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The Swire group of companies encompasses a diverse range of business sectors. Broadly speaking, these can be categorised as Property, Aviation, Agribusiness & Food Chain, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial.

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Live a Career Less Ordinary


Live a Career Less Ordinary

The Swire group is a multinational, multidisciplined commercial group, with interests spanning four continents. Our principal areas of operation are in Asia, the Pacific Rim, Australia and the USA, with additional interests in the UK. Founded in Liverpool, England in 1816, the group’s privately-owned parent company, John Swire & Sons Limited, is headquartered in London.

A career as a Swire Management Trainee means gaining exposure to international styles of management and overseas secondment opportunities. You will gain early responsibility with the support and mentorship of a senior employee. With opportunities for growth throughout your career, you will bring a passion for continuous learning, and exploration to the Swire of today, and future generations of Swire Management Trainees .

Meet with our people at the recruitment talks and discover more about our diverse business. We will share about our comprehensive, highly structured programme that blends on-the-job experience with formal training and management courses.

Find out more about our management trainee programme here.

Swire Management Trainee Programme


Join Swire Management Trainee Programme

Choose the best programme for you to begin your development journey that involves on-the-job learning, workshops and group projects to challenge you – everything you need to develop into a future leader. When you join us, we will support you every step of the way.

Group Staff Programme

This three-year training programme sees you develop the crucial skills to pave the way for a successful career. During this programme you could be posted in any one of our divisions such as Property, Aviation, Beverages & Food Chain or Trading & Industrial. Training will take place primarily in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other regions where you’ll step outside your comfort zone and take on early responsibility. You’ll be working with some of the brightest minds in the business. This programme will accelerate your professional development and you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact wherever you’re posted.

House Staff Programme

The defining feature of this programme is simple – global mobility. We do business all over the world and our Management Trainees are required to work wherever they're needed and are often seconded at a moment's notice. You could find yourself on assignment in any one of our divisions for 1-2 years but as the House Staff Trainees become more senior, these assignments tend to last 2-3 years, becoming progressively longer the more senior the position. You'll learn to cope with unexpected challenges in unfamiliar surroundings, gain exposure to an extraordinary range of business areas, and build a long-term but highly diverse career in general management.

Applications Close: 20 Nov 2016

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Summer Internship

Our internship is all about getting hands-on-experience, making this the perfect way to get a taste of what it's like to work here. Over seven weeks you will have the freedom to develop your own talents whilst you learn exactly how our business works. Throughout the internship you will be posted to one of our operating companies including, but not limited to Swire Properties Limited or Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, where you will work in Hong Kong or Mainland China on a specific business-related project. Wherever you're posted, you'll be assigned challenging projects designed to equip you with the essential skills and commercial awareness for corporate life. As well as having the freedom to develop your own talents, you'll have access to a mentor to support and provide you with regular performance feedback throughout the programme. Your future starts here.

Applications for 2017 will commence on 12 Dec 2016.

Find out more at: swire.com/mt

Swire Summer Internship Programme



Start your career with Swire – a highly diversified global group that has been around for over 200 years.

Our 7-week Summer Internship Programme is an opportunity for highly-driven penultimate students who wish to pursue their future career with Swire. It is where we lay the solid foundation for you to get hands-on-experience and develop your leadership skills.

A perfect way to get a taste of what it's like to work at Swire, you’ll have the opportunity to explore within Swire’s diversified businesses whilst gaining meaningful exposure to facilitate your own professional and personal development.  

During the internship, you’ll be posted to one of Swire’s operating companies where you will work in Hong Kong or Mainland China’s office on a specific business-related project. Wherever you're posted, you'll be assigned challenging projects designed to equip you with the essential skills and commercial awareness for corporate life. But that’s not all, you'll have access to a mentor for guidance and support while providing you with valuable performance feedback throughout your Swire journey.

Come and join the Summer Internship Programme if you are:

  • Determined and motivated with strong mental agility
  • Passionate about developing a long-term general management career with Swire
  • Interested in learning about – and working within – diversified businesses
  • An undergraduate or postgraduate of any discipline, graduating in 2018

And you have:

  • An excellent command of written and spoken English, with a credit or above in HKDSE English or HKCEE English (Grade 4), CET Level 6, TEM Level 4, or an equivalent standard
  • The ability to read and write Chinese will be an advantage
  • PRC citizenship or Right of Abode in Hong Kong SAR
  • Not worked full-time for more than 3 years

Apply by 15 January 2017 – this is an exciting and challenging beginning to a fulfilling career.

Your future starts here. 

How to Apply


How to Apply

Once you’ve chosen the right programme for you, apply online at swire.com/mt

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