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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



Case study – Youssef Ebrik

What is your nationality?YE


What/when did you study at Durham?

I received my MSc Finance degree from Durham in January 2014.

What are you doing now – employer and role?

 I am currently an Associate with KPMG‘s Deal Advisory team in the UAE.

 What does your job involve? 

My job mainly involves working on mergers & acquisitions from a due diligence perspective.

 How did your time at Durham help you to succeed? 

I have learned a lot from my time at Durham. Other than improving my technical skills and learning more about my field of interest through the classes I took and the career events I attended, my soft skills were also enhanced by interacting with people from different backgrounds.

What advice would you give to current students? 

My advice to current students would be to first figure out what they want to do, take classes which are relevant to their field of interest, and glean as much as they can from the classes since those skills will be applied in their careers. Also, a very important bit would be to network as much as possible. Career events are usually a good place to start.

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 – Darius Erlangga

What is your nationality?Darius


What/when did you study at Durham?

MSc in Defence, Development and Diplomacy under the Durham Global Security Institute in 2011.

What are you doing now – employer and role?

Before taking my MSc, I was working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Durham completed my knowledge with perspectives that were really different on the ground and taught me values that are very useful for my future career. Now, I am in post at the Indonesian Embassy in Buenos Aires as the Head of Socio Cultural Affairs.

What does your job involve?

The job involves creating and maintaining awareness of Indonesia amongst the people in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, from the socio-cultural aspects.

How did your time at Durham help you to succeed?

Learning from my experiences during my study at Durham, I think one of the best lessons I had and  is very important in helping me with my work is the interpersonal skills and communication. Not only the university, but the City and people at Durham taught me a lot and provided opportunities to practice and replenish my communication skills in English. Though here people speak Spanish, my better English really helps in many situations. Also, making friends with people from different cultures and backgrounds in a very small environment such as Durham gave me a chance to have intense interactions.

What advice would you give to current students?

I believe current students are already aware that studying at the University is a big leap for their future success not only as a matter of academic fulfillment but, more importantly, as a chance to develop crucial skills and being a good member of the community so that taking more active roles in society, no matter how small or big it is, will be beneficial and worthwhile in the future.

China Skills Recruitment Event



The Chopsticks Club is hosting their annual Skills for the Future China Skills Recruitment Event on Wednesday 26th of June in London. It aims to attract 300 aspirational job-seekers and 20 companies, including Chinese, multi-nationals and SMEs. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet employers, find out about graduate job opportunities and to network with influential people.

Places are limited and you must register if you wish to attend. Click here for further details including the location and cost.




Opportunities with HSBC in Hong Kong



Do you like the view? HSBC in Hong Kong are inviting you to join them by applying for an undergraduate internship, placement or graduate job.

A range of opportunities are available for undergraduate students and those who will be graduates in 2013 but the application deadline is the 30th of November so don’t miss out. Please note that the Management Associate Programme, student co-op and summer internship programmes require candidates with fluency in Cantonese and the right to work in Hong Kong. The other programmes are open to all nationalities so, wherever you are from, this is an exciting opportunity to establish your career in one of the global financial capitals.