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Job Number: 42616
Department: Electrical and Mechanical Services Department 
Job Title: Technician Trainee (Electrical / Mechanical / Vehicle / Air-conditioning / Electronics / Building Services discipline) 
Salary: HK$16,015 per month (Technician Trainee I (3-year programme))
HK$14,660 per month (Technician Trainee I (4-year programme))
HK$13,825 per month (Technician Trainee II (3-year programme))
HK$ 12,645 per month (Technician Trainee II (4-year programme))
(Note 1) 
Entry Requirements: Technician Trainee I (3-year programme) —
Candidates should have:-
(a) completed a full-time Diploma in Vocational Education/Diploma of Vocational Education programme of a relevant trade (Note 2, Note 3) offered by the Vocational Training Council with successful completion of Mathematics 3G or 3E (obtained a pass in study and fulfilled the required number of hours of practical training), or completed a 2-year full-time Advanced Diploma programme of a relevant trade (Note 2) offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Construction (obtained a pass in study), or equivalent;
(b)(i) Level 2 or equivalent (Note 4) or above in four subjects (may include Chinese Language and English Language) in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE), or equivalent; or (ii) Level 2/Grade E (Note 5) or above in four subjects (may include Chinese Language and English Languages) in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent; and
(c) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (Note 5) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent.

Technician Trainee I (4-year programme) —
Candidates should have:-
(a) Level 2 or above in Mathematics and Level 2 or equivalent (Note 4, Note 5) or above in four other subjects (may include Chinese Language and English Language) in HKDSEE (obtained in 2015 or thereafter), or equivalent; and
(b) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 2 (Note 5) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE, or equivalent.

Technician Trainee II (3-year programme) —
Candidates should have:-
(a) completed a full-time Basic Craft Certificate course or the first year of a 3-year full-time Diploma in Vocational Education/Diploma of Vocational Education programme of a relevant trade (Note 2) offered by the Vocational Training Council (obtained a pass in study and fulfilled the required number of hours of practical training), or completed the first year of a 3-year full-time Diploma in Vocational Education/Diploma of Vocational Education programme of a relevant trade (Note 2) offered by the Vocational Training Council (obtained a pass in study and fulfilled the required number of hours of practical training), or completed a 1-year full-time Certificate in Construction programme of a relevant trade (Note 2) offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Construction, or equivalent; and
(b) attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English Languages equivalent to Secondary 3 standard.

Technician Trainee II (4-year programme) —
Candidates should have:-
(a) completed Secondary 6, or equivalent, in 2015 or thereafter; and
(b) attained a level of proficiency in Chinese and English Languages equivalent to Secondary 6 standard. 
Note: (1) The salary of Technician Trainee will take effect from 1 April 2020, and is subject to review in accordance with the department's pay adjustment mechanism annually.
(2) The post of Technician Trainee I (3-year/4-year programme) is divided into Electrical, Mechanical, Vehicle, Air-conditioning, Electronics and Building Services disciplines, while the post of Technician Trainee II (3-year/4-year programme) is divided into Electrical, Mechanical, Vehicle, Air-conditioning and Electronics disciplines. Some of the Technician Trainees II (4-year programme) in Electrical and Mechanical disciplines will also receive electrical and mechanical training in lift and escalator disciplines.
(3) Candidates completed a full-time Diploma in Vocational Education/Diploma of Vocational Education programme of Electrical, Mechanical or Air-conditioning discipline with successful completion of Mathematics 3G (obtained a pass in study and fulfilled the required number of hours of practical training) can apply for Technician Trainee I (3-year programme) of their respective disciplines as well as the Building Services discipline.
(4) For non-civil service appointment purpose, "Attained with Distinction" in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade C in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 3 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE. "Attained" in Applied Learning subjects (subject to a maximum of two Applied Learning subjects), and Grade E in Other Language subjects in the HKDSEE are accepted as equivalent to Level 2 in the New Senior Secondary subjects in the HKDSEE.
(5) For non-civil service appointment purpose, "Grade C" and "Grade E" in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to "Level 3" and "Level 2" respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(6) Subject to the satisfactory performance of Technician Trainee I (4-year programme) and Technician Trainee II (4-year programme) and their attainment of satisfactory result in the study programme offered by the Vocational Training Council in their first year of training, their salary may be adjusted to HK$16,015 and HK$13,825 per month respectively starting from their second year of training.
(7) Prospective graduates of courses 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 appointed time.
(8) Applicants may be selected for more than one interview if the information provided in their application forms matches with the entry requirements of a number of posts. They will be requested to indicate their preferred post(s) and discipline(s) during the interview (they may indicate preference for more than one post/discipline, of which they have met the entry requirements).
(9) The signed contract of appointment will be voided should the candidates appointed fail to prove that they have met the entry requirements.
(10) EMSD will arrange registration of Technician Trainee I with the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship as Technician Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Ordinance. The training period for the successful candidates shall be determined by the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship and it may vary from three years to three years and six months for Technician Trainee I (3-year programme) and four years for Technician Trainee I (4-year programme) subject to the qualifications held and the training previously completed. Technician Trainee I shall meet the following conditions to be awarded the certificate of completion of apprenticeship issued by the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship: (a) completed the specified Higher Diploma Course offered by the Vocational Training Council at the end of the training programme; (b) attained satisfactory performance during the training programme; and (c) passed a trade test at the end of the training programme.
(11) EMSD will arrange registration of Technician Trainee II with the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship as Craftsman Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Ordinance. The training period for the successful candidates shall be determined by the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship and it may vary from three years to three years and nine months for Technician Trainee II (3-year programme) and four years for Technician Trainee II (4-year programme) subject to the qualifications held and the training previously completed. 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. 
Duties: (1) Undergo on-the-job technical training and perform duties under the supervision of senior officers. (2) Successful candidates may be required to (a) be posted to other government departments (such as the Water Supplies Department, Drainage Services Department, Fire Services Department and Marine Department) or non-governmental/private organisations for practical training; (b) work in remote areas; (c) be engaged in physically demanding work; (d) work with computer; (e) wear uniform/protective clothing; and (f) perform any other related duties as required. 
Terms of Appointment: Successful candidates will be appointed on contract terms and receive training for a period of three years to four years as appropriate. 
Fringe Benefits 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, paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted no less favourable than the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. 
General Notes: (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. 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".
(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 enquiry address below.
(H) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible. 
How to apply: Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres 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).

Applications on G.F. 340 should reach Training Unit 1, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong not later than 13 March 2020. Please specify "Application for the post of Technician Trainee" on the envelope. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. On-line application can also be made through Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).

Your application will not be considered if late, submitted by fax or email, or 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 anytime during the ten-week period from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview/written examination may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. 
Enquiry Address: Training Unit 1, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
Enquiry Telephone: 3155 3917 or 3155 3916 
Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 13/03/2020 23:59:00 
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s): Ming Pao Daily News (10, 17, 24, 31 January, 7, 14, 21, 28 February and 6 March 2020) 
Web Site of Department: http://www.emsd.gov.hk
Application via Internet: Online GF340 
Advertising Date 10/01/2020