Sustainable Development Cultivation of Talent

Cultivation of Talent

Employee Training and Development

The identification of employees of high-caliber at an early stage, and preparing them to take up management and leadership responsibilities through custom-made training programmes is a key objective of Shui On Land’s training and development programmes which helps maintain the sustainable growth of the Company.

Management Cadet (MC) Programme
This talent development programme was established in 2002 for all staff with at least three years of working experience. The programme focuses on developing their potential to take up key management positions in a shorter time frame.

Management Trainee (MT) Programme
Established in 1997, this programme aims to prepare fresh graduates from universities to take up management positions. Under the guidance of mentors, the trainees undergo a rigorous three-year training of personal development and management skills.

Graduate Trainee (GT) Programme
Aiming to train fresh graduates from universities to take up relevant professional positions in the Company. This programme provides industry-specific training, and essential management technique training. The duration of the programme varies, depending on the professional streams. Throughout the programme, job rotation arrangements are made for each trainee, and a six to twelve months secondment to external professional institutions is also arranged where applicable.

Summer Internship Programme
Established in 2001, the programme provides four to eight weeks of summer internship opportunities for university students from the Chinese Mainland.

Shui On Academy

Established in 2008, Shui On Academy aims to support staff and organizational learning and development, aligned with the strategic development and continuous growth of Shui On Land. The Academy promotes the spirit of accountability and life-long learning, and is committed to providing innovative learning opportunities for employees that drive individual and company performance in an increasingly competitive environment.
Shui On Academy not only supports staff development, but also offers programmes to our partners, customers, and other stakeholders of the communities we serve as part of our company’s strong tradition of maintaining close relationships with the people and organizations in our value network.

To provide a strategic direction for the development and education of Shui On Land’s employees, partners, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders in our value network.


  •  Support the realization of company’s business goals by linking learning process with employees’ performance and company’s needs, with a focus on improving the professional knowledge, skills and competencies of employees at all levels.
  •  Promote life-long learning corporate culture and provide innovative, high-quality learning opportunities,to encourage continuous learning.
  •  Provide tools and framework for employees to create their personalized learning path throughout their career and help individual employee and their supervisors to take responsibility for staff learning and growth.
  •  Support the enhancement of company’s brand image by developing learning programmes and projects, demonstrating Shui On Land as a thought leader, a partner of the community, and the best employer of choice.

Professional Program

TTT Program

Entrepreneurship Support

Building Knowlede-based Community and Promoting Innovation
In line with the transformation of the city and the economy, the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in Shanghai is developed as a multi-functional community based on education, technology, culture, research and business incubation elements to create a vibrant and energetic multi-functional community suitable for “live-learn-work-play”.
Launched in May 2013, the InnoSpace International Camp, organised by KIC, is a 16-week business incubation programme which provides a platform for entrepreneurs in internet and mobile internet industries to put their ideas into reality.

Committed to Nurturing Talents to Support the Long-term Development of Society
The co-operation between Shui On Land and Fudan University is an excellent example of cross-sector integration between the corporate and education sectors. Launched in 2011, the “Shui On-Fudan” Youth Entrepreneurship Course aims to sow the seeds of entrepreneurship among university students through an innovative, systematic, targeted and pertinent entrepreneurship course. The course also promotes the emergence and development of new enterprises. Shui On Land has donated a total of RMB6.6 million to sponsor this three-year course.