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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 (Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association) will arrange for the provision of on-the-job training for trainees while the employer (Po Leung Kuk) 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: 


Participating Employer: Po Leung Kuk

Training body:

Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association

Post title:

Care Worker

Entry requirements:

  • Primary 6
  • Have not taken “Foundation Certificate in Care Worker Training”or relevant courses
  • Possess basic Chinese reading and writing skills and Cantonese communication skills
  • A valid health certificate must be provided before employment
  • Have been vaccinated in accordance with the implementation of “Vaccine Pass” arrangement required by Social Welfare Department or hold a valid “COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemption Certificate” issued by medical practitioners before employment
  • Apply for the Sexual Conviction Record Check within 1 month after employment

Appointment period:

20 October 2022 to 19 October 2023


Monthly salary of $11,070; benefits include 12-day annual leave1, paid sick leave2, MPF contributions and medical benefits

Working hours:

  • 5-day week; off on Sundays, another day-off is subject to staffing arrangement of the elderly home; day-off in turns on public holidays
  • 6 working hours per day (with a 30-minute meal break); trainees may choose from the following fixed working rosters:
    • 7:00 am to 1:00 pm; or
    • 8:00 am to 2:00 pm; or
    • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; or
    • 3:00 am to 9:00 pm

Working location:

To be arranged by the employer, locations include Nursing Homes or Elderly Homes in Sai Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Wong Chuk Hang, Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Ho Man Tin, Lam Tin, Sham Shui Po, Tai Kok Tsui, Kwai Shing or Shatin

Incentives for retention:

The employer will offer incentives to encourage trainees to stay in their jobs, including Outstanding Job Performance Award3, Cash Allowance4 and Transportation Allowance 

1 Upon completion of service for 3 months.
2 Upon completion of service for 1 month.
Upon successful completion of 1-year contract and with outstanding job performance, trainees are entitled to an award of $2,500.
Applicable to the trainees working in the nursing homes or elderly homes in Sai Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Wong Chuk Hang, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai districts.

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 Skills Upgrading courses:

  • 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 employers 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 Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association at 3970 0800/3106 3411.