Our office manager from Chengdu, Paul Yeandle shares his vision about the progress made through the recent year.
“A year ago I was just finishing my internship through InternChina in Chengdu, with 3 months of great experience under my belt I had developed my network and was keen to stay in China and had already developed a strong network of people who would go on to be business partners, friends and in some cases people who were just helpful to help develop our business in Chengdu.
Today I sit in our head office (visiting our QD team) on the back of a busy and successful summer and a day after hosting our first CSR event. We are always cautious to congratulate ourselves too much but I feel that in the last year in Chengdu we have made strong strides forward in one of the quickest developing cities in China.
Starting an office in any Chinese city is a daunting prospect, but I can definitely say that the office I inherited had been built on strong foundations and I was lucky to take on the role as Office Manager with already a number of fantastic companies in place, key contacts secured and a strong intern team – all of which we have continued to build on during 2014.
We now work with over 60 companies in Chengdu and have placed over 70 students and graduate so far this year alone in Chengdu; this included a large number of Generation UK students, a study field trip for two weeks from DeMontfort University and individuals from over 10 countries. Also during this period we have held our first Charity event, allowing us to support the local community whilst also having a lot of fun!
Whilst acknowledging our successes, we appreciate the need to continue to work hard to provide the highest level of service for our clients, develop our business to create and foster internships suitable for our international clients and work within the local community to cement our future in Chengdu and ensure the continued success of our business.”
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