Finding work in your home country
Goin Global is useful for both international students planning to return home and students and graduates looking to explore career opportunities in a new country. Each Goin Global Profile includes:
Global Graduate Schemes
The following companies currently (2011) have graduate schemes aimed at students returning home, or offer global graduate schemes that may be of interest to those seeking work on the global stage:
- Deloitte: They run a variety of graduate schemes some of which they sponsor students.
- Standard Chartered: International careers in Banking services
- Unilever: Wide variery of roles from Finance, Marketing to HR with a specific China Marketing programme
- AzkoNobel Corporate: Opportunities for graduate recruits in decorative paints and performance coatings across the globe.
- HSBC: Runs a number of different programmes. The international management programme involves moving to a different location every two years.
- KPMG: This special programme is designed for Chinese nationals who have attended a UK university and are interested in developing a career in Audit. Based in London, the programme gives you the chance to study for professional qualifications while gaining three years’ work experience with KPMG in the UK. Upon your return to China you should be offered the chance to continue your career with KPMG in China.
- McKinsey: During the Asia House Program you work within teams of consultants serving clients in but Europe and Asia. The overall program lasts two to three years. You start at Asia House in Frankfurt or Paris. As an Asia House member, in general, you are expected to stay 12 to 18 months at Asia House Frankfurt and afterwards transfer back an office in Asia. Once in Asia, you have the opportunities that all consultants do in terms of mobility. Engagements are mostly in Asia also internationally, fixed-term office exchanges, as well as permanent relocation to another office, depending on your capabilities and the firm's needs.
- Tesco: A 12-month Fast-Track scheme with opportunities in all business areas, from Finance and Commercial to Personnel and Marketing. Programme starts in China during September, then six to nine months is spent on a structured development programme in the UK. This will include time in UK stores. Recruits then develop skills in their chosen business area, before making a permanent move to China (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenyang) to complete the programme.
These are just some of the schemes available, for more graduate schemes visit:
- Prospects: Have a section dedicated to International Graduate job search with jobs ranging from Teaching positions in China to Engineer posts in India.
- Target Jobs
Other search engines
- International Job Online: Is a search engine designed by University College London and the Careers Group, similar to Prospects, it advertises a wide range of jobs all over the world.
Gradlink is designed specifically for students/graduates from China, India and Malaysia at HE institutions right across the UK. Information on the websites include:
- Graduate jobs-boards
- Profiles of 100+ employers – where employers provide latest graduate vacancies, give advice, link to their social media etc.
- Profiles of international graduates from across the UK
- Extensive advice sections
- Latest news and events
- GradLink social media including Weibo, RenRen, Facebook etc.
- E-newsletter subscription – students (and careers professionals etc!) are welcome to subscribe.
Key organisations in your home country to see what level of support/networking opportunities are available to help with your job-seeking:
The British Council: In some countries, the British Council have a UK alumni group to help with business networking. This sometimes extends to having job clubs for graduates with UK qualifications where you can post your CV online, get access to vacancies or be matched to a suitable company that has signed up with the British Council. For example, the British Council China has detailed alumni pages.
Chambers of Commerce: Chambers of Commerce may be a useful starting point, as Chambers often hold details of locally-based companies. The World Chambers Network acts as a gateway to find Chambers throughout the world.
Embassies: High commissions and embassies from other countries will usually have information about jobs in their countries, or have a website with the latest business news. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office keeps an up-to-date listing of all the representatives of foreign states and Commonwealth countries in London.