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Bank seeks motivated graduates

Published on Thursday, 11 Nov 2010

Wing Hang Bank has run a graduate trainee programme since 2005, but revamped it two years ago as a structured 24-month scheme. The intention is to accept about 20 trainees to start next year.

"The programme gave me all-round learning opportunities and provided a fast-track for career advancement and personal development," says former trainee Hugo Chan, who is now a senior product development officer at the bank. "It provides variety and exposure through regular job rotations to help you acquire banking knowledge and business skills."

He adds that graduate trainees receive coaching and cross-border experience, and that the bank understands the importance of allowing staff to find a good work-life balance.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree and be interested in pursuing a long-term career in banking. "We are looking for young people with a high level of self-motivation, good numerical sense and a caring personality," says Mabel Wong, head of the bank's human resources division.

Trainees can expect formal classroom training, job rotations and coaching in hard and soft skills. There will also be opportunities to work in different mainland markets and in Macau.

To encourage continuing learning and development, the bank allocates an education subsidy of HK$10,000 for each trainee to take relevant courses.

"Applicants should start by considering if our trainee programme is a match for their personality and personal goals," Chan says.

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