Talent Acceleration in Public Service (TAPS)
TAPS is a 2-year work cum development training programme for selected high-performing and high-achieving Public Service Department (PSD/JPA) scholars who have recently graduated from top universities worldwide. Jointly organised by the JPA with the Razak School of Government (RSOG) and TalentCorp, TAPS aims to identify, source and nurture talent for the Malaysian public sector. These Scholars will be assigned to host organisations consisting of ministries, government agencies and related bodies.
- Practical training in Host Organisations with participation in the works and projects of the Host Organisation.
- Mentorship with senior leaders in Host Organisation.
- The Associate will be given the chance to assume high impact roles in special projects.
- At the conclusion of TAPS, there will be opportunity to be absorbed into public service as permanent civil servants.
Am I Eligible?
The Public Service Department (JPA) will personally contact selected JPA scholars for TAPS. These selected scholars will be known as a TAPS Associate.
How to Apply
JPA will shortlist and contact selected JPA scholars.
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