As the world’s most populated country, with one of the fastest growing economies on the planet, China is a thriving, cultural hub, at the forefront of progress and innovation. It is as vibrant as it is diverse, and offers a sublime fusion of the old and the new. Home to historical sites such as The
As the world’s most populated country, with one of the fastest growing economies on the planet, China is a thriving, cultural hub, at the forefront of progress and innovation. It is as vibrant as it is diverse, and offers a sublime fusion of the old and the new. Home to historical sites such as The Great Wall and The Forbidden City, and at the cutting edge of architecture and technology, it is no wonder that China is such a popular choice among adventurous Brits wanting to travel and teach there.
If you are looking to immerse yourself in a whole new culture, whilst gaining impressive experience for your CV, you have come to the right place. Castles Education can help you find your perfect teaching job and make your dream of working overseas a reality. Our team has a wealth of teaching experience, both in the UK and abroad, and we will utilise our expertise and knowledge of the industry to help find the right role for you.
The benefits of teaching abroad are countless in terms of personal development, experience and financial reward, and the good news for anyone wanting to teach in China is that there are opportunities in abundance. Families there place great importance on learning English from native speakers, and with a population of over 1.3 billion, in a country that values education and the English language in particular, there is no shortage of jobs for prospective teachers. Whether you are a recent graduate, a student looking for work experience as part of a gap year or someone planning a career change, when it comes to teaching English, China is a job-seekers paradise.
With opportunities that cover the whole range of education, from early years and primary school right through to university and adult learners, finding the right role can be daunting. As specialist recruiters to the teaching industry, Castles Education will be with you every step of the way. From assisting with your initial application through to aiding a straightforward relocation, you will be fully supported and guided by us throughout. We will help you to consider location, salary, benefits, working hours and career progression. We have strong professional links right across China, helping to secure some of the best jobs in cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou and Fuzhou. We are able to ensure excellent rates of pay and working conditions, and continually work hard to provide a smooth transition as you adapt to your new way of life.
By living and working in China, you will be opening the door to the exciting experiences of travel, exploration and culture. Teaching there will also give you access to one of the most admired education systems in the world. You will be able to make your mark, bring your own unique style, passion and creativity to your teaching role, and inspire students in a way that they perhaps won’t have experienced before, in China’s more conservative learning environment.
Many teaching positions will come with the offer of free Chinese lessons, accommodation or flights, while others will provide medical cover or arrange your China Work Visa (Z). You can expect a competitive rate of pay, and specialist teaching skills in disciplines such as singing, art or music will increase your pay further. As it is cheaper to live and work in China than in the UK, you should also see your salary stretch further, which is great news for visiting tourist hotspots, travelling further afield and of course enjoying China’s delicious cuisine.
Tempted? The first step is to check you are eligible for a China Z Visa. You will need to be aged between 18 and 60 (male) or 18 and 55 (female), have a valid passport and a recent passport-sized photograph. We then follow a simple five-step process for each job application:
Taking a teaching job in China will be one of the most exciting and rewarding things you have ever done. So what are you waiting for? Fill in our registration form, and take your first step towards what could be the adventure of a lifetime.