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Eleven accounting firms to host SIT students

Published on Aug 20, 2014 7:04 AM
Crowds at Singapore Institute of Technology's (SIT) open house in January 2013. SIT has partnered with 11 accounting firms to host students in its first work-study programme. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Eleven leading accounting firms have partnered with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to host students in its first work-study programme.

If they do well in their eight- month stints, the students - after graduating - stand to gain full-time positions one level above other fresh graduates, SIT programme director Jeanette Ng said.

Companies such as Baker Tilly TFW, Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young have signed up for the scheme, which could see an SIT graduate enter as an A2 associate instead of an A1.

At a memorandum of understanding signing session yesterday, Dr Ng said: "The firms are willing to do that only because the students have actually been able to run through peak cycle work."

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