At Hang Seng Bank, management trainees are graduates from all disciplines - engineering, biochemistry, law or even music.
"What makes a difference is soft skill competencies - those are more difficult to learn," says Louise Lam, Hang Seng Bank's head of human resources (HR).
Although competency lists often seem alike, she says companies do have preferences. "We require a subtle and steady personality. We want [trainees] to be innovative but have tenacity, and have a technically strong image," Lam