The Government proposed a similar scheme to recruit mainland professionals to work in Hong Kong in 1994. Employers were allowed to recruit mainland professionals who graduated from the 36 main universities and had qualifications and experience not available in the SAR. The pilot scheme ran for a year and came to an end in 1997 following a lukewarm response. A quota was set for 1,000 professionals but only 602 turned up. The majority were engineers, administrators and marketing executives employed in trading, construction, finance and electronics. A review of the scheme was conducted.