Graduate Employability Management Scheme (GEMS)

Combined classroom training funded by TalentCorp and on-the-job training with employers to upskill local graduates
The main thrust of the Graduate Employability Management Scheme (GEMS) is to enhance graduate employability with the aim to reduce talent shortages in the key areas of economy by 2020.

It will equip fresh and unemployed graduates with skills required by industries. TalentCorp acquired GEMS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Under the purview of TalentCorp, GEMS has been revived to be more sector focused and demand driven.
  1. Equips unemployed graduates with industry-relevant skills and experience via a place-and-train methodology
  2. Sector-focused and demand-driven with leading employers from key sectors
Provide unemployed graduates with opportunities and job exposure

Key Benefits
Access to readily trained entry-level pool of talent with required skill sets needed in respective sectors
Access to diversified talent pool
Support on training
Eligibility Criteria
To become a GEMS affiliated employer, companies must first fulfil the following criteria: 
  1. Registered with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) under the Malaysian Companies Act 1965 and based in Malaysia
  2. Able to provide GEMS 2.0participants with a permanent position or at least a minimum of 1-year employment contract
  3. Willing to co-fund the programme by providing monthly remuneration to the GEMS 2.0 participants
  4. To provide GEMS 2.0 participants with suitable job positions and provide the required on-the-job training/hands-on projects
  5. Have sufficient capability and resources to provide coaching, mentoring, training and other relevant tools to the participants throughout the programme duration
Key Benefits
Exposed to domain-specific training to enable effective exposure to industry requirements
Experiential learning
Develop skill sets required by the industry and experiential learning
Enhance marketability
sectors covered
Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for the GEMS programme, interested applicants must first fulfil the following criteria:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree holder with CGPA between 2.0 – 3.0
  2. Unemployed graduates of more than 6 months after final exam
  3. Open to Malaysian citizen with degrees from local universities