"Summer Internship Programme" – Insurance Industry (2022 Intake)

The applicant undertakes to comply with the following terms and conditions concerning the obligations as Intern if his/ her application is approved:


Persons who are eligible to apply
  1. The applicant is:

    1.      a resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (as defined in the Immigration Ordinance (Chapter 115 of the laws of Hong Kong) and lawfully employable in Hong Kong2; and

      1. a non-final year undergraduate student who enrolled in a full-time accredited programme provided by a local education institution3; or
      2. a sub-degree final year student who received a conditional offer from a full-time locally-accredited degree programme.

  2. The applicant shall attend the job interview(s) to be conducted by the participating employer of SIP;

Employment terms
  1. The participating employer ("Employer") shall enter into an employment contract of up to 59 consecutive days ("Employment Contract"), in accordance with the Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), during the summer vacation in 2022 with the participating intern ("Intern"). Of note is, the Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608) does not apply to, such as, interns and work experience students during a period of exempt student employment.  Accordingly, should a work experience student need to make a statutory declaration as regards the exempt student employment, please refer to Appendix II;

  2. The Intern shall be entitled to annual leave, statutory holiday and other employee's benefits in accordance with the Employment Ordinance (Chapter 57 of the laws of Hong Kong) and any other related and applicable laws of Hong Kong;

  3. The Intern may be entitled to any other benefits or terms provided by the Employer in accordance with the Employer's policy, subject to the compliance with the laws of Hong Kong;

Implementation of SIP
  1. SIP aims to expose interns to the middle- and back-office functions of the insurance industry, as well as to widen their horizon. If an applicant was recruited in previous SIP(s), and if he/she applies in subsequent SIPs for the same position under an employer he/she has worked for, such application will not be accepted;

  2. The Intern shall observe the clear working and learning objectives as provided by the Employer for the Intern in the workplace;

  3. The Intern shall attain at least 80% of the contractual working hours/days as specified in the Employment Contract at the Employer's workplace;

  4. The Intern shall be subject to appraisal by the Employer upon the completion of the Employment Contract using an appraisal form devised by VTC;

  5. Upon completion of the Employment Contract, the Intern shall complete a questionnaire and submit it to VTC for record;

  6. For the avoidance of doubt and notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, neither VTC nor the Government shall have any obligation whatsoever in respect of the Employment Contract.



 [2] Non-local students studying full-time locally-accredited local or non-local programmes at undergraduate level, or full-time locally-accredited local programmes at sub-degree level, may take up internship subject to the required conditions set out in paragraphs 20 to 24 of the “Guidebook for Entry for Study in Hong Kong”, which can be downloaded at the Immigration Department’s website (www.immd.gov.hk/eng/forms/forms/id-e-996.html). Non-local students may take up employment during the summer months from 1 June to 31 August (both dates inclusive) without any limit in relation to work hours and location if he/she obtains a valid "No Objection Letter" (“NOL”). Otherwise, he/she should provide the supporting document from the education institution before the internship commencement date.
 [3] Local education institutions included: The Education University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Lingnan University, approved post-secondary colleges registered under the Postsecondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320) (according to information as at Jan 2022 these approved post-secondary colleges include: Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Centennial College, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Gratia Christian College, HKCT Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Tung Wah College, UOW College Hong Kong and Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education, and the self-financing arms of the local education institutions), bodies established under section 6(2)(h) of the Vocational Training Council Ordinance (Cap. 1130), schools registered or provisionally registered under the Education Ordinance (Cap. 279).
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