Top 7 Reasons to Work in China
Looking for a new job with a great salary and life-changing opportunities? Find out more about working in China.
Top 7 Reasons to Work in China
7. Engineering Expertise – China’s Engineering Success
Chinese engineering and technology has rapidly advanced since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, with growth soaring in the last 20 years. Major Chinese engineering projects in the 21st century alone include:
Building a new bridge for San Francisco and transporting it from Shanghai to California
Laying a road skeleton of 22,000 miles of motorways to links the country’s major regions across 9.6 billion square kilometres, which was finished 13 years ahead of schedule
The Beijing to Shanghai High Speed Rail Link which was completed in just three years.
China’s engineering industry is currently experiencing a high demand for labour. For skilled workers seeking engineering and technical jobs and an exciting new challenge, excellent levels of growth and investment present one of the best reasons to work in China.
6. Choice of Jobs and Building a Successful Career
China is globally recognised as a hub of business growth and success, and many of the world’s largest international companies have offices and operations based in China. 13.5 million new jobs were created in China last year, presenting a stronger jobs market than many countries in Europe and the Americas. A skills shortage across industries means that jobs in China are beginning to offer higher salaries and jobs with more responsibility and career development.
Fast career progression and higher earning potential are two of the best reasons to work in China.
5. Learning Experiences
Mandarin is the most spoken language spoken in the world: 1.2Billion people speak Mandarin globally, meaning Mandarin speakers make up more than one sixth of the entire world population. Learning Mandarin will open opportunities to work in other Mandarin-speaking countries such as Taiwan and Singapore, enable you to communicate with Chinese clients, business partners and networks throughout your international career, and add a new and valuable skill to your CV.
You won’t be alone in learning to speak Mandarin – over 20million people will be learning Mandarin by 2020.
Home to over 1.4 billion people, China is the world’s most populated country and has a rich and varied culture to be experienced. China has 56 ethnic groups, with three major religions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, and the Chinese government also recognises Islam, Catholicism, and Protestantism.
Chinese street food is world-famous for its wide-ranging dishes and has had a huge impact upon cuisine across the globe. Ancient performing arts include Kung-Fu, the Beijing Opera and Chinese Acrobatics. Chinese Festivals are spectacular occasions: Chinese New Year is celebrated with bright colours, big parades, fireworks, feasts and presents every spring. Being at the heart of one of the world’s most celebrated festivals and most unique cultures is one of the best reasons to work in China.
As the world’s second-largest economy, China is also the world’s fastest-growing consumer market and the largest global manufacturing economy. During the recent Lunar New Year Chinese consumers spent more than ever before, and the Chinese manufacturing and engineering sectors are also exceeding targets: in the first quarter of 2018, industrial production soared by 7%, and the Automotive industry in China continues to grow at a steady pace.
A strong economy that supports fantastic career prospects is one of the best reasons to work in China.
With one of the earliest recorded civilisations – the Chinese Emperors were contemporaries with Egyptian Pharaohs and Roman Soldiers – Chinese history extends continuously over 4,000 years. A wealth of fossils, art and literature have been discovered in China from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic Era, the Bronze Age and Imperial Dynasty, some of which are millions of years old. Ancient China saw unprecedented advances in science and technology which formed the basis of one of the world’s most powerful and fascinating civilisations.
The Four Great Inventions of China are paper, printing, gunpowder and the compass. Ancient and modern China are also credited with inventing alcohol and fermentation, noodles, lacquer, pottery-making techniques and growing and cooking soybeans. China’s top ten attractions include visiting the huge palaces of the Forbidden City and walking on the Great Wall of China.
1. Travel Opportunities
Top on the list of reasons to work in China are the unmatched opportunities for travelling all over the world. Travelling in China can be significantly cheaper than traveling across Europe or the Americas and offers a one-of-a-kind travel experience. Backpacking and travelling with locals, especially outside China’s main cities, is very budget-friendly.
Living in China provides the perfect opportunity to embark on a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway: the longest railway in the world, which travels across China, Mongolia and Russia. The transition across different ways of life and unique sights such as ancient Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world, the nomadic culture and beautiful mountains of Mongolia and the winter wonderland of Siberia make the Trans-Siberian Express one of the best trips of a lifetime.
VHR have a variety of engineering and CNC jobs based in China. Apply now – if you have any CNC experience at either junior or senior level, send your CV to Azem Hoti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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