The Development Bureau (DEVB), in collaboration with the departments under its purview, operates the Graduate Training Scheme (GTS) providing training recognised by the relevant professional institutions.
Newly graduated university students from 18 professional disciplines (details as below, including architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, surveying and town planning) are welcome to join the GTS.
In the capacity of Graduate Trainees (GTs), they will receive practical training under professional guidance for a period of two to three years, as appropriate, pursuant to the training requirements of the relevant professional institutions. For engineering GTs, they will be offered further engagement for one to two more years of post-training period to qualify them to sit the relevant professional examinations.
GT candidates should be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and have an acceptable degree in the relevant discipline from a Hong Kong university or equivalent (obtained in the current year or the immediately past year), or other non-degree qualifications acceptable to the relevant professional institutions (obtained in the current year or the immediately past year). The engagement as GTs is not an appointment to the civil service on civil service terms and conditions.
|Profession||Managing Department||Discipline||Application Deadline
(See Note below)
|Architecture||Architectural Services Department (ArchSD)||Architectural Graduates|
|Engineering||ArchSD||Structural Engineering Graduates||22 October 2021|
|Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)||Biomedical Engineering Graduates|
|Building Services Engineering Graduates|
|Electrical Engineering Graduates|
|Electronics Engineering Graduates|
|Information Engineering Graduates|
|Mechanical Engineering Graduates|
|Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)||Geotechnical Engineering Graduates||22 October 2021|
|Engineering Geology Graduates||22 October 2021|
|CEDD, Drainage Services Department, Highways Department and Water Supplies Department||Civil Engineering Graduates||22 October 2021|
|Landscape Architecture||Development Bureau||Landscape Architectural Graduates|
|Surveying||ArchSD||Maintenance Surveying Graduates|
|Quantity Surveying Graduates|
|Buildings Department||Building Surveying Graduates|
|Lands Department||Estate Surveying Graduates|
|Land Surveying Graduates|
|Town Planning||Planning Department||Town Planning Graduates|
Note: GTS recruitment exercises will be open for application around September to February next year. The details of application will be announced in the Government Vacancies Enquiry System by that time.