Career with the Swire group

The Swire group is a multi-national, multi-disciplined commercial group, with its principal areas of operations in the Asia Pacific region, and centred on the Greater China area. John Swire & Sons Limited, headquartered in the U.K, is the parent company and corporate co-ordinator of the group. In addition to its controlling shareholding in Swire Pacific, John Swire & Sons Limited operates a range of wholly-owned businesses, including deep-sea shipping, cold storage, off-shore and road transport logistics services and agricultural activities with main areas of operation in Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Africa, Sri Lanka, the USA and the UK.

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The Swire Management Trainee Programme

Since the 1960s, our Management Trainee Programme has attracted new graduates of the highest calibre from the best tertiary institutions around the world, instilling in them the Swire traditions of operational excellence and innovation. Indeed, many of the executives who today are directors and senior managers of companies within the Swire group began their careers with us as Management Trainees.

Successful applicants to the Swire Management Trainee Programme will be employed by John Swire & Sons and seconded to one of our group companies with a view to developing their professionalism for a long-term career.

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The Swire Summer Internship Programme

All Swire interns are centrally recruited by John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited. They will be posted to one of our operating companies, like Swire Properties Limited or Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, to work on a specific business-related project in Hong Kong or Mainland China. We offer formal mentoring and performance feedback throughout the Programme, to help the interns prepare for their future corporate life.

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Swire Group Staff and House Staff Finance Programme

At Swire, we want to hear from qualified accountants who wish to pursue a dynamic career in business with us. The scope of where we operate is vast, encompassing Asia Pacific and beyond, and the industries we are involved with range from luxury property to aeronautical engineering. With this kind of diversity, you will find your work both exciting and hugely rewarding. If you are an individual who would like to embark on a long-term financial career in a truly global conglomerate, visit our website to find out about our Group Staff and House Staff Finance Programmes.

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