Which faculty / areas of study are welcome to apply to JETS?

JETS welcomes candidates from broad and diverse backgrounds to bring different perspectives to our business.

Do you hire graduates with some work experience?

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 three-year programme.

If you have been working for a number of years and accumulated a certain level of professional experience, you may want to consider exploring open positions here.


Can 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.

How 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.

If my application is successful, when will I start?

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

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

If your application was unsuccessful and you would like to apply again, you are most welcome to do so the following year. However, you can only submit one JETS application per year.

How long does it take to complete the Online Immersive Assessment and Online Job Simulation?

For each of the stages, you are given five calendar days to complete it upon receiving the invitation. All items in the Online Immersive Assessment are not timed, and for Online Job Simulation, most items (except for the video questions) are not timed.

On average, it takes around 1 hour to complete the Online Immersive Assessment and around 2 hours to complete the Online Job Simulation.

Can the Online Immersive Assessment and Online Job Simulation be completed on a tablet or mobile phone?

Yes, tablets and mobile phones are supported for the Online Immersive Assessment, but you will need your laptop or desktop computer if you are invited to complete the Online Job Simulation assessment.

If possible, we would recommend completing all assessments using a laptop or desktop computer in order to get the best experience.

How can I prepare for the online assessment?

Before taking part in your online assessment, you may visit our assessment partner’s preparation hub to understand more about strengths-based assessment and to complete some practice tests.

Can I take the Online Immersive Assessment and Online Job Simulation in my native language?

Both the Online Immersive Assessment and Online Job Simulation are set in English, as we expect our graduate trainees to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

We pay special attention to write the assessment items in plain English to ensure candidates with English as a first or second language will all be on an equal playing field.

Whom should I contact if I encounter technical problems (e.g. internet disconnection during the test/can’t access the test platform)?

In the Online Immersive Assessment stage, in the rare case that you do face technical challenges in completing a question, you may refresh the page and try again. If the issue persists, you may contact our assessment provider via the email provided to you within the assessment platform.

In the Online Job Simulation stage, the assessment is supported by the Frequently Asked Questions documentation which can be accessed within the assessment. Just click on the Help button in the top right-hand corner.

If this does not provide the answers you need, there is an online form you can complete and one of our assessment provider’s support agents will get in touch with you to resolve your issue.

When will I hear back if I am invited to the Assessment Centre (AC)?

We extend our AC invitation on a rolling basis, but you can expect to hear back from us (at the latest) one week prior to the AC date.

What happens at the AC?

At AC, you will take on several challenging tasks, such as an individual management presentation, peer group discussion, and 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.

The ACs will take place either in person or virtually. You will be notified if you are invited to the AC.

If I cannot join the AC, will there be arrangements made for a make-up interview?

There will not be any make-up interview so we hope candidates will be able to check and reserve time from their calendar in order to attend the respective location AC that they have selected.

What skill sets or attributes are Jardines looking for?

We are looking for high-potential graduates who possess a unique set of attributes. Find out if you have what it takes to be a Jardine Executive Trainee here.

How do I prepare for the selection process?

Our trainees come from all degree disciplines. We focus more on your leadership qualities and attitudes, rather than your technical knowledge. Read 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 better understand our business.

What management and leadership training will JETS provide?

In addition to on-the-job experiences, you’ll build your leadership skills and business acumen through various dynamic development programmes.

Even before you start, we will set you up with a Buddy to help you acclimatise to the working environment. Through coaching and mentoring there will be support for you on every step of your development journey with us.

Can I choose which business to work in?

We will certainly consider your interests and preferences. 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.

Will I get overseas exposure?

You will be working in Hong Kong during your first year. In subsequent years you will experience one overseas assignment (where Jardines has a presence).

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