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Management Trainee Programme

The Management Trainee Programme is designed to develop high potential talents into future leaders. Management Trainees are provided with diverse opportunities to acquire the skills and professional expertise necessary to build solid careers at AA.

Programme Structure

During the 3-year programme, Management Trainees will acquire job-related skills and knowledge through rotations in core departments, participation in cross-functional projects and assignments, and functional and leadership training. Through our structured curriculum, our future leaders develop the complex problem-solving capabilities, leadership skills and internal networks necessary to forge successful careers in airport management.

Programme Structure

The Person

We welcome university graduates with the following attributes and competencies to apply.

  • Final year university students in any discipline; or
  • Recent university graduates with less than three years of working experience
  • Team players with strong leadership potential, self-motivation and drive to achieve excellence
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese including Putonghua
  • Passion to develop careers in the aviation industry

Career Progression

Career Progression

The Management Trainee Programme provides fast track career development for airport management professionals. Upon completing the 3-year programme, proven Management Trainees who meet AA's expectations and requirements will be appointed to supervisory / managerial positions – and are encouraged to progress as far as their potential takes them.

Debbie Poon - Manager, Passenger Systems & Process Improvement

Debbie Poon
Manager, Airport & Industry Collaboration

"Where else can you work on such exciting and complex projects?"


Debbie Tsui - Assistant Manager, Strategic Planning

Debbie Tsui
Assistant Manager, Strategic Planning

"I learned the ins and outs of the aviation industry!"



Our next recruitment exercise for the Management Trainee Programme will be scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2018. More details will be available in October 2018.

Graduate Engineer Programme

The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Graduate Engineer Programme is a Scheme "A" training programme accredited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers ("HKIE"). The programme helps graduate engineers acquire the qualifications to become professional engineers, and provides them with excellent all-round exposure to various airport engineering systems / projects through on-the-job training and attachment.

The programme aims to develop a pool of home-grown professional engineers with the specific skills and experience necessary to implement and operate AA's sophisticated, mission-critical systems, while equipping graduate engineers with technical and management skills to meet HKIA's future development needs.

Training Curriculum

During the two-year / three-year programme*, graduate engineers undergo intensive classroom, e-learning and on-the-job training; and take on job assignments in a variety of technical functions, which may include secondment to external consultants.

Graduate engineers are guided under the supervision of an engineering supervisor and a training tutor throughout the programme, while they acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills set under HKIE Scheme "A" training requirements – allowing them to assume further technical and management responsibilities at HKIA.

General Training Activities Building Services / Electrical /
Electronic / Mechanical
Engineering Streams
(2-year programme)
Civil Engineering Stream
(3-year programme)
Corporate Induction 1 week 1 week
Departmental Induction /
General Professional Fundamentals
6 weeks 9 weeks
Design Practices / Project Programming /
51 weeks 62 weeks
Tender Preparation and Evaluation /
Contract Administration
22 weeks 24 weeks
Specific Project Attachment /
Other Skills
24 weeks 60 weeks

* The two-year programme is applicable to graduates entering the Building Services / Electrical / Electronic / Mechanical Engineering streams. The programme for Civil Engineering graduates lasts for three years.

The Person

We welcome university graduates with the following attributes and competencies to apply.

  • University graduates who majored in Building Services / Civil / Electrical / Electronic / Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong analytical, planning and problem solving skills with good business acumen
  • Team players with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese. Knowledge of Putonghua is preferred

Career Progression

Career progression

Graduate engineers receive professional training in a range of disciplines to develop their long-term careers at HKIA, following a progressive career plan designed to ensure their ongoing personal and professional growth.

Experience Sharing

Eddie Lock - Manager, New Works

Eddie Lock
Manager, New Works

"Engineers are not only experts in technical knowledge and skills, but also much more…"


Alice Lo - Assistant Engineer

Alice Lo
Assistant Engineer

"Unparalleled exposure working alongside international experts and professionals!"



Our next recruitment exercise for the Graduate Engineer Programme will be scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2018. More details will be available in October 2018.

Internship Programme

Our internship programme provides students with an opportunity to experience AA’s unique working environment. Through the internships - which are available in different departments every year – students are involved in Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)’s daily operations, earn exposure through meaningful projects and gain valuable workplace experience. On top of the department attachment, students will also learn from a series of well-structured training courses, site visit and project assignment. Recruitment is conducted in March/ April each year.

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