Masters & Mentors

Special Event

Employability Week | BritCham Shanghai Talent Bootcamp

30 Nov 2022 13:00 - 16:00
  • Student Price*: Free
  • In-person event

This event is the final session of BritCham Shanghai’s Employability Week which is designed to help students and recent graduates develop skills, meet companies and build career network.

Event details

Talent Bootcamp is a career acceleration program that helps students and recent graduates develop skills and meet some of the world’s most attractive and impressive companies.

Over the programme, our participants will present themselves in front of the business leaders. Through the pitch session, participants will discover their talents, presentation skills, understand how businesses work and create unique opportunities to kick-start their careers.

Our half-day offline Talent Bootcamp includes two sessions on the day:

13:00 – 15:00 | The Pitch Session

The Pitch Session occurs with professionals from different companies, including both BritCham Shanghai members (click here to view more) and our partner organisations, representing themselves as judges and giving feedback on each participant. Participants will have 10 minutes to face the judges, where they will have the opportunity to pitch their value proposition in less than 2 minutes.


15:00 – 16:00 | Closing Speech & Networking


The Talent Bootcamp is open to and FREE of charge for 2023 graduates and recent alumni of ALL UK universities.

The primary language on the day is English.

Please note that this event has been rescheduled to November 2022. Final date will be announced soon.


“I think there’s a big gap between universities and the job market, and we’re trying hard to solve this problem. I have been lucky in my career to have strong support from mentors. That’s one of the reasons why I feel so passionate about Pitch (Talent) Bootcamp today. I believe in giving back to young professionals and helping them kickstart their own careers.”

—— Douglas Shearer, Business Engagement Manager,

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

“I attended the Talent Bootcamp XJTLU 2020 as a judge, and it was an extraordinary experience to help young students bridge the gap between their education and work by learning how to develop their pitching techniques for interviews. I wish this existed when I was at university!”

—— James Dunn, Executive Director,

British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai


Application Process

We welcome 2023 graduates and recent alumni from ALL UK Universities. For those who would like to participate, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click the button “Apply Now” to submit your interest in advance.
  2. The Chamber staff will screen all applicants in 1-2 working days.
  3. Successful applicants will receive the final confirmation email with further details to attend the Bootcamp.
  4. Only 15 seats are available, please sign up ASAP!

Please note the Talent Bootcamp is an offline event held in Jing’an District, Shanghai. Successful applicants will receive the full address in the final confirmation email.

Employability Week Sponsors

Talent Bootcamp Sponsor
Scholarship Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available and open to both member and non-member companies. If you’re a UK University or corporate employer, please contact for more details.


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