Welcome to our Hang Seng Bank Management Trainee Programme career page.
Our Management Trainee Programme will offer you a well-rounded development experience and exposure to our banking business for your personal and professional growth. You will find useful information to help you understand the qualities we are looking for in our Management Trainees and the career prospects we offer as the Best Bank – Domestic (Hong Kong) rated by The Asset since 2000 on serving our local community, at the same time being recognised as one of the World’s Top 100 most sustainable companies.
Over the years, our Management Trainees have become an integral part of our talent pipeline for key roles in the Bank. Take a look at the stories of our existing Management Trainees on our career page. I invite you to embark on your own journey to a successful career with Hang Seng.
Hang Seng’s 3-year Management Trainee Programme is offered in seven business / function streams: Commercial Banking, Global Banking, Global Markets, Insurance, Operations, Services and Technology, Wealth and Personal Banking as well as Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. The Programme prepares recent graduates to take up executive-level positions by providing the skills and professional development needed for a high-flying banking career. To find out more about each business / function stream, please check out Our Business section. To learn more about the programme and submit application, please click the relevant link(s) below.
Training and development
Comprehensive and logically organised classroom-based training will cover leadership and management, product and technical know-how, risk management, compliance and operations procedures specific to your Management Trainee Programme stream.
Through an intensive experiential learning experience, you will be able to enhance your capacity for self-understanding, appreciating team dynamics, problem solving, taking the initiative in and ownership of self-motivation and leading others, as well as relationship building.
China assignments / Business travel
There are opportunities for business travel and join China assignments to learn more about the Bank’s overseas business and operations.
We regularly send Management Trainees to attend financial and banking related conferences. By learning from thought leaders and networking with other banking professionals, we ensure our future executives and leaders are kept abreast of best practices within our industry.
Mentorship and coaching
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 to recruit passionate individuals who meet the following requirements:
Online application and values assessment
Online ability tests
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 Operation 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.”
Management Trainee Programme
Frequently asked questions
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.
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