The current honorarium on entry is $23,010 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 2019 or after), or other non-degree qualifications acceptable to the relevant professional institutions (obtained in October 2018 or after) as follows : a degree in Town Planning or a qualification, which is acceptable to the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) as satisfying the academic requirements for exemption from the HKIP Qualifying Examination Part I and admission into the Qualifying Examination Part II; 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 2019 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, as well as applicants sitting the final part(s) of relevant examinations of other non-degree qualifications acceptable to the relevant professional institutions in the summer of 2020 may also apply. If selected, their engagement will be subject to their acquiring the requisite academic qualification not later than 30 November 2020.
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 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. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities”which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under“Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(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 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 in July 2020. 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. 2231 5011 if necessary.
(iv) The interview schedule stated in item (iii) above is subject to change at the discretion of the Department without prior notification to applicants.
(v) Non-civil service vacancies information contained in this column is also available on the Planning Department on the Internet at http://www.pland.gov.hk.
How to apply:
Application forms G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013) are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices of the Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division of the 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, the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 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 Department.
(i) Applicants should also provide their e-mail address and contact fax number, if available, on the application form. Applications together with all supporting documents mentioned in (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) above should reach the Planning Department by post or by hand not later than 10 February 2020.
(ii) 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.
(iii) Applications which are incomplete, late or submitted by fax / email will not be considered.
Appointments Section, Planning Department, 18/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong