Recruitment of Interns
Q1. Why should I consider participating in PolyU’s internship programme as a placement company?
- Your participation would contribute to building up an effective workforce for the community through providing students with on-the-job training.
- Our students, with their professional knowledge and skills, will add value to your company.
- Your participation is a cost-effective trainee recruitment exercise, and you will be able to identify potential permanent employees through the process.
Q2. What are expected of the placement company in internship programmes?
- We expect your company to assign a project or some tasks with learning opportunities to our students.
- During the placement, we would appreciate it if you could assign a supervisor to provide guidance and feedback to our students.
- An allowance for the internship is recommended.
Q3. When will the students be available for the internship, and for how long?
- For summer internship, our students will be available after completing their final examinations in late May. The internship is expected to end by August.
- Students can also be flexible about taking up part-time assignments or spring internships depending on their study mode and workload.
Q4. What is the level of allowance we should provide? What about insurance and MPF?
- We would appreciate it if your company can provide some training allowance or salary, based on the market rate, to our students in return for their contributions and to cover their basic expenses such as transportation cost.
- All PolyU students taking up internships are covered by the Group Personal Accident (GPA) insurance policy provided by PolyU.
- Normally, PolyU undergraduate students taking curriculum-based on-the-job training is not required to contribute to MPF when a salary is offered, unless an employer-employee relationship is involved.
Q5. Will the student intern be able to work at the placement company after graduation?
We would welcome such an opportunity but this is a matter for the placement company and the student to decide.
Q6. What should I do if I want to offer WIE internships?
- If you are interested in selecting students from a particular faculty or department at PolyU, you may choose to contact the faculty or departmental liaison officer directly.
Q7. What should I do during the recruitment process?
- Upon knowing your requirements, we will share information about the job opportunity your company offers with our students.
- We will conduct a preliminary screening of the student applicants for the job, based on your job requirements.
- We will send you the list of shortlisted candidates for you to conduct interviews and/or assessments. We may assist in arranging interviews and liaison with students if needed.
- If you are unable to identify suitable candidates after the interviews and assessments, we will advertise the position again.
- Once you have identified the right candidates, you may confirm the placement with the selected student direct.
Q8. Can I hire non-local students for internship?
- Yes. Students undertaking a full-time degree programme at PolyU (except exchange students) may work up to 20 hours per week on campus during the academic year, full time in the summer and up to one year after graduation.
- For details, please refer to Item 43 of the Immigration Guidelines for Entry to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
Recruitment of Graduates
Q1. What is the best way to recruit PolyU graduates?
Hosting a recruitment talk or joining our annual career fair are among the good ways to recruit our graduates. You may also use our job posting service to post your vacancies on our internal job portal.
Q2. How can I organise a recruitment talk at PolyU?
Q3. When is the best time to organise a recruitment talk at PolyU?
The best time to organise a recruitment talk is from mid September to early December and from mid January to early April. You may check our Academic Calendar.
Q4. Will PolyU nominate suitable graduates as candidates for employers?
- CPS provides a graduate recruitment nomination service. It helps employers collect applications and do preliminary screening upon employers' request. The selected applications will then be forwarded to employers for their consideration.
- We can also provide venues for selection tests and interviews on campus, subject to availability. We can liaise with the shortlisted candidates on your behalf.
Q5. What is the average salary for a new graduate?
The average salary is around HK$12,000 to HK$17,000, depending on the students' programmes of study and their chosen industries. You may refer to the Graduate Employment Survey for details.