Posted by Nikki Barnard

Looking for the best, China Eastern Airline spent a week with a number of the leading universities in the UK with the objective of finding the top, UK educated Chinese students to join their Management Program

Last month GradConnection partnered with Chinese recruitment specialists 51 Jobs, as well asChina Eastern Airlines for the 2016 UK university tour. With the goal of finding the top UK university students to join their Management Program, China Eastern Airlines visited some of the leading universities in the UK where they held presentations followed by a number of assessments.

During the week, presentations were held at the prestigious Imperial College London and University College London (UCL), where an impressive attendance was had with over 200 Chinese students at each of the talks. Following the two days of presentations, Kings College London hosted the airline for a further three days of assessments and interviews.

With headquarters situated in Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines is one of the three major airlines in mainland China and among the largest state-owned companies. Looking to find the best UK educated students to join their Management Program, the airline conducted the tour and subsequent assessments to find the right graduates who will be entering the program at a more senior level than those who join outside the program.

China Eastern considered the week to be highly successful and are currently flying a number of students, from Imperial College London, UCL, Oxford University, Kings College London and Edinburgh University, back to China for the final round of interviews. 

Along with the gift presented to the careers services from the executive team, we would like to extend our thanks to Imperial College London, Kings College London and UCL for making such a successful event possible.

We encourage universities to join us in China and Hong Kong next year to meet more top employers for your international students.

If you would like to find out more information about the event or how to get involved next year, please contact Dave Jenkins ([email protected]), or click here.


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