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Technician Training Scheme (Electrical and Mechanical Services Department)

The Technician Training Scheme (the Scheme) 2022 is now inviting applications.  If you have attained a secondary level education and would like to develop your future career in the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), you may consider applying for the Scheme when the application is open.  Prospective graduates of courses may also apply for the post.  The requirements and details of the post shall refer to the relevant recruitment advertisement. Salary HK$16,015 per month (Technician Trainee I (2-year programme)) HK$14,660 per month (Technician Trainee I (3-year programme)) HK$13,825 per month (Technician Trainee II (2-year programme)) HK$12,645 per month (Technician Trainee II (3-year programme)) The Scheme offered by the EMSD covers various disciplines including the electrical, mechanical, air-conditioning, building services, electronics and vehicle disciplines.  After the basic workshop training, you will be assigned to different workplaces for on-the-job training in designated trade and will accumulate expertise under various masters. (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese) For details of the Scheme, please visit EMSD website. In addition, interested person can visit this website to know more about apprenticeship training and submit application on or before 17 March 2022. More information of vocational training can be refered to another story.

The Cohort 3 application of JC PROcruit C is closed on 3 June 2023

With the current advances in technology and social development, it becomes increasingly important to prepare young talents for their work readiness and future employability. JC PROcruit C offers 16 human-centric services and professions and 600 positions in the four areas of “Creativity, Technology, Business and Healthcare” to fresh graduates.  Develop your career and contribute to communityJC PROcruit C is created and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and opens up new positions by seven industries convenors (including Good Lab, Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Cyberport, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, New Life Rehabilitation Association, Po Leung Kuk and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals) and employers for helping the first-time job seekers to develop their career and contribute to the community’s recovery and resilience. Submit your application now to:- Navigate on a professional career with a one-year traineeship- Transition to your desired profession with tailor-made multi-day bootcamp and professional career coaching along the journey- Grow your professional knowledge and network through on-the-job training and mentorship- Contribute to community by innovating and creating social good at workplace (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese) The main selection criteria for those positions are VASK (Values, Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge).  During the selection, employers will provide positions’ VASK to match them with graduates’ VASK.  Graduates will also understand their values and interests to find a job suitable for them. Application The Cohort 3 application closes on 3 June 2023. Fresh graduates need to create a personal account through the programme website for job application.  Besides, graduates need to fill in personal VASK in the account and have an online video interview, group interview, and meeting with employers. EligibilityGraduates of a bachelor’s degree, sub-degree programme or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) holders or equivalent qualifications, including The International Baccalaureate (IB), Diploma of Foundation Studies and Diploma Yi Jin in 2020, 2021, 2022 or 2023 are welcome to apply Interested fresh graduates can visit the official website or email to enquiry@jcprocruitc.org.hk for further information.  Here below are the videos about the reviews of the Programme. (The videos are in Cantonese)  

(YETP) Need jobs? Try On-the-job Training

It is not easy to find a job, right?Why not try to find a job through On-the-Job Training under YETP of Labour Department?Job Application Process 1. Trainees may select on-the-job training vacancy online by themselves or under the guidance of Case Managers and register with the Programme Office. The Programme Office may also introduce suitable on-the-job training vacancies to trainees depending on different needs and situations. 2.The Programme Office will verify the eligibility of Trainees who register for vacancies or inform them of the registration progress within four working days, then confirm the arrangement of interviews or submission of trainees' resumes with Employers and refer Trainees to Employers for recruitment selection. 3.When Employers receive Trainees' resumes, they may arrange interviews or other recruitment process with Trainees directly or through the Programme Office. 4. Employers have to return all the referral results to the Programme Office so as to inform both Trainees and their case managers of the results afterwards. If Trainees did not receive any notification about interview two weeks after submission of resumes, they should assume their applications unsuccessful and consider applying for other job vacancies. 5. If Employers contact trainees to make employment arrangement directly, Trainees should inform their case manager and the Programme Office as soon as possible, and also update their employment status online. If the employment is successfulTrainees will start their on-the-job training and draw up an Employment Contract with Employers. The Programme Office will confirm the arrangement of on-the-job training with Employers and Trainees. During the on-the-job training period- Trainees are engaged as employees with employer-employee relationship, Employers will pay salary to Trainees. - Employers will appoint staff with relevant work experience as Trainees’ mentors so as to ensure suitable training and guidance support to trainees. - Trainees may apply for off-the-job vocational course subsidy from the Programme Office and reimburse course and examination fees up to $4,000 for each on-the-job training placement under the YETP. - Case managers will provide on-the-job support services to Trainees. Upon completion of the on-the-job training- Employers will issue a certificate specifying the skill/qualification attained and the period of on-the-job training to Trainees. - Trainees with good performance may have the opportunities to be offered further employment by employers.   Visit the YETP website for more details!

Job Seeking

Job search Searching for job vacancies has become more convenient nowadays because recruitment advertisements can be found in newspapers, recruitment notices/vacancy boards and the Internet, which has become a popular tool for job hunting by job searchers and recruitment by employers. Templates of application letter and CV can be easily found online for reference. However, please avoid copy-and-pasting the templates! Remember to personalise your cover letter and CV to increase your chance to be interviewed. Labour Department’s Interactive Employment Service The Interactive Employment Service can be used to search for job vacancies of many different industries. Government Vacancies Enquiry System If you are interested in vacancies with the Hong Kong SAR Government, you may visit the Government Vacancies Enquiry System in the Civil Service Bureau website to check the latest job vacancies. Joint Institution Job Information System (JIJIS) University students can log onto JIJIS, an one-stop on-line career service for employers and university students jointly offered by the career centres of tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. Job interview strategies If you are granted the chance of an interview, seize the opportunity to convince the interviewers that you are the most suitable candidate for the job! Review job interview strategies before walking into the interview room, prepare answers to the most frequently asked questions, then follow up and evaluate after the interview. Details of the aforementioned steps can be found in Labour Department's Job Hunting Briefcase. Adapt to a new job Office is a new environment for school leavers. There are some tips for you to adapt to a new job and move up the career ladder.