The Labour Department will hold a Youth Recruitment Day on Thursday, May 23 at the Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai. It is part of the department’s Youth Employment Training Programme which provides job opportunities for young people.
The event hopes to help those aged 15 to 24, who have sub-degree level or below educational qualifications, or have left school at a young age, to find jobs in a wide range of industries, including tourism, telecommunications, filmmaking, catering, banking, and public service.
The department said there will be more than 1,600 paid, full-time and part-time, on-the-job training vacancies offered by the 28 participating organisations. Among them, Ocean Park Corporation offers the most number of vacancies, with more than 400 openings.
The organisations will conduct on-the-spot interviews and recruitment at the event, so applicants are reminded to bring the original and a copy of their Hong Kong ID card, CV, educational qualification proof, and some recent passport-sized photos to the event.
“I think there’s a great variety of choices and the recruitment day can provide more opportunities and pathways for people like me to choose from,” said 18-year-old Ho Hon-kiu, who is taking a Diploma of Foundation at the Vocational Training Council.
Another student, Shams Wong, who just finished her HKDSE, said non-degree holders can boost their competitiveness by gaining work experience.
“I would indeed be interested in the event if I don’t have a university degree. The vocational training opportunities can narrow the gap between university graduates and non-degree holders,” said the 17-year-old.
In addition to the career talks and consultation services, the department has invited popular Hong Kong opinion leader Lam Wai-wai, better known as Tat Gor, to host a sharing session where he would talk about his experiences in transforming his hobby into a profession.