Jardine Matheson Graduate Programs & Internships

Jardines is a diversified Asian-based group with a broad portfolio of market-leading businesses. Our diverse portfolio spans a wide range of sectors including premium property, first-rate motors, modern retail, world-class hotels and state-of-the-art engineering and construction.

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About Jardines

We have been guided by Rare Talent since 1832. William Jardine and James Matheson were visionary leaders, adventurous entrepreneurs, and innovative thinkers. Qualities like these led our business through almost 200 transformative years of economic cycles, along with industrial and technological revolutions. Since our founding, we have doubled down and expanded our operations across industries, and in the process made ourselves an indelible part of Asia’s success story.

Today, we’re one of the top 200 publicly-traded companies in Asia, and a member of the Fortune Global 500 with over 460,000 employees. Our uniquely diverse portfolio of industry-leading businesses spans a wide range of sectors including motor vehicles and related operations, property investment and development, food retailing, health and beauty, home furnishings, engineering and construction, transport services, restaurants, luxury hotels, financial services, heavy equipment, mining, energy and agribusiness.

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Jardine Executive Trainee Scheme (JETS)


Are you a Rare Talent?

We’re looking for Rare Talent to join our Jardine Executive Trainee Scheme (JETS). If you aspire to become a business leader, dare to challenge the status quo, and are deeply curious to learn new things, then you could be the Rare Talent we’re looking for.

Why join JETS?

JETS develops exceptional graduates into world-class leaders for our businesses across Asia. Our diverse portfolio will provide you with the exposure you need to cement business fundamentals and build general management capabilities that will prepare you to lead not only our business, but also our people.

Leveraging our scale, expertise, market knowledge and networks, we are a Group of over 460,000 individuals that collaborate across businesses to bring the best of Jardines to our customers as one. If you have an inquiring mind and can bring disruptive thinking to create customer-focused solutions to make change, to make a positive impact in the communities we serve, you’ll fit right in.

The JETS 6-3-2-1 Journey

The immersive JETS experience is a blend of interactive virtual and face to face learning sessions, on-the-job exposure, mentoring, coaching and job-relevant coursework that will provide you with broad exposure to the Jardines business. It’ll be a challenging life, and it won’t be for everyone. You’ll be asked to maximise every learning opportunity while being held accountable for business results.

The JETS journey will take you through 6 critical leadership and business experiences across 3 years in 2 industries. You’ll also get 1 overseas assignment designed to give you exposure in both mature and developing markets. 

The JETS 6-3-2-1 Journey


  • A final year student or recent graduate with a degree from any disciplines
  • Have less than 2 years of full-time work experience
  • Strong commitment to contribute to Jardines’ success in Asia
  • Clear aspiration to become tomorrow’s business leader
  • Ability to make sound judgement based on strong analytical thinking
  • Dare to challenge status quo and generate disruptive ideas
  • Keen to engage, motivate, and align people to drive for success
  • Deeply curious to learn new things
  • Self-reflective and open to learn from experience and feedback
  • Possess the energy, passion, and perseverance to drive for results

Application process

Programme details & application: careers.jardines.com

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What can we offer?

An opportunity for Greatness

A job is simply what you do today; a career defines who you’ll become tomorrow.

For the energetic and enterprising Jardines has the career path for you. 

Experience <Be second to none>

Experience a unique career opportunity unmatched by any other company in Asia. You’ll be exposed to our various businesses, the myriad of people who comprise them and experience a level of mentorship and involvement from our senior executives to ensure you’ll realize your leadership potential. It’s a career you’ll love and one the world will recognize. 

Community Engagement <Be great and be good>

At Jardines you aren’t joining a company for the job; you’re joining a community for a career. And our sense of community pervades throughout the Company and beyond. You’ll be intimately involved in organizations like the Jardine Sports Association, designed to help build relations across our entire Group, and the Ambassador Programme which strives to make positive contributions to the communities we work in.

Tradition of Excellence <Be a part of history>

180-years in Asia, 350,000 employees and one very successful business track record. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered the highest standards, meaning you’re joining an organization of which you can be proud. There are few places in Asia which have not been touched by Jardines, and as the Company continues to grow, so will its reputation and the profiles of our people. 

Leadership Development <Be leadership ready>

Growing leaders is something we are very good at. After all, we have been doing it for nearly two centuries. However, the best leaders do not grow by themselves. They are hand-picked, then developed. This is the purpose of our Graduate Schemes and the Jardine Leadership Development Plan which systematically builds general managers who, over time, have the potential to lead one of our larger businesses.

Innovate Jardines

Innovate Jardines

Why Innovate Jardines?

The increasing impact of technology on our businesses means that to remain at the forefront of our sectors, we need to transform our business models, and make the most of the benefits offered by the new technologies. We must all be prepared to contribute to a test-and-learn culture that allows for experimentation and the trial of new ideas.

Innovate Jardines aims to promote the entrepreneurial spirit across the Group’s businesses by encouraging initiatives and processes that inspire fresh thinking. Innovate Jardines aspires to be an innovation partner of the business units - either as a resource partner, access to external digital partners, or a sounding board to test ideas and share best practices.

Innovate Jardines also aims to identify talented and entrepreneurial individuals from within the Group in order to nurture their ideas and take potentially disruptive innovations forward.

What is Innovate Jardines?

Innovate Jardines is a Group-wide initiative designed to inspire a culture of innovation within the Group’s businesses, and seek out new ideas and initiatives that could change the way we work.

