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Recruitment for six civil service graduate grades to start on Saturday (with photos)
     The Government will launch the joint recruitment exercise for appointment as Administrative Officer (AO), Executive Officer II, Assistant Labour Officer II, Assistant Trade Officer II, Management Services Officer II and Transport Officer II in 2023-24 this Saturday (September 16). The deadline for submitting application is 5pm on October 6 (Hong Kong time). 
     The recruitment is open to all permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) who meet the relevant entry requirements. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree or equivalent and graduating in the year of 2024 or 2025 may also apply. The respective recruitment targets are set out below:
Posts Recruitment target
Administrative Officer 50
Executive Officer II 220
Assistant Labour Officer II 10
Assistant Trade Officer II 4
Management Services Officer II 7
Transport Officer II 15
     Arrangements will be made for eligible applicants to take the Joint Recruitment Examination (JRE) tentatively scheduled to be held on December 2 in Hong Kong.
     In addition to taking the JRE, applicants for these posts will need to have obtained:
(a) Level 2 in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE), or other results which are accepted as equivalent (details are set out on the Civil Service Bureau (CSB)'s CRE website at www.csb.gov.hk/eng/cre.html); 

(b) a pass result in the Aptitude Test paper in the CRE; and 

(c) a pass result in the Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST) (degree/professional grades). 

     Applicants who do not possess the above CRE and/or BLNST results may also apply. Arrangements will be made for them to take a designated CRE and BLNST tentatively scheduled for December 2 in Hong Kong. They must obtain the requisite results for their JRE answers to be processed.
     To provide greater convenience for applicants residing or studying on the Mainland and overseas, the CSB will add an additional test centre in Shanghai. In other words, applicants could choose to attend the JRE in one of the eight cities outside Hong Kong (i.e. Beijing, Shanghai, London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney). Meanwhile, the CRE and the BLNST are also tentatively scheduled to be held on December 2 in these eight cities. Applicants who need to take relevant papers may apply from September 23 and the application period closes at 5pm on October 6 (Hong Kong time). The details and an online application system will be available on the CSB's CRE webpage during the application period. Similarly, applicants outside Hong Kong who have yet to possess the CRE and/or BLNST results have to obtain the requisite results for their JRE answers to be processed.
     Details of the joint recruitment exercise will be uploaded to the CSB's website at www.csb.gov.hk, as well as on the HKSAR Government portal (GovHK) at www.gov.hk from this Saturday. For the recruitment of AO, relevant information will also be available on a dedicated website at www.ao-recruitment.gov.hk. Applicants can make online applications directly or download the application forms (CSB 606 (Rev. 9/2023) and CSB 606A (Rev. 9/2023)) through the CSB's website. The forms will also be available at Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of the Home Affairs Department, Job Centres of the Employment Services Division of the Labour Department, or the Information Counter on 1/F of the Trade and Industry Tower.
     Applicants may visit the CSB's website for any updates of the examination arrangements.
Ends/Thursday, September 14, 2023
Issued at HKT 14:30
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