Updated : 14 Sep 2022
Developing tomorrow’s talent.

The HKEX Graduate Programme provides bright, ambitious graduates with an unrivalled foundation for a rewarding and challenging career in global markets. Our Graduates - Associates and Technology Associates - are fully immersed in a tailored 24-month development programme, combining interactive learning, financial skills training and senior management exposure, with stimulating on-the-job experience. Associates are offered the opportunity to work with industry leaders - both inside and outside the business - giving them unique insight and experiences, an outstanding network and the tools and opportunity to grow and succeed in a purpose-led organisation. If this sounds good to you, then we would love to hear from you!


Meet some of our Graduated Associates.
Cyber Chan
Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

I started my journey at HKEX as a summer intern within Post Trade. This is where I first learnt about the functions that form the foundation of HKEX’s business, products and services. Post Trade’s coverage is very extensive, ranging from clearing & settlement services through to risk management, and onto custody servicing and collateral management, to name but a few.

Working across HKEX’s clearing and settlement system initiatives, my team works to leverage new technology in order to expand HKEX’s post trade services and enhance its service offering and process efficiency. Even as a new joiner, we are given the opportunity to become involved in high profile projects, programmes and initiatives. We are always encouraged to speak up and express our opinions in both internal and external meetings. The experience has undoubtedly been challenging with a steep learning curve, but it’s also been very fulfilling. I know that I can always count on my colleagues for their support.

Jasmine Tso
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - Imperial College London
When I joined the Management Trainee Programme, I was given the opportunity to gain 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!
Raymond Lee
Bachelor of Arts in War Studies and Philosophy - King's College London
I joined HKEX after graduating from King's College London in 2015 and spending a year in the British Civil Service. HKEX's MT Programme has been a fantastic experience for me thus far, not only because of the multifarious roles HKEX plays in the financial market and the unique exposure it offers, but also the sheer amount of resources HKEX devotes to training and developing its employees.

I have had many unforgettable experiences within the Market Development Division so far, during which I have been given many opportunities to provide quantitative analyses and construct business narratives on different high impact projects. The speed with which I had to learn and deliver quality outputs on a timely basis has been especially challenging, but nonetheless rewarding. Every day within HKEX feels like a new day with new opportunities to learn new skills and further develop my career.
Raymond Ho
Bachelor of Business Administration in Professional Accountancy - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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.
Jessica Chang
Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems and Computer Science - The University of Hong Kong

Coming from a non-finance background and wishing to develop my career as an IT professional, HKEX offers many opportunities. It’s a working environment that really stimulates and fosters growth from developing interpersonal & communications skills through to strengthening my understanding of HKEX's role across the whole value chain of financial markets.

As an IT Management Trainee, we are expected to provide resilient, scalable and fit-for-purpose solutions to drive efficiency and align with latest technology best-practices. Rotating between the different functions was a steep learning curve, but I was able to participate in different projects from application design, and system integration to stakeholder management. This involvement allowed me to learn more about how smart technology solutions are supporting our business challenges and enhancing HKEX’s efficiency. The fast pace and hectic schedule is challenging, yet rewarding. I am excited about all the new learning opportunities ahead!

Ricky Wong
Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance - The University of Hong Kong
The HKEX Management Trainee Programme enables us to explore every service function of the Exchange – this enriches our exposure and promotes network-building within the industry. It becomes our edge as Management Trainees, and makes us the go-to-persons on cross-divisional collaboration. Moreover, the comprehensive training sessions have honed our professional skills, getting us ready to take on greater challenges ahead.

Having serviced different core functions and now residing with the Post Trade Division, I am offered on-going opportunities to work with great people and contribute to the Exchange’s key initiatives. Each day here is different for me, as I am given the chances to take part in various tasks such as business proposal drafting, regulatory engagement and data analytics. Taking up different responsibilities is a rewarding and I enjoy to be part of the Exchange.
Charlmane Lun
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Management - Imperial College London

As a graduate from a non-finance background, the Management Trainee programme was hugely beneficial for me, providing an introduction into the financial industry. Indeed, the rotations helped me to make an informed decision in choosing my career path. HKEX is uniquely positioned, interfacing with regulators, retail and institutional investors, data providers, the media, and other various financial institutions. And so, for a new graduate the exposure was invaluable.

The learning curve was undoubtedly steep and high quality work was expected of the Management Trainees regardless of background, but the programme equipped me with both technical and communication training to tackle any projects. I was given responsibility and participated in high impact and public-facing initiatives, and liaised with different teams and senior management in achieving my tasks. I felt valued as a team member and found the Management Trainee experience incredibly fulfilling and eye-opening.

