Careers and Internship Fair – 21 and 22 October

Career fair 2014

Sponsored by Teach First, the Durham Careers & Internship Fair (formerly the Employer Information Fair) offers you a chance to meet representatives from a wide range of organisations and informally discuss the breadth of career paths open to you.

This annual two-day event, held in the Howlands Building near Ustinov and Josephine Butler Colleges gives you the opportunity (whatever your year of study) of talking, face to face, with people in the sectors that interest you; you may wish to explore graduate vacancies, internships and career prospects within particular businesses, public services or not-for-profit sectors.

Many of the employers attending are Tier 2 registered organisations which recruit international applicants.

So why not come along to the Fair where you will receive a friendly and informative welcome from all those present.

McKinsey and Co afternoon tea, 30 October 2014

McKinsey & Company, a leading strategy consulting firm, helps world clients in the public, private and third sectors to meet their biggest strategic and operational challenges. Their goal is to provide distinctive and long-lasting performance improvements – in short, it is about having an impact and making a difference.

If you interested in working in a global McKinsey office outside of the UK then you should apply for their International Afternoon Tea on Thursday, October 30th in London.

The event is designed for international students looking to return to their home country outside of the UK or for those interested in working in an international office to further their career.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet consultants from a wide range of international offices and to learn more about the work, people, and global career opportunities.

They will have representation globally from across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the Emerging Markets. Their international offices are excited about the talent that resides at UK universities and hence look forward to meeting you.

They welcome penultimate and final year students from Bachelor and Master’s degrees of any discipline to apply to this event. Please note that you will need to have the language fluency of the office(s) in which you express an interest.

To attend this event please create an account and attach your CV and don’t forget to include your language fluency and office preference(s).

You will be notified at least 3 working days prior to the event to let you know if you have been successful in securing a place.

Travel costs for those attending from outside of London will be reimbursed.

Hang Seng Bank Management Trainee Programme – Hong Kong

If you are a Hong Kong national looking for a high-flying career in the banking industry, the Hang Seng Bank Management Trainee Programme is an excellent place to begin your journey. Offered in Retail Banking and Wealth Management this three-year, fast-track programme is intense and challenging. It provides comprehensive classroom training, exposure to China and overseas business, job attachments, support in attaining professional qualifications and senior management mentorship in specialised disciplines. Most importantly, the programme gives you exposure to the best global banking practices and the opportunity to develop your career in a financial institution that has ranked as the ‘Best Domestic Bank in Hong Kong’ for the past 13 years and was recently identified as the ‘Most Attractive Employer’ in Hong Kong’s banking and financial services sector.
They are looking to recruit passionate individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in any discipline from an accredited university
  • Less than three years’ working experience
  • Excellent written English and Chinese, and fluent spoken English, Cantonese and Putonghua
  • Strong business acumen and analytical ability
  • Strong self-motivation and drive to achieve excellence
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Capable of serving as a role model for displaying openness, teamwork and integrity

If you are ready to rise to the challenge, act now and apply online at their website.

Application deadline is June 15, 2014.
Applicants who are not contacted within one month may consider their applications unsuccessful.

British Council Alumni UK Career Development Workshops in China


The British Council will run a series of Alumni UK Career Development workshops from the 8th to the 16th of March 2014 across mainland China.

They are working in partnership with to invite well known businesses to take part in the events.

By participating, Chinese students and graduates will be able to better understand the job market in China, as well as seek job opportunities and better guidance on long-term career planning. Participants will also have the chance to interact with business representatives who will be able to offer career development advice and information on their own job opportunities.

Event details:

City Date Venue
Shanghai 08 March 2014 (Saturday) Crowne Plaza Shanghai, (No.400, Fanyu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai)
Beijing 09 March 2014 (Sunday) Landmark Tower Beijing, (No.8, North Dongsanhuan Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing)
Chengdu 15 March 2014 (Saturday) Kempinski Hotel Chengdu, (No.42, 4th section, Renmin South Road, Chengdu)
Guangzhou 16 March 2014 (Sunday) Ramada Hotel Guangzhou, (No.9, Mingyue 1st Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou)

 Please click here for further information and to sign up for this event.

To participate you must register for the event in advance at and unless registered you will not be permitted to take part.

For enquiries, please contact:


Weibo:  @留英校友会AlumniUK

Unilever Future Leaders – Africa, Russia and China


Unilever, a leading consumer goods company, makes some of the world’s best loved brands: Dove, Flora, Tresemmé, Comfort, Knorr and Marmite to name a few. 150 million times a day, someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product, which are sold in 180 countries.

They employ 167,000 people globally and are recruiting future leaders from Africa, China and Russia and are targeting nationals of those countries studying in the UK for their Future Leaders Programme. Opportunities are open to final year undergraduates, masters and PhD students of all disciplines to start an amazing career with them in the summer/autumn of 2014.

Depending on location opportunities exist in:

  • Marketing
  • Customer Development (Sales)
  • Supply Chain
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Research & Development

Follow the link to find out more about the relevant programme in Africa, Russia or China. The Unilever website features valuable advice on the application process and hints and tips to help you to succeed. 

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!