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) as follows : (a) FOR MAINTENANCE SURVEYING GRADUATES - a cognate degree in the field of Building Surveying or equivalent as approved by Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), which satisfies the academic requirements for corporate membership of the HKIS in the Building Surveying Division and for admission into the HKIS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) in the Division; (b) FOR QUANTITY SURVEYING GRADUATES - a cognate degree in the field of Quantity Surveying or equivalent as approved by HKIS, which satisfies the academic requirements for corporate membership of the HKIS in the Quantity Surveying Division and for admission into the HKIS APC in the Division; 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 the “Entry Requirements” above 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 have ever applied for commencement of the Assessment of Professional Competence with the HKIS 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 relevant professional institutions.
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. Their training honoraria are also independent of the civil service pay. The training period is two years. There is no guarantee for further engagement in the Government after completion of the above training/ post-training engagement.
(i) 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. (ii) 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. (iii) 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. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. Applicants may enquire about their application situation at Tel. No. 2867 3638 if necessary. (iv) The interview schedule stated in item (iii) above is subject to change at the discretion of the Government without prior notification to applicants.
How to apply:
Application forms G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013) are obtainable 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 Civil Service Bureau’s website (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. Applications not accompanied by the above documents may not be considered. Applicants should also provide their e-mail address and contact fax number, if available, on the application form. Applications together with all supporting documents should reach the Architectural Services Department not later than 16 February 2015. Copies of documents mentioned in (b) and (c) above 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.
The Departmental Secretary, Architectural Services Department, 36/F, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
South China Morning Post (10/1/2015) and Ming Po (9/1/2015)