Code : 2022026
Event Name : Sharing Surveying Work experience in the U.K.
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Charles Hung
Currently a Director of Ho & Partners in charge of
surveying works and the Chairman of PFM division of HKIS.
Mr Hung graduated from the U.K.Leicester Polytechnic
and University of Reading in 1980 and 1985 with BSc Building Surveying (with commendation) and MSc Project Management respectively.. He was the Chairman of Hong Kong Student Centre in London (1981) and a board member of the RICS(Hong Kong branch) (2013 -2016). He also liaised with RICS to arrange for the mutual recognition agreement of Property and Facility Management membership in 2019. He has spent 10 years working in various U.K. firms of Architects, Surveyors, Contractors and Developers , such as Vigers and Prudential Insurance which are known to Hong Kong members. He was a Senior Project Manager managing a few famous projects such as a shopping precinct , Barks Walk, in Shakespeare's home town, Stratford upon Avon, the Hi Tech buildings in Frimley Business Park , Supermarket/ DIY stores- Texas , Waitrose, Presto, Payless/Halford, Office building of Prudential Headquarters , Minster Court in London etc. He is an experienced person who can really share his personal U.K. work experience with you. He is a good presenter who won the championship of Best Presentation Award from HKMA (2002) and Building Surveyor Award competition from HKIS(2021) and is capable of giving you an interesting talk.

Sr Celia Wong
Currently working in the U.K. as a Building Surveyor. Ms Wong graduated from City U with a Surveying Degree (2010)and joined Buildings Department as a Graduate Surveyor. She is a qualified Building Surveyor from HKIS and a qualified Chartered Surveyor in project management from the RICS. She has gained extensive working experience from various firms in HK such as Swire, Hpa and Hysan Development etc., before entering the U.K.in 2019. She is now working in London with an Multi-disciplinary consultancy company Fulkers Bailey Russell and she can share her real life UK work experience with you in all aspects.
Event Date : 2022-03-12
Event Time : 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2022-03-09
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : PFMD
Organizer : Property and Facility Management Division
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$210 for non-members
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

The talk will touch upon a few important subjects. The first topic is how to find a job in the UK which is the most difficult part at the beginning. Apart from finding the job, it is necessary to know the interview skills as to how to please the UK employers and what they would like to find out from you. The condition of employment is slightly different from HK as they may offer you a company car and travel allowance . It is because the UK travelling expenses are extremely expensive especially, in London. You may have London weighting which means your salary may be higher. After finding your job, you need to learn how to deal with your business counterparts and working colleagues etc.  The talk will include a personal zoom interview with Celia Wong who is currently working in the U.K. . There will be an Q&A session with Charles Hung and Celia Wong such that the audience can ask questions on the spot. The communication with Celia Wong will be live on screen as UK time is 8 hours behind (i.e. 7am) . The attendance of this event will be in person , subject to the rules and regulations of pandemic measures at that time.

Programme Rundown

3:00 p.m. ~ 3:10 p.m.   Welcome and Opening Speech (by Moderator)

3:10 p.m. ~ 4:15 p.m.   Speech conducted by the Speakers

4:15 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m.   Q&A

Speaker: Sr Charles Hung

Speaker: Sr Celia Wong

Remarks :

*Special arrangements under COVID-19 Pandemic*:

  • Prior online registration is required.  Walk-in registration will not be entertained.
  • Limited number of seats with social distancing is available at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Participants should scan the “LeaveHomeSafe安心出行” QR code with their mobile phones or register their personal information in the online Health Declaration Form https://forms.office.com/r/Pi4qtKbXqi) upon arrival at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Participants will be denied entry if they fail to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe安心出行” QR code or complete the online Health Declaration Form.
  • Participants will be denied entry to the Surveyors Learning Centre if they have been travelling abroad, or have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or have any symptoms of COVID-19 (including but not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, sudden loss of taste or smell and/or sore throat) in the last 21 days, or have been confirmed with COVID-19 or undergoing compulsory quarantine or medical surveillance arrangements of the HKSAR Department of Health.
  • Participants are required to wear a surgical mask at all times at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Eating and drinking is not allowed at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Disinfection service has been arranged at the Surveyors Learning Centre (comprising the Lecture Room, Meeting Room 1, Board Room, Library and Meeting Room 2).
Payment : HKD 150