Dual System Professional Training Services

Professional Training for
"Wholesale & Foreign Trade Management Assistant" and
"Transport and Logistics Management Assistant"

German Industry and Commerce, in co-operation with the German Swiss International School (GSIS), co-ordinates a professional training programme for young people in Hong Kong according to German standards and the German Dual System. Each year about 30 youths begin their professional training for "Wholesale and Foreign Trade Management Assistant" and "Transport and Logistics Management Assistant". The training takes two years. Like in Germany the trainees work in a company for 3.5 days for practical on-the-job training and attend classes for 1.5 days for theoretical tuition, provided by a teacher trained for the professional training school especially. The professional training and the examinations follow the guidelines of the "Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce" (DIHK).

Why Professional Training abroad?
Hong Kong is one of the biggest and most dynamic trading and financial centers in the world. This agile city with its 7 million inhabitants is considered to be the entrance to the South Chinese markets and to other emerging markets throughout South East Asia. With a professional education in Hong Kong, graduates can improve their career opportunities, both in Germany and abroad.

How does the Professional Training Programme work?
Practice: The training companies are large international trading, transport and logistics companies and industrial enterprises either based in or with representative offices in Hong Kong. The companies enter into training contracts with the trainees. The salary for the first year is HK$ 8,000 and HK$ 9,000 for the second year of the training programme. Following to the vocational training ordinance and training guidelines the training takes place by rotation through all relevant departments of the company. English is the business language of the companies.

Theory: The German Swiss International School Business College provides for the theoretical tuition. The subjects included are: General Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, Organization, Data processing, Conversational German, Conversational English, Mathematics and Politics. The professional training teacher and head of the Business College was delegated and sent to Hong Kong by the German "Central Committee for Education Abroad" (Zentralstelle fuer Auslandsschulwesen). The school fees are HK$ 45,000 per year.

Who can apply?
Applicants need to be fluent in German and have a good command of English. Minimum school qualification is Advanced Technical Certificate (Fachhochschulreife) or University Entrance Certificate (Abitur / IB / A-Levels…).

How to apply? 
To apply for the Professional Training Programme, please complete the application form below and return it together with your one page CV (English) and your last 3 certificates to Sabine Florian.

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German Industry and
Commerce Ltd.
3601 Tower One, Lippo Centre
89 Queensway, Admiralty
Hong Kong 

+852 - 2526 5481
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Sabine Florian
Executive Director