Deepen your knowledge in one specific industry and become a leader who lives to learn, improve and grow. Become a Swire Group Staff Management Trainee.

On our Group Staff Programme, you’ll experience an entire industry from every angle in our Asia Pacific hub. Whether it’s Cathay Pacific Group, HAECO Group, Swire Properties, Swire Beverages or our Trading and Industrial businesses, you’ll develop a holistic view through diverse job rotations within different departments that continue throughout your career. Each new job is carefully selected to deepen your knowledge in a specific industry and develop your natural leadership skills so that you can drive the business forward. It’s a hands-on experience - in the first few years, you’ll learn how we operate through detailed roles that will provide the foundation for your future career.

You’ll become a leader who never stops pushing to improve the business, making a lasting impact on the teams and communities you work with. In return, as well as offering a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, we’ll make sure you have every opportunity to grow, supporting your development over your entire career.

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.

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, adaptable and are natural leaders. Inclusive and open, you’ll exhibit the Swire values of excellence, endeavour, humility, continuity and integrity.

  • You have the ambition, tenacity and potential to develop into a senior leader with Swire.
  • 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 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 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).
  • International experiences through internships or study abroad are an advantage.
  • 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 December and January. 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.