The Hong Kong economy has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the unemployment rate of the construction industry rising, in June 2020 the Government introduced the measure entitled "Anti-epidemic Fund – Support for Engineering, Architectural, Surveying, Town Planning and Landscape Sectors" (the Support Measure) with a view to encouraging and supporting employers of private organisations to employ graduates and assistant professionals of the engineering, architectural, surveying, town planning and landscape sectors.
The Support Measure provides employment and training opportunities for graduates and assistant professionals of the relevant professional fields. It helps retain talents and nurture successors. There are two groups of subsidy under the Support Measure, providing a total of 2 189 subsidy places:
1) Training Subsidy for Graduates (Architectural, Surveying, Town Planning and Landscape Sectors)
2) Training Subsidy for Assistant Professionals (Engineering, Architectural, Surveying, Town Planning and Landscape Sectors)
Replacement of Approved Graduates / Assistant Professionals
Regarding the graduate training scheme for engineering sector, please visit the website of the Engineering Graduate Training Scheme under the Vocational Training Council.