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 a preliminary interview; please check your email box regularly.
  • If successful you will be invited to a second interview with the employer.
  • If you are offered a post and accept it, we will conduct a criminal record check, contact your references and begin the paperwork necessary to obtain your visa etc.
  • We will be in regular contact with you to request the paperwork necessary for processing the visa etc. We will provide you with detailed pre-departure guidelines and be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Moving abroad to work, especially for the first time, can be a daunting prospect and we are here to support you.

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.     
  • Preliminary interviews may be conducted in person in the UK or remotely via video chat. 
  • Second interviews with our Chinese partners will be conducted via video chat. Employers may also request a short introductory video.
  • 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 Careers Office for further guidance.
  • Interviews will last approximately thirty minutes 
  • Applicants will receive notification of their interview results within a week. 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 begin pre-departure preparations.

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!