AustCham Beijing Future Business Leaders Program



Applications for the 2014 intake are now closed. Please check back for further details on the 2015 program.

For candidates with large file sized applications which bounced from mail box on Friday the 21st, please resubmit to by Friday the 28th.


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AustCham Beijing Future Business Leaders Program 2014 Information for Applicants

2013 AustCham Scholars and young Australians in China meeting the Australian Ambassidor to China HE Ms Frances Adamson, and Hon Foreign Minister Ms. Julie Bishop MP to discuss the New Colombo Plan initiative in December 2013.


AustCham Beijing Future Business Leaders Program- Applications Now Open.

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The AustCham Beijing Future Business Leaders Program

“Congratulations to AustCham for assembling a world class program, we are thrilled with the outcome.”

– Brendan Mason, GM Cochlear China


The AustCham Beijing Future Business Leaders Program is an initiative of AustCham Beijing, developed in response to Australia's growing economic, cultural and political relationship with China. Previously know as the AustCham China Scholarship, the Program has been developing young Australians ability to flourish in the Australian- China Business environment since 2011. The Program is designed for students who have a long term passion for strengthening this relationship through their business or cultural pursuits. A typical candidate will have completed a Bachelors degree, have practical work experience, and have undertaken China focused work or academic studies. Although Mandarin language skills are not required to apply for this position, candidates who have taken the initiative in developing core cultural and language skills will be highly regarded. The Programs alumni will form the base of Australia's young, China focused, business and cultural leaders. 


These positions will not only provide a gateway into Australia- China business, but also provides unique career development and networking opportunities within current Australia-China business and political leaders. 


Our Goal

The goal of the AustCham Beijing Future Business Leaders Program is to foster the next generation of Australia - China business leaders. AustCham Beijing, along with its partners, believes that the development of China literate Australian business leaders is key to forming stronger long term bilateral links between the two countries. By integrating individuals into the Australia - China business community from a young age, we hope to cultivate greater cultural understanding and respect that will carry through to the highest levels of management in both countries.


The scholarship will achieve this by placing talented Australian graduates in key Australian industries in China through its comprehensive language, mentoring and work placement program.


The purpose of the program is to provide a comprehensive career development platform for Australians with a passion for developing a career in China or with a China focus. For these individuals the program has been tailored to provide maximum industry exposure, networking and learning opportunities on a professional, cultural and personal level.

What is available?

The 2014 Program will provide a number of positions for talented Australian students across a broad range of industries and academic backgrounds. The allowance of positions to each sector was decided based on demand from student applications. At this stage, keen applicants are welcome to apply for the Early Applications under non specific positions. Over the next month, more industry sectors will be released.


Positions in the following sectors are currently avaliable to applicants:

Industry Sector



BlueScope Steel


Woods Bagot

Business/ Economics

Cochlear Limited

Economics/ Finance


In 2014, we are also proud to announce the launch of the Marita Cheng- AustCham Beijing Engineering Future Leader, designed for aspiring female engineers, and theAustCham Beijing Indigenous Australian Future Business Leader, which will promote a young, China-focused Indigenous Australian. Each year we cannot guarantee the number of positions available in each sector. Individuals with niche academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply if they have maintained a cross-disciplinary skill base.


Candidates who are successful in their application for the scholarship will receive the following*:

  • A return flight to China
  • A paid job placement with an Australian company (an AustCham member company)
  • Language Training
  • A stipend
  • Invitations to attend AustCham’s career and professional development events
  • Sponsorship to attend AustCham industry events and seminars
  • Airport pickup, accommodation support, visa guidance and orientation

*Subject to MoU agreement.


Minimum eligibility requirements are:

  • Must be an Australian Citizen;
  • Must meet the eligibility criteria for a Chinese Z working visa;
  • Must have completed a minimum Bachelors Degree, with proof of origional degree certificate;
  • Must have 2 years work experience post date of graduation by visa application date;
  • Must be able to demonstrate academic and working interest in the Chinese economy and culture;
  • Must be willing to work in China for a minimum of 9 months with the possibility of staying on longer;
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a High credit (70+) average or can demonstrate exceptional commitment to China Australia Bilateral relations through work experience, language study or Chinese university studies;
  • Must be able to produce evidence of having no criminal record, provided by the Australian Federal Police, prior to visa application date;
  • Must be able to produce an origional physical examination form, prior to visa application date;
  • Must be able to provide all relevant doccuments in a timely manner to their Host Company for Z Visa processing. 


How To Apply- Early Applications

To apply, please send your CV, two references (names and contact details), academic transcript, and short answers to the Questionnaire to:

Applications can be addressed to 'AustCham Beijing'. Applications will close on the 21st of February, 2014, at 23:30 Beijing time. Successful Candidates will start orientation in Beijing on June 7th, 2014

Applicants for the AustCham Beijing Future Business Leader- Architecture position are also encouraged to submit a portfolios.


Corporate Partners- Expression of Interest.

AustCham members are invited to participate in the 2014 Program. Companies will not only receive the HR benefits of accessing Australian brightest young business leaders, but will also gain the great exposure associated with the Program.

For more information, please download our Host Company Infomation Packtes .


Tasharni Jamieson

Manager, Scholarship & Future Leader

+86 10 6595 9252