Apprentices and Technician Associates
In 2014, we recruited 150 Apprentices and Technician Associates to fulfil our operational requirements for the future.
Apprentice Training Scheme
Originally established in 1978 under the Apprenticeship Ordinance, our Apprentice Training Scheme has provided training to more than 1,200 young people. Under the scheme, apprentices receive systematic on-the-job training, access to technical knowledge and guidance on career development. They may also have the opportunity to attend designated Vocational Training Council programmes with a full sponsorship in order to acquire recognised academic qualifications.
In 2014, we received the Excellent Learning & Development Award from the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management, and several of our recent graduates received Outstanding Apprentice/Trainee Awards from the Vocational Training Council. Many graduates go on to hold senior engineering and management positions both within our own organisation and elsewhere.
Technician Associate Scheme
We have offered a two-year training programme called the Technician Associate Scheme since 2011, which is targeted at higher diploma holders from engineering disciplines. Our Technician Associates receive a wide range of on-the-job and professional training opportunities relating to railway maintenance, including overhead lines, signalling and telecommunication systems, rolling stock and station equipment.
What kind of person works for MTR?
Although there is no “typical” MTR employee, members of our staff tend to share some common characteristics, such as respect for the trust placed in us by our customers, willingness to work harmoniously with others, enthusiasm for completing every task to a high standard, and drive to find solutions in the face of challenges. From Hong Kong to the Mainland of China, Australia and Europe, MTR people around the world have our Values in common.