Andy Leung
Bachelor of Business Administration in Asian Business Studies & Finance - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
When I first joined the Management Trainee Programme, I did not have a concrete idea of how various function of financial market works. I only knew that I am interested in Finance. Through rotating in different departments at HKEX, not only did I confirm my passion in the financial market, I also equipped myself with all-rounded professional knowledge, leadership skills, and most importantly, a can-do attitude to solve challenging and complex problems.

The rotation experiences has proven valuable to me after I have moved into the Product Development Division after finishing the MT Programme. In launching product development initiatives, I need to carefully assess the impact to different functions and stakeholders in the financial market, from listing to trading and post-trade and from investors to issuers and market makers. I am proud that I am able to contribute to the success of Hong Kong as an international financial centre.
Sandy Wong
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Operations Management - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Starting at HKEX as a Management Trainee is such a unique experience that no other ways can offer. In every rotation, I was offered the chance to familiarize myself with different business functions, work on strategic projects and a wide range of new initiatives that are going to make an impact to the market.
Landing in the Post Trade Quant Risk Model and System Development Team, I work in a dedicated team focusing on the risk model development and data warehouse projects. My everyday work is challenging, diverse and fulfilling that involve analysis, researches, deep-dive in market operations, investigations and problem solving. It has been a great experience that allows me to grow and be excited to the next milestone of the journey. Despite there are always challenges around, my team is very supportive and encouraging in offering opportunities and autonomy for me to take lead in my tasks.
Redmond Kwok
Master of Science in Risk Management and Financial Engineering - Imperial College Business School

“Technology Empowered” is one of the core pillars within HKEX’s Strategic Plan, and the Management Trainee Programme, therefore provides me with great opportunities to participate in technology enhancement projects. HKEX is moving forward rapidly, in leading Global markets in Asia, towards modernisation and growth. And, given that I have a tech and quant background, it is a real privilege and very rewarding to be part of HKEX’s Management Trainee programme. Not only am I given opportunities to lead impactful projects, but I am also encouraged to participate in sessions with senior managers in order to understand their vision of the future. Throughout my journey at HKEX, I have been supported in the development of my technical and interpersonal skills.  This has ranged from being able to understand more about artificial intelligence through to honing my communication and presentation skills. With the support of my colleagues and seniors, it has been a really fascinating experience for me, and I am very grateful to be able to contribute to the development of Hong Kong as a leading International Financial Centre.  

Our Programme.
Classroom Training.
Associates will go through intensive training with the goal of nurturing their technical skills, leadership skills, teamwork abilities and professional knowledge. Training is offered throughout the 24 months programme and includes workshops, and presentation skills training and problem-solving.
Departmental Sharing.
Associates will go through a four-week departmental familiarisation covering all divisions inside HKEX including Listing, Markets and Risk Management & Compliance. Associates will attend sharing sessions by senior staff from each department.
Exposure Opportunity.
Each of our Associates will rotate across various business functions. Wherever Associates are placed, they will have the opportunity to work with different business stakeholders and professionals in the industry. Through collaboration in cross-divisional projects and programmes, Associates will get hands-on experience and a broad overview of HKEX’s business and operations.
Opportunities at HKEX.
Build multiple skills
Our Associates are given the opportunity to rotate across different divisions of HKEX Group, offering them the chance to develop a very diverse skillset with a focus on practical application. Tasks are as varied as designing new traded products, consulting with buy-side funds, vetting IPO candidates, implementing international strategic projects or attending exchange industry events. We put an emphasis on developing creative, adaptable and multi-talented individuals able to seamlessly slot into even the most complex projects.
Gain international exposure
Our listed companies come from over 20 countries, and our market participants come from all around the world. You will be interacting with people from many different backgrounds, industries and geographies. Working hand-in-hand with LME in London and our three offices in Mainland China, you will be part of a multicultural team that is representative of HKEX Group's broader mission: "Connecting China and the World".
Understand the markets
From cash stocks, to currency futures, exchange-traded funds, metal options and derivative warrants - almost every type of financial instrument trades on one of HKEX's markets. If you're looking for well-rounded, hands-on knowledge of the markets, this is the place. We offer a unique opportunity in Asian markets
Balance life and work
We promote a supportive and healthy working environment at HKEX. Expect friendly colleagues, approachable senior management, and a multitude of social activities such as sports teams and volunteer work. To reward your hard work, we promote a transparent and fair reward system that reflects your performance directly in your compensation. We benchmark our compensation against other major international financial institutions to ensure that we have the best and brightest in the industry.
Application and Selection.


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Applications for HKEX Graduate Programme 2023 are now open and will close on October 16, 2022.

To apply for an Associate position, please click here
To apply for a Technology Associate position, please click here

If you have any queries regarding the Graduate Programme, please email us at earlycareers@hkex.com.hk

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About HKEX.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets. HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.