ARE YOU A RARE TALENT?
Asian at heart. Global in nature.
Jardine Matheson is a diversified Asian-based group with unsurpassed experience in the region, having been founded in China in 1832. We comprise a broad portfolio of market-leading businesses, which represent a combination of cash generating activities and long-term property assets and are closely aligned to the increasingly prosperous consumers of the region.
Where we operate
We operate principally in Greater China and Southeast Asia, where our subsidiaries and affiliates benefit from the support of Jardine Matheson’s extensive knowledge of the region and its long-standing relationships.
We are always prepared to take a long-term view when supporting their development and to ensure that they have the financial resources to achieve their goals.
In our operations, which employ 430,000 people, we are active in the fields of motor vehicles and related operations, property investment and development, food retailing, home furnishings, engineering and construction, transport services, insurance broking, restaurants, luxury hotels, financial services, heavy equipment, mining and agribusiness.
Our businesses aim to produce sustainable returns by providing their customers with high quality products and services. They provide good working conditions for their people, and offer fair remuneration and equal opportunities. They recognise their place in the communities in which they operate and participate fully.
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In your first year as a Jardine Executive Trainee you’ll be exposed to the many facets of our Group, giving you the chance to explore our various businesses. From there, you’ll spend your remaining years honing your managerial skills and learning to face the challenges of your chosen industry.
The ultimate purpose of the Jardine Executive Trainee Scheme is to develop general managers who, over time, will be capable of running one of our businesses.
Spanning a three year period, you’ll start your career in Hong Kong.
Lay your Foundations
- Company attachment in Hong Kong
- Modular leadership development
- Mentoring with a senior executive
Set your Direction
- Company attachment
- Modular leadership development
- On-going mentoring
Progress your Career
- Industry progression
- On-going leadership development
- One-on-one leadership coaching
The modular leadership development includes:
This attachment is designed to develop your industry knowledge, while allowing the practical application of skills learnt.
Throughout your early stage of career at Jardines, you will progressively work towards the bespoke executive development curriculum, where you will develop an understanding and capability in the strategic and commercial thinking which are considered critical requirements for general management.
Jardine Leadership Development Programme
This programme comprises a series of leadership development modules designed to build the capabilities of executives and broaden your internal networks.
Mentoring and Coaching
You’ll receive regular sessions with a variety of senior executives to help you with your professional development.
Applications must be made using our online application form.
Short-listed candidates will be notified regarding the next stage in the recruitment process as follows:
2:Online Psychometric Tests
|Singapore||Beijing||Hong Kong||Shanghai||United Kingdom||Vietnam|
|Career Presentation||27th — 28th August 2018||18th — 19th September 2018||4th October 2018||25th — 26th October 2018||22nd — 30th October 2018||19th November 2018|
|Deadline for Applications||7th October 2018||30th September 2018||14th October 2018||11th November 2018||16th December 2018||6th January 2019|
|Online Psychometric and Aptitude Test* & Video Interview*||September — October 2018||October 2018||October — November 2018||November 2018||December 2018 — January 2019||January 2019|
|Assessment Centre*#||19th — 21st November 2018||31st October — 1st November 2018||13th — 15th November 2018||13th — 14th December 2018||21st — 25th January 2019||19th — 20th February 2019|
|Offer||November — December 2018||November 2018||November — December 2018||December 2018 — January 2019||February 2019||February 2019|
|Onboard Date||September 2019|
Who you are
Ambitious with leadership potentialand a strong desire to develop a career in Asia.
Strong numerical and analytical skills with good commercial acumen.
A strong affiliation with Asia, culturally sensitive and adaptableto change.
How many graduate trainees will Jardines take on each year?
We do not have a quota. We will take on as many trainees as possible, as long as they meet our selection criteria and excel in their performance at the Assessment Centre.
What happens at an Assessment Centre?
At the Assessment Centre, candidates will undergo a rigorous round of assessments including a group case discussion, business presentation, psychometric tests, and a series of panel interviews. Senior Executives from Group HR and the business (Group Companies) will be invited to the Assessment Centre as observers.
When do the graduate trainee scheme commence?
The schemes commence in September of each year. Please only apply to the scheme if you are able to start.
If I am unsuccessful in my application, can I re-apply?
We receive a high volume of applications for the graduate schemes each year. To be fair to all applicants, we will only consider your application once. If you are unsuccessful this round, your application will not be considered again.
