Interview Days with Yew Chung and Yew Wah Schools in China and Hong Kong

Interviews in London with Yew Chung and Yew Wah Schools in China and Hong Kong for August 2019 Jobs


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Event Information 

Job Interviews  - Snap up the top jobs for August 2019 before they are gone

Edvectus will be hosting 3 interview events for this excellent group of schools with over 80 vacancies for next academic year. 

  • 24-25 November 2018 in Shanghai
  • 1-2 December 2018 in London
  • 7-8 December 2018 in Abu Dhabi 
  • Skype interviews will be available for qualified candidates who cannot make the events in person 

On three weekends, Edvectus has been contracted to host an exclusive, invitation-only interview day for Yew Chung and Yew Wah international schools with campuses in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Yantai, Shenzhen and more  for their August 2019 vacancies.  Teachers will have first access to all jobs for August 2019 through this event and interview directly with principals. 

Started in the 1930s, The Yew Chung Eucation Foundation pioneered bilingual internatioanl education and through its Yew Wah schools can offer a fully rounded education that meets the needs of local Chinese students who want to have both a Chinese and international grounding.  

Yew Wah is truly an East meets West programme where Western and Chinese teachers work in harmony. The environment suits teachers who work well in a team environment and who are interested in learning more about the world around them.  Class sizes are small and behaviour problems are non-existent. 

Teachers interested in attending the interviews must apply through Edvectus who is managing the event. 


Feedback from teachers placed previously

" I am currently living and teaching in Beijing, China .  Overall, I love the atmosphere and inviting presence of the school. YCIS is also in a great location. My daughter and I are really enjoying our time here.   I have had many positives since coming to China. The first positive is that I'm actually enjoying teaching more than I did when I was in America. Here in China, I feel valued and respected as a teacher" -EP

" Shanghai is a very easy city in which to relocate! There is something for everyone and a large expat community in which you can be involved compared to other cities in China. YCIS makes you feel welcome immediately. On my first day I had felt like I had been here for years already. Very helpful in providing a comfortable transition....  If you are from a smaller city, be prepared for large crowds everywhere you go. You get accustomed to this pretty quickly, but if you do not do well with large crowds it may be difficult at first. Research Chinese culture before you arrive. So many amazing foods, traditions, etc. so be open minded and give it a shot! If you find local foods that you like, your pocketbook will love you! Don't be phased by people staring and taking photos as they are just intrigued by obviously different appearances. They aren't judging, they are just curious!" - KM

"I am really enjoying the location of the school - we are very close to the center of Shanghai, and there is always something exciting happening in the area.  If anyone is on the fence about moving to Shanghai... take the plunge! Life is so easy here. For any NZ teachers - the workload is almost halved here! I don't take work home in the evenings or on the weekend. I finally have a work-life balance!
The positives are the location and the people - I started with a great group of new teachers and we have all become very close. The students are great too, they are very well behaved - there are very few behavioral problems."
- AC

"What I like most about my school is the trust in the teachers to do their jobs and the support I have found when I have any questions or any confusion. Beijing is a bustling busy place which is full of all types of experiences. I’m still getting acclimated but I am enjoying exploring.    The challenges have been the language barrier and getting around in the city specifically cabs. I haven’t found any culture shock per say but I consciously made a decision that the first few months I would just try to experience this place and country before saying I liked or disliked anything. I would encourage that mindset to others as well because it is a very unique place." -  AP


Vacancies:

  • Early Years and Primary Teachers and Primary Specialists in Art, Music, ESL and PE
  • Secondary English, Art, Music, Drama, PE, Maths, Science, ICT and Business Studies
  • Pastoral - Boarding teachers, Pastoral care, Counsellors (University guidance as well as Social/Emotional), PSHE/Personal Social and Health Education teachers and more
  • Some Leadership posts may be available

Employment Package

 Besides a very competitive top-range salary which is comparable to schools in other regions such as the Middle East, Yew Chung and Yew Wah offers excellent benefits  flights yearly, housing, medical insurance,  visa application assistance and more. The schools are family friendly with a housing allowance and free tuition for up to 2 children. 

Requirements:

  • Applicants to these schools must be fully qualified/certified in their subject in the form of a Bachelors of Education, BA plus PGCE or equivalent. A BA degree plus TEFL certificate is not sufficient, not even for the EAL specialist positions.
  • Teachers must have at least 2 years solid teaching experience POST qualifying (student teaching experience will not be counted). 
  • Teachers must share, and be able to demonstrate, a shared vision and education philosophy. NOTE: Yew Chung was founded with a Christian ethos. Although Christianity is not taught in their schools and there is no requirement that teachers are Christian, teachers should be au fait with basic Christian values such as 'do unto others' and helping those less fortunate in the community. The schools are very inclusive and teachers of all faiths are encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

Edvectus does not charge teachers for our services or to attend our events. To attend, fill out the form below.  We will discuss the opportunities with you and secure your place at the events. 

 

More about China

http://www.edvectus.com/pages/china

Yew Chung and Yew Wah Locations:  

Beijing is the capital city of China that has a history stretching back several millennia.  Modern meets ancient in Beijing, which is home to foreign embassies and host to the Olympics as well as cultural sites such as the Forbidden City, Hutong, the Summer Palace and the nearby Great Wall of China. Expatriates can enjoy an active social life with many expatriate sports and social clubs, bars, restaurants, gyms and parks.   Top sites in Beijing here with a very perky Naomi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kGXvQwK6kY 

Shanghai is on China’s central coast and the financial hub of China. A very multicultural and vast city, it started as the major trading port for eastern China and has turned into a modern city complete with the tallest building in China and an efficient, clean metro system.  Shanghai is a beautiful and welcoming city that’s easy to live in. A great overview of the city is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr5BhBxWKT8

Yantai is a coastal town in the Shandong province that still has colonial charm and access to plenty of outdoor activies. Yantai Hill Park and Nanshan Parks are on your doorstep and you can enjoy the beaches in the summer and nearby skiing in the winter and hit the bars and restaurants all year long. https://youtu.be/96cDbf3nSrA

Shenzhen is a vibrant city, adjacent to Hong Kong. Known for manufacturing and shopping, many expatriates live in Shenzhen making it a lively place to work. With one of the highest GDPs per capita in China, you will have everything you need at your fingertips  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhqkplxnjCI

Chongqing is probably the largest city you have never heard of. It is located up-river from Shanghai on the Yangtze River and whilst no longer technically part of the Sichuan province, it retains a love of spicy food. Chongqing is set to become the most important city in West China with plans for huge growth. Nearby Three Gorges is a beautiful boat ride away where you can travel down sharp bends alongside huge limestone cliffs.  Here’s an informative BBC show about this new mega-city:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8BVivw3TzI

Guangzhou is a short train ride away from Hong Kong and is a vibrant and multicultural city. One of the top five largest cities in China, it has become a major gateway into China.  With a great combination of city and nearby parks, Guangzhou is a great place for singles and families alike. https://youtu.be/wDJdax2xqwY 

Applicants are encouraged to keep an open mind on location, and not to narrow choices too quickly to improve their chances of getting a job offer from the group. Yew Wah and Yew Chung encourage and facilitate movement between schools for all successful teachers, allowing you to see more of China and the world whilst working for a respected school group.