Work Trial Scheme

Work Trial Scheme
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The Labour Department launched the Work Trial Scheme (the Scheme) in July 2005 to enhance the employability of job seekers who have difficulties in finding jobs through one-month (30 days) full-time or part-time work trial*.


  • Scheme participants will be arranged to work in real jobs for one month (30 days) offered by participating organisations.
  • During the work trial period, there is no employment relationship between the participant and the participating organisation.
  • Participating organisation should provide on-the-job training for the participant and appoint a mentor to coach the participant during the work trial period.
  • With effect from 1 May 2023, on completion of the one-month (30 days) full-time work trial, each participant will receive an allowance of up to $9,600 while the allowance for part-time work trial participant will be calculated at $57 per hour, of which $500 is contributed by the participating organisation.
  • The Labour Department will take out insurance for Scheme participants.
  • Participating organisations are encouraged to offer employment to participants after the participants' completion of the work trial. Participating organisations who employ participants aged 40 or above and provide them with on-the-job training may also consider applying for training allowance under the "Employment Programme for the Elderly and Middle-aged".

(* If the working hours agreed by the participants and the participating organisations as well as the actual hours worked by the participants are at the range of 18 hours to less than 30 hours per week and less than 130 hours in total during the one-month (30 days) work trial period, the work trials would be defined as part-time in nature. In any case, the total working hours for all work trial participants during the one-month (30 days) work trial period are capped at 208 hours.)

Application & Enquiry:



Organisations wishing to participate in the Scheme may download the Work Trial Vacancy Order Form

and return the completed application form by facsimile (Fax No. 2117 2207) to the Work Trial Scheme Coordinating Office.If PDF e-form is used, please return the completed form by email :

Job seekers

Job seekers interested in the Scheme may download the Work Trial Scheme Application Form

and return the completed application form to any Job Centres of the Labour Department for further processing. You can also click here to submit the enrolment form through internet.

For enquiries, please contact us:

Scheme Hotline: 2152 2090

Job Centre Addresses & Telephone Numbers

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Last Review Date: 29 April 2023