ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME

Recruiting the brightest and the best talent is a strategic priority for the Club, but that's just the start. We aim to 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 and you'll get the opportunity to participate in a vast array of learning activities that are both classroom-based and on the job. You'll 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 3 streams: Technology, Business Functions, or Corporate Functions, depending on where your interests and competencies lie. No matter which area you choose you can be certain of a training experience that is second to none.

GRADUATE PROFILES


MELODY


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
(Technology)
'Opportunities to learn from senior managers'

VINCENT


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
(Technology)
'We are looking for breakthroughs and driving change every day'

ALFRED


CHANNELS
(Business Functions)
'I'm learning the secrets of award-winning retailing.'

CHLOE


CUSTOMER & MARKETING
(Business Functions)
'No other organisation in Hong Kong offers better opportunities for professional growth.'

NATALIE


MEMBERSHIP
(Business Functions)
'A vivid and energetic culture'

TRAMY


CHARITIES AND COMMUNITY
(Business Functions)
'Great exposure to the largest community benefactor in Hong Kong'

ANGEL


HUMAN RESOURCES
(Corporate Functions)
'A culture filled with passionate people and a 'can-do' spirit'

ANNETTE


SECURITY AND INTEGRITY
(Corporate Functions)
'A journey of discovery, learning and fun'

JACKY


PROPERTY
(Corporate Functions)
'I wanted to be somewhere my contribution would be noticed.'

MELVIN


SUPPLY CHAIN
(Corporate Functions)
'Change means big opportunities.'
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.

MELODY

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
(Technology)
'Opportunities to learn from senior managers'

I wanted my first job to be at a well-established and renowned organisation where I could grow my career. The HKJC's IT division is admired as one of the most advanced IT organisations in Hong Kong, so that was a natural fit for me. We're working on a number of strategic projects, so there are exciting opportunities and challenges every day. In fact, I recently rotated to an exciting project that involves building a multi-billion dollar's customer information and wagering system. For a computer science graduate like me, this type of exposure is priceless.

The HKJC puts a lot of effort into providing training that covers a wide range of business domain knowledge and soft skills to help us become well-rounded managers in the future. Also, my colleagues' professional attitude toward their work has inspired me a lot. They're friendly and patient and always happy to answer my questions. I think the Club is a great place for IT graduates to broaden their horizons.

VINCENT

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
(Technology)
'We are looking for breakthroughs and driving change every day'

I joined the HKJC because of its unique not-for-profit business model and the IT Division's reputation as one of the best in-house teams in Hong Kong. My current team is responsible for the future IT architecture of the Club, so I get to work on projects that are aligned to our data model. The training and support I've received from my Manager Coach and team has been tremendous.

The best thing about the programme, to me, is the Club's commitment to grooming the next generation of talent. I've been able to work closely with managers, take the lead on tasks and represent the Club at technology seminars and events. These opportunities have helped me to understand the latest advancements in technology and industry best practices. This experience has definitely enriched my imagination toward the future of technology.

ALFRED

CHANNELS (Business Functions)
'I'm learning the secrets of award-winning retailing.'

I work in our Channels Division, handling customer enquiries and complaints. Satisfying customer needs all of the time can be very challenging, but I think it's a really useful skill to have learnt. As the face of the Club we put customers at the heart of our business by focusing on their needs. In doing so we've reduced customer wait times, created a more efficient online reservation system and developed new entertainment outlets.

But The Hong Kong Jockey Club isn't just about profit in the traditional sense - we also give back a lot to our community. Not only does the Club give more than seventy percent of its revenue back to the people of Hong Kong, as employees we are directly involved in numerous CSR initiatives - for example our CARE@HKJC Volunteer Team has served the community for more than 60,000 hours since its establishment in the year 2000. People here take real pride in the difference we make.

CHLOE

CUSTOMER & MARKETING (Business Functions)
'No other organisation in Hong Kong offers better opportunities for professional growth.'

