The Bank of East Asia

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Management Trainee Programme

Programme Structure
Programme Structure
Selection Requirements & Procedures
Selection Requirements & Procedures
Alumni sharing
Alumni Sharing

Programme Structure

BEA's two-year Group Management Trainee ("MT") Programme provides diverse learning opportunities and extensive local, cross-boundary, and global exposure to nurture high-calibre graduates into future leaders. Trainees who demonstrate strong potential and meet management benchmarks will be advanced to executive positions upon completion of the Programme.

The Programme focuses on developing all-round General Bankers through an integrated model comprising:

  Coaching and
 Action Learning Projects
    Trainees are also given ample exposure and opportunities to get involved in various corporate events and projects to practise their leadership and management skills.

    To showcase their learning results in research and analysis, problem solving, and decision making, trainees will deliver a project presentation to the Management Panel before the end of the two-year programme.

 Professional Development
    BEA encourages continuous professional and personal development, including support for obtaining relevant professional licences and qualifications.
 Learning Programmes
    BEA offers a diverse and targeted learning curriculum on its products and services, and on the banking industry as a whole. Trainees are also given numerous opportunities to develop the soft skills and leadership qualities that every successful banker needs.

    By upskilling our trainees and equipping them with the necessary skills, BEA empowers our future leaders to drive future business development and bank transformation. We achieve this through job rotation and hybrid learning, delivered in the classroom and virtually, with a focus on:

  • Technology & data
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Greater Bay Area (GBA) & Cross-boundary business
 On-the-job Experience
    During the first year, trainees receive intensive training in BEA's core functional units, including personal banking, wholesale banking, wealth management, treasury markets, risk management, GBA business, and tech & data, through short-term job attachments.

    In the second year, each trainee will be assigned to a department to take on more in-depth challenges.

 Coaching and Mentoring
    Members of the Bank's Management or Senior Managers are assigned to individual trainees as coaches or mentors to help them integrate into the corporate culture and nurture their personal growth by sharing knowledge and experience, providing guidance, and offering support.





Selection Requirements & Procedures

Selection Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree (honours) or above from a reputable university (local or overseas), with no more than two years of work experience;
  • Self-motivated, mature, and possessing a strong drive for excellence;
  • Good team player and a natural leader;
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Excellent command of English, Cantonese, and Putonghua; and
  • Passionately committed to developing a long-term career in the banking industry.


Selection Procedures

Selection Procedures


Alumni Sharing

   Selection Procedures

   Selection Procedures