Opportunity China

Opportunity China

About

Opportunity China is a gateway to exciting and enriching opportunities in China.

We pride ourselves on offering a professional and personalised service to every teacher, right from initial application through to beginning a dream opportunity in China.

Opportunity China place new teachers and experienced professionals in jobs on a year-round basis.

In addition, our annual Teach China Graduate Program recruits top graduates, and combines development as a teacher with skills training, mentoring and access to the Opportunity China support network.

The Immersion and Study Program facilitates an immersive opportunity and the chance to combine a tutoring role with a course of Mandarin study at a university.

Opportunity China only work with schools and education organisations that are carefully vetted. No deposit or application fees are charged to our candidates, ever.

We seek to empower people through cultural exchanges that act as a catalyst for cultural and economic enrichment.

Founded
2009
Headquarters

32 Queens Terrace
Southampton
so14 3tf
United Kingdom

Reviews

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Samantha
9/10

I heard of Opportunity China through a friend who had already enrolled. The application process was very quick and efficient. After completing the online application, they got back to me very quickly to offer me a phone interview. They were very accommodating and flexible as I was still at university. Once I received the job offer, they gave me time to process it all. When I accepted, they provided me with all the information I needed and a few schools they recommended for me (based off of the interview). Opportunity China helped me prep for all my skype interviews with the school. They really went over and beyond, which was very comforting. They also provide online webinars which were so helpful, and enables you to meet fellow new teachers. When I decided which job I wanted to take, they put me in contact with the HR of the school straight away. I couldn’t recommend Opportunity China enough. Big thanks to Steph. I am currently in China and still in contact with them.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ryan
9/10

I first heard about Opportunity China through a talk they did at my University, I applied online around December 2017 and had an interview for the programme the same month. After I was accepted they were in constant communication about the next steps in the process and were very helpful and clear throughout.

After getting accepted into the programme I had to conduct Skype interviews with individual schools in China. Stephanie and Will at Opportunity China helped to prepare me for the interviews and gave me lots of tips on what the companies would be looking for. They also took the city I wanted to move to into consideration and gave me multiple options in that city. They were very helpful in accommodating both myself and my girlfriend and making sure we went to a company that was able to provide us both a job and give us the same days off as well as other compromises.

After I was offered a job with a company in Shenzhen, Opportunity China helped throughout the visa process and held mutliple training sessions to help everyone prepare for their move to China. I can't recommend them highly enough!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jack
10/10

Opportunity China were incredible in helping myself and my brother secure our dream jobs in China. As new graduates, we thought it would be very difficult for us to find any work overseas, but we were wrong. The team at Opportunity China sent us information about suitable jobs, and made it easy for us to communicate with potential employers. Even over a year later, after renewing my contract in China, the team are still in regular contact to see how we are getting on.

I could not recommend Opportunity China enough, and I would not be on this amazing adventure without them!

Thanks guys!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Peter
10/10

I taught in China for a year 2016-17 following my graduation from Durham University. My degree is in Economics, and I had a clear idea of the career path I planned to take in Finance, however was keen to spend a period of time in China enhancing my CV and learning Mandarin.

Opportunity China were professional and helpful throughout the application process, and I felt like I received individual support when I bombarded them with questions about the visa process and more practical side of preparations!

I worked for a public Middle school in Shenzhen, and taught oral English. Although the role was challenging to start with, I soon relaxed and put into practise what my TEFL course had taught me - seeing the progress and development of my students spurred me on to make sure my lessons were engaging. Shenzhen is a really cool city with an international population and lots of ex-pats, and was great for going to Hong Kong for weekends. I lived in a modern apartment about 15 minutes from my school, and joined an ex-pat football team so never had an issue with socialising.

I now work in investment banking for JP Morgan, and liaise with colleagues across the globe, including in China, on a daily basis. My time in China allowed me to get a basic grasp of Mandarin, which comes in useful on the odd occasion, but more importantly I refined my cross-cultural communication skills and understanding of Chinese business culture. In addition, if you can cope with presenting to a group of 45 children every day, it's certainly less daunting to present to Senior Management! The experience has also been a good talking point at interviews or networking events!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kevin
9/10

I'd highly recommend Opportunity China as a professional recruitment agency, after mixed experiences with other agencies. As an experienced ESL teacher I was specifically looking for an international school role in Beijing, and they quickly found me a job which was a good fit.

The diploma and police check notarization/ authentication process was new since my prior stint teaching in China, and their Coordinator gave thorough guidance on the steps I needed to take. Very helpful staff!

Yes, I recommend this program

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