ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME

Recruiting the brightest and the best talent is a strategic priority for the Club, but that's just the start. We will make a considerable investment in your learning and development throughout your career to ensure you flourish and grow personally and professionally.

Join us as a graduate trainee and you will have the opportunity to participate in a vast array of learning activities that are both classroom-based and on-the-job. You will get to work with senior managers and network with colleagues from all over the Club. You might even get to work on a stretch assignment from time to time. You can join us in one of three streams: Technology, Business Functions, or Corporate Functions, depending on where your interests and competencies lie.

OUR PROFILES


Tramy Chak


'Great exposure to the largest community benefactor in Hong Kong'

Sam Huang


'Develop your potential and give back'

Ashlee Choi


'A meaningful way to do business'

Jamen Mok


'Passionate people who strive for the best'

Jeremy Leung


'I'm helping to improve our environment'

Annette Lu


'A journey of discovery, learning and fun'

Helen Zhang


'Be willing to try and be willing to learn'
TECHNOLOGY

Be part of one of the most significant IT ventures in the Asia Pacific region - at the HKJC you will hone your computer science and engineering skills alongside world-class digital problem solvers who are spearheading the next era of premium entertainment.

BUSINESS FUNCTIONS

Unleash your talent for the betterment of all - at the HKJC your energy and creativity will flourish as a member of our award-winning customer service, marketing, membership services and charities teams - professionals who are passionate about promoting the Club's world-class brand and engaging with the needs of our community.

CORPORATE FUNCTIONS

Take part in the transformation of an esteemed legacy built over 130 years - at HKJC your expertise and insights will be highly valued amidst industry-leading professionals who are revolutionising our business and making a difference in the lives of people across Hong Kong.

Tramy Chak

Charities & Community
(Business Functions)
'Great exposure to the largest community benefactor in Hong Kong'

I am always up for new challenges and so I knew that the HKJC would be a great place to gain knowledge about the entire philanthropy field. I worked exclusively on environmental issues in my last job, but here I get to help support people from all walks of life across ten different categories of social need. I'm responsible for reviewing and conducting research on NGO funding proposals, coordinating site-visits, liaising with stakeholders and drafting various donation-related documents.

I've grown up thinking of the HKJC as a very caring company. Now I get to see that for myself because the Club has invested a lot in ensuring that everyone has access to learning and development opportunities. Of course, with about 70% of our revenue given back to society every year, we're also very committed to the people of Hong Kong. The Club encourages staff and even retirees to promote a caring culture through participating in voluntary community service after work. I love being a part of that!

Sam Huang

Customer & Marketing
(Business Functions)
'Develop your potential and give back'

I am really impressed by the marketing expertise at the HKJC. The 'Happy Wednesday' concept is particularly inspiring to me because it demonstrates the Club's commitment to innovation and meeting the needs of our different customers. Since joining I've seen first-hand how quickly things are evolving and how we are breaking new ground. On my first rotation, I was involved in a project that introduced a digital Customer Centre for customer self-service across a variety of, we were one of the first organisations to use the type of technology involved and now not only is it much more convenient for our customers to access their information, its paperless so more environmentally friendly too.

Helping society is important to me and this was something that influenced my decision to accept the Graduate Trainee opportunity at the HKJC. I was looking at other sectors but the chance to take on a role that would develop my potential and allow me to give back to society was very attractive. However our charitable status doesn't mean that this is an easy career option, you can expect to be challenged and exposed to new experiences on a regular basis. To do well you'll need to have the right attitude and be prepared to learn and expand your knowledge every step of the way.

Ashlee Choi

Membership
(Business Functions)
'A meaningful way to do business.'

I was eager to find a role that would allow me to work at a world-class organisation right here in Hong Kong. Finding an employer that would fully support my personal and professional growth, as I transitioned from student to business professional, was equally important. For both these reasons the HKJC became the natural choice for me. The Club invests a significant amount to ensure that we have access to top quality learning and development opportunities, there's the newly opened Hong Kong Jockey Club College for example and from talking to friends at different companies, it's clear that I am getting a considerable level of training - I've been on 16 courses in one year!

