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Save the dateOctober 18, 2023 to November 22, 2023 (GMT+8) Add to Calendar
Venue Location
Venue Location

Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La 新国贸饭店

Jianguomen Outer Street 1号
Beijing Shi, China

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Contact Person: Jack Allen
Event Details
Event Details

The Young Professionals Development Programme (YPDP) is a high-profile training opportunity provided by the British Chamber of Commerce in China.

Now in its sixth iteration, this fellowship programme aims to elevate young professionals' key employability skills, develop UK-China relations, and benefit both businesses and their emerging young talent.

Fellows will take part in enriching, interactive workshops led by hand-selected mentors from a wide range of industries, all of whom are senior leaders with tremendous expertise in their fields. The themes selected for the workshops focus on the key skills required for the next generation of young professionals.

2023 Mentor Team

We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide Fellows with the guidance and leadership of a diverse range of outstanding mentors throughout this year's programme. The following industry leaders have generously offered their expertise and time.

Mentors for 2023 will be announced in due course.

Programme Details

This year's programme will facilitate an enriching, impactful experience that provides Fellows with ample opportunity to develop professionally, build connections, and celebrate achievement.

The initiation ceremony will be an intimate gathering of key stakeholders including Fellows, mentors, organisers, sponsors, alumni, and British Chamber personnel.

Throughout the programme, there will be a variety of BCCC networking events that Fellows are invited to attend where they will have the opportunity to meet other young professionals and engage with industry leaders. Each workshop will be guided by an experienced mentor team and will explore an essential employability skill. The graduation ceremony will draw the programme to a close with keynote speeches, a certificate ceremony, and congratulations to all involved.

Please note that workshop dates and content are subject to change.

Fellow Requirements

Fellows must meet the following criteria in order to participate in YPDP 2023:

  • Aged 21-34
  • Comfortable communicating in English
  • Committed to attending all events. Fellows must attend at least four workshops to graduate the programme.

Programme Fee

RMB 6,000 per Fellow

The YPDP 2023 cohort is limited to 60 Fellows. Register ASAP to secure this unique professional development opportunity for yourself or your team!

Registration Process

Each company has the chance to register up to 5 placements on the programme for employees who meet the Fellow criteria. Companies are free to choose how Fellows are selected, though we suggest running an internal application process or nominating team members who would most benefit from and value this professional development opportunity. In addition, we encourage a diverse selection of fellows who will be able to share their unique perspectives and who are highly motivated to develop their knowledge, skills, and network.

Individuals are also invited to register themselves for the programme by filling out the form below.


BritCham is offering two full scholarships for YPDP 2023!


These scholarships will be granted to exceptional candidates who have relevant experience in UK-China relations, and who we feel would make an excellent contribution to the programme. Tell us about your experience in UK-China relations and your motivation to join the Young Professionals Development Programme. Scholarship applications can be downloaded below.

Sponsors and Partners
Sponsors and Partners

Registration - Individual

RMB 6,000