Industry Background

Railways are one of the most efficient, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly modes of public transport. Spurred on by a growing global population and economy, the general public's demand for this mass carrier is on the rise.

Set as the backbone of Hong Kong's transportation system, Hong Kong's railway network has been expanding consistently in recent years. At the same time, city clusters in Mainland China such as Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as well as other Asia-Pacific regions including Thailand, Indonesia and Australia are also developing their railway network to satisfy escalating demands.

Foreseeing the increasing need for highly capable railway-related professionals, the MTR Academy has been established as a global training and research hub, to develop railway executives and professionals around the world to drive excellence for existing railway operations, railway expansion and major infrastructure projects in the decades to come.

Career Prospect

The Hong Kong government has invited the MTR Corporation to implement several railway projects that have been proposed in the "Railway Development Strategy 2014", including the Tung Chung Line Extension, Tuen Mun South Extension, Hung Shui Kiu Station and Northern Link. Together with the expansion of railway systems around the world, the railway industry has a growing demand for railway talents. Employment opportunities are plenty in the local and overseas markets.

Main Job Positions

MTR businesses consist of 3 broad categories, namely (i) Hong Kong Transport Services which provide world-class railway service to the Hong Kong community (ii) Railway Projects which drive railway network expansion new railway extensions in Hong Kong and (iii) 'Property Business' which contribute to the community and the success of "Rail + Property" business model. The main job positions are as follows:

  • Station Officer
  • Station Master
  • Group Station Manager
  • Tradesman
  • Technical Officer
  • Engineer

The main job positions for other companies or organizations are as follows:

  • Government Logistics Department - Transport Services Officer II
  • Contractors or consultancies - Technician
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