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Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La 新国贸饭店

Jianguomen Outer Street 1号
Beijing Shi, China

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Event Details
Event Details

Registration for this year's YPDP cohort will begin in late Spring. To pre-register your interest and get alerted when registration opens, please email us at to be added to our Young Professionals mailing list.

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

Now in its seventh 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.

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.

While this year's programme is yet to be finalised, participants can expect comprehensive training in areas such as entrepreneurship, risk management, creative thinking, communications skills, and much more. Training was provided by companies across the British Chamber network, including The Economist Group, LinkedIn, BrunswickCheung Kong Graduate School of BusinessLAVA Beijing, Venture Education, and more.

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.

Fellow Requirements

Fellows must meet the following criteria in order to participate in YPDP 2024:

  • 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 2024 cohort is limited to 60 Fellows.

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,


BritCham is offering two full scholarships for YPDP 2024!


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. To register your interest in applying for a scholarship, please email to find out when applications open.

Sponsors and Partners
Sponsors and Partners

Please check back in May to register for this year's programme.

To get updates on when the applications open for this year's programme, please email us at