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Target participants of the “First-Hire-Then-Train” Scheme (the “Scheme”) are those who are middle-aged (mainly homemakers).  Under the “Scheme” implemented in Healthcare Services Industry, hired trainees will receive training on basic skills of elderly care within working hours during the employment period. Upon completion of designated courses, hired trainees will formally perform the duties of Care Worker, and be able to master the skills required for daily duties of a Care Worker.  Under the terms of appointment, arrangements of working hours and leave schedule will fit the needs of trainees’ family roles.


Content of the "Scheme"

Under the “Scheme”, an appointed training body of the ERB (New Territories Association Retraining Centre Limited) will arrange for the provision of on-the-job training for trainees while the employer (Haven of Hope Christian Service) will recruit 25 Care Workers and arrange them for training.



Appointment terms of the target job set out by the participating employer under the “Scheme” are as follows:

Post title:

Part time Health Service Trainee

Entry requirements:

  • Primary 6
  • Have not taken“Foundation Certificate in Care Worker Training”or relevant courses
  • Possess Chinese literacy skills and Cantonese communication skills
  • Be patient and caring to the elderly
  • Applications from those who are middle-aged and unemployed are welcomed

Appointment period:

17 February 2020 to 16 February 2021


Monthly salary of $10,105, benefits include 7-day annual leave, 17-day public holidays, birthday leave, marriage leave, compassionate leave, paid sick leave, MPF contributions, training allowance, paid training leave, medical benefits and child scholarship, etc.

Working hours:

  • 5-day week; off on Saturdays and Sundays

  • 6 working hours per day (9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a 30-minute lunch break)

Working location:

To be arranged by the employer, locations include Nursing Homes, Elderly Centres or Home Services in Tseung Kwan O, East Kowloon District, Shau Kei Wan, Kennedy Town, etc.

Incentives for retention:

The employer will offer incentives to encourage trainees to stay in their jobs, including Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and Merit Pay

Remarks: For appointment terms, please refer to the final announcement of the employer.   



On-the-job training will include the following 5 designated healthcare services courses under the Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus:

  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Lifting and Transfer) (Part-time) (36 hours)
  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Vital Signs Measurement) (Part-time) (24 hours)
  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Pressure Sore Care) (Part-time) (24 hours)
  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Feeding Skills) (Part-time) (20 hours)
  • Foundation Certificate in Practical Skills for Care Worker (Incontinence Care) (Part-time) (26 hours)

Upon successful completion of the above courses, trainees will be awarded graduation certificates recognised by the “Qualifications Framework” respectively.

The employer will arrange an experienced full-time staff as mentor to provide trainees with on-the-job practical skills training and guidance, and assist trainees to adapt to the working environment.



For details and application procedures of the “Scheme”, please contact ERB at 182 182 or New Territories Association Retraining Centre Limited at 2217 6080.