Swire leadership programmes
Within the management trainee programme, there are sub-programmes for group staff and house staff. Both offer the same, highly competitive, compensation and benefits package. Broad experience in different commercial, operational and customer focused roles, and exposure to the skills required to be a business leader, is provided. House staff get experience in all our businesses. Group staff get experience principally in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
“The Group Staff Programme, with early responsibilities, mentoring and training, through workshops and business schools, provides just the required practice, guidance and inspiration for me to discover what type of leader I am, what type of leader I want to be and how I can get there.” Lance Kwong, operational leader, who joined the programme in 2009
After three years, participants typically move to management roles. After eight years, they can become heads of functions. They continue to change roles during their careers. Each new role is intended to sharpen and improve participants’ leadership skills and understanding of how to run a business.
“Early exposure to the frontline and senior leadership is a prominent feature of the Leadership Programme. It has really helped shape my understanding of our operations as well as what it takes to be a business leader. ... I thoroughly enjoy the access to various management styles, projects and colleagues as a Management Trainee - there's always something new to learn!” Michelle Lim, individual contributor, who joined the programme in 2017.
As well as practical experience, participants receive functional and leadership training, internally from Ethos International and externally from INSEAD and Stanford University.