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Summer Internships; Management Trainee Programs; and Other Career Opportunities Worldwide

SWIRE GROUP |JOHN SWIRE & SONS

Swire encompasses a wide range of commercial interests, including property, aviation, agribusiness & food chain, marine services and trading & industrial activities. The group's interests span five continents, with principal areas of operation in the Asia Pacific region, centering on Greater China, and additional major interests in Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Africa, Sri Lanka, the USA and UK.

Swire's marine interests cover a wide range of activities, from liner shipping to the provision of offshore support services to the international oil and gas industry, and from harbor and ocean towage and salvage, to ship repair and shipping agency services. The group's involvement in this industry dates back 160 years. The areas of businesses include - Shipping Lines; Shipping Agencies and Stevedoring; Ship Repair and Engineering; Offshore Support Services; Manning; and Freight Forwarding.

Swire offers career opportunities from trainee to executive level, covering a broad spectrum of industries around the world, including property, aviation, beverages, marine services, cold storage, trading and industrial, agriculture and road transport. Employees' career paths depend not only on the business needs of the group, but also on the individual's experience, ability and interests.

Career & Training Programs


  • Swire Summer Internship Program: The Summer Internship Program gives exceptional students the opportunity to follow in their footsteps and get a head start on a career with Swire. You will find the freedom to explore your talents coupled with the guidance to develop them productively; the responsibility you need to grow and the support you need to thrive. Most importantly, you will be trained to recognize opportunities, take the initiative, give back to the community, and lay solid foundations for your career. You will have the opportunity to deliver a live business-critical project in any one of the operating companies.
  • International Management Trainee Program (IMT): Every year, the London-based head office of the Swire group recruits a small number of graduates for a career overseas. The hallmark of this demanding and highly rewarding program is global mobility. IMTs are obliged to work wherever the company requires and occasionally need to move at short notice from one business or location to another. Most initial assignments are for 1-2 years. As IMTs become more senior, their assignments tend to last 2-3 years, becoming progressively longer the more senior the position. There are approximately 100 IMTs currently working around the globe, in countries as varied as China, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Dubai and Scotland, and in all areas of the group's activities.
  • Swire Hong Kong Management Trainee Program: Successful applicants to the Swire Hong Kong Management Trainee Program will be employed by the parent company John Swire & Sons (HK) Limited and seconded to one of the operating companies for a period of three years, with a view to developing professional skills and paving the way to a successful future career in a particular field. Hong Kong trainees will be primarily based in Hong Kong after completing the three-year program, and may be relocated to different countries or regions during their career.
  • Swire Mainland China Management Trainee Program: Successful applicants to the Swire Mainland China Management Trainee Program will be employed by the parent company John Swire & Sons (China) Limited and seconded to one of the operating companies for a period of three years, with a view to developing professional skills and paving the way to a successful future career in a particular field. Training will take place in Hong Kong and Mainland China. After completing the training program, Mainland trainees will be based primarily in Mainland China.

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