FAQ
FOR JETS

Application

Q1What happens at an Assessment Centre (AC)?

At AC, you will take on several challenging tasks including case discussion, business presentation, aptitude tests and a series of panel interviews. Our senior executives and business leaders will observe and provide feedback at the end of AC to help you gain valuable insights into your strengths and areas of improvement.

Q2Do you recruit Jardine Executive Trainee on a rolling basis?

No, we will only commence screening candidates after the application deadline. Please refer to the Application Process for more details.

Q3Do you hire graduates with some work experience?

The Jardine Executive Trainee Scheme (JETS) aims to recruit fresh graduates. While we have accepted trainees with one to two years’ work experience in the past, all trainees receive a standardised compensation package during the 3-year programme. If you have been working for a number of years and accumulated certain level of professional experiences, you may want to consider applying for open positions under experienced hire.

Q4Can I make a speculative application by email?

You must apply by completing our online application form, which can be found here. Speculative applications by any other methods will not be considered.

Q5When will I hear back if I am selected for Assessment Centre?

You can expect to hear back from us within 6 weeks after the application deadline.

Q6How long is the process from beginning to end?

We aim to move candidates quickly through our recruitment process and keep you informed at every stage. The entire process typically takes 8 weeks to complete.

Q7How many graduate trainees will Jardines take on each year?

We do not have a quota. We will take on high calibre individuals as long as they meet our selection criteria, demonstrate leadership potential and excel in their performance throughout the entire assessment process.

Q8If my application is successful, when will I start?

Our programme starts in September every year in the form of a cohort.

Q9If I am unsuccessful in my application, can I re-apply?

You can re-apply if you have not been invited to our Assessment Centre in your previous application.

Q10I do not have a business background. How do we prepare for the selection process?

Our trainees come from all degree disciplines, and many of them do not have a business degree. We focus more on your leadership qualities and attitudes, rather than your technical knowledge. Find out more about the qualities we are looking for here. On top of that, information on our company website and financial reports will also help you understand our business better.

Q11What qualities are you looking for?

We are looking for high potential graduates who possess a unique set of traits – leadership, risk-taking, customer-focused and forward-thinking. Find out if you have what it takes to be a Jardine Executive Trainee here.

Career Development

Q12What management and leadership training will JETS provide?

In addition to on-the-job experiences, you will build your leadership skills and business acumen through various dynamic development programmes. Even before you start, your dedicated Mentor and Buddy will start working with you. Through coaching and mentoring sessions, they will support you at every step of your development journey with us.

Q13Can I choose which business to work in?

We will certainly consider your interests and preference. Our scheme is designed to expose you to two different industries in the Group. We will make sure your ultimate placement matches the stage of your training plan.

Q14How far can I expect to progress at Jardines?

JETS is designed to develop future CEOs and General Managers to run our businesses. While we will be there to support you from the very beginning, you are the owner of your career. Make sure you maximise every learning opportunity in the scheme to build a strong foundation to achieve your career ambitions.

Q15Will I get overseas exposure?

You will experience one overseas placement where Jardines has a presence in addition to working in Hong Kong during your first year.

Q16Which six functions will I experience through JETS?

Over the course of three years in the scheme, you will experience four core functions – HR, Finance, Innovation and Sales & Operations. The other two functions, for example Marketing and Supply Chain, will depend on role-specific development needs for you to become a future leader in your industry.