If you had told me before the programme that I would be doing what I'm doing, I don't think I would have believed you. As part of the HKJC Marketing Department I have had the opportunity to work on our centralised venue reservation project, which allows our customers to make onsite and online table reservations at HKJC outlets. I've also learned how to monitor onsite processes, work with the IT support team, as well as perform CRM upgrades from report findings.

Before the HKJC I had an internship in a hotel, but I felt the learning opportunities were limited. However, since joining the HKJC I've been very surprised by how much the Club invests in ensuring everyone has access to learning tools and development opportunities. The on-the-job experience has also been great. In my short time here I've already broadened my knowledge about customer segmentation, brand promotion, clubhouse and membership operations, and F&B. The opportunity to apply my marketing education across our diverse business divisions means that I have a better idea of what I want my career to look like. As far as I'm concerned no other organisation in Hong Kong offers better opportunities for professional growth.

NATALIE

MEMBERSHIP
(Business Functions)
'A vivid and energetic culture'

I studied Hotel Management at my university, but as a fresh graduate I lacked work experience in the food and beverage industry. I considered working at a hotel, but chose to work at HKJC instead because I knew that they put a lot of effort and resources into developing their trainees' potential. When I told my mentor that I was really interested in learning about wine, the Club fully sponsored my enrollment in a wine course so that I could expand my knowledge-base.

The trainee programme gave me the opportunity to start working as a waitress and progress to the level of captain and then to a managerial role. I've learned that to be successful in the catering field you have to be humble, a good listener and willing to take on lots of responsibility. I'm still really excited to take on new responsibilities and am glad that I made the choice to join the Club. The people here have helped me boost my confidence in a big way. The HKJC is like one big family, where everyone is helpful and eager to share their experiences.

TRAMY

CHARITIES AND 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!

ANGEL

HUMAN RESOURCES
(Corporate Functions)
'A culture filled with passionate people and a 'can-do' spirit'

I'm originally from Macau, to me the HKJC is different from organisations that my friends work at because it is a not-for-profit organisation doing meaningful work. It also provides world-class training, resources and support for its employees at every turn. The Club is leading the way in terms of employee wellness initiatives and I'm really proud to be a part of it. Happy Valley and Sha Tin each have staff clubs with gyms, learning centres, restaurants and space for rest and recreation.

During my first rotations in the programme, I experienced life as a junior HR Business Partner, helping to serve internal clients and deliver people solutions to various business units. Next I worked in Compensation & Benefits and after that I got to experience HR Systems, Policy and Compliance. I was really impressed with the way the programme has provided me with a well-rounded path and given me a lot of exposure to internal and external stakeholders.

ANNETTE

SECURITY AND 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.

JACKY

PROPERTY
(Corporate Functions)
'I wanted to be somewhere my contribution would be noticed.'

My role in Facilities Management is about trying to make buildings as pleasant a working environment for my colleagues as possible. We've done all kinds of things - everything from refurbishing old facilities to installing new ones like coffee corners and, my favourite, planting beautiful rooftop gardens that help offset our environmental impact and enable us to save energy too.

A lot of my friends and family were surprised when I joined the HKJC. I graduated in Economics and Finance, and they all expected me to go and work for a bank or a developer. But I really wanted to work somewhere that would allow me to see the impact I was making. I have some friends that work at the Club, and their experience convinced me that the HKJC could offer me just that. I haven't been disappointed. This business has been around a long time, and its traditions are part of its strength, but it's also very dynamic, with great things ahead of it.

MELVIN

SUPPLY CHAIN
(Corporate Functions)
'Change means big opportunities.'

Lots of people I knew at university ended up working in the same kinds of jobs - at NGOs, banks, and Big Four accountancy firms. But I wasn't interested in tax and audit; I wanted to learn about how business really gets done. I joined the HKJC because I'd heard that it was undergoing a transformational journey - which means big opportunities.

I work on the implementation of strategic initiatives for the Board. This means I help improve processes across the entire business, from procurement and finance to marketing and logistics. It's a great opportunity to learn exactly how business gets done and to build relationships with people in different departments. One of the things I really like about working here is that everyone has a voice - our thoughts and opinions are valued even during this early stage of our careers.