Youth Square internship programmes attracted over 1,000 applications to support career development of youth during the pandemic

Youth Square internship programmes attracted over 1,000 applications to support career development of youth during the pandemic

HONG KONG, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Youth Square has been organising ‘YS Career Experience Programme’ for eight consecutive years, offering work experience opportunities for youth. This year, due to the overwhelming demand for internship programmes amid the pandemic, the programme has been well received by youth with more than 1,000 applications. To provide more job opportunities to youth, we have not only launched a six-week career experience this year but also introduced a four-week career experience and a six-month performing arts trainee experience which have engaged nearly 40 interns in total.

Under the six-week career experience, interns were assigned to the department of their choice to experience and perform a whole spectrum of daily tasks while interns under the four-week career experience focused on specific projects, taking part in the overall project planning and implementation process. During the internship, each intern was assigned a designated mentor who took care of them and monitored their progress by providing guidance and timely feedback. Considering the ongoing pandemic, the programme has been running in a virtual format for the first time ever, allowing interns to work remotely instead of being physically present in office. While providing the flexibility of work, interns interacted with their mentors via virtual meetings regularly.

Leveraging on the venues at Youth Square and a team of theatrical services professionals, Youth Square has recruited six graduates this year who are interested in pursuing their career in the industry. The six-month performing arts trainee experience aims at discovering new talents through on-the-job training and grooming youth during the difficult time under the pandemic.

Chris Kwok, an intern of the programme who is a Year 3 student studying in Public Relations at Baptist University said, “Competition is fierce to get a summer internship during the pandemic! I am grateful for the opportunity provided by Youth Square, allowing me to have an opportunity to work in Corporate Communication Department and learn about being a professional practitioner in Corporate Communication, I believe it could definitely benefit my career development in the field!”

“As I have been interested in performing arts and stage management, it would be a great opportunity allowing me to learn the operation services at a performing arts venue with on-the-job training!” said Sweta Limbu, another intern of the programme who graduated from Higher Diploma in Stage and Live Entertainment Technology.

Youth Square has been providing a relaxed, reliable and safe environment for youth to explore every possibility of their potentials. Through organising internship programme every year, we hope the opportunities of career experience would help youth to develop their career plans that suits their interests and abilities.

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Interns who joined the 6-month performing arts trainee experience participated and acquired practical knowledge of venue management at venues and applied knowledge in real work situation
Interns who joined the 6-month performing arts trainee experience participated and acquired practical knowledge of venue management at venues and applied knowledge in real work situation

Interns who joined the 6-month performing arts trainee experience participated and acquired practical knowledge of venue management at venues and applied knowledge in real work situation

During the pandemic, orientation has been conducted via webinar.
During the pandemic, orientation has been conducted via webinar.

During the pandemic, orientation has been conducted via webinar.

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The programme has been running in a virtual format for the first time ever, allowing interns to work remotely instead of being physically present in office. Interns could interact with their mentors via virtual meetings regularly.

Youth Square

The Youth Square, which came into full operation in 2010, is a youth development project of the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government, with an aim to be the hub of diversified youth development activities for youth to develop their potential. Youth Square facilities include the 643-seat Y Theatre, Y Studio, multi-function areas and the Y Loft which has 148 guest rooms. Youth Square has been conducting events under three themes, include “Music & Dance”, “Arts & Culture” and “Community Engagement”. Approaching the 10-year mark, Youth Square has been holding over 11,000 youth events and served for more than 5 million participants. In addition, Y Loft has been providing accommodations for local and overseas youths from more than 80 countries or regions, who participated in various exchange programmes in Hong Kong. Youth Square is located in Chai Wan and is managed and operated by New World Facilities Management Company Limited on a non-profit basis.

6G model is Youth Square’s guiding principle. 6G refers to Groom, Grow, Glow, Green, Global Vision and Give Back. Official website: http://www.youthsquare.hk

Y Loft

Y Loft is conveniently located, 3-minute walk from Chai Wan MTR Station. The 148-room Y Loft is located in Youth Square’s Main Block and Hostel Block. Room selection includes Twin, Twin Room with Balcony, Triple, House of Six, Duplex and Accessible Rooms. Accessible Rooms, with widened corridor and more space, are designed to deliver the same comfort and peace of mind to visitors with disabilities.

New World Facilities Management Company Limited

New World Facilities Management Company Limited is a non-profit making company and a subsidiary of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong Stock Code: 00017.HK). Embracing the mission of youth development and supporting youth to contribute to society, we strive to develop Youth Square as the platform for youth to exchange knowledge and experience and to develop and discover their potential.

Media Enquiries:

Ms Nancy Fung
Youth Square – Corporate Communication
Tel.: (852) 3721 8801
Email: corpcomm@youthsquare.hk

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