(i) successfully completed a full-time Basic Craft Certificate course of a relevant trade offered by the Vocational Training Council; or (ii) successfully completed a full-time Basic Craft course of a relevant trade offered by the Construction Industry Council; or (iii) successfully completed the first year of a Diploma in Vocational Education programme of a relevant trade offered by the Vocational Training Council; and (iv) attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English Languages equivalent to Secondary 3 standard.
(1) Current year students of courses at (ii) and (iii) may also apply for the above post. If selected, their appointment will be offered subject to their attainment of the above academic qualifications at the time of appointment. (2) Department will arrange registration of “Technician Trainee II” with the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship as “Craft Apprentice” and provide a 3-year* training under the Apprenticeship Ordinance. (*Subject to the approval of the Office of Director of Apprenticeship, Department will provide a 2-year training to the Technician Trainee II who have successfully completed a full-time Basic Craft course in Plumbing & Pipefitting offered by the Construction Industry Council.) Technician Trainee II shall meet the following conditions to be awarded the Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship issued by the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship: (a) attained satisfactory performance during the training programme; and (b) passed a trade test at the end of the training programme. (3) The training provided under this apprenticeship programme will not be counted as equivalent to the working experience required for the application of plumber's licence.
(1) Undergo on-the-job technical training and perform duties under the supervision of the senior officers; and (2) Successful candidates may be required to: (a) be posted to all Branches of the Department for practical training; (b) work in remote areas; (c) work with computer; (d) wear uniform/protective clothing; and (e) perform any other related duties as required.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on contract terms under the Contract of Apprenticeship and receive training for a period of 3 years or 2 years (please refer to ‘* above).
An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity, plus any contribution to be made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 10% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted no less favourable than the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise. (b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. (c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service. (d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made. (e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview. (f) 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. (g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below enquiry address.
How to apply:
Application forms G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013) are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centre of District Office, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed applications on G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013) should reach the address below on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked “Application for Technician Trainee II (Waterworks)”. On-line application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Your application will not be considered if you fail to provide in G.F. 340 all information as requested or it is not clear from your statements that you have the minimum qualifications, training, experience or other requirements for the job. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Recruitment Unit, Water Supplies Department, 48/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (27 February 2015) and South China Morning Post (28 February 2015)