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SB holds youth leadership forum

The annual review of the Security Bureau Youth Uniformed Group Leaders Forum was held today, with Acting Chief Executive Chan Kwok-ki giving a speech.   Mr Chan reported that the forum had organised nearly 20 activities over the past year, including courses and training camps run by the bureau’s disciplined services and auxiliary services, and seminars on the country’s Constitution, the Basic Law and the Hong Kong National Security Law. It also organised visits to Beijing, Shaanxi and Greater Bay Area cities, allowing participants to learn more about national affairs and broaden their horizons.   He said he was pleased to note that the bureau plans to strengthen co-operation between the Leaders Forum and Shenzhen University to enhance exchanges between youths in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, deepening their understanding of the development opportunities in the bay area and increasing Hong Kong’s integration into national development.   Noting that members had undergone significant grow

Civil service exams set

The Government today announced that the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) and the Basic Law & National Security Law Test (BLNST) are tentatively scheduled to be held on October 7.   Enrolment for the CRE and the BLNST will open tomorrow and close at 5pm on August 13. Prospective applicants for civil service posts at the degree or professional level can apply.   Furthermore, the Government said it will begin the next round of recruitment exercises for six graduate posts in September, covering Administrative Officer, Executive Officer II, Assistant Labour Officer II, Assistant Trade Officer II, Management Services Officer II and Transport Officer II.   Those who plan to apply for such posts are required to have valid CRE results and are advised to take this round of examination, the Government added.   The pool of eligible candidates for civil service jobs requiring an undergraduate degree will be expanded to students advancing to their third year of undergraduate studies, in a four-year curriculum, in the new academic year.   Hence, holders of a degree or a professional qualification meeting the entry requirement of the posts, or university students graduating in the 2023-24 or 2024-25 academic year can apply to sit the examination.   All applicants are required to obtain a pass result in the BLNST for all civil service recruitment exercises, regardless of whether they have taken any Basic Law Test centrally conducted by the Civil Service Bureau or individual bureaus and departments in previous recruitment exercises.   Details about the upcoming CRE and BLNST will be uploaded to the bureau's webpage tomorrow.   Call the Civil Service Examinations Unit at 2537 6429 or email it for enquiries.   The examination outside Hong Kong is tentatively scheduled to be held in Beijing, Shanghai and six overseas cities on December 2. The application period will be announced later this year.

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