Environment and Ecology Bureau (Environment Branch)/Environmental Protection Department – Job Shadowing Programme 2023

The Job Shadowing Programme (‘the Programme”) is organized by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). It aims to provide opportunities for local secondary students to learn and deepen their understanding on Environment and Ecology (Environment Branch) (EEB(EB)) and EPD’s works with an aim to cultivating their passion for environment protection, broadening their horizons and preparing them for further studies and future career development in the environmental discipline. The Programme opens the door to a variety of growing environmental sectors and industries in Hong Kong for the students to plan for their future career development.


  • To provide students an opportunity to learn more about the careers in the environmental discipline,
  • To enhance the personal development of students through interactions with their shadowing mentors and the public, and
  • To deepen the students’ understanding of environmental protection and the works of EEB(EB)/EPD.

Local secondary school students (Form 4 to Form 6) with interest and passion in environmental protection are eligible to apply, and interested students must obtain recommendation from their headmaster/deputy headmaster. Each school can nominate 4 students to apply in the same year.

Shadowing mentors are professional and technical staff working currently in the EEB(EB) and EPD with experience and expertise in various environmental fields, such as environmental planning and assessment, enforcement, environmental monitoring, facility operation, air/noise/waste/water policy, waste recycling, climate change, etc.

The Programme is a 3-day on-the-job experience, working with EEB(EB)/EPD’s staff through job shadowing. It is running throughout the year to fit the academic schedule of individual schools. Guided by experienced EEB(EB)/EPD’s staff, the students will visit the various environmental facilities, e.g. T×PARK, WEEE×PARK, O×PARK1, GREEN@COMMUNITY, etc. operated by EPD, and/or experience the day-to-day operations and working environment in different offices of EEB(EB)/EPD.

Student who would like to join the Programme could submit the completed application form by email or by post on or before the deadline on 28 February 2023 (Tuesday):

(1) The application form is available at https://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/business_job/job_opp/vacancies.html

(2) The application form should be completed electronically as far as possible to keep the use of paper to minimum. Each application form should be submitted in a single pdf or jpg file as an email attachment to enquiry@epd.gov.hk
(Please state the subject: “EEB(EB)/EPD Job Shadowing Programme 2023”)

(3) Mailing Address:
Knowledge Management Unit, Environmental Protection Department Rm 2215, 22/F., Tower 2, Grand Central Plaza, 138 Shatin Rural Committee Road, Shatin, N.T.

(Please state on the envelope “EEB(EB)/EPD Job Shadowing Programme 2023” The date of application by post will be determined according to the post mark date stamped by the Hongkong Post on the envelope.)

(i) Application with incomplete or unclear information will not be considered.
(ii) Successful applicants will be notified by email by March 2023. Applicants who do not receive any email notification by the end of April 2023 may consider their applications unsuccessful.

For enquiries, please contact 3162 8280 or email to enquiry@epd.gov.hk.