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Applications Open for Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law and National Security Law Test

Prospective applicants for civil service posts at degree or professional level can apply to sit for The Common Recruitment Examination and Basic Law and National Security Law Test (Degree / Professional Grades) (CRE and BLNST), which is tentatively scheduled to be held on 8 and 15 October 2022, from today to 18 August before 5pm. How to applyPersons interested in taking the examination may apply through the online application system on the CSB webpage, or by using the CRE and BLNST application form (CSB31 (3/2022)). Applications must be made before 5pm on 18 August (Hong Kong time). Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST)For all civil service recruitment exercises to be advertised on or after 1 July 2022, attaining a pass result in the newly introduced Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST) will be an entry requirement for all civil service jobs.   In view of the latest epidemic situation of COVID-19, the Civil Service Bureau will adjust the arrangements for the examination if the situation warrants. Persons who wish to take the coming examination should visit the webpage of Civil Service Bureau regularly for the latest information

Gov Job

10-08-2022

Exciting activities celebrating HKSAR 25th anniversary being rolled out

The Government is joining hands with different sectors of the community to organise a wide variety of celebratory events and activities under the theme “New Era - Stability, Prosperity, Opportunity” for the public to participate to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Everyone is welcome to take part and share the joy! A dedicated Facebook page and an Instagram account were also launched to keep members of the public posted of various celebration activities.A rich array of celebration activities will be rolled out successively across the territory, including arts and culture, leisure and recreation, wines and cuisine as well as various thematic seminars.Arts and culture, leisure and recreationAs for arts and cultural activities, apart from the inaugural exhibitions for the new extension of the Oil Street Art Space (Oi!), the much-anticipated Hong Kong Palace Museum will be opened to the public soon, showcasing over 900 precious relics from the Palace Museum and artefacts from around the globe. Moreover, artwork installations that integrate science with art will be displayed on both sides of Victoria Harbour from end-June. In July and August, exhibitions showcasing precious dinosaur fossil skeletons, featuring Italian treasures from the National Museum of Capodimonte and displaying invaluable cultural relics of Dunhuang grottoes will be held.In addition, the Happy@Parks series will be held from mid-June for everyone to enjoy the fun-filled parks through a variety of activities and games. Hongkong Post will issue on July 1 a set of commemorative stamps to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.In addition to the activities, the joyful atmosphere in the community will be further enhanced in all 18 districts with various publicity and city dress-up installations which beautify the cityscape and offer attractions for photo-taking. The major programmes include installations at the Victoria Harbour promenades, as well as erecting floral fields and floral walls, setting up theme garden displays and enhancements of roadside amenity areas at major locations and parks under the "Blossom Around Town" programme.Wines and cuisineThe Hong Kong Tourism Board will also organise various mega celebration events, including the Special Edition of "A Symphony of Lights" and "Hong Kong Cocktail Hopping" in July, as well as "Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival" in October, etc.Caring the community and organising thematic seminarsThe Home Affairs Department (HAD) will co-ordinate the "Celebrations for All" project, in which the elderly and less privileged families can share the joy of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland through family visits and participation in territory-wide as well as district celebratory events. In collaboration with clansman organisations, the HAD will also organise promotion projects under the theme of "connecting to homeland and searching for roots", among which a signature event, "Clansmen Culture Exhibition", will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 6 to 12.The 25th Anniversary theme songThe 25th Anniversary theme song titled "Heading Forward" is produced by Radio Television Hong Kong. It showcases new opportunities brought about by the country to Hong Kong and encourages young people to seize these opportunities and work together to enable Hong Kong to move forward in sustaining prosperity and stability. The theme song is written and produced by renowned musician Keith Chan and composed, arranged and recorded by musician Alan Cheung. A total of 28 local and Mainland singers are invited to perform together for the first time. Please visit the dedicated website for the latest information about the celebratory events.

