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PROcruit C Programme creates 75 entry-level tech job opportunities with Science Park companies
16 Dec 2020
As one of the industry convenors in PROcruit C Programme, HKSTP will specifically drive talent development in the “Technology for Good” track to boost the technology talent pool in Hong Kong by creating at least 75 entry-level career opportunities.
The eight leaders from the Technology Leaders of Tomorrow programme have completed the two-month internship at HKSTP. Mr Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP (fifth from the left) and Dr Claudia Xu, Chief Commercial Officer (fifth from the right) celebrated the graduation of the talent.
(Hong Kong, 16 December 2020) – Created and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, PROcruit C will collaborate with over 100 employers from various sectors to create 400 trainee positions for degree or sub-degree first-time jobseekers. As one of the Industry Convenors of the programme, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) will boost the technology talent pool in Hong Kong by creating at least 75 entry-level career opportunities.
Specifically, HKSTP drives talent development in the “Technology for Good” track. The three other tracks in the Programme are “Creativity for Good”, “Business for Good”, and “Healthcare for Good”. The goal of the programme is to enable fresh graduates seeking new jobs to upskill themselves, embark on meaningful careers, and make positive impact on society.
Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP, said: “As one of the industry convenors in PROcruit C, we will give young graduates an opportunity to grow and devote themselves to changing the world and bringing social good with their passion for technology. This highlights our commitment to accelerating the growth of Hong Kong's Innovation and Technology (I&T) ecosystem through fuelling the talent pool together with various stakeholders in the community.”
The “Technology for Good” track will see degree or sub-degree first-time job seekers receive entry-level I&T job opportunities across roles including Product Marketing Trainee, Trainee Designer and Project Management Trainee. Successful applicants will immerse themselves in the Science Park ecosystem and receive industry-specific training and continuous coaching, followed by a 12-month traineeship at participating Science Park companies under the Programme.
Graduates from sub-degree or degree programmes, and with Hong Kong resident status, are eligible to apply. Successful applicants are required to be unemployed at the moment of application, and have fewer than three months of full-time consecutive employment experience.
The application for the first cohort of PROcruit C is now open and will close on 3 January 2021. The training is set to begin in February, 2021, with the traineeships commencing in March. More information on PROCruitC can be found at http://procruitc.hk/.
Latest updates about HKSTP’s Technology Leaders of Technology Programme
In building the talent pipeline, foundational development must align with visionary leaders to pave the way forward. HKSTP has recently announced that eight future technology leaders have graduated from the two-month internship in the Technology Leaders of Tomorrow (TLT) programme, the flagship initiative under HKSTP InnoAcademy.
The completion of the initial two-month internship at HKSTP by the eight innovation and technology (I&T) leaders from the TLT programme also marks the commencement of a new journey at their respective host companies within Science Park. The TLT talent will take a 24-month full-time R&D role at one of HKSTP’s leading partner companies, including Intact Financial, Lee’s Pharmaceutical, SenseTime, TCL and UMEC for sustained career mentoring and development.
The graduation of the first cohort of HKSTP InnoAcademy’s Technology Leaders of Tomorrow programme, is a critical milestone in nurturing exceptional leadership talent who will drive the city’s development as an international I&T hub.
Please visit https://innoacademy.hkstp.org/ for more information on HKSTP InnoAcademy and the TLT programme.