Working Together for the Future Workforce
HSUHK partners with Tricor Hong Kong for the first time to launch a traineeship programmes for its students. Students at the university who are in their third or fourth year majoring in Accounting, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Management or Human Resources Management are welcome to apply. Under the programme, participating students are subject to a one-year (for third-year students) or 6-month (for fourth-year students) traineeship, during which they will have an opportunity to gain real-life work experience by working as a trainee at Tricor two days a week throughout the school year and full time in the summer holiday.
“As a leader in the professional services field in Hong Kong and across Asia, we have a responsibility to help develop and nurture young talents by passing on our knowledge to and sharing our experience with the next generation, while at the same time preparing the youngsters for a future career that matters to them,” says Joe Wan, CEO at Tricor Hong Kong.
Apart from the opportunity to work closely with Tricor professionals across different divisions, the programme also offers students with learning and exposure, networking, and monitoring and evaluation on Tricor’s part.
A Comprehensive Programme with Practical Work Exposure and Soft Skills Training
“The program is carefully crafted. We want to benefit the participating students the most. For example, we have included training in both technical and soft skills, job shadowing with senior executives, and business case presentations in the programme. In addition, there will be career forums to provide students with networking opportunities. And our buddy system, of which Tricorians will serve as mentors, will help the trainees pick up skills. HR and the trainees’ managers will also give career advice and performance feedback on both casual and formal occasions,” adds Bono Lee, Head of Human Resources and Administration at Tricor Hong Kong.
Prof Simon S M Ho, the President of HSUHK, is delighted with the collaboration and says, “Adopting the unique ‘Liberal + Professional’ education model, the university fosters students’ all-round development through quality teaching and diverse experiential learning. HSUHK launched the ‘One Student, One Internship’ scheme earlier by providing more than 1,000 internship opportunities annually to encourage students to gain more work experience while they are in school to enhance their employability. The Student Affairs Office has been engaging with different corporations to build future talent pools for various industries. This year, we are thrilled to start a new collaboration with the Tricor Group, a leading corporate secretarial services provider in Asia, to tailor-make an internship programme for HSUHK students, aiming at nurturing future talents for the corporate governance and secretarial services industry. The internship programme not only equips students with practical work experience, but also provides training in professional industry knowledge, soft skills and business presentation, as well as precious opportunities to network with field practitioners.”
Dr. Lisa Goh, Programme Director of BBA (Hons) in Corporate Governance and Compliance, also expresses that HSUHK is very optimistic about the effectiveness of this partnership with Tricor. “The internship provides an excellent opportunity for our students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the programme to a real-life business environment. By working at Tricor, they can also learn about important issues and new developments in corporate governance, and key issues regarding the operation of boards of directors, service providers, and company processes. Upon completion of the programme, students will become confident that their skills and knowledge are valuable to the business community and that they have strong career opportunities as governance and compliance professionals.”
“We are excited about the launch of the programme and are looking forward to welcoming the future professionals, as well as bringing them a fruitful year to untap their potential,” Wan concludes.