HKGCC 160th Anniversary Internship Programme Exceeds Expectations

Thirty-five Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) member companies will provide around 1,650 internship positions under the Chamber’s “160+ Internship Programme” to help young people gain valuable work experience and advance their career prospects.

The initiative is part of a series of activities to celebrate the Chamber’s 160th Anniversary this year. The Chamber had originally hoped to create 160 internship positions for local university undergraduates, but the response from member companies has been phenomenal.

“I’m delighted that the response from our members has far exceeded expectations, once again showing the commitment there is to support the next generation. Despite the operating difficulties created by COVID-19, Hong Kong businesses recognise the importance of investing in the future of Hong Kong’s most important asset, its human capital,” said HKGCC Chairman Peter Wong.

“The more the leaders of tomorrow broaden their horizons through exposure to new experiences, new cultures and new ways of doing business, the stronger they will be. Our internship programme, with its diversity of roles and sectors, offers a valuable opportunity to expand their horizons. Providing as broad a range of opportunities as possible to the next generation and keeping an active engagement with students remain priorities for the Chamber. We will build on the positive response from our members to these internships.”

The Chamber has been facilitating exchanges and cooperation between secondary schools, universities and the business sector for over two decades. The Business-School Partnership Programme, established in 2001, provides a platform for thousands of students every year to gain a deeper understanding of the commercial world. While the HKGCC Business Case Competition, now in its third year, allows university students to work with some of Hong Kong’s leading businesses to develop innovative and practical solutions for real-life business cases.

Following is a list of companies who have joined the programme as of 13 July 2021:

Angela Ho & Associates
ATAL Engineering Ltd
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd
BillionGroup Technologies Ltd
British-American Tobacco Co (HK) Ltd
BTT Consulting Ltd
Business Environment Council Ltd
CACEIS Hong Kong Trust Co Ltd
Censpot Trading Corporation Ltd
Centurysoft International Ltd
Cheung Kong Group
Chevalier International Holdings Ltd
CLP Holdings Ltd
Ernst & Young
Google (Hong Kong) Ltd
Habib Bank Zurich (HK) Ltd
Kintetsu World Express (HK) Ltd
Leung & Puen CPA Ltd
Mercer (Hong Kong) Ltd
MTR Corporation Ltd
Optical Sensing Ltd
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd
PROTREK Holdings (Hong Kong) Co Ltd
Rich Glory International Investment Ltd
SHL Hong Kong Ltd
Tai Fu Loy Investment Co Ltd
The Bank of Nova Scotia
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd
The Jardine Engineering Corporation Ltd
Trinity Medical Centre Ltd
Tsangs Group Holdings Ltd
Turner & Townsend Ltd
Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd
HKGCC Secretariat