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Beijing Career Day at the Embassy of Italy



Beijing Career Day at the Embassy of Italy

Over 100 students and young professionals and 20 companies in the third edition of Beijing Career day, organized by the Italian Embassy in Beijing, in cooperation with the Italian Chamber of Commerce, the Italian Trade Association and the Association of Young Italians in China.
The event, opened by Italian Ambassador Ettore Sequi, was divided into a first session of thematic workshops and in a second part devoted to the direct meetings between young people and business representatives. Career day 2016, an initiative made to provide guidance, support and networking opportunities to the many Italians who are increasingly looking for more job opportunities in the Chinese market was devoted to provide specific guidance with regard to the employment and internships visa regimes, China's labor law, the tax and insurance system.
"The success of today bears witness that there’s a strong need of initiative like this. Indeed, the Embassy, together with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China, the Italian Trade Agency and the Association of Young Italians in China, developed the idea to meet the expectations of students and academic institutions and the needs of the business sector to find and retain qualified human resources, trained to operate in a special market like China" Ambassador Sequi explained.
By partnering with Almalaurea, a new feature of this year’s edition, the students were able to get a glimpse of all programs dedicated to the Chinese market provided by the inter-university consortium. Companies were instead offered an analysis of the data of the Chinese students enrollment in Italy, useful to monitor the interest of Chinese undergraduate and graduate students to complete their studies in Italy. They were then provided guidance to language study and Chinese culture as a resource for entering the labor market, an overview of ITA’s experience in vocational training of young people in foreign markets and the innovations introduced by the recent bilateral agreement on bilateral recognition of qualifications and diplomas. With the contribution of Adecco, students were also able to get practical advice on how to submit their application for a job.
The workshop provided a opportunity to take stock of the problems and discriminations that students and businesses alike are encountering in China. From the business perspective, the legislation on residence permits and the lack of coordination among universities and business sector. From the students’ , the limited knowledge of the legislative framework and the visas and residence permits’ requirements.
The Career Day ended up with B2B meetings between companies and young participants. All of Italy's leading sectors in China - manufacturing, agribusiness, tourism, consulting, training, inward investment – were represented. Among the many major companies: Luxottica, Pirelli, Sira Group, Giacomini, RDM Group, Imola Ceramiche, Gartour, Tommasi Pretti Sport and the Italian School of Embassy. To these are added a number of university institutions, including the Global Management for China University Ca 'Foscari, Rome TRE and The Naples Eastern.
The recording of the event will soon be available in podcast on this website.