The level of support you get from senior management is also really impressive and they've taken the time to understand my specific needs and listen to my ideas. For instance, I made some recommendations on how we could attract more talent to the Club and how we can support those working part time. Some of my suggestions are already being discussed by the relevant department, it's really satisfying to know that your input is valued and that you can make an impact from an early stage. I also feel like I am making an impact on Hong Kong society in general which is very important to me. There are numerous volunteering activities to get involved in and I think that the HKJC is unique in that it gives you the opportunity to do business in a meaningful way.

Jamen Mok

Human Resources
(Corporate Functions)
'Passionate people who strive for the best'

I love meeting different people and I knew that a career in Human Resources was the right direction for me. As one of Hong Kong's largest employers, with a workforce of over 21,000, the HKJC was a dream opportunity to me. I applied for the Graduate Trainee programme because I knew that through the rotations I would get exposure to all aspects of the business and get to know lots of people from different backgrounds and with different types of skills - I haven't been disappointed.

I love the fact that the Club continually strives to improve, everyone working here is passionate about their work and that of the Club, so it’s a great environment to work in. In my area for example, we have been looking at how we can improve the way we bring talent into the Club, what we need to change to enhance the process, achieve greater efficiency and enrich the candidate experience. The rotations involve you in real-life challenges from day 1 and as a Graduate Trainee, you need to be able to grasp concepts quickly. It's important to ask lots of questions, don’t be shy! Being curious really is the best way to get to learn. Of course, the Club also provides state-of-the-art training and development programmes to support your learning. Besides my day-to-day work I’ve had the chance to participate in many volunteering activities including the YWCA food collection and distribution scheme, it's incredibly satisfying to be able to make a positive impact on society while I work.

Jeremy Leung

Property
(Corporate Functions)
'I'm helping to improve our environment.'

I've had a thing about real estate since I was a child. Space is such a challenge for Hong Kong and how we can improve the quality of life in our city is of great interest to me. The HKJC has a huge property portfolio and is such a big part of the Hong Kong community that it was my first choice employer after graduation. To know that while I am working hard, I am also making a positive impact on our society is very satisfying. I saw the Graduate Trainee programme as a way of fast tracking my personal development. I knew I would get comprehensive training in areas such as networking, leadership and presentation skills. Participating on the programme would also get me in front of people at all levels and from all divisions in a relatively short space of time.

My work on the replacement of LEDs on the Club's many properties and the adoption of green construction materials demonstrates how the Club is at the forefront of constantly reducing its environmental impact to the community, something I am very proud to be part of. Another highlight has been the mentoring programme. My mentor and I developed a really good relationship, I learnt so much from him and he invited me to events and social occasions so that I could expand my network. I think that it's another great example of how passionate everyone at the HKJC is about giving back.

Annette Lu

Security & Integrity
(Corporate Functions)
'A journey of discovery, learning and fun'

I was drawn to the HKJC because I had heard that it offers training in skills that I think are very important: analysis, critical thinking and effective communication. I was also really impressed by the people here. They seem to have a natural charisma and it feels very inclusive.

The Due Diligence function, which I'm currently attached to, carries out investigations, assesses risks and communicates with stakeholders so that management can make informed decisions. A lot of the work is self-initiated. It also relies a great deal on personal judgment. You have to be agile and observant, but also resilient to learn from your mistakes and grow. Thankfully at the Club I've never been short of guidance, mentorship or training to help me along the way.

Helen Zhang

Supply Chain
(Corporate Functions)
'Be willing to try and be willing to learn.'

My degree was in Global Supply Chain Management and after university I was set on developing a career in the purchasing aspect of this. Where better than at an organisation as large and diverse as the HKJC? My department is responsible for buying for the whole Club, from the seats you sit to the computers we work on - everything you can see was procured by us and I doubt there is anywhere else with the same scale and scope. As a result it is quite complex area to work in; there are fixed processes to follow but at the same time we need to be creative and flexible enough to accommodate the needs of all the various departments so that we arrive at a win-win solution. Sometimes this can be quite challenging - we're about to open a racehorse training centre in Conghua, Guangzhou, which is more than twice the size of the entire Sha Tin Racecourse complex, through this project I am getting exposure to many different divisions and a lot of different people from both Hong Kong and China.

Success comes from being willing to try and being willing to learn. Ultimately you need to make the most of the world-class training that's on offer and be open to the support you can tap into. It's important to break free of the limitations we set for ourselves, there's really nothing to lose when it's so early on in your career.