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Target participants of the “First-Hire-Then-Train” Scheme (the “Scheme”) are those who are middle-aged (mainly homemakers). Under the “Scheme” implemented in Environmental Services Industry, hired trainees will receive relevant basic knowledge of environmental hygiene and cleaning and occupational safety within working hours during the employment period.  Upon completion of designated course, hired trainees will formally perform the duties of Cleaner. Under the terms of appointment, arrangements of working hours and leave schedule will fit the needs of trainees’ family roles.


Content of the "Scheme"

Under the “Scheme”, an appointed training body of the ERB (The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong) will arrange for the provision of on-the-job training for trainees while the employer (Nixon Cleaning Co. Ltd.) will recruit 18 Cleaners and arrange them for training.



Appointment terms of the target job set out by the participating employer under the “Scheme” are as follows:


Participating Employer: Nixon Cleaning Co. Ltd.

Post title:

Cleaner (Full-time / Part-time)

Entry requirements:

Pass the Chinese written entry test (applicants with education attainment at or above Primary Six may be exempted from the entry test)

Appointment period:

 from 29 September 2020 (continuous appointment)

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Full-time: HK$11,378 per month; Part-time: HK$4,267
  • Medical insurance for full-time employees
  • 7-day paid annual leave upon completion of first year of appointment in accordance with Employment Ordinance; entitlement of annual leave will progressively increase to a maximum of 14 days in accordance with employee’s years of service
  • Entitlement of sick leave and statutory holidays in accordance with Employment Ordinance 
  • MPF contributions
  • Uniforms to be provided by the employer

Working hours and leave arrangements:

  • Full-time:
    • 8 hours per day, 6 days per week
    • working hours between 7:30am to 4:30pm, including 1 hour lunch break 
    • day-off on Saturday or Sunday, subject to arrangement between employer and employee  
  • Part-time:
    • 3 hours per day, 6 days per week
    • fixed shift between 4:30pm to 10:30pm, subject to arrangement between employer and employee
    • day-off on Sunday
    • Overtime pay to be calculated based on 100% of the total hourly rate (with a minimum rate at $45.9 per hour)

Working location (tentative):

  • Sai Kung / Tseung Kwan O: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Campus, Park Central, Metro City Phase 1
  • Wong Tai Sin: Lok Fu Place
  • Kwun Tong / Lam Tin: World Tech Centre, Entrepot Centre, Tak Tin Estate, Hong Yat Court
  • Sha Tin: La Costa
  • Tai Po: Ming Nga Court

Incentives for retention:

    • The employer will offer incentives to encourage trainees to stay in their jobs, including year-end bonus.
    • The training body will arrange placement officers to assist trainees in job adaptation, and provide trainees with employment counseling services and information of social services resources.


    Remarks: For appointment terms, please refer to the final announcement of the employer.   



    Hired trainees will be arranged to attend the “Foundation Certificate in Practical Knowledge for Environmental Hygiene and Cleaning (Part-time)”  Course with duration of 20 hours during working hours.  Upon successful completion of the above course, trainees will be awarded graduation certificate.

    The employer will arrange experienced staff as mentor to provide trainees with on-the-job practical skills training and guidance, and assist trainees to adapt to the working environment. 



    For details and application procedures of the “Scheme”, please contact ERB at 182 182 or The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong at 3590 5908 / 2185 6262.