Deepen your knowledge in one specific industry and become a leader who will drive our business forward. Become a Swire Group Staff Management Trainee.

On our Group Staff Programme, you’ll experience an entire industry from every angle in Hong Kong, Greater China and beyond. You'll be posted to one of the Swire industries and rotate within it - whether it’s Cathay Pacific Group, HAECO Group, Swire Properties, Swire Coca-Cola or our Trading and Industrial businesses. Let us know if there is a particular industry that interests you.

We welcome a diverse range of academic backgrounds – whether you studied business, history or chemistry, we believe it’s learning agility, curiosity and leadership potential that matters. Typically, on successful completion of the first three years, you’ll move to a managerial role and after eight years you can become head of a function. You will continue rotating jobs for the duration of your career – each one is carefully tailored to sharpen and grow your leadership skills and understanding of how to run a business, so that you may someday become a General Manager, Director or even CEO.

In addition to learning on the job, you’ll be offered:

  • A comprehensive mix of experiential training focused on developing your functional and leadership capabilities. As well as benefiting from our in-house training with Ethos International, you’ll have the opportunity to attend advanced management training at renowned business schools such as INSEAD in Singapore and France.
  • A highly competitive compensation and benefits package.

Application for 2020 Swire Management Trainee Programme is now closed. Please email mt.recruit@jsshk.com for any enquiries.

Grow through experience

Career progression

Based mainly in Hong Kong, Mainland China and potentially some international locations, you’ll get to know an entire industry through job rotations across multiple functions that continue throughout your career.

Learning and development

As well as learning on the job, you’ll receive training and development tailored to your needs and with a focus on leadership.

You’ll benefit from in-house training with Ethos International and advanced management training at renowned business schools such as INSEAD.

Support every step of the way

You’ll build lasting relationships with your fellow Management Trainees, receive tailored coaching and mentoring from your Leadership Development Manager and senior leaders throughout your career. They’ll help you discover your full potential which could someday make you Director or even CEO.

Career progression

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What we need

We’re looking for graduates who are curious, driven and adaptable individuals and will develop strong business and commerical accumen. Inclusive and open, you’ll exhibit the Swire values of excellence, endeavour, humility, continuity and integrity.

  • You have the business and commercial acumen, as well as the ambition, to develop into a senior leader with Swire and eventually run a business.
  • You’re ready for the challenge of moving predominately between Hong Kong and Mainland China on job rotations that will continue throughout your career.
  • You have strong learning agility.
  • You have strong leadership potential and interpersonal skills.
  • You are culturally sensitive and quickly adaptable to new roles and situations.
  • You have the right of abode in Hong Kong SAR or PRC citizenship, or overseas nationals who are eligible for employment in Hong Kong under the Immigration Arrangement for Non-local Graduates (IANG) policy.
  • You have a strong academic track record: you have or are expecting an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2.1/GPA 3.0 out of 4.0.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English (minimum HKDSE 5, TOEFL 80, TOEIC 750 or equivalent).
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese).
  • Internship & overseas experiences are a plus.
  • You want to hone your skills in one specific industry*.

*Depending on the needs of the business, there may be instances where you are requested to work in different industries.

How to apply

To find out more about the programme, attend one of our career talks.


Apply online from September to October.


If shortlisted, you’ll take part in an online aptitude test during November.


If successful you’ll attend an Assessment Centre between mid-December and mid-January (tentative locations: Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai). If you pass, you’ll then have the opportunity to share your experience at a panel interview.


Final interviews will take place in February.


Successful candidates will join us in late August.