The Innovate Exchange is an internet platform open to everyone within the Group to get inspired, share innovation initiatives and best practices, and collaborate with one another.

The Exchange will also host the Innovation Challenges – a theme-based series of business challenges designed to allow everyone across the Group to put forward creative ideas and solutions. The best ideas will be funded by the Innovation Fund – a “Proof-of-Concept” fund that will fund and assist with creating prototypes of the best ideas. If the prototype is successful, the idea could either be taken forward by the respective Business Unit, or potentially lead to additional seed capital investment.

We want you to be part of this

Everyone within the Group plays a critical part in this change process within their businesses. Create a profile on this platform, participate in the discussions and benefit from the knowledge shared. We hope you would share your ideas, and find inspiration in the ideas that other people have submitted to the Challenges.

Who are we?

The Innovate Jardines Leadership Team is drawn from different business units with a range of skill sets, and is led by Ben Keswick. An Innovate Jardines Team has also been formed with full-time dedicated colleagues with the mandate to drive the programme with the support of external consultants.

Social Responsibility

MINDSET’s goal is to make a difference in the area of mental health. It aims to change people’s attitudes by raising awareness and understanding of mental health issues, as well as providing direct assistance for individuals, families and organizations in need of help. MINDSET is a registered charity in Hong Kong established since 2002.

Following on from the success of the Group’s MINDSET programme in Hong Kong, this social initiative was introduced in Singapore in late 2010.

MINDSET’s current initiatives are focused on the following areas:

Education and Prevention — to raise awareness of mental health issues among young people through the in-school 'Health in Mind' programme, co-organized with the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Since 2002, the programme has reached over 130,000 students, teachers and parents, and currently covers 33 secondary schools;


To support effective reintegration services to mental health hospitals and agencies through patient support activities, together with the promotion of a job training programme for rehabilitated people within Jardine Matheson Group companies

Community Awareness and Fund Raising

To promote community awareness of mental health related issues through activities, and to raise funds with the aim of providing direct support services for the mentally ill, their carers and their families

Promotion at Group Companies

To increase awareness of MINDSET and mental health related issues across the Jardine Matheson Group

Financial Support

To provide funding support to mental health projects that benefit individuals who suffer from a mental illness, their carers and their families; examples include donations to a three-year pilot project to provide training and employment for rehabilitated individuals to help others who are suffering from mental illness; and the setting up of a home called MINDSET Place for people with chronic mental illness to assist them in reintegrating into society.

Jardine Internship Programme 2021

Are you a Rare Talent?

We’re looking for future Rare Talent to join our Jardine Internship Programme. If you aspire to become a business leader, dare to challenge the status quo, and are deeply curious to learn new things, then you’re in the right place. 

Navigating Asia’s Business Terrain

The four-week Jardine Internship Programme is designed to put you through the paces of our diverse businesses in Hong Kong. You’ll gain first-hand experience of what a career at Jardines looks like while also taking part in a variety of real business projects, professional skills workshops, and networking events. Combined with the invaluable relationships you’ll gain during your internship, the experience will help you become a future business leader.

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Programme perks

  • Four-week paid internship* in Hong Kong**
  • Accommodation and flights covered for non-Hong Kong students

You’ll take ownership of your work along with enterprising colleagues and a manager, who will map out project expectations, provide guidance and work closely with you on a post-programme review of your experience.

Interns who successfully complete the internship with satisfactory performance will be considered for the Jardine Executive Trainee Scheme (JETS). 

**If COVID-19 circumstances preclude an in-person experience, Jardine Internship Programme may be conducted virtually or remotely with some local in-person elements.


  • Full-time penultimate year university students graduating in 2022
  • Clear aspiration to become a business leader of tomorrow
  • Possess strong analytical thinking
  • Deeply curious to learn new things
  • Open to learning from experience and feedback
  • Have the energy, passion and perseverance to obtain the best results
  • Passionate about working and living in Asia
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English

Application Process

The selection process will be a great opportunity for you to learn about our business, people and culture while at the same time helping us to decide if you’re the right fit for us.

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Apply now:  careers.jardines.com

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Rare Talent Academy

Rare Talent Academy

Register Our Rare Talent Academy webinars will help kick-start your career preparation. We can help hone your skills and enhance your prospects in becoming a future business leader. Students from all backgrounds and majors are welcome to join.

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Learn more: https://careers.jardines.com/rtacademy

Elements of culture that bind Jardines together

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People are our foundation and priority. We are working hard to build a culture of lifelong learning to ensure our people continue to develop new skills they need for the future. We know how important it is to create an engaged and healthy workforce. We’re constantly exploring new ways to use technology to deliver a positive and more personalised employee experience for all our colleagues, helping them to thrive at work and at home.


We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and diverse thinking solves problems faster. We work together across the Group to learn from each other and from external partners to unlock new opportunities across brands and geographies. These ecosystems help us pool together expertise to tackle future consumer demands.


We’re always looking for smarter ways to deliver better customer experiences. Leveraging digital technology to accelerate growth, we’re transforming our core functions, how we do business and how we connect with our customers to build innovative, customer-centric and data-led businesses.


Doing the right thing and being a good corporate citizen is part of our DNA. Leveraging our scale and expertise between businesses, we’re committed to improving the communities we serve by driving sustainable practices that make a difference to the environment, education, mental health and more.

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