Work Experience

Background

 

The purpose of Education Bureau (EDB)’s initiating the “Business-School Partnership Programme” (BSPP) is to, through providing various career exploration activities, support the implementation of Life Planning Education. Being one of the activities suggested under the BSPP that organizations may arrange for senior secondary students, the “Work Experience Programme”(WEP) is most welcomed by stakeholders concerned; both students and organisations involved had reflected that they were benefitted from the Programme. To further mobilize the business entities and other organisations in the community to offer more activities under WEP for senior secondary students, and to nurture a culture of supporting the young generation for life planning at large, the EDB launched the “Work Experience Movement” in the 2016/17 school year. Up-to-date, over 220 business entities and community organisations covering more than 30 trades and industries have already offered more than 5 100 WEP places for our students.

  • Objectives:
    The purpose of the WEP is to allow students to have a real hands-on experience in the workplace with a view to knowing the actual operation of different trades and enterprises as well as the routine tasks of different job positions so that they can better understand themselves and their career orientations.

  • Nature:
    WEP is an educational extracurricular activity, it is neither an apprenticeship nor internship. Students must make application through their schools.

  • Operation mode:
    WEP arranged by organisations shall normally last for no more than 3 days except during school holidays, which shall be allowable for no more than 5 days. Yet, subject to no interference of students’ school work and with due respect to the day and nature of the activities, consideration may be given to proposed WEP with less than 2 weeks. Furthermore, WEP should be conducted to the most 8 hours a day, excluding rest time and lunch break, and be no later than 8 p.m..

  • Coverage of trades and industries (since 2016/17 school year):
    Electrical, Electronics & Mechanical Services
    Entertainment & Recreation
    Environmental Services
    Foodstuff & Beverage
    Government Department
    Hotel
    Laundry
    Retail
    Social Services
    Surveying
    Veterinarian/Pet Grooming
    Tourism, Convention and Exhibition Services
    Medical & Health
    Property Management
    Building & Construction
    Arts and Culture
    Chemical and Petroleum Products
    Printing and Publishing
    Trade
    Watch & Clock
    Banking and Financing Services
    Beauty
    Design, Innovation and Technology
    Information Technology
    Elderly Care Service
    Logistics and Transport
    Manufacturing Technology (Tooling, Metals Plastics)
    Education
    Professional Services
    Jewellery

Activity Highlights

 

  1. Marks and Spencer
  2. Guangbo Treatment Center of TCM
  3. PLK Flea Market
  4. Easy Organic Farming