During the summer holidays in 2023, more than 140 secondary students from 43 schools had the invaluable opportunity to participate in the Job Tasting Programme and experience the professional world.   We are deeply grateful to 34 supportive companies and organisations that provided these students the opportunity to explore various career paths.

The journey began in April with a Zoom briefing and training session, where students were equipped with essential job application skills.  Ms Mandy Mak from BNP Paribas shared valuable insights on CV writing and interview skills.  Students then participated in a Zoom mock interview session in May to prepare for internship interviews.  In July, an orientation session was held, where Mr Stephen Ng, Committee Chairman of Project WeCan Foundation, gave a warm welcome speech and encouraged students to “OPEN” their eyes, “OPEN” their mind and “OPEN” their heart during the job tasting period, so that they could make the most of the invaluable learning opportunities. We extend our special thanks to Ms Cyrina Chan and Mr Nicky An from Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong for sharing their career stories, and to Ms Joey Wong and Ms Crystal Lau from KPMG for sharing tips on preparing for the job tasting experience.

The summer job tasting lasted between 1 to 4 weeks across a broad spectrum of industries, including food and beverage, hospitality, aviation, accounting, law, real estate, retail, customer service, and marketing.  Some students were given the opportunity to participate in a job shadowing programme, allowing them to follow the day-to-day activities of senior management staff in order to gain a profound understanding of their roles and responsibilities.  At the end of the internship, supervisors provided valuable feedback through a performance appraisal.

Special thanks to WeCan partners and supporting organisations for providing job tasting opportunities to students in 2023:

 

 

3Tech Corporate Limited

BYME Engineering (Hong Kong) Ltd

CAN Design

CBRE Advisory Hong Kong Limited

Centaline Property Agency Limited

Citi Hong Kong

City Super Limited

Coach Hong Kong Limited

Cushman & Wakefield

CW CPA

Elibo Engineer Ltd

Harbour City Estates Limited

Harriman Property Management Limited

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited

KPMG

Lane Crawford

LWK + PARTNERS

M.B. KEMP LLP

Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong

Modern Terminals Limited

Pacific Club

Plaza Hollywood Limited

Queen Mary Hospital

Savills Hong Kong

Savills Service Group

Soundwill Holdings

Sunrise Dynatech Ltd

The “Star” Ferry Company, Limited

The Murray, Hong Kong

The Wharf (Holdings) Limited

Times Square Limited

Wang On Properties

Wheelock and Company Limited

Wheelock Properties (HK) Limited