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Asia

This section of the website will provide an overview of how to find work in the following countries:

China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Korea and Taiwan. 

GradLink

A really useful resource for returning students is the GradLink websites. Chinese students should refer to GradlinkChina , Indian students to GradlinkIndia whilst students from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam should look at Gradlink Asean.

These websites contain sector specific information as well as the latest vacancies from top employers. You can even upload your CV so that employers can find you!

If you aren't from Asia you can still find work, but you must be aware of the visa requirements before you start applying. 

Teaching is always in demand and many NGO's are looking for volunteers in areas such as Vietman and Thailand. Summer internships are common, but there is less awareness of a traditional year long placements so this may need some negotiating. 

British Council Generation UK and Study/Work/Create

The British Council provide a vast array of opportunities to students and graduates to experience Asian culture. From short term cultural immersions, to study placements, internships and teaching opportunities there should be something there to suit you. Do note that these are predominantly only available to British nationals. 

For further information visit their websites

Study Work Create 

Internships in China 

Opportunties in India 

Information on working in different countries in Asia can be found below:

Employment Overview

Graduates: For international candidates wanting to enter the Chinese job market one way of doing so is by being sent on assignment from an international company in the UK. Alternatively the majority of expatriate workers in China find work with foreign-invested enterprises. Opportunities also exist with Chinese companies, but these usually require some knowledge of Mandarin.

For Chinese nationals the job market is still competitive. There is an increasing number of overseas educated graduates returning to China looking for work. Gaining work experience whilst at University is a key factor in gaining employment. Look at the Informaton for Chinese students page to help you make the most of your time at Exeter. 

Employability advice and jobs specifically for Universtity of Exeter Chinese graduate  is available through the Find Jobs in China website; supported by LockIn China 

Undergraduates: Due to current visa restrictions only Chinese nationals are able to undertake a work placement or internship in China. 

British Council: The British Council offer a range of opportunities in China including studying and teaching. Visit the Study, Work, Create website to find out more. 

Major industries: mining, textiles, chemicals, consumer products, telecommunications equipment, satellites, metals, machine building, food processing and transportation.

Major companies: large banks including ICBC, China Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China, oil and gas operations such as PetroChina, insurance companies such as Ping An Insurance Group and international companies including Nestle, IBM, HSBC, Microsoft, ZTE, Intel and Airbus.

China top 10 most attractive graduate employers 2014:
1) Alibaba
2) Apple
3) China Telecom
4) 360buy.com
5) China Mobile
6) Baidu
7) China Power 
7) Huawei
9) Google
10) Microsoft

(trendence Graduate Barometer China 2014)

Professional Associations:
http://online.goinglobal.com/guides.aspx?context=Global&gu=8&topic=3&sub=4259

Country guides 

AGCAS country guide

Target Jobs country guide

Going Global

 Gov.UK Country Living Guide

Gov.UK Country Export Guide

Job search sites & resources:

Job China

313 Job

Career Jet

China Job

CIEE.org

Foreign HR

China Expat Jobs

For Chinese students:

For CV and application advice take a look at the following resources:
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/global/countryinformation/applyingforglobalopportunities/china/

For more information about finding work in China, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability advisors through My Careers Zone. 

Employment Overview

There is a Working Holiday Visa available for Hong Kong! 

Please visit the Immigration Department's website for more information. 

Graduates: For international candidates wanting to enter the Hong Kong job market  you will need to be sponsored by an employer unless you are already a citizen or have the right to work in Hong Kong. You would need to speak Cantonese to work in Hong Kong and many expatriates are sent there by their current employer. 

For Hong Kong nationals the job market is still competitive as there are many well qualified graduates looking for work.  Look at the Informaton for Chinese students page to help you make the most of your time at Exeter. 

Undergraduates: You would need to apply for the right work visa to undertake an internship in Hong Kong unless you are a citizen or have the right to work there. 

Major industries: the service industry accounts for more than 90% of gross domestic product (GDP). Financial and professional services are particularly important. 

Major companies: Bank of China (BOC) Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways, Cheung Kong, China Mobile, China Netcom Group, China Unicom, CLP Holdings, Cnooc, Henderson Land, Hutchison Whampoa, Jardine Matheson, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Swire Pacific.


Professional Associations:
http://online.goinglobal.com/guides.aspx?context=Global&gu=8&topic=3&sub=4259

Country guides 

AGCAS country guide:

TargetJobs Country Guide 

 

Job search sites & resources:

 

For CV and application advice take a look at the following resources:
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/global/countryinformation/applyingforglobalopportunities/china/

 

For more information about finding work in China, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability Advisors via the My Careers Zone desk. 

Employment Overview -There are potentially many opportunities for graduates in India, but many Indian employers prefer to recruit through personal referrals.

Some of our graduates are working for an Indian publishing house, they came direct to Exeter to recruit our graduates. 

If you are planning to stay in the UK once you graduate please ensure you understand the rules surrounding post study work and discuss any visa queries with the International Student Support Office.

More Information for indian students  is available on the International Student section of this website. 

Major industries: textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, software, pharmaceuticals.

Major companies: Hindustan Petroleum, NMDC, Tata, Wipro, DLF, Hindalco Industries, ITC, Punjab National Bank, Reliance Industries, Axis Bank.

Country Guides:

AGCAS country guide:

Target Jobs country guide:

Going Global:

 

Job search sites & resources:

GradLink India 
http://www.placementindia.com/
http://www.timesjobs.com/

 

Indian Alumni Profiles:


To see what some of our Indian alumni have achieved since graduation, read their profiles here.

 

For more information about finding work in India, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability Advisors via the My Careers Zone desk. 

 

Employment Overview:

Japan has one of the largest economies in the world along with a technologically advanced design and manufacturing industry. You’ll need a good grasp of the Japanese language for work other than teaching English.

