Welcome to Hang Seng Management Trainee Programme career page.
If you are looking to kick-start your career, build a strong foundation and grow both personally and professionally, the Hang Seng Bank’s Management Trainee Programme could be for you. You will learn key skills needed to excel in the business world, develop valuable connections and start navigating the world of banking and financial services. Here you can find all the information needed to help you understand what we are looking for in our Management Trainees, and the promising career prospects we offer.
You can start by understanding what it is like to be a Management Trainee at Hang Seng by taking a look at their stories on this page. Working in Hang Seng means working for the Best Domestic Bank in Hong Kong as we have been consistently recognised by external bank awards. You will get the opportunity to not only serve the local community, but also contribute to one of the World’s Top 100 most sustainable companies.
Over the years, many of our Management Trainees have been appointed to key roles contributing to the growth of the bank, and we invite you to write your new chapter in life with us!
Hang Seng’s Management Trainee Programme offers a wholistic development scope encompassing 2 key dimensions. At the enterprise level, aspiring leaders will immerse in the Bank’s Purpose, Values and Strategy in Business, Fintech, Greater Bay Area business development and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. At the professional level, there are 7 business and function streams, including Commercial Banking, Wealth and Retail Banking, Global Banking, Global Markets. You will build your core Banking knowledge and specialist skills in an inclusive environment and equip yourself with Future Skills designed and offered under our expansive and agile learning environment customised to foster your development and growth.
The first 24 months of the Programme will be about maximising your exposure to gain essential job-related knowledge and skills through rotations in core departments. You will acquire valuable experience by participating in bank-wide projects and working with cross-functional teams. You will then leverage your core department rotations and choose a placement area which usually lasts up to 12 months, and start developing your career in the selected area of expertise. The opportunities do not end here – in fact this is only the starting point! When you have graduated from the Management Trainee Programme, you will be offered opportunities in the Bank to further progress and grow your career, and prepare yourself to become our future leaders’ cohort.
If you are excited by what we’re offering in the Programme, you can submit your application here. You can also get to learn about the Programme and each business / function stream in detail below.
At Hang Seng, we offer our Management Trainees a wide variety of learning curriculum in business, digital and data literacy, technical learning, risk management, compliance and personal leadership development. The curriculum is designed to equip you with key knowledge to perform at your best. What’s more, you can curate your own learning journey with contents aligned to your development needs.
We harness technology to provide an expansive and agile learning platform and tailor the learning process to your needs. We adopt a hybrid approach with interactive virtual learning including the use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology and Mobile Apps gamified learning and face-to-face classroom training.
Future Skills Development
One of the most important elements of Hang Seng’s development offering is to enable you to future-proof yourself. We offer an agile learning environment for your Future Skills development to become adaptive in fast changing business, social and technology developments. Future Skills includes Growth Mindset, Creativity, Connectivity and Social Intelligence, Change and Transformation.
You will learn Future Skills through diverse learning activities, including active engagement with best in class enterprises and our strategic partners, action learning in Bank projects, dialogues with change leaders, job shadowing of enterprise leaders and Board members.
Fintech is shaping the future of Banking. You will be well-equipped to understand the latest Fintech developments through rotations to related Fintech areas such as digital banking, innovation, data analytics and strategy and Regtech. This part of your rotation will not be limited to our Bank’s environment – there will be plenty of exciting opportunities to visit and engage with top-notch Fintech organisations and local unicorn startup companies, to expose you to the latest Fintech developments, and inspire you to contribute and help the Bank consolidate its position as the leading digital bank in Hong Kong.
China and Greater Bay Area Assignments
Plenty of opportunities will be offered to you to participate in projects that will help Hong Kong companies to establish themselves and capitalise on cross-boundary business opportunities in China and the Greater Bay Area. You can increase your exposure across the region by attachments to our branches and offices in Hang Seng Bank (China), and gain a better understanding of the financial market in China, local compliance and regulatory requirement, and much more.
External Learning Opportunities
To facilitate your own network building, you will be offered opportunities to take part in various external workshops and conferences, enabling you to learn from thought leaders and other professionals, and ensuring you keep updated on the best practices within our industry.
During each of your attachment, you will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and coaching. You will also be assigned a Management Trainee buddy from the same Programme stream for additional support.
Hang Seng Bank will help you attain professional qualifications as required in your chosen business / function stream. Such qualifications may include:
As a Management Trainee, you will have many opportunities to represent Hang Seng Bank at business events and corporate social responsibility functions, and participate in various internal staff activities, offering you the chance to polish your interpersonal and communication skills and build new relationships both within and outside the Bank.
We are looking for the following attributes and qualifications in candidates joining our MT Programme:
Online ability tests and values assessment
MT immersive assessment and business specific assessment
“I have chosen to start my career under Hang Seng Bank since it is one of the few, if not only, banks in Hong Kong to offer a well-established three-year Management Trainee Programme in Strategy and Planning. I’ve gained valuable experience by stepping out of comfort zone and embracing new challenges as personal learning opportunities”
“I think as a Management Trainee, I can contribute to the Bank by providing new and innovative ideas. Banking industry is no longer the same as before; banking products are more advanced, banking functions are more automated and user-friendly. We can provide new ideas and bring the Bank to a new era.”
“I find the guidance from mentors and senior management very helpful because as relatively green banking professionals, we need experienced advice and up-to-date market insights. The senior management is always open and willing to share their experiences with us and facilitate our decision making.”
“I kick off my career in Hang Seng Bank because of its long-standing reputation and friendly working culture. The Bank also has active involvement in community including sports, education, and voluntary works - which makes it a proudly local company to work in.”
“My most memorable experience was my first attachment at Retail Insurance Distribution to take part in the launch of a large-scale project. I learnt to work in a more flexible and agile way with various departments, such as Compliance and Product Departments.”
“During my attachment in Mainland China, I involved in executing a business development initiative related to cross-border financial markets trading, connecting different counterparties in the region to explore the potential business. It brought me significant job satisfaction in view of the successful launch with the achievement being recognised by others.”
“What differentiates the Hang Seng Digital Business Services Management Trainee Programme is the mentorship. You are paired with a senior management while you can exchange your ideas with mentor, they can pass you wisdom they have accumulated throughout these years.”
Only applications submitted through our online application platform will be processed. Your application will require you to provide the following: personal information, e-mail address, education history (including tertiary and secondary education and academic qualifications attained at secondary and tertiary levels, i.e. transcripts, public examination results), professional qualifications attained, details of extracurricular activities, work experience and language proficiency examination results.
We recruit a mixture of talented graduates from a broad range of disciplines. We welcome applications from university graduates in any discipline. If you are interested in a career with us and can demonstrate the key competencies we are looking for, please submit your application in accordance with our requirements.
Interview and assessment can be conducted virtually, even though you are currently studying abroad, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application and please ensure your contact information is accurate and updated.
Candidates are asked to indicate their preference among different business / function streams. You should therefore take some time to familiarise yourself with the nature and requirements of each stream before making your application.
Qualified candidates will usually be notified for assessment within one month upon submission of their online applications completely. You can always check the recruitment status in TALEO system.
You are advised to be familiarised with not only the Bank’s culture & values, latest developments and the core competencies we are looking for. Besides, you should also keep yourself abreast of the market trends and developments.