Growing with Grab: Management Trainee Programme
Posted on August 19, 2019

At some point in our lives, we will all go through a journey of self-development and self-improvement. This journey may have its ups and downs, but taking a leap of faith can be a game-changer.

Nine trainees took that leap to join Grab Management Trainee Programme, a well-rounded developmental experience that will equip them with practical job skills, and connect them with industry professionals. They will also do on-the-job training rotations in several Indonesian cities – to expose them to the various Grab service verticals, and get a feel of the local people and culture. 

We spoke to a few of the trainees to find out more about their time spent at Grab. 

Rizal, Mila and Murthada took part in the Grab Management Trainee program in Indonesia.

A Whole New World

From day one, the trainees were launched into an unfamiliar world, one that encouraged (and pushed) them to take on a whole new perspective. Where they were simply customers before, they now had to put themselves in the shoes of the business. 

To achieve this new mindset, hands-on experience – like meeting the drivers and passengers – was essential. Connecting directly with the people Grab impacts every day would allow these trainees to truly serve the community in the months to come. 

Mila, one of the trainees, reflected on what she had learned: “Working at Grab opened my eyes to a whole new world. It’s an entirely different field. I got to learn about local operations, and Grab’s unique business model. Interacting with the drivers and passengers also made me realize that Grab is indeed helping them to survive.”

“I have to push myself when it comes to working. New exposure from the field helped me maximize my experience in data analysis.”  Rizal, another trainee, added.

Trainees get to showcase their learnings and brush up on public speaking.

A Little Help Goes A Long Way

Trainees are tasked with real projects with real impact, and sometimes they will find themselves stuck at roadblocks. With the support of experienced mentors, the trainees are pushed to face challenges head-on and utilize skills they would not have discovered otherwise. Mentors often can help trainees open new doors, maximize their potential, and inspire them to achieve their goals. 

“I respect my mentor, Tyas Widiastuti. She has excellent communication skills and establishes clear goals for me. She also taught me ways to improve my presentation skills, and advised that I should learn to see things from other perspectives.” Sidiq, another trainee, shared. 

Mila’s mentor, Hervy, allowed her to be herself, which in turn increased her confidence and happiness at work. 

Mentors share not only professional knowledge, but also incredible insights on life.
“Keep a low profile, but get a high profit.”

Solid Life Lessons

During their time spent in the Management Trainee Programme, the trainees picked up some solid life lessons. Murtadha, a trainee, said: “To do well in this program, I had to understand the dynamics of the city I live in – the character of life, social interaction, and the urban habitat. Now with my new knowledge, I can be more proactive and take greater initiatives at work.”

The trainees also found in each other life-long friend who would not hesitate to lend a helping hand. They still regularly come together for date nights and video calls to catch up and stay connected. Through this shared experience, they are now #GrabFriendsForever. 

This is just the start of Grab trainees’ journey. It is merely the beginning of their quest to solve real-world problems and outserve their local communities. From all of us at Grab, we wish them nothing but the best for the exciting adventures that await them in their very bright future. 

Want to be a part of Grab mission to drive South-East Asia forward? Check out all open vacancies here