Organisations such as the JET Programme  conduct presentations on campus annually recruiting graduates to teach English. Look for these on the Events section in My Career Zone. 

The DAIWA Anglo-Japanese Foundation offers scholarships each year for final year students and graduates (who have not studied Japanese). In 2016 scholars were from Imperial, Manchester, Lancaster, UCL and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Do keep checking the DAIWA website for information on scholarships for 2017. 

The Japan Student Services Association has a very useful guide on Job Hunting for International Students 

CareerForum.Net is a dedicated careers site for bilingual Japanese/English speaking graduates and holds an annual Careers Forum in London in April. 

Major industries: electronics, robotics, motor vehicles, communications, food processing, chemicals, ships, steel and machinery.

Major companies: Mitsubishi, Toyota Motor, Nippon Telegraph and Tel, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial, Mizuho Financial, Nissan Motor, Honda Motor, Hitachi, Cannon.

Country Guide:

AGCAS country guide:

Target Jobs country guide:

Going Global:

Job search sites & resources:
https://www.careercross.com/
http://www.rikunabi.com/
http://japan.recruit.net/.

CareerForum.Net 

CV and application advice for Japan:

 

For more information about finding work in Japan, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability Advisors via the My Careers Zone desk. 

 

 

Employment Overview- UK graduates who want to pursue careers in Malaysia need to find an employer who will apply for a work permit on their behalf.

Major industries: rubber, palm oil, petroleum and natural gas, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, electronics and semi-conductors and timber processing.

Major companies: Maybank, CIMB, PBBank, Axiata, Sime, Maxis, Pchem, Tenaga, PetGas, Genting.

Country Guides

AGCAS country guide:

Target Jobs country guide:

Job search sites & resources:

Gradlink Asean (for returning Malaysian students) 
http://www.jobstreet.com.my/
http://www.gradmalaysia.com/online/index.aspx
http://jobscentral.com.my/

CV and application advice:
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/global/countryinformation/applyingforglobalopportunities/malaysia/

 

Malaysia top 10 employers 2015

1) PETRONAS

2) Maybank

3) EY (Ernest & Young)

4) UEM Sunrise Berhad

5) Sime Darby

6) Shell Malaysia

7) PwC

8) KPMG

9) Nestle

10) Deloitte

(malaysias100.com)

For more information about finding work in Malaysia, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability Advisors via the My Careers Zone desk. 

 

 

Employment Overview

With a cosmopolitan workforce and one of the most successful economies in the world, Singapore offers some great opportunities for foreign graduates. Growth areas where foreign employees are often needed include IT, finance and software engineering, and individuals who have gained the qualifications and skills required for these job sectors have improved chances of finding employment in this country. English is also the langauge of commerce in Singapore, making it easier for foreign nationals who do not have fluency in the country's other official languages to find employment.

Major industries: banking and finance, biomedical sciences, chemicals, communications and media, electronics and precision engineering, oil drilling equipment, IT, maritime services.

Major companies: BP Singapore, CapitaLand, DBS, Exxon Mobil, Shell Eastern Trading, Petrochina International, SK Energy International, Sinochem International Oil, Vitol Asia, Wilmar International.

Singapore's Top 10 Leading Graduate Employers 2015:
1) PwC
2) EY
3) KPMG
4) DBS Bank
5) Deloitte
6) JP Morgan
7) Singapore Airlines
8) OCBC Bank
9) Ministry of Education (MoD)
10) Changi Airport Group

(singapores100.com

Country guides 

AGCAS country guide

Target Jobs country guide

Going Global

 Gov.UK Country Living Guide

Gov.UK Country Export Guide

Job search sites & resources:

Grad Singapore

Jobscentral 

 

CV and application advice 

 

If you would like more information about finding work in Singapore, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability Advisors through the Careers Zone. 

Employment Overview

In order to work in South Korea, even on a short-term basis, you need to qualify for a work visa. Opportunities exist in language teaching for native English speakers, as well as in areas such as technology and IT. However, there is often strong competition from home graduates for jobs. Some multinational companies have their head offices in South Korea and may be more open to UK graduates.

Major industries: automobile production, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, shipbuilding, steel and mobile telecommunications.

Major companies: BP, Daewoo, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Hyundai, Korea Aerospace Industries, KPMG, Samsung, Schroders, Smith & Nephew.

 

Country Guide to South Korea

Job search sites & resources:
http://www.gone2korea.com/
https://www.higheredjobs.com/
http://www.jobkorea.co.kr/text/main.asp?rp_Stat=1
http://www.saramin.co.kr/zf_user/
http://global.seoul.go.kr/
http://www.work.go.kr/index.jsp

 

For more information about finding work in South Korea, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability Advisors via the My Careers Zone desk. 

 

Employment Overview - Most UK and European graduates in Sri Lanka are engaged in voluntary and relief work, teaching English to children and adults and undertaking other activities with non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Paid employment may be difficult for foreign graduates to find, but certain growth areas such as the tourism industry, which have picked up since the end of the civil war, may provide suitable opportunities.

Major industries: rubber, tea, coconuts, clothing and textiles, tobacco, insurance and banking, gems, IT and telecommunications, tourism.

Major companies: Sri Lanka Telecom, Ceylinko Insurance, 3M (technology company), KFC, Pizza Hut, Marks & Spencer, Unilever, Shell, Citigroup.

Country Guides 

Target Jobs country guide:

Job search sites & resources:
http://www.jobenvoy.com/
http://observerjobs.lk/
http://www.srilankajobs.net/
http://www.topjobs.lk/
http://www.vso.org.uk/

 

For more information about finding work in Sri Lanka, please book an appointment with one of our Global Employability Advisors via the My Careers Zone desk.