Recent graduates from Macau to take up internships in companies on mainland China

26 August 2009

Macau, China, 26 Aug – One thousand recent graduates from Macau will be able to take up professional internships in mainland China as part of a programme announced Tuesday by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL).

The programme, with a budget of 54 million patacas (US$ 6.75 million), will place the one thousand young people who finished university degree courses in the academic year 2008/09 in companies in China for internships lasting between 6 and 12 months, MacauNews agency writes today.

The DSAL director, Shuen Ka Hung, justified the creation of the plan citing the difficulties recent graduates have been facing in finding work “due to the negative evolution of the job market.”

The first group of companies to sign up to the programme are located in cities like Canton, Beijing and Shanghai, among others, and are linked to sectors such as banking, insurance, commerce, construction, tourism, the hotel industry and culture, particularly with companies like the Banco da China, the China International Travel Services (CITIS) group and Nam Kwong.

The companies will incur no costs with these internships, since the Macau government will allocate a monthly subsidy of 4500 patacas, as well as pay for the journey to and from the place of work. (macauhub)