About Generation UK
Generation UK was launched by the British Council in 2013 to help young UK nationals increase their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects, and develop a global mind-set through study and work experience opportunities in China.
It has also sought to provide a growing number of opportunities for young people from the UK to understand and engage with China, as well as raising students’ awareness of the benefits of gaining international experience. Generation UK aims to bring young people from both countries closer together, increase mutual understanding, and pave the way to lasting links and partnerships between the UK and China.
Since the launch, more than 67,000 young people from the UK have participated in study, internship and teaching programmes across China, through both British Council programmes and wider initiatives. In 2019, approximately 12,000 young UK nationals gained experience in China, over 100 percent increase prior to the campaign.
By promoting outward student mobility, Generation UK supports the UK government’s agenda to foster the UK’s competitiveness and develop a generation of globally mobile, culturally agile young people who can succeed and compete in an increasingly international business environment. Generation UK is supported by all four UK government administrations.