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:

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.

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