KPMG Hong Kong & China Graduate Programmes 2016

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KPMG is a global network of member firms with over 162,000 people worldwide, including more than 9,000 people across 16 offices in China. They have built long standing partnerships with many of the world’s foremost companies and are actively targeting Durham University students from China and Hong Kong for roles in audit, tax and advisory services.

 Currently studying or completed a bachelor or a masters degree (from all disciplines)
 Good written and verbal communication skills
 Passionate, committed and eager to succeed
 Self-starters with good analytical and problem-solving skills
 Applicants for PRC offices should have Chinese citizenship
 Applicants for Hong Kong or Macau offices should have the right of abode in Hong Kong or Macau

For more information on the audit, tax and advisory roles, and feedback from current employees please see the information on this link.

If you are interested in the 2016 KPMG Graduate Programme, please complete the online application form at /


Career Workshop & Job Fair for Chinese students

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The British Council, operating in China as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy, has organised a career development workshop:

Time: 14:00-17:00, Saturday, 14th November 2015

Address: Glass Meeting Rooms, Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’s College London, Stamford Street, London SE1 8WA

This year they have also teamed up with the Highway Career Services Co., Ltd, a professional overseas talent career service company, to invite well known businesses to take part in our event, which will allow Chinese students overseas to receive professional advice from senior HR specialists, gain first hand recruitment information from businesses themselves and learn about the best opportunities for career development.

They have invited HR specialists to talk to students about the current employment market situation in China. There will also be representatives from large Chinese enterprises present to discuss the various aspects of recruitment in China, as well as job hunting skills and other matters that students should be aware of, especially in the hottest industries and directions. During our events, students will also have the opportunity to ask the specialists questions that they have regarding finding employment in China and career development.

Senior HR specialists:

  • Deng Jianxiu: HR Director of Tecent (Media and Game)
  • Piao Junhong: CEO and Co-founder of Gearpi
  • He Qingrong: Senior Director of International Cooperation of New Oriental Education & Technology Group

In response to the needs of previous alumni and employers, this year, the British Council China has invited several of the top recruitment companies to participate in our events. This will not only provide a fantastic opportunity for students to understand and discuss the requirements of China’s domestic employment market, but will also provide a wealth of employment opportunities.

Participating recruitment companies:

  • Tecent
  • New Oriental Education Group
  • Fazheng Group
  • China Telecom European Branch
  • Qiaowai Group

These events are open to all Chinese students studying in the UK. However, due to site restrictions and safety concerns, students wishing to take part should register using the link provided below. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Successful registrants will receive e-mail confirmation from us following the close of registration.

Registration link:

Job descriptions of the recruitment companies will be posted on Alumni UK Network Wechat account (Alumni_UK) and Linkedin Alumni UK Network China group. Students are encouraged to scan the QR code for the Linkedin Group below to join us and check the job posts that open to students this time.

British Council UK Alumni Recruitment Fair – China

The British Council will run a UK Alumni Recruitment Fair and a series of career development workshops in China from 21 to 29 March 2015 for Chinese graduates and students of UK universities. They are working in partnership with to invite well-known businesses to take part in the event. This is a chance to gain a better understanding of the job market in China, explore job opportunities, and seek guidance on their long-term career ambitions. Participants will also have opportunities to talk directly with business representatives who will be on site to offer career development advice and information on job opportunities with their companies.

Event details:

Chengdu session

Time: 13.30 – 17.00, 21 March 2015 (Saturday)

Address: Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel (No.15, Section 1, Ren Min Zhong Road, Chengdu)

Guangzhou session

Time: 13.30 – 17.00, 21 March 2015 (Saturday)

Address: China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel Guangzhou (No. 122 Liu Hua Lu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou)

Shanghai session

Time: 13.30 – 18.00, 28 March 2015 (Saturday)

Address: Crowne Plaza Shanghai (No.400, Fanyu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai)

Beijing session

Time: 13.30 – 18.00, 29 March 2015 (Sunday)

Address: Landmark Tower Beijing (No.8, North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing)

For all sessions there is no admittance without advance registration. Participants must register for the event in advance at by clicking here.

Finance Roles in China Event – ICAEW (Queen’s Campus)

ICAEW is a professional membership organisation with over 144,000 members in over 160 countries worldwide. They are committed to helping talented individuals around the world develop the knowledge, skills and experience they need to perform at the highest level in accountancy, finance and business.

Mr James Lee, the ICAEW Regional Director for Greater China, will be visiting Queen’s Campus on the 5th of February from 12-1pm to deliver a presentation focusing on finance roles within China. This is aimed at Chinese accounting and finance students and will be in room D317.

This talk aims to provide an overview of finance careers in China. James is a qualified chartered accountant and leads ICAEW’s Greater China regional team, offering support to the government on accountancy and finance matters and working with the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).

The session will cover the following areas:

  • An introduction to ICAEW and the role we play as a leading international professional body
  • Finance career options in China
  • Career development within Chinese organisations and tips on how to progress within this environment.
  • What are Chinese employers looking for in graduates?
  • Opportunities in China (focussing on Shanghai as the International Financial Centre)
  • Personal Branding, leadership & effective communication from a Chinese perspective.

To register your place please follow the link: