GRADUATE STORIES

Learn more about the program by reading the stories of these successful Esquel Management Trainees

Wei CAI
China
Zhi Peng LIU
China
Lucy CHU
Hong Kong
Tinadevi BUNDHOO
Mauritius
Madusanka FERNANDO
Sri Lanka
Ellen THANH
Vietnam

PROGRAM FEATURES

Career Fast-Track
Multiple Rotations Through Global Operations
Mentoring by Senior Management
Intensive Onsite Training
360° Performance Assessment and Feedback
Structured Curriculum
Career Fast-Track
Multiple Rotations Through Global Operations
Mentoring by Senior Management
Intensive Onsite Training
360° Performance Assessment and Feedback
Structured Curriculum

PROGRAM DETAILS

Hong Kong

The Management Trainee Program is designed for undergraduates and postgraduates who aspire to advance and excel.

The Opportunities

  • Fast-track career path
  • 3 months intensive training from cotton to shirt in our flagship facilities in Foshan
  • 3 rotations across 2 years in our global operations covering operations, sales & merchandising and corporate functions
  • Structured profession training on business analytics, computational thinking, project management, leadership and communications
  • Participate in challenging cross-functional projects
  • Mentoring by senior management
  • 360° assessment and feedback mechanism

The Candidates

  • Undergraduates and postgraduates of any discipline
  • Good language skills
  • Strong presentation, leadership and analytical skills
  • Interested in the industry
  • Ethical, passionate and committed
  • Agile, creative learners
  • Flexible and open-minded
  • Independent critical thinker
  • Flexibility in taking up China and/or international postings

For more information about the Management Trainee Program, please click here.


China

The Management Trainee Program is designed for undergraduates and postgraduates who aspire to advance and excel.

The Opportunities

  • Fast track career path
  • 3 months intensive training from cotton to shirt in our flagship facilities in Foshan
  • 9 months as Personal Assistant to the General Manager or a Director to learn about operation management
  • 1 year as Team Leader to drive department performance management to develop people management skills
  • 6 months as Project Manager to lead challenging cross-functional projects
  • Mentoring by senior management
  • 360° assessment and feedback mechanism

The Candidates

  • Undergraduates and postgraduates of any discipline
  • Good language skills
  • Strong presentation, leadership and analytical skills
  • Interested in the industry
  • Ethical, passionate and committed
  • Agile, creative learners
  • Flexible and open-minded
  • Independent critical thinker
  • Flexibility in taking up China and/or international postings

Overseas

The Management Trainee Program is designed for undergraduates and postgraduates who aspire to advance and excel.

The Opportunities

The MT program lasts approximately 24 months, divided into 4 semesters of 6 months. Each trainee is rotated alternately across production functions within the 4 semesters. The last semester can be spent in a supporting function or on an overseas rotation depending on the trainee’s preferences, the demand of the function and performance of the trainee.

The Candidates

  • Overseas or domestic university/ post-university graduate, or equivalent
  • Not more than 2 years of working experience from graduation to onboarding date
  • GPA of 7.0/10 or above, or equivalent
  • Strong presentation, leadership and analytical skills
  • Interested in the industry
  • Ethical, passionate and committed
  • Agile, creative learner
  • Flexible and open-minded
  • Independent critical thinker
  • Flexibility in taking up China and/or international postings


Hong Kong
If you are interested in joining our Management Trainee Program, please apply here.

China
To learn more about the program, please visit Esquel Campus Recruitment (Only available in Simplified Chinese)

Overseas
E-mail MTOverseas@esquel.com with any enquiries.


Q. 
How many management trainees does Esquel recruit each year?
A.

Our recruitment process focuses on personal ability and merits, which means there is no target in recruitment for the program. Each intake varies depending on the quality of competition among applicants and our business needs.

Q. 
Am I expected to have prior experience in the apparel manufacturing industry?
A.

Prior experience in the industry is not required. However, we expect management trainee applicants to be genuinely interested in the apparel manufacturing industry as well as the wide range of other related corporate functions. Although not expected, applicants should also have basic knowledge of the industry prior to application as part of their commitment.

Q. 
Does the subject of my degree affect my chance of becoming a management trainee?
A.

Esquel welcome students from any discipline, as our management trainees are expected to take on a wide range of cross-functional responsibilities. The Management Trainee Program not only seeks applicants who subscribe to our company vision, but those who also have a strong analytical mindset, learning agility and leadership potential.

Q. 
I am studying overseas at the moment. Can I apply for the Management Trainee Program?
A.

We welcome both local and overseas students to apply for our Management Trainee Program.

Q. 
If I am not a local resident, can I still apply for the Management Trainee Program?
A.

Yes. Esquel welcome applicants from any background. If you do not have the right of abode or right to land in the specific location, you must obtain the appropriate visa before arrival to take up employment.

Q. 
How do I prepare for the team challenge, assessment center and interviews for the Management Trainee application process?
A.

There are no official guidelines to prepare for these application steps. These are designed to test your all-round ability reflecting your general aptitude and perceptiveness. With that said, we advise applicants to keep on top of local and global current affairs to enrich themselves on a daily basis, and build on your knowledge and analytical skills.

Q. 
Can I choose which department I will rotate to?
A.

We will devise custom rotation plans that take into account colleagues’ skills, interests, and the current needs/available projects of different departments.