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Loughborough explores Chinese graduate employability

Loughborough University recently completed the first phase of a two-year project with Tsinghua University, Beijing, in China, looking at the employability of UK-educated Chinese graduates. The deliverables included a survey of 325 Chinese employers to understand their requirements and perceptions of graduates.  

Key findings included:

•  39.2% of respondents offered internships to fresh graduates, which could strengthen work experience.

•  Most popular methods for Chinese businesses to target UK-educated Chinese graduates were organising online recruitment fairs (54.9%) and job fairs in China (50.5%).

•  For Chinese recruiters, company loyalty, expectations of salary and employment conditions commensurate with the Chinese market, influenced satisfaction with overseas-educated Chinese graduates.

Download the Loughborough University PMI2 China visit report, which includes a parallel survey of UK graduate recruiters. Bilingual e-leaflets for prospective Chinese students and employers were also produced as part of the project.

This article was first submitted to Phoenix (May 2011). 

Tags: pmi2 China loughborough international students

Created on: 11 May 2011

Last updated: 12 May 2011

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