FAQ
FOR JETS?

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I am not a business student, can I apply?

JETS is not limited to Business students. In fact, we welcome candidates from broad and diverse backgrounds to bring different perspectives to our business.

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Do you hire graduates with some work experience?

JETS aims to recruit fresh graduates. While we have accepted trainees with one to two years’ work experience in the past, all trainees receive a standardised compensation package during the three-year programme. If you have been working for a number of years and accumulated a certain level of professional experience, you may want to consider applying for open positions under experienced hire.

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Can I make a speculative application by email?

You must apply by completing our online application form, which can be found here. Speculative applications by any other methods will not be considered.

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How many graduate trainees will Jardines take on each year?

We do not have a quota. We will take on high-calibre individuals as long as they meet our selection criteria, demonstrate leadership potential and excel in their performance throughout the entire assessment process.

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If my application is successful, when will I start?

Our programme starts in September every year in the form of a cohort.

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If I am unsuccessful in my application, can I re-apply?

If your application was unsuccessful and you would like to apply again, you are most welcome to do so the following year. However, you can only submit one JETS application per year.

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How long does it take to complete the Online Immersive Assessment and Job Simulation?

For each of the stages (Online Immersive Assessment, Online Job Simulation), it can take around approximately 60 minutes to complete. These are not timed assessments and you will be given all the instructions you need to complete the assessment.

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Can the Online Immersive Assessment and Online Job Simulation be completed on a tablet or mobile phone?

Yes, tablets and mobile phones are supported for the Online Immersive Assessment, but you will need your laptop or PC if you are invited to complete the Online Job Simulation assessment. If possible, we would recommend completing all assessments using a laptop or PC.

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Can I take the Online Immersive Assessment and Job Simulation in my native language?

Both the Online Immersive Assessment and Job Simulation are set in English, as we expect our graduate trainees to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. We pay special attention to write the assessment items in plain English to ensure candidates with English as a first or second language will all be on an equal playing field.

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Whom should I contact if I encounter technical problems (e.g. internet disconnection during the test / can’t access the test platform)?

In Immersive Assessment stage, in the rare case that you face technical challenges in completing a question, you may refresh the page and try again. If the issue persists, you may contact our assessment provider via the email provided to you within the assessment platform. In Job Simulation stage, the assessment is supported by Frequently Asked Questions documentation which can be accessed within the assessment. Just click on the Help button in the top right-hand corner. If this does not provide the answers you need, there is an online form you can complete and one of our assessment provider’s support agents will get in touch with you to resolve your issue.

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When will I hear back if I am invited to AC?

You can expect to hear back from us one week prior to the AC date.

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What happens at the Assessment Centre (AC)?

At AC, you will take on several challenging tasks including individual management presentation, peer group discussion, interviews, etc.

Our senior executives and business leaders will observe and provide feedback at the end of AC to help you gain valuable insights into your strengths and areas of improvement.

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If I cannot join the AC, will there be arrangements for a make-up interview?

There will not be any make-up interview so we hope candidates will be able to check and reserve time from their calendar and be able to attend the respective location AC that they have selected.

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What skill sets or attributes are Jardines looking for?

We are looking for high-potential graduates who possess a unique set of attributes. Find out if you have what it takes to be a Jardine Executive Trainee here.

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I don’t have a business background. How do I prepare for the selection process?

Our trainees come from all degree disciplines, and many of them do not have a business degree. We focus more on your leadership qualities and attitudes, rather than your technical knowledge. Find out more about the qualities we are looking for here. On top of that, information on our company website and financial reports will also help you better understand our business.

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What management and leadership training will JETS provide?

In addition to the on-the-job experiences, you’ll build your leadership skills and business acumen through various dynamic development programmes. Even before you start, we’ll help you make the transition into Jardines and working life. You’ll interact with a dedicated Buddy and meet other key people across the business. After joining, you’ll benefit from a dedicated mentor who will support you at every step of your development journey with us. You can also call upon our panel of coaches to help you achieve high level performance.

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Can I choose which business to work in?

We will certainly consider your interests and preferences. Our scheme is designed to expose you to two different industries in the Group.

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Will I get overseas exposure?

You will experience one overseas assignment (where Jardines has a presence) in addition to working in Hong Kong during your first year.

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