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Date & Time: 6th September, 13:00 – 16:00

Venue: Hays London Cheapside Office, 107 Cheapside, London EC2V 6DB

Hays recruitment invite you to apply for their Information Day for International Students and asked us to share the information below with you:

At Hays, we are the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people. Our deep expertise across 21 specialised industries and professions makes us unparalleled recruiters in the world of work. We place around 15,000 candidates into permanent jobs each year and around 11,000+ people into temporary assignments.

We have 248 offices across 33 countries globally. Hays Asia is the fastest growing region and is still expanding! We are looking for ambitious, passionate individuals to join one of our 12 offices across 5 Asian countries including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

A recruitment career at Hays is like no other! This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the company, the job as a Recruitment Consultant and the company culture within Hays. Come and spend a day to find out more! The Information Day contains a presentation, an individual exercise and a group exercise – a fun and educational day guaranteed!

How to apply: Please take a look at the Hays website and fully research Hays and the industry, then send your resume, a cover letter explaining why you are interested in Hays to Wei.Wei2@hays.com.

We will be in touch. Please make the title of your email as: Hays Information Day London – [Your Name]

*This Information Day is specifically for students who have one of the Asian language abilities OR have visa eligibility to work in one of the Asian countries mentioned above. *Business attire is required and this is a by invitation only, free event.

*Please be on time.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wei Wei, Asia International Internal Recruitment Manager E-mail: Wei.Wei2@hays.com



KPMG Connected – Virtual Career Event 19-21 July

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KPMG China and Hong Kong are running KPMG Connected, a virtual career event which is open to students from China and Hong Kong. The event will be held over three days and will give you the chance to learn all about life at KPMG including internships and graduate opportunities, advice from senior staff and an opportunity to be fast tracked through the application process.


1st Day – 19th July – Mandarin.
New perspective on KPMG (4:00-6:00PM)
Tina Wang, Partner, Audit
John Wang, Partner, Tax
Jessica Xu, Partner, Advisory
Recruiter live chat open (6:00-7:30PM)

2nd Day – 20th July – English.
New perspective on KPMG (6:00-8:00PM)
Samson Yue, Partner, Audit
Stanley Ho, Partner, Tax
Alva Lee, Director, Advisory
Recruiter live chat open (8:00-9:30PM)

3rd Day – 21st July – English.
How to land your first job in today’s digital world (3:00-4:30PM)
Polly Yip, Head of Human Resources, KPMG China
Eric Yee, Head of Talent Solutions for North Asia, LinkedIn
Recruiter live chat open (4:30-6:00PM)

Get a chance to interview with KPMG after the event!
All students who answer three short multiple-choice questions after the presentation will
qualify for one of our exclusive prizes – an opportunity to be fast-tracked through to the
first stages of our selection process:
– Every day 120 participants will be selected to take the KPMG aptitude tests.
– Every day 25 participants will be invited to interview for internship or
graduate opportunities.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to be fast-tracked through to the first stages!

Further details and how to register can be found here.

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 careers.kpmg.com.cn / careers.kpmg.com.hk.


Case study – Martin Chan

What is your nationality? Martin Chan new

I was born and raised in Hong Kong, but I have been studying in the UK since sixth form.

What/when did you study at Durham?

I studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA) at Durham, and graduated in June 2013.

What are you doing now? 

Currently, I am working as a Research Executive at BDRC Continental, a market research consultancy based in London, UK.  I work on the Finance and Business (FAB) Team within BDRC, which focuses on clients in the financial and commercial industry.

What does your job involve? 

As Research Executive, my key role is to support my team in ensuring that a research project or study runs smoothly and according to plan from start to finish. Depending on the nature of each individual project, I may be involved in tasks such as conducting in-depth telephone interviews, analysing survey data and producing reports for our clients. Recently, I was also involved in supporting the launch of a new social media MR product. For more about my role, see here.

How did your time at Durham help you to succeed?

With hindsight, there were two things from my time at Durham that really helped me with what I am doing today. The first thing would be having ‘experimented’ with modules that were quite different from what I was first interested in when I got into Durham (e.g. Philosophical Issues in Contemporary Science, Philosophical Logic). These modules proved to be significant in shaping my interests and thinking today. Secondly, having played active committee roles in various student societies such as the Durham University Hong Kong Society and the Durham University United Nations Society also helped me develop the ‘soft’ skills (e.g. time management, presentation, and inter-personal skills) that are highly valuable in the workplace.

What advice would you give to current students?

Two pieces of advice to current students. The first advice is a simple one: try as many things, make as many friends, and read as much as possible while you are at Durham. One advantage of being a Durham student is that you are studying in a beautiful city with very few modern distractions, which – for me at least – makes it easier to explore interests and build deep, lasting friendships.

My second advice for current students is to think and research more about what you want to do after you graduate. Despite the comment about Durham’s lack of distractions, it’s also important to be more pro-active in attending career events, meet different people and learn about the different types of careers that are out there. Make use of Durham’s Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre and talk to alumni at career fairs. It is never too early to start thinking about different career possibilities, even if you don’t like the idea of planning out every single step of your life.

Case study – Maggie Chu

What is your nationality?Maggie Chu new
Hong Kong, China.

What/when did you study at Durham?
MA Financial Management, Durham University Business School, 2011.

What are you doing now – employer and role?
Senior Finance Analyst, Emerging Markets, Technology and Enabling Functions, Pearson, London, UK. I was previously a Senior Financial Analyst, Finance – Business Opportunity Evaluation, with Telstra International Group, Hong Kong.

What does your job involve?
As part of the Business Partnering Team I provide financial support and advice to CTO growth team, develop and prepare financial business case studies, comment on monthly results and KPIs and highlight key risks and opportunities.

How did your time at Durham help you to succeed?
I have greatly benefited from the technical knowledge acquired in the course. The international campus at Durham University and classroom experience helped me adapt to a multinational workplace a lot faster. A CV with substantial international exposure is more attractive to multinational corporations (MNCs).

What advice would you give to current students?
It would be good for international students to immerse yourself in the local community and campus events as much as possible. It is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to improve your language skills.