Experience diverse businesses, industries, people and places and become a leader who lives to learn, improve and grow. Become a Swire House Staff Management Trainee.

From aircraft to properties, shipping and beverages, you’ll experience the breadth of our global operations on our House Staff Programme. Through carefully selected job rotations across a diverse range of industries that continue throughout your career, you’ll learn – hands on – how to drive the business forward. Each new job is carefully selected to broaden your experience in diverse cultural settings and environments that will stretch your horizons and challenge how you think. 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

Depending on the company you are seconded to, you’ll experience international postings across multiple countries on job rotations 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 want to gain experience in multiple industries.
  • You’re globally mobile and ready for the challenge of moving from one location to another with short notice.
  • You have or are expecting an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2.1 or GPA 3.0 out of 4.0.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English (minimum TOEFL 80, TOEIC 750 or equivalent). Other language skills, including Putonghua, are an advantage.
  • International experiences through internships or study abroad are an advantage.
  • You are culturally sensitive and quickly adaptable to new roles and situations.

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 be invited to take part in the first interview in December or January either in Hong Kong or London.


If again shortlisted, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills at the final interviews in February in either Hong Kong or London.


Successful candidates will join us in late August.