Swire Summer Internship Programme

The Swire Summer Internship Programme is for intellectually curious, adaptable and business minded penultimate year students who want to join the Swire Management Programme after graduation. 

Interns who successfully complete the Swire Summer Internship Programme and exhibit high performance and potential will be priortised to attend the panel interview for the Swire Management Programme selection process. 

Please note that Hong Kong citizens will be assigned to projects within Hong Kong SAR. Similarly, Chinese Mainland citizens will be placed on projects within the Chinese Mainland, regardless of their place of study or work rights in Hong Kong. All other applicants will be confirmed at a later stage.

Through a comprehensive induction and hands-on experience, you’ll learn about the breadth of the Swire Group. Over eight weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to lead and implement a business-related project. You’ll have the freedom to develop and gain the skills and commercial awareness you need to start your career in business.

Induction experience
You’ll work in one industry, but in the induction you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with stakeholders from across the Swire businesses and learn from their experience in business. 

Your development
To ensure you have support throughout this experience, you will be paired with a Swire Management Programme buddy. Your Line Manager will also actively support your development and the success of your project.  

Pitch a business idea
To wrap up your eight-week internship, alongside a group of your fellow interns, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch a business idea to senior management. You can showcase what you learned from the internship experience and demonstrate your entrepreneurial spirit. We want to hear your ideas!

Drive your very own eight-week business project
We work with our Operating Companies to handpick strategic projects that are intellectually stimulating and offer substantial learning opportunities and experience. During your eight weeks, you will be given the responsibility and autonomy to plan, drive, execute and conclude your project. You are encouraged to develop new skills and experiment with new ways of working.

Applications are now closed for the Swire Summer Internship Programme 2024. Please stay tuned for our updates in the 2025 recruitment cycle.

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For general queries, please send an email to swireprogrammes@jsshk.com.


Swire Summer Internship 2024 Recruitment Timeline and Application Updates


We understand the anticipation that comes with each step in the application process. To guide you, we have provided a detailed timeline below.

Please note, that our recruitment timeline is subject to change. We strongly recommend that you regularly check your email. Before reaching out to us with a query about your application, please first check your application status via the online system. If it indicates that you've advanced to the next stage but you have not yet received any corresponding information via email, please then send us an email for clarification.

By 16 February Shortlisted candidates receive email invitations to Online Video Interview
Week of 4 March Shortlisted candidates receive email invitations to Business Case Group Discussion
11 - 22 March (exact dates tbc) Business Case Group Discussion (virtual)
13 - 28 March (exact dates tbc) Final Interview (virtual)
What we look for

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re looking for a diverse pool of students who are intellectually curious, business minded, driven, adaptable with the initiative and enterprise to develop into future business leaders. Inclusive and open, you’ll exhibit the Swire values of excellence, endeavour, humility, continuity and integrity. We welcome a diverse range of academic backgrounds – whether you studied business, history or science, we believe it is learning agility, interpersonal skills and leadership potential that matter most.

Eligibility criteria
  • We welcome undergraduates or postgraduates of any discipline worldwide who are graduating in 2025. 
  • You have a keen interest in working in Hong Kong SAR or the Chinese Mainland.
  • You have strong business and commercial acumen, as well as the ambition, to join the Swire Management Programme.
  • Strong initiative and enterprise.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and learning agility.
  • Strong leadership potential and interpersonal skills, and a good team player.
  • Culturally sensitive and quickly adaptable to new roles and situations.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Other language skills are an advantage, especially Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese).
  • Internship and overseas experiences are a plus.

How to apply

Online application between January and February.


Online video interview in February.


Virtual group business case discussion in March.


Final interviews will take place in March.


Successful candidates will receive offers by mid-April and join us in early July.