HR Graduate


Shanghai, China


As an HR Graduate in China you’ll work in multiple HR teams with the goal of attracting, retaining and developing people who are passionate about Dyson. Learning from doing, you’ll quickly grow to be HR professional in 2 years.

Market Overview

Dyson has made a major strategic expansion into Asia. China is our main focus market for future growth, delivering a turnover of RMB2billion within 4 years. At the heart of the Asia expansion is the decision to create a strong Dyson team on the ground in Shanghai, where this role will be based. The team is currently 300+ people.

Function Overview

Dyson is a technology business that values people above all else. This puts HR at the heart of the business – with specialist functions for Talent Development, Acquisition, Operations and Rewards. We oversee every people-related decision, with unique knowledge of the bigger business and commercial objectives. 


Our graduates work in real jobs, so are given real responsibility from Day one. To help you understand Dyson and set you up for success in your role you can expect a through Induction when you start and a personal Programme of Development for the first 2-3 years. This will equip you with the professional skills needed for a long term career at Dyson.


In this role specifically you can expect the following:

  • Assist and support the HR Director in daily operations, manage HRD’s diary and coordinate with internal/external working partners to set up meetings and arrange itinerary.

  • Learn Dyson’s culture and daily operation of HR function

  • Shadow and observe the team on communication, coordination and influence

  • Support Talent Acquisition (TA) team and work as TA professional with at least 6 months in TA team.

  • Learn from conducting a cycle of recruitment, manage and maintain the operation in LinkedIn, internal referral, WeChat and other recruitment channels;

  • Independently handle recruitment cases from junior to middle level in all functions including retail

  • Support Talent Development (TD) team and work as TD professional for at least 6 months

  • Support and be deeply involved in the new graduate programmes (e.g. campus events/ talks)

  • Support TD team in running whole cycle of yearly performance and talent reviews

  • Gradually accumulate facilitating skills through training organizing and delivery of workshops

  • Support HR Business Partners and work as an HR BP for at least 6 months

  • Learn and gradually handle employment process, learn and accumulate business acumen and people acumen to be HR business partner

  • Work independently in direct stores or branch office of Dyson China

  • Be owner of HR systems including but not limited to Avature, LinkedIn, WeChat, internal referral, People system etc.

  • Always seek new ways of working with new technology and skills

  • Be open to outside world with new methodology of HR in the market

  • Learn about Compensation & Benefits in daily HR operations from interaction with TA, TD and HR BP team


  • You’ll be part of a larger team so must be able to work with others but be equally as comfortable working independently; managing your own time and project deliverables.  

  • Stakeholders are diverse – internal and external; senior management, technical specialists or other Graduates potentially. They could be based locally or further afield in one of our other 20+ offices so you must be able to build relationships quickly and develop your personal networks

  • Working in a Global business you will need to be fluent in both Mandarin and English, both spoken and written, and any additional languages would be a bonus

  • You will have recently Graduated/be graduating from University with at least a Bachelor’s degree, but possibly a Masters level. We are open to the subject of study, but are particularly interested to hear from people that studied a degree in a numerate, commercial subject, e.g. Finance or Business.

  • We are an innovative technology company, making a broad range of product and so an understanding of what we do, and what makes us different, is advantageous

  • In this role you will specifically need an insight into HR and an understanding as to why you wish for a career in this area.

  • Excellent Microsoft office and Outlook skills are essential

Benefits Overview

Dyson China monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy an annual bonus, and life and medical insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our creative engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition. For the best Graduates, opportunities to experience working internationally could be a reality

Posted: 22-Mar-2018

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