Do you recruit for the graduate trainees on a rolling basis?
No, we will only commence the screening process after the application deadline of each Assessment Centre. For example, we will only begin to screen applications for the Singapore Assessment Centre after 1 October (application deadline). Your application will be considered as long as you submit it before the deadline – it does not matter whether you submit 6 months before or 1 day before the deadline. Please refer to the ‘Application Process’ for the details.
Do you hire graduate trainees with some work experience?
The graduate trainee schemes are targeted at mainly fresh graduates. Whilst we have taken in trainees with some work experience in the past, do note that salaries will only commensurate with the local market rates for a fresh graduate rather than your work experience. If you have been working for a number of years, you may want to consider if this is the right scheme for you.
Can I make a speculative application by email?
Applications must be made through the online application form, which can be found on Here. Speculative applications by any other method will not be considered.
When will I hear back?
We aim to inform you if you are shortlisted for the online psychometric tests, within two to three weeks after the application deadline of each Assessment Centre. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can only notify shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear back from us after one month of the application deadline, you may assume your application is not successful.
How long is the process from beginning to end?
We aim to move candidates quickly through our recruitment process and keep you informed at each stage. On average it is 3 weeks but this may be slightly longer in very busy periods.
Will I receive feedback after each stage of the recruitment process?
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, please understand that we are not able to provide feedback to all candidates at each stage of the recruitment process. However, if you successfully progress to the Assessment Centre, we do ensure that you are provided with feedback at the end of the day on the areas you have performed well in and opportunities for you to do better.
Who is in charge of my career and development?
You. However, you will also have a strong support system at your disposal in the form of GHR for your long term career and general management development, GA for your technical development and postings (particularly during the first 3 years), and your own alumni to get you through those emotionally tough times, which will occasionally occur.
Will I receive any management/leadership training during my first 3 years?
Yes. In addition to the personal coaching you will receive, you will also join the modular executive management development which will advance your leadership capabilities.
Do I have a choice about which business I work in?
Yes, but it also depends on whether the business is suitable for the stage of training you are at and if it is willing to have a JET.
Can I anticipate assuming a management role as soon as I qualify?
Depends on the impression you’ve created with the unit you will be joining. If they feel you are up to it and they offer you such a position, then JM would support you to the hilt. The overall goal of JETS is to develop our leaders of tomorrow, so that within 15 years they are leading one of our businesses. However, this has to be earned and requires more from the trainee than passing the exams. Think of it as a marathon, rather than a sprint.
Will I stay in the same company for the rest of my career?
Your career path (and upward mobility) lies in Jardine Matheson and as such opportunities for you will potentially lie in all the Group Companies but this will be influenced by your decision on your career path. After Year 1 you are required to select an industry, then work through that (The Scheme is shown elsewhere).
Do we all get the same salaries when we qualify?
Your salaries will be calibrated against those of the market (e.g., the Big 4) and the company you are joining. For those pursuing a finance path, this is more predictable. For those following a generalist track it is not as straight forward. Indeed, it’s conceivable that you may even have to take a temporary step backwards in order to move forwards. However, it’s important to balance off all aspects of the scheme and career opportunities – not just $. However, once you have completed your 3 years+ training, you will be paid the market rate for that role.
How do I get postings outside of Hong Kong?
You signal this desire and if an overseas posting arises, you are deemed suitable and the timing is right, you will have quite a good chance of getting it. Indeed, we will actively encourage people to take overseas postings.
How high up Jardines can I expect to get?
It depends entirely on your ability (with perhaps just a little luck) – there is no limit.
After qualifying am I a Jardine Matheson employee or an employee of the unit to which I am working for?
It depends. Some of the largest companies (e.g. public companies) may require you to move onto their contracts. Either way you need to try your utmost to become part of that team for the 4+ years you are likely to remain there. This may mean making certain temporary sacrifices. For example, some companies work Saturday mornings, others don’t.
What happens if I don’t like the company or job I’m in?
This undoubtedly happens from time to time. The first thing we recommend is that you stick at it, as the relationship and reputation you build in that company will reflect on all other JETs. It will also determine how receptive that company will be to trainees in the future. Secondly, evaluation of your ability rests not just on your exam results and technical competence, but also your ability to get on with others and manage the situation – be it good or bad. However, in special circumstances, changes can be made.