HKEX Group is one of the largest financial market operators in the world. From our home in the financial hub of Hong Kong and an additional base in London, we provide world-class facilities for trading and clearing securities and derivatives in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currency.
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If you’re interested in working at HKEX, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when HKEX hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.
Connecting China with the World
Reshaping the Global Market Landscape
HKEX Group is a leading financial market operator in the world.
From our home in the financial hub of Hong Kong and an additional base in London, we provide world-class facilities for trading and clearing securities and derivatives in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currency.
Uniquely positioned at the intersection of Chinese and international capital flows, Hong Kong has long been Connecting China with the World. With the accelerated opening-up of China’s capital markets, HKEX continues to be a pioneer at the forefront of this historic transition, which we believe will Reshape the Global Market Landscape.
HKEX is a world-leading capital raising venue for Hong Kong, Mainland Chinese and international issuers. We also act as the frontline regulator of companies listed in Hong Kong.
A wide range of products are traded on our markets, including equities, ETFs, REITs, bonds, structured equity products, equity index and single stock derivatives, currency futures and commodity derivatives.
We offer a vertically integrated solution in all of our markets, acting as the clearing house and settlement system for on-exchange and certain over-the-counter transactions.
We provide a comprehensive range of real-time, delayed and historic market data feeds related to our markets through multiple channels.
LME forms the trusted benchmark price in the global base metals market. Through our partnerships, we have also developed benchmark indices in onshore and offshore Chinese equities and the RMB exchange rate.
We provide various ways to connect to our markets, and offer hosting and colocation services in our state-of-the-art data centre in Hong Kong.
Message from our Chief Executive
Message from our Management Trainee
Imperial College London
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
2016 Management Trainee
When I joined the Management Trainee Programme, I was given the opportunity to gain a thorough insight into the core functions of Hong Kong’s financial market. The departmental familiarisation and training provided me with comprehensive knowledge of the company’s businesses as well as the operations of Hong Kong’s financial industry. Through the departmental attachments, not only did I increase my professional knowledge, but I also developed leadership and teamwork skills which are vital to my personal career development.
In the first week of my rotation in the Market Development division, I was asked to be in charge of a system development project which involved liaising with various teams. I had to take initiative in decision making and problem solving when faced with difficulties. Despite my lack of experience, I was given responsibility and was able make a contribution to the team at the same time, which was very memorable and rewarding!
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance
2016 Management Trainee
My quantitative finance background proved to be an invaluable asset to me at HKEX. The coursework I had at university prepared me well for the rigorous challenges in a work setting, particularly in terms of familiarising myself with HKEX’s wide spectrum of financial products available to investors and the sophisticated market operation happening day-to-day at the Exchange.
I am also deeply impressed by the amount of resources dedicated to all MTs during the first month’s orientation and familiarisation. It combined departmental overviews, technical and communication skills workshops as well as interactive team building activities that allowed us to develop camaraderie within our group. These activities have helped me transition smoothly from school to the workplace. Along with the on-the-job experience after formal training, we are given further social and career development opportunities to expand our professional network by taking part in the mentoring programme and attending a series of activities. The thoughtful design of this MT programme truly demonstrates that people matter at HKEX.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Business Administration in Professional Accountancy
2015 Management Trainee
There is no better way to take a front-row seat in the securities market than by working at HKEX. The Management Trainee Programme offers me excellent exposure in key functions behind the robust Hong Kong securities market. Here, I work alongside professional teams through either participating in market initiatives or supporting daily functions. HKEX, as a market regulator and listed exchange, allows for a comprehensive view on listing and business functions.
In the Listing Division, taking part in monitoring issuers’ post-listing compliance really enriches my exposure to our frontline regulator role. I gained a deeper understanding of current market behaviour ranging from mergers and acquisitions and fundraising to financial statement reporting through interaction with colleagues in accounting and legal. Whether it is an internal intellectual discussion or external case negotiation, this technical environment has proven itself to be a unique learning ground for new joiners keen to explore the dynamics of the securities market.
University of Cambridge
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
2012 Management Trainee
In Group Strategy, we often collaborate with different business units across the firm to develop new initiatives. Moving into this role was a natural transition for me because the Management Trainee Programme equipped me with a thorough understanding of the key business areas through its department rotations. Along the way, I have also fostered great relationships with colleagues – which are extremely helpful when you are only one phone call away from the subject experts.
As a Management Trainee in Group Strategy, my typical day will usually be related to business planning which consists of market research and stakeholder engagement. As the development of new initiatives or strategies often requires deep understanding of the market, trainees are exposed to senior management internally and externally where they can learn from their years of experience. At the end of the day, not every idea will be implemented but it is a challenging and dynamic process which I truly enjoy.
The HKEX Management Trainee Programme aims to nurture bright, young talent. We’ll help our Management Trainees lay the foundation for a rewarding and challenging career in global financial markets. This intensive, 24-month development programme will combine interactive learning, financial skills training and senior management exposure with on-the-job experience. Management Trainees will have the opportunity to work with industry leaders inside and outside the business, who will help them to grow and succeed.
