Chinese recruitment fair


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. This year we are working in partnership with Zhaopin.com to invite well-known businesses to take part in the event.

This is a chance for Chinese students 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.

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Do you have what it takes to become a British Council Intern?


Join the British Council for an insight evening to find out if you have what it takes to become an intern.
Every summer we like to inject some fresh thinking into our UK offices  with between 10 and 12 internships. If you’d like to be one of them,  then here’s where to look.

Our 2015 scheme is made up of a variety of different roles, with full  role profiles and testimonials from previous interns available on our  website.

Come along to the Study Work Create Presents: British Council Summer  Internship Scheme event on Wednesday 25 February 2015 at 18.00 at our  London Office and hear first-hand the benefit that a summer spent as a  British Council Intern could have on your future career prospects.

You will hear from current British Council staff who are previous  participants of the scheme, and careers experts who are on hand to give you the advice you need to find the right career for you!
Tickets are limited, so to claim your free ticket to this exclusive event, register here.

For more details and to apply for this fantastic opportunity, get  yourself over to the Study Work Create website!
The deadline for applications is Sunday 8 March 2015 at 23.59 GMT.

2014 China Career Development Workshops


The British Council China is going to run a series of career development workshop in the UK from 7 – 12 November November 2014.

HR executives from major employers in China have been invited to give an overview of the competitive job market in China, talk about various aspects of recruitment from the employer’s side and share job opportunities with Chinese students. After the guests have spoken, students will have the chance to interact with the speakers as well as inquire about any possible vacancies that they could have available. 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.

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British Council 2014 Internship Scheme closing midnight 9 April 2014 – don’t miss out!


The British Council is recruiting up to 12 interns to work over a 12 week summer period from 16 June – 6 September.

CLOSING DATE is midnight on 9 APRIL so if you are interested you need to act quickly.

Positions include

  • Film Assistant
  • Literature Assistant
  • Music Assistant
  • Digital Assistant
  • Science Digital Marketing and Comms Assistant
  • External Relations Assistant
  • Digital Content Assistant

– check the website for all positions.

You will need to be available on 6, 7 and 8 May for further assessments – full details on the British Council website.

Alumni UK Career Development workshops in China


The British Council in China will run a series of Alumni UK Career Development workshops from 08 to 16  March 2014 across mainland China.

This year we are working in partnership with Zhaopin.com to invite well known businesses to take part in our events.

By participating, Chinese students 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.

Dates and cities:

  • 8 March – Shanghai
  • 9 March – Beijing
  • 15 March – Chengdu
  • 16 March – Guangzhou.

For more information or to sign up for any of the events, visit: www.alumniuk.org.cn/cn/baomin/xyhd/xyzhaomu.aspx?aid=263

British Council China presents…


…a series of workshops in the UK from 26 October – 3 November.

Chinese students will be able to explore their interests and skills in relation to their career development. There’ll also be the chance to interact with employer representatives and discuss available job opportunities.

Events will take place at:

  • Manchester – 26 Oct, 10am – 5pm at University Place, University of Manchester.
  • Edinburgh – 27 Oct, 1pm – 6pm at Geroge Square Theatre, University of Endingburgh.
  • Bristol – 31 Oct, 1pm – 6pm at Wills Memorial Building, Univeristy of bristol.
  • London – 3 Nov, 1pm – 6pm at Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London.

Students across the UK are welcome to attend any of the events, but need to sign-up before the workshop at www.alumniuk.org.cn

Teach English Abroad


If you have graduated in the last three years and are currently unemployed, you could be eligible for a British Council subsidised place to study a Trinity CertTESOL or Cambridge CELTA course at a UK training centre in 2013.  More details about eligibility and how to apply can be found on the British Council website, and you need to apply by 30 September.