Skyscrapers in Beijing, China.
Beijing, China. Photo ©

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Gain work experience with the UK government whilst living in China.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is recruiting temporary staff to work at the British Embassy in Beijing during summer 2019.

We need Entry Clearance Officers to assess and make decisions on applications for visas to the United Kingdom. 

Varying contracts will be on offer, but you must be available to work for UKVI in China starting from February to March 2019 until August 2019 for six to seven months.

If you are offered a position, you will also need to pass a one-week training course in either Croydon or Beijing before starting work in China.

Why should I go?

This is an opportunity to gain work experience with the UK government whilst living in China, improve your language skills and engage in a diverse, international working culture.

We provide a competitive package including a net monthly salary of 13,866 Chinese RMB (approximately £1,542) paid at the end of each month plus a five per cent bonus on completion of your contract, 22 days pro rata annual leave entitlement and an insurance plan.

You will need to pay for your flight, accommodation and other living costs while you are in China. However, we will try to give you information and guidance on finding suitable accommodation in Beijing. 

Once you begin working with us, we will reimburse the cost of your Chinese visa application. If you need to complete the Entry Clearance Officer course, your salary will also cover the duration of this. 

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you:

  • are a British national, UK passport holder or spouse / partner from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada holding a ‘W’ (diplomatic) visa.
  • are available to work in China between February / March 2019 and August 2019.
  • have been in the UK for at least two out of the last five years (for diplomatic spouses / partners, this may not apply). This is for security clearance purposes.

How do I apply?

Follow the link to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office job application page where you will find full details of this opportunity and instructions to complete the online application:

Entry Clearance Officer

When's the deadline?

You must apply by 5 October 2018.