Are you ready for a new challenge? Then join us as we continue to strengthen our position as global markets in the Asian time-zone: Connecting China, Connecting the World.
Management Trainees will go through intensive training with the goal of nurturing their leadership skills, teamwork abilities, professional knowledge and soft skills. Highlights of the training include leadership challenges, skills development, presentations, and many more. Ongoing training will continue to be offered over the 24 month programme.
Management Trainees will go through a four-week departmental familiarisation covering all divisions inside HKEX including Listing, Markets, Post Trade, Market Development and Group Risk. Management Trainees will attend sharing sessions by senior staff from each department and go through on-the-job training to experience what it is like to work on the front lines in a particular department for a day.
Each of our Management Trainees will be sponsored by one of our five business divisions. Wherever Management Trainees are placed, they will have the chance to work within three or four different departments within the division. Management Trainees will get hands-on experience and a broad overview of HKEX’s business and operations. Through collaboration in cross-divisional projects and programmes, Management Trainees will develop their skills while building a strong network of internal partners.
You can refer more details via our website.
Strong Support – Management Trainee Managers and staff from each division will provide guidance and coaching to Management Trainees to facilitate their learning.
Regular Training – Management Trainees will be provided with additional training throughout the Programme to equip them with the skills required for their daily work and personal development.
Social Activities – Management Trainees will interact regularly with senior management and other staff in social activities outside of work.
Upon completion of the 24-month programme, you’ll be equipped with best practices, insights, real-world tools and strategies that will help you to grow your career in the global financial markets industry.
How to Apply?
You can refer more details via our website. Applications close on 11 October 2020!
If you have any queries regarding the Management Trainee Programme, please email us at [email protected].
On our HKEX Summer Internship & Assistant Programme, you’ll experience development, responsibility and a future full of opportunities. You’ll gain insight into life at work at HKEX, the global markets leader in the Asian time-zone, while developing practical on-the-job experience. If you’re considering a career within the financial services industry, there’s simply no better place to start.
The programme kicks-off in June and continues through into August. The maximum employment period for each intern is 8 weeks. And, depending on your background and interests, and subject to the requirements of each of our departments, you will be assigned to work on projects that are most relevant to you. The type of work you may become involved in includes policy research, financial data and statistical analysis, information management, data input, programming, drafting, reporting, system support as well as administrative and clerical duties.
You will be given real responsibilities in support of our daily operations, and will be expected to make a valuable contribution to our team. We will support you all the way.
For more details on the business functions, please visit our website.
To join us, you must be:
- An Intern: High calibre penultimate year university student on target for a degree to be completed in 2022 OR;
- An Assistant: University student on target for a degree to be completed in 2023 or 2024
- On track for, minimum 2:1 degree (UK), or 3.0 GPA (Hong Kong or US) or equivalent
- Analytical with a quantitative aptitude
- Positive with a high sense of responsibility
- Commercially aware with an interest in global financial markets
- Collaborative with an excellent command of both written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese or Putonghua)
Please go to https://www.hkexgroup.com/About-HKEX/Careers/Students-and-Graduates/Student-Internship-Programme/Overview?sc_lang=en to apply on 1 January 2021!
GO BEYOND. Your Future Starts at HKEX.
The world of work beyond COVID-19 is going to be very different. New working practices have become a reality, industries are being radically reshaped, and businesses are seizing fresh opportunities. Everyone is just beginning to understand the possibilities that lie beyond.
Looking ahead after a period of unprecedented change can be challenging, and here at HKEX, we know that it’s especially hard when you are just starting out.
On our GO BEYOND with HKEX graduate internship programme, you’ll gain insight into life at work at HKEX, the global markets leader in the Asian timezone, while gaining practical on-the-job experience. Whether you are considering a long-term career within the financial services industry or not – we’ll offer you rich experiences, new connections and fascinating insights.
This new internship programme kicks-off in March and continues through to August 2021. The maximum employment period for each intern is six months. From becoming involved in policy research, financial data and statistical analysis, information management, data input and programming, through to drafting, reporting, system support, sustainability programmes, community outreach, as well as communications and administration - you will be assigned to work on projects that are interesting and relevant to you.
You will be given real responsibilities in support of our daily operations, and will be expected to make a valuable contribution to our global team. And, of course, we will be here to support you all the way.
For more details on the business functions, please click here.
To join our cohort of up to 50 graduates, you must be:
- A recent 2019 or 2020 graduate based in Hong Kong
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree or above in any discipline
- Have obtained for a minimum 2:1 degree (UK), or 3.0 GPA (Hong Kong or US) or equivalent
- Positive with a strong sense of responsibility and integrity
- Commercially aware and with an interest in global financial markets
- Collaborative with an excellent command of both written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese or Putonghua)
Please go to https://www.hkexgroup.com/About-HKEX/Careers/Students-and-Graduates/Go-Beyond?sc_lang=en to submit your online application! Applications close on 10 January 2021.