Work-Integrated Education

Be our WIE Partner Employer

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University maintains a solid reputation for producing students with practical orientations and ready for professional hands-on work. Whether your business or organization requires full-time, part-time, or ad-hoc help, you can find what you need quickly and easily here.

Employer Involvement

Work-Integrated Education (WIE) program is part of the student’s curriculum and a required component for their graduation eligibility. Workplace supervisors play a pivotal role in mentoring, training and developing our students. While we do not encourage “hand-holding”, we do request supervisors to:

  • Monitor student progress and give constructive feedback to students to help them learn
  • Appraise student performance at the end of the internship period
  • Provide a reference letter/certificate for students who demonstrate good performance
  • Keep the Faculty be updated on the student's progress

WIE placement can occur locally in Hong Kong, in Mainland China or internationally.

Student Areas of Study

Student Selection Process

FB WIE Partner Organization Registration Form

Periods of Work Attachment

Part-time / Ad-Hoc Internship Periods
(Approximately 1-2 full days per week)
Semester 1 September through November
Examination Period: December
Semester 2 January through May
Examination Period: May
Full-time Internship Period Semester 2 January through April (Applicable only to
Accountancy and Financial Services students)
Summer Term Late-May through late-August

Compensation/MPF/Insurance

Compensation and Minimum Wage Ordinance

The provision of compensation and/or benefits is at discretion of employers. We do encourage employers to provide students an allowance for meals and transport. Please note that statutory minimum wage does not apply to student interns as well as work experience students during a period of exempt student employment. Please refer to the Notes for Student Employees and Employers - (Eng | Chi)

Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF)

If there is an employment relationship between the student and the offering organisation for a continuous period of not less than 60 days, the offering organization is required to enroll the student into an MPF scheme. (http://www.mpfa.org.hk/).

Insurance

The University has in place a Group Personal Accident insurance policy covering students taking on placements locally or offshore, except all PRC citizens who reside & work in China will not be covered within the territory of China.

For students taking on offshore placements, they are required to take out for themselves additional travel insurance for travel and medical protection.