"In the 9 months I’ve been with the JKHMT Programme, I’ve worked in the Leisure, Consumer Foods, Plantations and Retail sectors and I can already see how invaluable this exposure is to my career with John Keells."

Treshan - Current JKHMT
Graduate of Nottingham University
BA (Hons) Finance, Accounting & Management

"The network you create and the mind-set you develop throughout the JKHMT Programme, allows you to stand out from the rest, as future leaders."

Bhanuka – Former JKHMT
Graduate of University of Kelaniya
Manager – Sales and Marketing, Keells Food Products PLC

"After completing the JKHMT programme in 2012, I was placed as a Junior Engineer at Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts working on projects in Sri Lanka. Later, as a Senior Engineer, I handled projects in The Maldives as well and now, I head the Engineering and Projects division of Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts."

Dinushka - Former JKHMT
Graduate of University of Moratuwa
Assistant Vice President - Head of Engineering, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts

"Within just 6 months of being with the JKHMT Programme, I was offered the position of Assistant Manager – Operational Excellence, at Elephant House! Now I'm also the Sustainability Champion for Elephant House, working on Water and Energy Conservation, reducing Carbon Emissions and Sustainable Sourcing."

Ovin – Former JKHMT
Graduate of University of Moratuwa
Assistant Manager - Operational Excellence, Ceylon Cold Stores PLC

"15 different functions within 15 months; the JKHMT Programme is second to none!"

Kanchana – Former JKHMT
Graduate of University of Kelaniya
Assistant Vice President - Head of Commercial, Jay kay Marketing Services (Pvt) Ltd.

"From the day we have to take the initiative and make independent decisions while working on the projects we are assigned, which have a direct impact on the Group’s businesses, taking us closer to a managerial position."

Cheanthe – Current JKHMT
Graduate of University College London
BSc. Biomedical Science (Hons)

"As part of the JKHMT programme, we get the opportunity to organize CSR initiatives, which include staff volunteers and I organized one relating to the Neighbourhood-Schools Project, where we helped out at a number of schools in our community."

Visal – Former JKHMT
Graduate of University of Melbourne
Assistant Manager – Fresh Food, Jay Kay Marketing Services Ltd.

"Given the scale and diversity across the John Keells Group, the well-structured JKHMT Programme offers not only cross functional, but also cross-industrial exposure, which I think is crucial in creating a well-rounded corporate leader."

Russel – Current JKHMT
Graduate of University of Wales
BSc.(Hons) Business Management & Marketing

"One of the highlights of my career so far, is within 1 year of completing the JKHMT Programme, becoming the Head of Operations for John Keells Logistics."

Lasitha – Former JKHMT
Graduate of University of Moratuwa
Manager - Head of Operations,
John Keells Logistics (Pvt) Ltd.

"The best thing about the industry exposure given at the JKHMT programme is the people you get to meet. We worked with the CEOs as well as the staff at a non-executive level; this gave us not only a good understanding of how Group businesses work, but also the confidence to take on any challenge."

Hishan – Former JKHMT
Graduate of University of Moratuwa
Vice President – Head of Supply Chain, Jaykay Marketing Services (Pvt) Ltd.

"I’m currently involved in the John Keells CSR project conducted to develop soft-skills of local university students. As a local university graduate myself, I’m glad to have the opportunity to give something back this way!"

Udeshi – Former JKHMT
Graduate of University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Assistant Manager - Group HR, John Keells Group

Shakoor – Mechanical Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology | Devni – BSc. in Management & Technical Sciences, Sir John Kotelawela Defence Academy | Kavindra – BA in Biology and Business Management, Luther College USA | Lasith – CIMA (Passed Finalist) | Sachintha – BSc. Marketing Management, University of Sri Jayawardenepura | Minoshala - CIMA (Passed Finalist) | Harshaka - MEng in Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol, UK

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Management Trainees

#JKHMT2017 commenced on the 1st of August 2017.

The JKHMT Programme is for those who take initiative and have the drive and motivation to take on any challenge and are adaptable and innovative to take our Group into the future, with an attitude that says ‘nothing is impossible’ and the integrity to do the right thing, always!

This comprehensive and rigorous, 15 month-long JKHMT Programme aims to develop successful future leaders!