China has today surpassed Japan as the world's second largest economy after the United States. Many analysts project China to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest economy around 2020. Despite the income disparity of the Chinese people, China is a country that most people with international ambitions would like to explore.
With the increasing international and Swedish focus on China, BBBChina has been formed with the purpose of supporting BBBs to expand career and business opportunities there and in Hongkong. Of course, our Best Male Support, Bo Ekander, is an expert and an enthusiastic supporter of this effort.
A few words about the group working with BBBChina
BBBChina has been started up by Barbro Ehnbom in cooporation with Lily Feng, Bo Ekander and BBB:s; Catharina Eklund, who has been Swedish consul in Shanghai for the past three years (and is now in Brussels), Linnéa Graaf at PWC, and Victoria Wang.
The annual BBB China Award
Are you a young female professional with international ambitions and language skills? The BBB China Award hosted by PwC offers a unique combination of an international work experience and all the beneﬁts of a membership in the prestigious network Barbro’s Best & Brightest (BBB).
China’s strong economic growth has created promising career opportunities in the professional services arena. Thanks to the combination of PwC’s global presence and the BBB network, we are able to provide high-caliber young women with the opportunity to grow in a challenging and rewarding atmosphere.
You are employed from day one and will immediately begin to familiarise yourself with the PwC culture. The program starts with a thorough introduction in Sweden and continues with a tailor-made program in China to make the best of your competence.
To be considered as a candidate, you must meet the following requirements:
- Master of Science or Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration (or Industrial Engineering and Management).
- Up to 2 years of working experience.
- Proficiency in mandarin is desirable.
- Female, as a part of the Award is a membership in Barbro’s Best & Brightest.
The PwC and BBB China Award
has a tailor made trainee program
within PwC as a springboard.
Work experience will be personalized to the right candidate’s proﬁle.
The candidate will get an introduction to the ﬁrm in Sweden and hands on working experience in different groups/units. After the introduction in Sweden, the candidate will be welcomed to a PwC ofﬁce in China, most likely Shanghai. The secondment to China will last approximately one year. When having received a range of experiences and competences from working abroad, the candidate and the BBB China Award team will together plan the future career possibilities before returning back to Sweden.
BBB China Award 2013- Application information
In your application, the following should be included:
- Cover letter
- CV including extracurricular activities
- Academic records
- Two personal letters of recommendation
Please submit your application no later than April 8 2013. Your application should be submitted via email to Linnea Graaf
The recipient of the BBB China Award will be selected by Barbro Ehnbom, her Selection Committee and prominent representatives from PwC.