Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman, FutureReady is a virtual programme which aims to upskill undergraduate students in preparation to join the professional services industry.
Launching in June 2021, FutureReady is a 6-month programme containing 3 main segments (Define – Refine – Shine) where students will be trained on fundamental consulting skills (define), given a case study where they will devise a solution (refine), and lastly, they will pitch their solution (in a shark tank format) to our panel of judges comprising of leaders from Accenture and Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman.
We are targeting 40 undergraduate students from the B40 community to participate in this programme. Outstanding participants will be given an opportunity to intern at Accenture Malaysia upon graduating from the programme.
WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE
Learn to think like a consultant through a syllabus curated by Accenture Malaysia
Access to mentorship and networking with corporate professionals
Opportunity to intern at Accenture
(subject to availability)
Submit your team’s pitch to compete for part of an RM80,000 prize pool!
1. SELF-STUDY MONTH
During the first month of FutureReady, participants will study from the provided learning materials using an online learning platform. Participants will also receive mentors during this time.
2. TUTORIAL SESSIONS
Participants have the opportunity to join interactive sessions taught by experts in their respective fields.
3. INITIAL PITCH
Participants will be placed in teams and provided problem statements. They will then have to come up with their pitch to be submitted to their respective mentors for feedback. Mentors will provide feedback and teams have about a week to improve their pitch.
4. FINAL PITCH
The Big Day! Teams will present their pitch to a panel of judges consisting of Accenture Managing Directors.
5. CLOSING CEREMONY AND PRIZE DISTRIBUTION
Teams will receive prize money based on their pitching performance during Pitch Day.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Be from a local public or private university recognised by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Education (MOE).
* We only accept penultimate, final year undergraduate students and recent graduates
All undergraduate courses except Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy are welcome to apply for the programme.
Possesses a CGPA of 3.2 and above.
Hailing from the B40 community (total family income of RM4,849 or lower).
- Persistent and independent
- Able to adapt to challenges
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- High English proficiency
- Able to committ 4-8 hours per week
- Proactively reach out for support
What are you waiting for? Get ready for tomorrow, today – join FutureReady!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FUTUREREADY)
Where can I apply for FutureReady?
You can fill up the the application form here.
When is the application deadline?
The application form will close on 11 June 2021 at 11.59pm.
What is the application process?
Step 1: Fill up the application form. The application will ask for your personal details, family and financial background.
Step 2: Applicants will also be asked to answer two essay questions:
- Question 1 to be answered in written form.
- Question 2 to be answered orally where participants record a video of themselves answering the question. The videos can be uploaded on either Google Drive or Youtube. Participants are requested to share the link inside the application form.
Step 3: Once the application form has been submitted, it will be processed by the Selection team. We will contact successful applicants to share further details about the programme and next steps.
What language should I use to fill up the application form?
As the program will be run fully in English, participants are required to complete the application form in English.
When will I hear back after submitting my application?
You will hear back from Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman by mid-June via email.
What if I do not have any recent involvement in extracurricular activities?
Due to the pandemic, we understand that it is hard to be involved with extracurricular activities. We would advise to look at all of your activities outside of school for the past 5 years – whether it is work experience/internship, being a caregiver, working on projects outside of the classroom or any other experiences that may be relevant – all of these experiences will be considered during the evaluation of your application.
What do I do if I face technical difficulties upon submitting my application?
Please drop us an email at email@example.com with a screenshot of the problem. Our team will respond to your inquiry.
Can students from all undergraduate courses apply?
- All courses except medical courses (Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy) are welcome to apply for the programme.
- Do take note that you would have to be in your penultimate or final year to be considered in the programme.
Are part-time students eligible for FutureReady?
No, only full-time students are eligible to apply for the programme.
Is there an age requirement to apply for this programme?
There is no age requirement for this programme. However, we are only accepting students who are completing their first degree.
Am I eligible to apply for FutureReady if my parents are not Malaysian citizens but I am Malaysian?
Yes, you are eligible to apply for this programme.
Are medical students eligible for FutureReady?
No, unfortunately we regret to inform you that medical students are ineligible for this programme.
Are Masters and Diploma students eligible for FutureReady?
No, unfortunately we regret to inform you that Masters and Diploma students are ineligible for this programme
How is FutureReady structured?
a. During the first month of FutureReady, participants will study from the provided learning materials curated by Accenture using an online learning platform. They will also be paired up with an Accenture consultant mentor during this time.
b. Towards the end of the first month, participants have the opportunity to join interactive sessions taught by experts in their respective fields.
c. In August, they will be placed in teams and provided problem statements. Participants will then have to come up with their pitch to be submitted to their respective mentors for feedback. Mentors will provide feedback to the teams and they have about a week to improve their pitch.
d. During Pitch Day, teams will present their pitch to a panel of judges. Teams will then receive prize money based on their pitching performance during Pitch Day.
What are the allowances provided to the FutureReady participants?
Data allowance will be considered on a case-by-case basis and you will be asked about your need for data allowance in the application form. Since FutureReady is a fully virtual programme, we recognize that it is important to have stable internet connection throughout the duration of the programme.
Are FutureReady participants bonded to Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman or Accenture Malaysia after the FutureReady program?
No, participants are not required to serve YTAR or Accenture after completing FutureReady.
What is the start and end date of the programme?
- Start Date is 14 June 2021
- End Date is 31 October 2021
How many hours do participants need to commit to the programme in a week?
Participants will need to commit between 4-8 hours a week. The programme will be self-led and participants are encouraged to proactively seek support throughout the programme.
What are the benefits of joining FutureReady?
- FutureReady is a great opportunity to develop your professional skills and be mentored by Accenture consultants.
- There is also a RM80,000 prize pool for case study presentation challenge (in a shark tank format) where participants stand a chance to win prize money from a RM80,000 prize pool.
- Additionally, participants will have a lifetime opportunity to network with leaders from both Accenture Malaysia and Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman as well as with like-minded peers who are also participating in this programme.
- Outstanding participants will be given an opportunity to intern at Accenture Malaysia upon graduation from this programme.
What is the process of withdrawing from FutureReady?
At the start of the programme, participants have to sign and agree to commit for the entire 6-month duration. Should extraordinary circumstances occur forcing a participant to withdraw from the program, he/she must have to receive written approval from Accenture Malaysia & Yayasan Tunku Abdul Rahman in order to formally withdraw from the program.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
In the spirit of Tunku, we focus on honing the potential of the future leaders of Malaysia, regardless of colour or creed.