The “Careers in Asia” recruitment fairs have been running for a number of years in the UK and some of our international students at Manchester have secured a job this way in the past. At the fairs, graduate employers visit the UK, from across Asia, to recruit international students (usually from Asia) who are currently studying in the UK. The next fair is in April 2014, but if you want to attend, you need to apply for a place by 28th February, 2014.
Employers typically have a number of jobs available. Some are “experienced hire” posts, focusing on hiring either postgraduates or those with previous working experiences. Others are hiring for “graduate entry” or “management trainee” posts, where less formal experience is required.
Who is attending this year?
Some firms are already promoting their opportunities directly to the University and others are just attending the fair. Examples include:
– Reckitt Benckiser who have sites across Asia and are looking to hire both graduate trainee posts and expeirenced scientific roles. You can see the full list of their vacancies at: Reckitt Benckiser – GCC 2014
– Maybank with sites across Asia looking for students/graduates with 0-2 years working expeirences. Maybank’s opportunities from Careers in Asia
– NU Skin ( China) is also visiting the UK in March for a career fair (but not this one). To be considered for their visit to the UK in March, please apply urgently to NU Skin using: http://nuskin.zhaopin.com
Other firms include: Henkel, Jardines, Li Ning.
Which students should apply?
The posts mention students from across Asia – India, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan, China, ….
Not from Asia? –
Although this fair is focusing on Asia, Global Career Company also run fairs for Africa too. www.globalcareercompany.com
Tips to secure a place at the fairs
Speaking to the organisers of the fairs ( an organisation called Global Career Company), it is vital to submit a good application for a place at the fair. Treat it as if you were applying for a job (quality CV / good covering letter / get the English right / make it look professional…. I think you know what I am saying). You are really taking the first step in applying for the job ( and the first step is usually the hardest)
To find out more about the fairs see: www.globalcareercompany.com
Amanda Conway is the Head of International Career Development at The University of Manchester. Amanda has been a career consultant at the University for over 15 years and also has a background in retail management and HR, psychometric testing and personality profiling.