CSB and various government departments publicise civil service jobs and information in Education & Careers Expo 2024 (with photos)

     The Civil Service Bureau (CSB) and various government bureaux and departments (B/Ds) have set up booths at the Education & Careers Expo 2024 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from today (January 25) for four consecutive days to publicise the work and related information of different civil service grades to enhance public understanding of the work of government departments and encourage people with aspirations to serve the community to join the civil service.
     Addressing the opening ceremony, the Secretary for the Civil Service, Mrs Ingrid Yeung, said that the Government, as the largest employer in Hong Kong, offers a wide range of job opportunities for those who are willing and ready to work hard and keep learning to achieve success. In recent years, the Government has implemented a series of measures to attract people with aspirations to serve the community through joining the civil service, including conducting year-round recruitment for more departments and grades, expanding civil service recruitment to undergraduate students in the penultimate year of study, and organising career fairs and talks in local universities. These measures aimed to attract individuals of different backgrounds, including Hong Kong students studying on the Mainland or overseas, as well as working people, to join the civil service.
     While there might exist a general perception that civil service work was rigid and conservative, Mrs Yeung assured that a career in the civil service is profoundly meaningful and brimming with exciting challenges. Visitors could encounter firsthand inspiring tales of dedicated civil servants and their unwavering commitment to serving the community, and hear real-life examples of how civil servants overcome difficulties to create a caring community and a vibrant economy, while visiting the booths of different government departments.
     Mrs Yeung then visited booths in the Expo and chatted with visitors to learn more about their career aspirations. She said she was pleased to see that a number of B/Ds have participated positively in the sharing sessions under the Careers in the Government Talk Series held by the CSB for the first time this year at its booth and arranged serving civil servants to introduce information of individual grades, job application and interview skills and career prospects and share with visitors the stories from their day-to-day work.
     There are a total of 19 sharing sessions (please refer to the Annex for details) which introduce not only general grades, but also professional grades in the Government. Persons who are interested in learning more about the grades concerned, students or graduates of the relevant disciplines are welcome to attend to gain a better understanding of the entry requirements and job responsibilities. Mrs Yeung also encouraged those who are committed to serving the people of Hong Kong, building Hong Kong and contributing to the country to join the civil service and bring in new blood to the civil service.
     The CSB distributes stamp cards to visitors in its booth (1D-A02 in Hall 1D). After attempting sample Basic Law and National Security Law Test questions at the game kiosk in the CSB's booth or attending any of the sharing sessions, visitors can get a stamp to redeem a souvenir. They can also collect stamps by completing tasks at the other 16 government departments' booths at the expo, and redeem a souvenir with designated numbers of stamps at the CSB's booth while stock lasts.
     The Department of Justice, the Government Flying Service and the Civil Aviation Department will hold three thematic seminars on employment information of their departmental grades tomorrow (January 26) and on Sunday (January 28) at the Careers Forum in Hall 1D. Persons who are interested in knowing more about or applying for the posts can refer to the Annex for details.
      The Education & Careers Expo 2024 is being held at Hall 1D&E of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and opens from 10am to 7pm from January 25 to 27, and from 10am to 6pm on January 28. Admission is free. For information on matters related to civil service recruitment, please visit the website of the CSB: www.csb.gov.hk/tc_chi/recruit/7.html.

Ends/Thursday, January 25, 2024
Issued at HKT 12:22