Join the Swire Summer Internship Programme and experience what it’s like to work with a company that operates across multiple industries around the world.

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. 

Through a comprehensive induction and hands-on experience, you’ll learn about the breadth of the Swire Group. Over seven weeks, you’ll work in one of our operating companies based in Hong Kong or the Chinese mainland and will 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.

Application period for Swire Summer Internship Programme 2021:

8 January 2021 to 21 February 2021, 23:59 Hong Kong time (UTC+8)

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 seven-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 seven-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 seven 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.

Some recent project examples are:


Hear more from the people on our programme

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 who are graduating in 2022.
  • You have the right of abode in Hong Kong SAR or PRC citizenship.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese).
  • 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.
  • Strong academic track record: you have or are expecting an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2.1/GPA 3.0 out of 4.0; and a high level of numeracy and literacy.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (minimum HKDSE 5, TOEFL 80, TOEIC 750 or equivalent).
  • Internship and overseas experiences are a plus.

How to apply

Apply online from January to February.


If shortlisted, you’ll be invited to take part in an online aptitude test during February and to attend a virtual group business case discussion in March.


If further shortlisted, you’ll then have the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership potential at a panel interview in March to April.


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