Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP)

YETP provides a comprehensive platform of job search with one-stop and diversified pre-employment and on-the-job training opportunities for young school leavers aged 15 to 24 with educational attainment at sub-degree level or below.  It enables young people to better understand themselves and their work aptitudes while enriching their job skills and experience so as to enhance their employability.

YETP is built on the following pillars: pre-employment training courses, workplace attachment training, on-the-job training, special employment projects and case management and employment support services.

  1. Pre-employment training courses include:

    • Core Course - Job-search and Interpersonal Skills Training
    • Elective Courses
      • Elective Course I - Discipline and Motivation Training
      • Elective Course II - Computer Application Training
      • Elective Course III - Job-specific Skills Training
  2. On top of pre-employment training courses, YETP also provides workplace attachment training and on-the-job training. Workplace attachment opportunities are provided by government departments, private companies and welfare organisations. There is no employment relationship between the trainees and the host organisations during the one-month attachment period. With effect from September 1 2017, an attachment allowance of $4,500 is payable to trainees on completion of attachment training.

  3. During the on-the-job training period, while the trainees are engaged as paid employees in posts which offer a salary of $6,000 or above a month (Note: based on the salary approved by YETP Office), a monthly on-the-job training allowance of $3,000 per trainee would be granted to the employers with full package support services. They have to appoint a mentor, who is staff with relevant work experience, to provide appropriate guidance for the trainee at work. Also, the trainee may enrol in relevant off-the-job vocational courses and apply for reimbursement of course and examination fees up to $4,000 from YETP. With suitable vacancies, employers may offer further employment to trainees with good performance upon completion of on-the-job training.

  4. YETP organises special employment projects for various industries.  Most of the special employment projects are tailor-made training-cum-employment projects with pre-employment training courses.  Upon completion of the pre-employment training courses tailor-made for specific needs of employers, trainees will undergo on-the-job training under YETP for 6 to 12 months, receiving continued training and employment opportunities.

  5. YETP will arrange registered social workers to be case managers of individual trainees providing case management and employment support services.

Tel.: 2112 9932
Fax.: 2147 1096, 2382 3121
E-mail: enquiry@yes.labour.gov.hk
Website: www.yes.labour.gov.hk