Graduates' Choice of Employers


Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) was recently chosen as one of Malaysia’s Most Attractive Graduate Employers to Work for in 2021 in conjunction with the 3rd Graduates’ Choice Awards 2020, organised by Talentbank. ​

The Company was ranked first in the Government-Linked Companies (GLC) category and top three (3) in the Telecommunications Category.

Recognised by over 750 organisations nationwide, the Graduates’ Choice Award is an esteemed award which gives recognition to outstanding organisations that demonstrate exceptional employer branding as voted by over 24,000 university students across Malaysia.

In addition, TM was also recently awarded three (3) awards at the 11th Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards in the following categories:

  • Best Employer Brand
  • Excellence in Training
  • Innovation in Recruitment


Hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress and Star of the Industry Group, Asia’s Best Employer Brands Awards recognises efforts of organisations in the Asian region that have demonstrated excellent employer branding through effective talent strategies, talent development and talent innovation.

The event was recently held virtually in conjunction with the 29th World HRD Congress 2020, one of the largest Human Resource global conferences, where leaders and professionals in Human Resource field from over 133 countries gather to discuss about Human Resource best practices.

Meanwhile, earlier in February this year, in conjunction with the 28th World HRD Congress, TM received two (2) more awards namely Best Workplace Practices at the Global HR Excellence Awards and Employer of Choice at the HR Tech Award & Conferences held in Mumbai.

Commenting on the awards, Farid Basir, Chief Human Capital Officer, TM said, “As the enabler of Digital Malaysia, these awards are a solid testament of the Company’s commitment and efforts in nurturing digitally-skilled Warga TM across all functions. We are also continuously strengthening our employees’ capabilities and competencies towards building a future-proof workforce, not only for the Company but also for the country.”

“The driving force behind our success thus far is our people, Warga TM, who make up the great team within TM. All these acknowledgements are dedicated to their hard work and determination in giving the best to our customers, the communities and to the nation. As an employer of choice, we have put in place various initiatives to develop and equip Warga TM with the necessary skills and knowledge for the future through trainings and upskilling programmes,” he added.

Besides that, specifically for youths and graduates seeking for job opportunities, TM has also organised various initiatives and programmes which include the Professional Training and Education for Growing Entrepreneurs (PROTÉGÉ) Programme in collaboration with the Government, launching of TM Executive Leadership Industry Trainee (ELIT) programme for Yayasan TM scholars, career webinars and participation in virtual career fairs. This aligns with the Company’s aspiration to be positioned as an Employer of Choice for future talents.​