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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


1989: Graduated from Form Five and joined a salon as an apprentice

1991: Became an assistant to help do curling and colouring

1993: Became a junior hair stylist in a small salon

1996: Moved to a bigger salon in Central

1999: Joined Esprit salon as hair stylist

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Door opens for Aussie apprentices

Australian apprentices will be able to gain experience in Hong Kong in a new bilateral exchange programme announced by the Jockey Club yesterday.

10 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

In defence of apprenticeships

Alexander Mak has made an important point regarding the modern obsession with obtaining a university degree ('No Shame In Vocational Training', Education Post, October 6).

The number of places at UK universities has mushroomed in the past 20 years as successive governments attempt to disguise jobless figures by urging more school-leavers to continue in full-time education.

20 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Cash awards

Ten outstanding apprentices and trainees received a cash prize of $3,000 each last week at a presentation ceremony held by the Vocational Training Council.

30 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Knowledge paves road to success

Knowledge was as important as practical skills, according to the winners of a vehicle trade competition for apprentices.

15 Nov 1999 - 12:00am