The Retail Industry

The retail industry is one of the major pillars in the Hong Kong economy. Professionals from frontline to management positions possessing expert knowledge and hands-on experience are required to meet with the diversified development of the industry.


Different Retail Sectors :

With extensive industry support, over 50 brands from different retail sectors have participated in the VTC Earn & Learn Scheme, including:

 
  • Cosmetics
  • Watches and Jewellery
  • Fashion and Accessories
  • Department Store
  • Electronics and Electricals / Telecommunications
  • Supermarket
  • Furniture and Household Goods
  • Convenience Store
  • Food
  • Health and Fitness Chain

 
5 Major Advantages for Earn and Learn
Earn and Learn - Work 3 Days, Study 3 Days : Programme participants will receive:
.Steady income .Government allowance
.Tuition fees primarily sponsored by Employer
Recognised Qualification : Graduates will be awarded Diploma of Foundation Studies* or Higher Diploma according to their programme choice, equivalent to the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework Level 3 and Level 4 respectively.
Professional Career after Scheme Completion : If participants are employed by the same employer upon Scheme completion, graduates of Diploma of Foundation Studies will be entitled to a monthly income not less than $11,000**, while the monthly income of graduates of Higher Diploma can reach up to $13,000**
Flexible Articulation Pathways : Graduates can pursue further studies# to acquire higher qualification and become a professional in the field
Progressive Career Path : Graduates gaining professional knowledge in retail management will develop solid foundation for subsequent career progression to Assistant Store Manager / Store Manager in future

*The Civil Service Bureau has accepted VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies as a qualification eligible to apply for positions in the civil service that require five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above including English Language and Chinese Language as entry requirement.
**Including salary, commission, allowance, etc.
#Graduates of Higher Diploma can undertake local or overseas top-up degree programmes recognised by the Government to obtain higher academic qualification.

VTC Earn & Learn Scheme for Retail Industry offers Higher Diploma and Diploma of Foundation Studies programme options:

 

Higher Diploma in Retail Innovation and Management

Duration of Study 30 months
Scheme Arrangement Students will spend 3 days per week at IVE for classroom learning, and 3 days for on-the-job training with the employer (27 working hours per week on average)
Salary and Allowance# Students will receive from the employer an average of $5,920 monthly salary and $2,000 government allowance totalling $7,920 a month
Tuition Fee The employer will sponsor a tuition subsidy equivalent to $2,900 a month
Entry Requirement Five HKDSE Subjects at Level 2 or above, including Chinese Language and English Language; or
VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; or
VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; or
Yi Jin Diploma/ Diploma Yi Jin; or
Equivalent.

Applicants will be required to attend job interviews.

Diploma of Foundation Studies (Retail)

Duration of Study 18 months
Scheme Arrangement Students will spend 3 days per week at IVE for classroom learning, and 3 days for on-the-job training with the employer (27 working hours per week on average)
Salary and Allowance# Students will receive from the employer an average of $5,300 monthly salary and $2,000 government allowance, totalling $7,300 a month
Tuition Sponsorship The employer will sponsor a tuition subsidy equivalent to $1,300 a month
Entry Requirement Completion of Secondary 6 or above.

Applicants will be required to attend job interviews.

# Applicable to participants who enroll in academic year 2019/20


Offering Institute:




For enquiries:

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong)
Department of Business Administration

Phone: 2708 6402 / 2708 5325

Email: hwenl@vtc.edu.hk


Information as of March 2019. VTC reserves the right to revise or cancel any programme if circumstances so warrant. Details will be announced on the Admission Homepage.










 

   
CAI Miao Qing
  • Graduate of Diploma of Foundation Studies (Retail)
  • Sales Consultant at Chow Sang Sang Jewellery Company Limited

‘The career in retail industry is very challenging and requires a lot of patience. Under this scheme, I have learnt a lot of retail related knowledge in classroom. The on-the-job training has also enabled me to perform professional in the workplace.’

 

Participating employers of VTC Earn & Learn Scheme for Retail Industry :

Beauty & Cosmetics
       
Food Shop
       
Convenience Stores
   
Department Stores
     
Fashion & Accessories
 
Furniture & Home Accessories
   
Health Care Products
   
Personal Care Products
 
Sports & Outdoor Products
Supermarkets
     
Telecommunications
 
Watch & Jewellery
   

The application period for 2019 entry to the VTC Earn & Learn Scheme for Retail Industry has ended. The details of the application for 2020 entry will be announced in due course.