The current honorarium on entry is $19,470 per month. The above amount of honorarium and the terms of engagement are subject to changes at the time the offer of engagement is made. Graduate trainees are not civil servants and their training honoraria are independent of the civil service pay.
(I) An acceptable degree in the relevant discipline from a Hong Kong university or equivalent (obtained in 2014 or after), or other non-degree qualifications acceptable to the relevant professional institutions (obtained in October 2013 or after) as follows : FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING GRADUATES – a degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or a qualification, which satisfies the academic requirements for corporate membership of the Environmental discipline of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and for admission into the HKIE Training Scheme “A” in the Environmental discipline; and (II) Be a permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of engagement unless specified otherwise.
(i) Applicants who have obtained a relevant degree/qualification before the date mentioned in (I) of “Entry Requirements” and are pursuing or have just obtained in 2014 or after another degree on a related subject on a full time basis may also be considered provided that the break between completion of the first relevant degree/qualification and commencement of the related degree is not more than 18 months. If an applicant has pursued more than one related degrees, the aggregate period of breaks between the degrees should also not be more than 18 months. (ii) Applicants sitting their final examinations or persons sitting the final part(s) of relevant examinations of professional institutions in the summer of 2015 may also apply. If selected, their engagement will be subject to their acquiring the requisite academic qualification not later than 30 September 2015. (iii) Applicants who are receiving or have ever received training under the Training Scheme “A” of the HKIE will not be considered. Successful applicants will be required to make a declaration to that effect.
Successful candidates will receive practical training under professional guidance meeting the training requirements of the HKIE.
Terms of Appointment:
The training vacancies are temporary posts. Graduate trainees are not civil servants and are not engaged on civil service terms and conditions. The training period is three years. On satisfactory completion of the training, suitable engineering graduate trainees engaged by the Environmental Protection Department will be offered further engagement for a period of 12 months. There is no guarantee for further engagement in the Government after completion of the above training/post-training engagement.
(i) Applications not accompanied by the documents stated in “How to Apply” may not be considered. Applicants should also provide their e-mail address and contact fax number, if available, on the application form. (ii) Copies of documents mentioned in (b) and (c) of “How to Apply” may be passed to the relevant professional institution for the purpose of confirming whether or not the qualification satisfies the academic requirements for corporate membership/admission into the professional examination/training scheme of the institution concerned. (iii) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. (iv) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancies advertised are open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. (v) Applications together with all supporting documents should reach the following address not later than 23 February 2015. (vi) Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be conducted in Hong Kong during the period from April to July 2015. Applicants should make themselves available for the interview during that period. The interview schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Government without prior notification to applicants. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. Applicants may enquire about their application situation at the enquiry telephone number if necessary.
How to apply:
Application forms G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013) can be obtained from any Public Enquiry Service Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The form can also be downloaded from the website of the Civil Service Bureau (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Each application should be accompanied by: (a) a supplementary letter giving a brief account of past relevant training/experience and course projects; (b) a copy each of all official transcripts showing the results of all examinations taken at universities or other examinations leading to the award of a qualification recognised by the relevant professional institution; (c) a copy of the degree certificate if acquired; (d) a list of subjects, and their respective weighting, studied in the final year of the degree course (only for applicants who are studying in the final year of their degree courses); and (e) a copy of the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, certificates of the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination and other public English language examinations (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, GCE, GCSE, HKSARG Common Recruitment Examination, etc.) showing the results achieved in English language in such examinations. Candidates will have to make a declaration on the public English language examinations taken by them, if so required by the recruiting department.
Appointments Section, Environmental Protection Department, 33/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (23 January 2015) and South China Morning Post (24 January 2015)