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The National Secondary School Leadership Development Programme is open to all Form 1 students who have proven excellent Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) results and outstanding achievements in extra-curricular activities.


The University Leadership Development Programme is a 'summer camp' style programme open to Malaysian undergraduates studying in local and overseas universities.


The Young CEO Development Programme is a new development platform under AYTP to design, mould and advance Malaysian youths aged 20-25 to become the CEOs of tomorrow.

Young CEO
Development Programme

Young CEO Development Programme

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Young CEO Development Programme is a new development platform under AYTP to design, mould and advance Malaysian youth aged 20-25 to become the CEOs of tomorrow.


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The Young CEO Development Programme (YCDP) is the third leadership development track under Axiata Young Talent Programme (AYTP). YCDP is a 2-year leadership development programme open to all Malaysian youths aged 20 – 25 years old that either are undergraduate students, graduates, or young professionals. 

The programme which incorporates the Ax-Factor curriculum in the form of four residential boot camps per year aims to equip participants with both personal and professional leadership skills essential to become world-class CEOs. 

Developing the traits of well-rounded individuals

  • You will improve your leadership competencies through a series of experiential learning, challenging business simulations, and workshops.
  • It is a chance for you to enhance your employability by building up your critical skills – skills such as communication, critical thinking, and creativity.
  • You will get personalised coaching, mentoring, and guidance throughout the entirety of the 2-year programme.
  • You will gain access to learn from insightful knowledge-sharing sessions with distinguished panels of influential business leaders.
  • It is an opportunity for you to network with other top Malaysian students, graduates, and young working professionals from all around the country.
  • Be part of an exceptional alumni association once you’ve completed the programme.
  • It is a chance for you to expose yourself to and test out the latest business and leadership theories at the early stage of your career.

Our programme

  • Critical Skills & Applications

    Strengthen your communication, critical thinking and creativity quotient with workshops conducted by experienced business leaders
  • Online Learning

    Reinforce your understanding on critical and business skills through virtual collaboration and online case studies
  • Business Skills & Simulations

    Exposure to various business simulations and challenges which enable better application of your learning
  • Personalised Coaching, Mentoring & Individual Development Plan (IDP)

    A dedicated coach who support and stretch you at every juncture across the 2 years, helping you to sharpen your skills, improve in self-belief and self-leadership to discover your true potentials
  • Business Immersion

    Opportunity to immerse oneself into skills useful in a business environment at an early stage through programmes such as; Leadership/C-Suite Shadow Programme, design and execute a solution on a digital business platform, add value to a business over an 8-week internship with an objective of sharpening your business acumen skills



What we
look for

  • Attitude

    • What motivates you to go further?
    • Do you stretch yourself beyond your limits?
    • Are you a self-starter?
    • Are you a team player?
  • Self-Management

    • Do you make your own decisions?
    • Have you been spending your time wisely?
    • What is your weakness? What steps have you taken to overcome these weakness?
    • What have you learnt from your past leadership roles?
  • Self-Awareness

    • Are you set on a specific career path? What was your aha-moment? If not, are you exploring many paths currently?
    • What are you doing to equip yourself with the relevant skill set to achieve your desired career destination?
  • Interest and Activities

    • What are you passionate about? What have you done to pursue these passions?
    • Do you believe in a cause?
    • What sort of activities do you enjoy?
    • Recreational sports? Intellectual discussions? Computer games?

Who can


    Malaysian citizenship, or Permanent Resident.


    Undergraduate students, graduates, and young professionals age group of 20 to 25.


    Exceptional performance in both academics and extracurricular activities.

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