The CLP Internship Programme (CIP) was established in 1998 to build long-term partnerships with tertiary institutions, to identify and nurture new talents, and to attract students to join CLP when they graduate. This community investment takes the initiative to create a win-win-win situation that benefits the students, the universities and CLP.
The internship programme offers you full-time training during the summer vacation (SUM) or for a 12-month period (SAND). By completing the project, you are not only helping us to meet our business needs, but will gain valuable work experience and a great sense of achievement as well.
The internship programme typically covers a wide range of projects suitable for students studying in different disciplines in the university. Both local and overseas university students are welcome to join with a local package offered (accommodation and air-tickets are to be self-arranged by overseas applicants). Please click on the links below to see the details of the available projects with project objectives and deliverables.
Lau, Bing Wang Logan
Acting Engineer I
Generation Business Group
Participating in CLP Internship Programme (CIP) was definitely the most memorable year when I was an undergraduate. I am pleased to share my internship experience during my sandwich year in 2009.
During the year, I was able to increase my knowledge on power generation process. Instead of reading books and attending lectures, I was introduced to enormous equipment in the power plant, like boilers, generators and turbines, which increased my enthusiasm and passion in engineering.
Besides the sightseeing, I was also given an opportunity to assist engineers in their daily works and projects. By participating in different challenging tasks, my communication skills and problem-solving skills were further polished. My mentor also provided me with clear guidance and support when I faced difficulties.
After the completion of the fruitful year, I had a deeper understanding in electricity utility, and was reassured of my aspiration in engineering. I made up my mind to apply for the CLP graduate trainee (GT) programme after graduation. I am grateful for the opportunity given during my CIP and I believe that you will have a rewarding year here too.
Leung, Chun Sing
Power Systems Business Group
I joined CLP as a summer intern in 2010. I was glad to be one of the members of the CLP family. I absolutely consider CIP as a precious training opportunity, which has directed me to where I want and need to develop.
CIP not only gave me a taste of CLP culture, but also equipped me with project handling, problem solving and interpersonal skills. CIP provides university students with an insight into the real working world. It's a great opportunity to see how to apply the theories and models we've learned in lectures to a real-life work setting. I was able to work with professional and distinguished engineers, and was challenged in ways I could not imagine, but colleagues were always there to help me accomplish my task. It truly reflects one of the CLP core values: Cares for people.
My time at CIP deepened my knowledge in various power distribution network operation as well as engineering projects management techniques. In addition to those technical learning, it was also interesting to learn how CLP exercises customer excellence by taking care of and fulfilling customers' needs. Furthermore, through joining various company activities, my communication and social networking skills were much strengthened.
Mentorship is another key success in CIP. Patient guidance and encouragement from my mentor aroused my passion to work on the assigned project. I learnt and was inspired by him on how to put my mind-set into a real engineer.
I joined the CLP family again after my graduation, and now I am an Engineer in Distribution Network Planning & Design. I have never expected to learn so much within the treasurable CIP period, and I am sure such learning and experience are really useful for my future career. Finally, I hope this experience would give you a better idea of what a career in CLP is actually like.
Don't miss the chance to join CIP and I am looking forward to seeing you in the coming summer!
So, Emily Sze Wing
Capability Project Executive
Corporate Development Business Group
"Don't wait for opportunity, Create it."
Working as a sandwich intern in CLP was definitely an important step for me to start my career. It was never an easy decision to take this gap year, but when I looked back, it was well worth.
The learning opportunities in CLP were far more than what I expected. I have been assigned to an exceptional wide range of exposure, which includes talent acquisition, performance management, culture change, employee engagement and competency model construction. These hands on experience had strengthened my HR mastery and brought me insights on the way to apply theory into actual working environment. With the support and guidance from professional managers, I was able to accomplish my work with quality and gain a strong sense of achievements.
On the other hand, I was totally amazed by the resources that CLP invests in developing its people and cultivating its culture. On top of my HR work, I got the chance to further develop my potential through my work as an emcee of internal ceremonies, brand communication and various CSR campaigns. All of these work and projects provides an excellent platform for me to grow and polish my skills at different stages. CLP also supported me through participating in external HR conferences and seminars. These eye-opening and precious exposures have built up my confidence and deepened my profession knowhow.
I enjoy working in this company not only because of the job or the people here, but also the values it embraces. CLP is closely connected to our community. I have been a super fan of our volunteer activities and made friends from other departments during caring visits and festive celebration with elderly. What’s more, I am also a member of the dragon boat team and this makes my work even more fun!
I would like to take this chance to thank my best coach Andy, who always bring me inspirations and has given me enormous encouragement during my internship. This big and warm family keeps me pushing myself to do what I can never think of being able to achieve. In CIP, the more that you are willing to challenge yourself and invest your time into it, the more fruitful journey that you can create.
Now it's your chance!
Hon, Coco Yan Ling
Generation Business Group
When I was as a Year 3 student majoring in mechanical engineering, I was honored to join the one-year CLP internship program in Performance Team in Black Point Power Station . When I first saw the power plant operation, everything inside immediately evoked my great interest. In the power plant, every single component, as large as a boiler and as small as a pump, is essential to the power generation process.
During my 1-year internship in CLP, my mission and job duty were to maximize the generation output and to optimize plant efficiency through my daily work. The duties assigned to me not only help applying my technical knowledge I learnt in university, but also inspired me to challenge myself through participating in various innovative projects in the power plant. I got a treasurable chance to cooperate with different departments. Hence I had a better understanding on project planning and management.
My understanding on power generation had been reinforced through working from back office to shift operation. All the challenging but fruitful experiences motivated me to be very determined in re-joining CLP. Working with my colleagues who are full of passion and dedication encouraging me to learn more. Despite all the hurdles we faced, we felt satisfied by completing a task together. This sense of accomplishment is what I have never experienced before. I will always cherish the friendship with my colleagues and valuable practical experience in CLP.
Lastly, I would like to thank my colleagues and CLP for all their supports and recognitions. I am proud of being one of the awardees of CLP Engineering Studies Award and able to re-join the CLP family after graduation.
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