Career Forum Oct 2016: Path to power lies in greener development
Engineers looking for long-term career development may consider signing up for CLP Power’s Graduate Trainee Programme, as more than 90 per cent of the company’s senior management job vacancies are filled by internal promotions, says CLP’s HR director Connie Lam.
The two-year programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and open to graduates majoring in electrical, electronics, mechanical, chemical or energy engineering.
Lam adds that the company favours passionate individuals with a proactive attitude, excellent communication skills and strong leadership potential.
“Trainees will not only gain valuable engineering knowledge and experience through job rotation and attachments across key business units, but also acquire leadership and management skills, which are equally important for career development.”
The company is eager to attract students who are passionate about engineering and keen to contribute to the development of greener and smarter electricity in Hong Kong.
“CLP Power recognises its role in addressing climate change, while meeting growing energy demands with cleaner electricity,” Lam says. “We have to keep a close eye on the emerging global trend of power grid modernisation and smarter electricity service, with a view to providing more choices for our customers and to make Hong Kong a greener city.”
Alongside its graduate programme, the company provides full-time internships for students. “Outstanding engineering interns are given the CLP Engineering Studies Award, which provides sponsorship and mentorship for their final year studies and offers them the chance to later join CLP Power as graduate trainees,” Lam says.