Engineering Graduate Training Scheme

By subsidising prospective employers, the Scheme provides more training opportunities for engineering graduates to attain professional status from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).

Subsidies

Subject to the availability of fund, subsidies will be provided to trainees who are being trained under any approved programme by the HKIE. Subject to regular review, these will form part of the salaries given by the employers. The period for subsidies may cover a combination of sandwich and post-graduate training programmes up to 18 months.

Please visit the following sections for more information about the Scheme:

  • Employer Registration 

    Employers who wish to participate in the EGTS may register their training schemes directly with the HKIE followed by submitting their application to the Working Party on Training Schemes (WPTGS) for approval. The training programme submitted must conform to the HKIE requirements for Scheme "A" Training.

    Download Employer's Registration Form
     
  • Trainee Recruitment 

    At the beginning of each year, participating firms are invited to indicate the number of engineering trainees they wish to recruit within the year. The firms would then be advised of the number of trainees they may proceed to recruit under the EGTS.

    Employers may recruit graduates without approved basic training provided that they agree to release them for basic training in an approved training establishment such as Pro-Act Training and Development Centres of the VTC (Pro-Act by VTC). Employers are required to pay normal salaries to trainees for the basic training period.

    Employers who wish to recruit students from sandwich courses should approach the local tertiary education institutions directly. Those who successfully recruit sandwich course students for training are expected to undertake the provision of post-graduate training for these students after the completion of their studies.

     
  • Application for Subsidy 

    Employers need to submit applications for subsidy upon completion of the recruitment process. Upon approval of the Working Party on Training Schemes under the Innovation and Technology Training Board of the Vocational Training Council, the subsidies will be granted on a quarterly basis provided that employers accept the terms and conditions set out in the subsidy application form and that trainee training reports are satisfactory.

    Employers would be granted subsidy provided that the following conditions are met:

    • Training places should normally be filled by fresh graduates (i.e. graduating within the financial year) or sandwich students arranged by the local tertiary education institutions.
    • In disciplines other than civil, environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering, trainees should normally have completed an approved basic training course.
    • Recruitment should be completed before the deadline for submission of subsidy applications.
    • Employers taking on sandwich students for training are expected to undertake the provision of post-graduate training to these students after their completion of studies.

    Any new rate of subsidy will be paid automatically to all employers in the EGTS from the date it becomes effective.

    Download Subsidy Application Form
     
  • The Technologist Training Unit 

    The Technologist Training Unit of the VTC is responsible to assist the WPTGS for the day to day administration of the EGTS.

     

Enquiry: 3907 6681 / 3907 6683