China skills much in demand at London job fair

Chinese firms, as well as UK-based companies doing business with firms located in China, were seeking both British and Chinese expatriate talent at an event in London yesterday.
Thu, 27 Jun, 2013Chinese firms, as well as UK-based companies doing business with firms located in China, were seeking both British and Chinese expatriate talent at an event in London yesterday.

Around 300 jobseekers took the opportunity to meet representatives from, among others, Burberry, Linklaters, Dyson and international ICT giant Huawei, at the China Skills Recruitment event organised by Sino-UK networking and cultural and knowledge-sharing organisation, Chopsticks Club.

One of the key skills sought by the companies at the event was the ability to speak Mandarin. As H-K Colston, founder member of Chopsticks Club, told the audience before the jobs fair began that Mandarin could be the leading language in Asia within seven years. “Companies that wish to compete must employ people with China-related skills,” she said.

A number of companies at the job fair were recruiting for roles in China. Among these were Value Retail China, which is recruiting for a new shopping village selling luxury brands near Shanghai.

Samantha Barker, head of talent acquisition at Dyson, told Recruiter that the company plans to open an office in China in October.

“We need people who understand it [China] culturally, and can come in and develop their own function,” she said.

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