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Race is on to snare coveted spot at jockey school

Talent alone is not enough to make it as a jockey - apprentices must put in 60-hour weeks of rigorous and varied training.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Young urged to consider benefits of apprenticeships

Repairing and maintaining buses may not be the ideal career for young Hongkongers fixated on a white-collar ideal, but - with KMB looking for 85 apprentices - they are being urged to take the long view.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Audit Briefs

Management paid HK$32m despite inactivity at Eco Park

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

On the Rails

There is little more to say about the speed and style with which Matthew Chadwick has ascended to the senior ranks - no matter how it's sliced, his apprenticeship has been extraordinary and he has set an extremely challenging mark for those who follow with aspirations on the record.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Academy takes formal route to reviving film industry

Hopes are high that a new postgraduate course in film production will give a much-needed boost to Hong Kong's ailing movie industry. This September, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plans to launch its master of fine arts in film production.

28 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Help for construction apprentices

About 400 government-subsidised apprenticeships will be created in the construction industry over the next two years. The plan aims to address a general ageing of the industry's workforce.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Labour pains

The contract reads like something from Charles Dickens: 'You cannot refuse the employer's demand for overtime; you cannot leave the dormitory alone; you cannot have sex or marry; you cannot call anyone; you cannot return home early.'

17 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Pilot scheme boosts traditional medicine

Beijing is stepping up measures to regulate practitioners of Chinese medicine as part of efforts to promote traditional remedies and meet the mainland's vast need for health care.

Chen Zhu, recently appointed health minister, is an advocate of traditional medicine and is expected to make it one of his policy priorities, according to a Ministry of Health source.

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

High fliers go back to school

Zurich Insurance Group aims to give future leaders an edge and newcomers a flying start with its new academy

With the mainland's insurance market set to expand rapidly in the next few years, major industry players are planning for the long term by strengthening their operations and management teams.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am


1981: Joined the CLP Power Training School

1985: Completed training and worked in the transmission department as a linesman

1995: Promoted to senior linesman

2005: Promoted to foreman

How to get there

Programme: Craft Apprenticeship Programme

Duration: Three years

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am