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Review China: China (Shenzhen) International Personnel Training Centre (CIPTC) - Government owned company - ChinaChina (Shenzhen) International Personnel Training Centre (CIPTC) is a Government owned company who recruits foreign teachers for the Education Bureau in Shenzhen,China.

 

Address: No.17, Fuzhong Road, Futian District, Shenzhen shenzhen shi, fu tian qu, fu zhong lu, 17hao

 

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3.0/5 from 2 ratings.
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3 years ago.
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I have read another review on here and wanted to share my experience. I originally came out to work in Shenzhen for them after being contacted by the company when they saw my CV online. At first I was a bit worried as I didn't know much about them and it is difficult to get information on these sorts of companies, but I was interested in the opportunity to come to China so decided to take the plunge.

I came out in February 2015 and have loved being here! I renewed my contract in June 2015. My original contract end date was the middle of July and obviously I knew this in advance so I had plenty of time to look for another job if I wanted, but I re-signed up again and will be with them until the end of July 2016.

I work for a primary school in the Futian district in Shenzhen which is quite nice. I live in Bao'an district which is about 25 minutes away on the metro, then a short walk to the school. I haven't had any problems with my school, but I know some people here have moved to different schools.

I have always found them to be a good company to work for. I get free Chinese lessons and every month there is extra training too. Before I came out I had training online too. It was just a foundation course but it was 60 hours and worth doing. I then got more orientation training with other teachers. Our trainer is an American lady called Maureen and she is very helpful and knowledgeable.

For anybody wondering, I got my flight reimburs*m*nt in my August 2015 pay and because I renewed my contract I got summer pay too. The accommodation I have is shared, but very nice and gives me the chance to talk to people in English when I get home! It is a large apartment with western toilet and in a quiet gardea and about a 5 minute walk from the metro station.

As the company pays for my accommodation and my bills I have been able to save some money. I can normally save about 250 GBP a month, but it depends on what I do to entertain myself. A lot of my colleagues go to western bars and restaurants and so they spend a lot more money than I do. But if you are sensible you can have a great time and live on peanuts.

I read below that someone says you might work just one day a week at a school! I find this a bit odd, nobody I have met has this kind of schedule.I work 5 days a week and get on well with my school, so they are flexible with my office hours. As long as I continue to teach well, I can more or less choose my office hours. I do know that some schools are stricter on office hours than mine, but your mileage will vary. Be friendly and professional and I think the schools will be more helpful - a lot of the time having good personal relationships is they key to getting what you want in China.

If you are interested in starting out a TEFL career then I think this is a good company to start with. I am on a residency permit and was brought out on a Z visa.
The pros
Accommodation is nice
The metro is amazing
Residency Permit
Shenzhen is a nice city
The cons
Shenzhen can be boring if you are on your own
Western bars are expensive
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No.17, Fuzhong Road, Futian District, Shenzhen shenzhen shi, fu tian qu, fu zhong lu, 17hao
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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2 rating(s).
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4 years ago.
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The company is unreliable and you never know what you will get. Once you are hired the company will bring you in and give you an orientation which is good but not realistic. They place you at any school and what the school does the company has no control. So if you have office hours you are unlucky while someone else works one day a week.  Mixed bag and everyone can't get lucky 9,000 rmb is not enough to save but is enough to live. They only give 2,500 for housing allowance which might get you a place with a squat toilet or unfurnished. I would advice those who want to make money to avoid and those who don't like unequal working conditions to move on. If you just want to experience china it is okay. Another bad point is the work permit most companies give you one year. During this time you can look for other jobs well this one will get you a permit that expires on your very last day of working there preventing you from finding a better job. They don't give you time to renew your contract and this year they just told us we will have shared accomodations. 
The pros
Shenzhen is nice
The cons
Work permit is not long enough
Never know what conditions you will get
If you don't like your school then you can't be moved
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6 of 16 people found the following review helpful

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