the gtic application process

1) Application Form

  • Please download and complete the application form and return to either the email address or postal address displayed at the bottom of the form. 
  • We will confirm receipt of your application form via email or phone.
  • Once we have reviewed the information on the form we will begin to determine what needs to be done in order to obtain the necessary visa and match you with a suitable employer taking into account your preferences as stated on the application form.
  • At this stage we will also invite you to interview. Please check your email box regularly.
  • If successful you will be asked to provide two references and we will conduct a criminal record check.
  • The recruitment process begins in October with departure for China expected in July or August the following year. The application process is co-ordinated with hundreds of employers across China each year. Consequently we ask for your patience and understanding during this time. 
  • We will be in regular contact with you to request the paperwork necessary for processing the visa etc. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us. Moving abroad to work, especially for the first time, can be a daunting prospect and we are here to support you.
  • If your contact details or circumstances change at any time please inform our office. If you wish to withdraw from the programme please inform us immediately so that your position can be offered to someone else.

2) Interview

  • All applicants are requested to notify GTIC of any periods of unavailability, including university examination dates, so interviews can be scheduled accordingly.  
  • Interview invitations will be issued via email and it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that we have their correct email address. 
  • Candidates must reply to their interview invitation as soon as possible to confirm their attendance. Every effort will be made to accommodate interview requests.     
  • Interviews may be conducted in person in the UK or remotely via video chat. 
  • The interview is a formal occasion and candidates are advised to prepare for the interview, ensuring that they have a clear understanding of the role that they are applying for. 
  • Those with little previous interview experience may wish to visit their local Job Centre or University Career Office for further guidance. 
  • The interview itself will last approximately fifteen to twenty minutes 
  • Applicants will receive notification of their interview results by early April at the latest. If you are offered a teaching position but wish to decline, please inform us immediately so that your place may be offered to another candidate.    
  • Once candidates accept a job offer they will be asked to sign a binding agreement / contract and pay a refundable deposit of 500 GBP. This will be used to cover administration costs associated with the visa application.

3) Pre departure

Prior to your departure there are many things you could do to prepare for life in China including learning some basic Chinese phrases, formally or informally, and studying Chinese culture or business etiquette. Perhaps you could read some Chinese literature or watch Chinese films, even join a local Chinese society. Most importantly, it might be a good idea to practice using chopsticks!