1 February 2009

Benefit from Bilingual Chinese Interns in the Economic Downturn.

Nobody is immune from the effect of financial turmoil the world is experiencing now, however some measures can be taken to alleviate the impact it might have on your business. It makes sense to look overseas while the market at home is sluggish. China, for example, is expected to achieve an 8% growth rate this year in spite of the gloom elsewhere.

If you are considering doing business with China, or are already doing so but don’t have budget for another Chinese-speaking employee under the current economic conditions, then we have the perfect solution for you. By teaming up with a top university in the UK, we are able to offer rare opportunities to recruit Chinese interns, virtually at no cost.

The programme is covered by the university, so no payment (including placement fee) is required from the employer’s side but they are welcome to contribute towards reasonable food and accommodation costs.  The interns can work for your company for a period of 3-6 months, as mutually agreed between you and the intern. China Business Solutions will make sure everything goes smoothly for you from interview to final placement.

Benefits of recruiting Chinese-speaking interns

The Chinese students studying in the UK could be a valuable resource for UK enterprises who wish to pursue business connections with China.

Those students, as you would expect, will be fluent in Chinese and English. They will also have an appreciation of the cultural nuances so feared by many UK companies, whilst many will also have had previous work experience in China, bringing to you already developed personal networks.

Your new Chinese intern will be able to offer reassuring advice on the cultural pitfalls that can unseat the unwary, like the protocols of phone contacts or the best ways of chasing up late deliveries. It goes without saying that interns with technical backgrounds can do a better job explaining complicated technical details to your Chinese partners.

Additionally, they will be invaluable when your Chinese partners visit you. They could well help with the corporate entertaining side of your guest’s visit, your Chinese business partners will always be happy to see a Chinese face in an unfamiliar environment.

Act now to secure top interns

The number of interns is limited, so an early decision is needed. Interns will be available to start from the beginning of June 2009. If you want to secure top candidates, please act now by contacting our recruitment team on 01223 421966 or email supportservice@chinabusinesssolutions.com.