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The Youth Employment Scholarship (YES) Programme is an initiative dedicated to empowering local disadvantaged youths through the provision of stable, long-term employment opportunities.

About YES

Through this programme, 25 youths will be selected from three beneficiaries to each receive a monthly scholarship of HK$5,000 throughout their employment tenure.

This initiative aims not only to incentivise employers to provide stable employment opportunities but also to empower the youth to thrive and make significant contributions to their workplaces.


Hong Kong Student Aid Society: Provides residential care for children and youths in need of accommodation

Vocational Training Council’s Shine Skills Centre: Provides skills training & social support for individuals with special needs

Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association: Provides family & vocational support for Down Syndrome individuals


Modes of Employment 

Full-time: Minimum 5 days/ week, 9:00 AM - 6:00PM

Long-term Part-time: Minimum 2 days/ week, 9:00 AM - 6:00PM


HK $75/ hour, with a one-hour lunch break

Scholarship disbursement

A monthly employment scholarship of HK$5,000 per youth for 12 months 

- Directly deposited into our beneficiary i.e. youth’s bank account - serve as a partial disbursement towards the youth’s monthly salary

- Remaining portion of the youth’s monthly salary will be paid by the employer

*Disbursement is contingent upon the employer’s commitment to employ the youth throughout the 12-month programme cycle


We are seeking employment partners who are eligible and committed to the cause of this programme to join the thread:


- Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities, inclusive employment practices by providing accommodating measures and support systems for employees with diverse needs

- Willingness to provide professional growth and development opportunities

- Offer mentorship, coaching or training sessions, assist with skills development of the employee

- Provide a positive working environment that is respectful, supportive with a considerable level of awareness towards to needs of their employees

- Engage in clear, regular communication, feedback sharing, problem-solving, and evaluations, maintain a good employer-employee relationship/ rapport

** Prior experience in employing and supporting individuals with special needs, having an existing or established buddy system to provide additional support to employees with special needs is considered an advantage.


- Aged 16 to 30

- A Hong Kong permanent resident

- Demonstrate a willingness to make a dedicated commitment to work for the entire duration of the 12-month scholarship cycle

- Have passion for the field of Hospitality and have a strong desire to pursue a career in this industry

- Interest in other industries are also accepted, please contact our Learning and Development Coordinator to further discuss at


The following forms need to be filled out by the respective individuals:

(a) Youths

(b) Prospective Employers


Please complete the following form via online

OR fill in a physical/ paper form and return the scanned copy, along with these documents to

1) CV/ School Report

2) HKID Copy

3) A recent photo of yourself


Please complete the following form via online

OR fill in a physical/ paper form and return the scanned copy to