Talent is the most important asset of design industry. For the sustainable development of design industry, it is desirable for fresh graduates with relevant trainings to find the right jobs in the industry shortly after graduations, so that they can continue to build up their design knowledge and skills. In this connection, Hong Kong Designers Association organizes the Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme (DGESS), with the aim to nurture more fresh blood for the local design industry.

Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA, the Organizer) is the first organisation to organize and launch similar graduate supporting scheme for Hong Kong's design industry back in 2009. With staunch support and generous sponsorship from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the current edition of the DGESS is targeted to match up to 40 fresh graduates (20 places each for program years of 2018 and 2019) with design-related companies (Employing Companies), and the participating fresh graduates (Graduate Employees) will receive on-the-job training with full-time employment in local design industry.


To subsidize and encourage local companies to employ and train fresh graduates and nurture the latter to become new blood of the industry;
To pair up local fresh graduates and potential employers to facilitate the former to enter into the industry and be advised of the prospects in the design industry; and
industry and be advised of the prospects in the design industry; and
To foster the development of the design industry with more abundant supply of design talent working in the industry.