CRCC Asia is a global recruitment consultancy firm founded in London , which offers internships in China and the UK for current university students and recent graduates. [1] [2] [3] CRCC Asia is an international organization dedicated to the development and implementation of the CRCC. [4] [5] The company’s co-directors are Daniel Nivern and Edward Holroyd Pearce.


CRCC Asia began in August 2006 with Daniel Nivern and Edward Holroyd Pearce: China Consulting Ltd., a business development consulting firm; And China Recruitment, Ltd., a company that provided internships and Mandarin Chinese language courses to university students. In December 2008, the two companies merged and formed CRCC Asia Ltd.

The company received the New Horizons Award from the Cathay Pacific China Business Awards in 2010. [6] The award recognizes the company’s commitment to China through business innovation and corporate social responsibility. In November 2012, CRCC Asia was named as Entrepreneur of the Year in the British Business Awards. [7] [8] Luise Schafer OBE joined CRCC Asia as a senior adviser in 2012. She was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2012 in recognition of her work for British business in China. [9]

The company became a key partner of the Manchester-China Forum in April 2013, a new business-led initiative designed to improve business relations between China and Greater Manchester . The forum was launched on 26 April 2013 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne . [10]

In June 2013, CRCC Asia’s consulting division in collaboration with Salford Professional Development Ltd. University of Salford [11] formed the Modern China Institute. The Institute was created to assist business owners and companies in the Chinese market.

In March 2015 CRCC Asia partnered with Golden Gate University [12] to enable all program participants to receive academic credit for their internship in China. Students will attend an online course administered by Golden Gate University, with a view to educate participants about China and prepare them for their internship, among other key learning outcomes.

Global Offices

CRCC Asia has 7 physical offices in operation as of 2016. [13]

# Office location Date opened
1 Beijing , China 2006
2 London , UK 2006
3 Shawnee , United States 2009
4 Shanghai , China 2010
5 San Francisco , United States 2011
6 Sydney , Australia 2012
7 Shenzhen , China 2013

Internship Program

In March 2012, CRCC Asia worked with the UK’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the University of Manchester to deliver the UK government-funded Study China Program, which placed 30 students in internships in Beijing.

In January 2013, CRCC Asia worked with the British Council in Shanghai to offer a fully funded scholarship to a university student with a disability . The scholarship was awarded to Jessica Stubbs at MA student at Birmingham University . This partnership was continued with the announcement in August 2013 that CRCC Asia and the British Council were collaborating as part of the Generation UK scheme. An initiative designed to support more UK students to gain international experience.

CRCC Asia at the University of Texas at Austin’s International Office in January 2013. CRCC Asia was responsible for the operation of their Global Internship Program based in Shanghai and Shenzhen.The program ran for six-weeks from the end of May 2013 .

CRCC Asia has developed a number of bespoke partnerships with a variety of universities in the UK, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. CRCC Asia delivered a presentation at NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Global Internship Conference, which focused explicitly on incorporating their practical internship programs within Higher Education degree programs.


  1. Jump up^ “Western Graduates Head To China for Internships” . Wall Street Journal . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ “Graduates go to great lengths to get ahead” . BBC News . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ “Graduates look overseas as jobs dry up” . The Guardian . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ “China: The Next Internship Frontier” . Business Week . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ “Gap-year students learn to give ‘face’ in chase for the China dream . Peter Foster (The Telegraph) . Retrieved 20 March2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “Cathay Pacific announces winners of 2010 Cathay Pacific China Business Awards” . Travelio . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ “Succeeding in China: CRCC Asia Wins BBA Entrepreneur of the Year Award” . British Chamber of Commerce in China . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ “The British Business Awards 2012 Winners Announced” . British Business Awards . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ “Understanding China is vital for today’s graduates” . The Independent (London) . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  10. Jump up^ “George Osborne launches Manchester-China Forum” . Visit Manchester – Manchester Conferences. 10 June 2013 . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  11. Jump up^ “How to Successfully Do Business in China” . University of Salford – Student Channel. 4 June 2013 . Retrieved 20 March2016 .
  12. Jump up^ “International Internship” . Golden Gate University . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .
  13. Jump up^ “Global Offices” . CRCC Asia . Retrieved 20 March 2016 .

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