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Startup

11-08-2022

DSE2022 Student Support Kit

To help you prepare for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) Results Release Day, we have consolidated useful DSE-related information into this "DSE2022 Student Support Kit" so as to assist you in realising academic and career aspirations through various feasible pathways. The "Student Support Kit" will be constantly updated to include latest information. 1. Preparation before DSE Results Release 2. Study Series 3. Career Series 4. Subsidy Series - [Preparation] Helpful Tips for the Big Day - [Preparation] We Support You! - [Preparation] Reprioritising of Programme Choices under JUPAS     - [Study] Flexible Admissions Arrangement for JUPAS Candidates - [Study] JUPAS Participating-institutions' Admission Requirements - [Study] Information on Non-JUPAS Applications - [Study] Study in the Mainland and Overseas - [Study] Instructions to Repeaters & Private Candidates - [Study] How to Prepare for Your Interview?   - [Career] Ways to Get Employed - [Career] Advice on Finding and Adapting to a Job - [Career] On-the-job Training  - [Subsidy] Subsidy Schemes for Local Studies - [Subsidy] Any subsidy for Studying in the Mainland?  

Career & Study

15-07-2022

3rd Phase of Futuremakers' First Job Youth Employment and Subsidy Programme

To support youth employment and help SMEs weather the difficult time, St. James’ Settlement and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited jointly introduced the “Futuremakers’ First Job Youth Employment and Subsidy Programme” in 2020. The programme encouraged SMEs to provide full time or short-term job opportunities for graduates by subsidising half of the wages of the youths employed. In the past 2 years, the programme has successfully helped over 300 graduates to find suitable jobs. SMEs would be able to explore suitable talents through the job matching platform, while DSE, post-secondary and university graduates will be able to find job opportunities which suit their interests and abilities. Corporates will receive half of the wages of each youth hired or up to HK$39,000 over a 6-month period. Participating youths will also be provided with job seeking skills and employment trainings as well as guaranteed interview opportunities within two weeks of the launch of the programme. The third phase of the programme is now accepting applications from 2020, 2021 or 2022 graduates. For more details, please visit the official website. If you have any enquiries, please call 2596 2569 or e-mail to futuremakers.enquiry@sjs.org.hk.

Career & Study

05-07-2022

Enrolment for summer activities/ interest classes/ programmes 2022 now opens

The summer holiday is approaching as summer begins. It is time to look for activities, interest classes or self-enhancement programmes for the summer holiday.  Leisure and Cultural Services Department and youth organisations, such as those listed below, provide diverse summer activities. Pick your favourite ones and enrol now! 1.    Leisure and Cultural Services DepartmentSearch for your favourite activities or interest classes on the website.>>>Details and enrolment2.    The Hong Kong Federation of Youth GroupsSearch for your favourite activities or interest classes on the website. Member login is required for enrolment and places will be allocated by drawing lots.>>>Details and enrolment (Chinese only)3.     St. James SettlementSearch for your favourite activities or interest classes on the website.>>>Details and enrolment (Chinese only)4.    The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong KongServices Centres are set up in various locations such as the Ma On Shan East East Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre and the Jockey Club South Horizons Children & Youth Integrated Services Centre. For details of summer activities organised by individual Services Centres, please contact respective Centres or visit their websites. >>>Details and enrolment5.    Caritas Hong KongCommunity Centres are set up in various locations such as Caine Road and Aberdeen. For details of summer activities organised by individual Community Centres, please contact respective Centres or visit their websites.>>>Details and enrolment6.    Chinese YMCA of Hong KongSearch for your favourite programmes on the website. >>>Details and enrolment7.   Hong Kong Young Women's Christian AssociationSearch for your favourite activities and interest classes on the website. Member login is required for enrolment and places will be allocated by drawing lots.>>>Details and enrolment8.     Hong Kong Playground AssociationSearch for your favourite activities or interest classes on the website.>>>Details and enrolment9.    Hong Kong Children & Youth ServicesServices Centres are set up in various locations such as Belvedere Garden and Tai Po. For details of summer activities organised by individual Services Centres, please contact respective Centres or visit their websites.>>>Details and enrolment

Cultural & Leisure

21-06-2022

Staying Put or Switching Jobs?