Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students



This page lists selected resources for Asia including sources of vacancies as well as information on living and working in particular countries.

It also has dedicated sections on China and Malaysia, where The University of Nottingham has international campuses.

While we do not have country-specific expertise, our staff can offer advice on putting together an effective job-hunting strategy to seek work abroad.


Passport Career

Passport Career  is a great resource for students thinking about a global career. 

Accessible only to current students and graduates at the University of Nottingham, you will find advice and guidance on over 80 countries, have access to monthly webinars and get career, CV, application and cultural advice.

Countries covered - Azerbaijan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.



Graduate job market in China

Jessy Cheng, our Global Employment Manager, provides tips for returning Chinese students looking for graduate employment.


Free online learning resources for Chinese students studying in the UK

  • Prepare2GetAhead - this online resource explores how to plan your future and provides a step-by-step approach to develop your own career plan. Find out how to make the most of your time at university, explore your options and gain relevant skills and experiences.
  • Innovate2GetAhead - this online resource focuses on innovation skills and how to develop an innovative mind-set. Whether you are looking to go on and work for an organisation, develop your own family business or looking to start your own business, this resource will help.

Graduate job market in China

  • British Council China - UK Alumni - register if you have studied at an institution in the UK or for a UK qualification elsewhere for events, job vacancies and career development
  • GradLinkChina - for Chinese students and graduates who have studied at an UK university. There's an employer directory, a guide to industry sectors and placements
  • Campus China Chinese Talent Board - opportunities for Chinese students and graduates; searchable by type of vacancy, employer and subject studied. Registration needed for full access to information

Study China

This distinctive three-week programme offers the opportunity to interact with Chinese students, academic staff, local families and businesses, providing profound access to this fascinating country. Throughout the programme you will be immersed in a vibrant campus environment at a leading Chinese university, ensuring that your Study China experience is truly unforgettable.

You will complete an intensive Chinese Mandarin course designed to develop your written and spoken language skills.

The Study China Programme is managed by The University of Manchester and funded by the UK Government Department for Education.

Study China

Returning home to China

If you are returning home to either of these countries after studying in the UK and feel as though you will need continued support, you can also contact our  Careers team in China for support with CVs, applications and interview technique.

Contact our China Careers team on Ren Ren

Contact our China Careers team on Weibo



Graduate job market in Malaysia

Kohila Palanisamy, our Global Labour Market Executive, provides tips for returning Malaysian students looking for graduate employment.


Returning home to Malaysia

If you are returning home to either of these countries after studying in the UK and feel as though you will need continued support, you can also contact our Careers team in Malaysia for support with CVs, applications and interview technique.

Contact our Malaysia Careers team on Facebook

News: The top 75 employers in Malaysia you'd love to work for

News: Malaysia's top 10 talent trends for 2016


Widening your job search

Use additional sources of vacancies and country guides selected by our staff for more information on job markets and opportunities abroad.

British Council
Opportunities in the Study, Work, Create section

Corporate Information
Information on international companies

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
List of foreign embassies in the UK and information on travel and visas

Global Career Company
Recruitment consultancy specialising in Asia Pacific, African, MENA and Central European candidates

GradLink ASEAN - for students and graduates from Southeast Asia who are studying in the UK

Guide to working in Singapore, including graduate jobs and internships

Details of international and national companies

Careers resources for China, India, Malaysia and Singapore

Careers resources for China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Sri Lanka

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Careers Advisory Service
List of selected job portals for Malaysia and Singapore

World Chambers Network (WCN)
Database of chambers of commerce and boards of trade around the world

For information on teaching in international schools worldwide, visit our Teaching page.

Careers and Employability Service

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