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Administrative Service Summer Internship Programme 2023 - Application period opens

The primary objective of the Administrative Service Internship Programme ("the Programme") is to give Hong Kong students who wish to pursue an AO (Administrative Officer) career an opportunity to get hands-on experience of working with serving AOs, so as to facilitate their future career planning.Students participating in the Programme will be assigned duties similar in nature to those of AOs in different government bureaux or departments. Students will also have the opportunity to visit various government offices and / or relevant public organisations.Terms of EmploymentThe employment period will last for about two months or more between May and September 2023 (depending on office exigencies and individual participants' availability, the actual employment period of different cases may vary).  The level of remuneration for participants will be $10,500 per month (including contribution to Mandatory Provident Fund).  Participants are normally required to work 44 hours per week.  The exact hours of work will depend on the actual operational needs.  Overtime work, where necessary, will be compensated by time-off in lieu.All successful applicants will be offered identical terms of employment (except for the period).  No allowance will be given to appointees currently residing outside Hong Kong to cover their travelling expenses to and from Hong Kong or their subsistence during their stay in Hong Kong. How to ApplyLocal ApplicantsAll local applications (including those from students of local tertiary institutions who are currently participating in exchange programmes at tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong) must be submitted through their respective tertiary institutions.  Interested students may wish to approach the responsible department of their tertiary institution direct for details on the application procedures and deadline.Applicants Studying Full-time Outside Hong KongHong Kong students studying at tertiary institutions outside of Hong Kong (excluding students of local tertiary institutions who are currently participating in exchange programmes at tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong) who wish to participate in the Programme are required to submit by mail to the Administrative Service Division of Civil Service Bureau at Room 918, 9/F., West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong or the scanned version / soft copy of the required information together with a recent colour photo taken against a plain background (file format should be JPG, JEPG or PNG; minimum size of the photo should be 413 x 531 pixels) by email to by 28 February 2023 (Tuesday) (Hong Kong Time) (late applications and applications submitted by fax will not be accepted).Notification and EnquiriesApplicants who do not receive any notification within six weeks after the above-mentioned deadline may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.  Please contact Civil Service Bureau at if you have any query. Please visit CSB website for more details.

Gov Job


TechEd Playground newly launched for visit application

The HKSAR Government and the local school sector have been actively promoting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education in recent years to tie in with the future development blueprint for the innovation and technology (I&T) industry. To support the development of technology education (TechEd), the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) set up the new TechEd Playground to showcase the latest TechEd solutions under 6 thematic topics: Aerospace Technology, Cybersecurity, Green & Bio Technology, Robotics Engineering, Smart City and Virtual World Technology, so as to inspire teachers and students’ understanding and interest in I&T and cultivate the local I&T talent pool. TechEd Playground Located at HKPC Building, TechEd Playground includes over 20 hottest and latest TechEd solutions and applications for education practitioners, students and parents to explore and experience first-hand, along with various activities for them to grasp the latest technology trends. HKPC welcomes the education sector, students and parents to come to TechEd Playground for visits, ideas exchange and have an up-close look at the latest technology applications. Details and visit application For more information or visit, please refer to HKPC's website. Should you have any queries, please send whatsapp message to 6759 6140 or call 2788 6118.

Career & Study


[2023 Holidays] Subscribe Hong Kong Public Holiday iCal 2023 to your electronic calendar

From now on you can save time in adding public holidays to your electronic calendar!  1823 Online has prepared the Hong Kong Public Holidays calendar in iCal format for your use! iCal, short form of iCalendar, is a common file format used for sharing calendar data. iCal is compatible with most of the current calendar program.1823 Online currently provides data of HK public holidays for 2021-2023. For new users, public holidays for 2021-2023 will be shown in your calendar after subscribing to our iCal. For users who have already subscribed to our iCal, your mobile devices will automatically update the information of public holidays for 2020-2022 to information of 2021-2023 after synchronisation. >>>Click here to susbcribe Hong Kong Public Holiday iCal 2023 to your electronic calendar! A statutory holiday is not equivalent to public holiday Statutory holidays are also commonly known as labour holiday.  In accordance with the Employment Ordinance, all employees, irrespective of the length of service or whether the employee is employed under a continuous contract, are entitled to statutory holidays. Please click here for details. The 13 statutory holidays for 2023 are:1. The first day of January - 1 January (Sunday)2. The second day of Lunar New Year - 23 January (Monday)3. The third day of Lunar New Year - 24 January (Tuesday)4. The fourth day of Lunar New Year - 25 January (Wednesday)5. Ching Ming Festival - 5 April (Wednesday)6. Labour Day - 1 May (Monday)7. The Birthday of the Buddha - 26 May (Friday)8. Tuen Ng Festival - 22 June (Thursday)9. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day - 1 July (Saturday)10. The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - 30 September (Saturday)11. National Day - 1 October (Sunday)12. Chung Yeung Festival - 23 October (Monday)13. Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day (at the option of the employer) - 23 December (Friday) or 25 December (Monday)According to the Employment Ordinance, when either Lunar New Year's Day, the second day of the Lunar New Year or the third day of the Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year is designated as a statutory holiday in substitution; and in the event that the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival falls on a Sunday, the day thereafter (i.e. the 17th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar) is designated as a statutory holiday in substitution. As the first day of Lunar New Year of 2023 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a statutory holiday.. Please visit the website of Labour Department for more details. Are all employees entitled to statutory holidays All employees covered by the Employment Ordinance are entitled to statutory holidays. An employer must not make any form of payment to the employee in lieu of granting a holiday (except upon termination of employment contract). In other words, "buy-out" of a holiday is not allowed. An employer who fails to follow such restriction is liable to prosecution and, upon conviction, to a fine of $50,000. If the employer requires the employee to work on a statutory holiday, an alternative holiday or a substitute holiday must be arranged in accordance with the Employment Ordinance. For more details, please click here.

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