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Hong Kong: Training and development

Original and updating author: Nicholas Chan, Squire Patton Boggs
Consultant editor: Charles To

Note: Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. It has a high degree of autonomy and its own legal system, including in the area of employment law.


  • There is no statutory obligation on employers to provide employees with vocational training, and employees have no statutory right to training. (See General)
  • Apprenticeship schemes, which combine on-the-job practical training with attendance at a technical education course, are regulated by legislation and administered and overseen by the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship. (See Apprenticeships)
  • Under the public Youth Pre-employment Training Programme and Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme, school leavers aged 15-24 inclusive may undergo on-the-job training with an employer. (See Other training schemes)