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.

Entry Requirements and Terms

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.

GTS Recruitment Exercises

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.