Notes :- In this context any
reference to the term "graduates", "graduate trainees",
"Engineering Graduate Training Scheme 'A' trainees", or "Graduate
Members" or the like are referring to those "Graduate Members
of the HKIE who meet the academic requirements for Member in a Discipline.
Resignations during Scheme "A" training are
discouraged by the HKIE and change of company is not normally approved
unless good reasons exist and with approval from the HKIE.
Related to this policy the HKIE Scheme "A"
is designed to help promote the professional development of the graduate
engineering trainees. As a part of that 'professional' development it
is to be expected that trainee will learn to act professionally and they
should think very carefully before agreeing to undertake the Scheme "A"
training offered by a company.
In a sense once they have 'signed on' trainees are
undertaking a form of contract and consequent commitment in the same way
that the company (and the HKIE) are making a commitment to the trainee.
It is in a company's interest to make this HKIE policy quite clear to
potential graduate trainees at the time of making an offer of employing
them on a Scheme "A".
This commitment is confirmed when the undertaking in
Form TD2 (Employer's Registration of Trainee) signed by the 3 parties
: the Company, the Trainee and the HKIE upon Scheme "A" training
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