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Referrals from EF staff members

TRT Teacher Referral Program Terms and Conditions – from any current EF Education First staff member (including EF English First)


Instructions: Please fill in your friend's information online at:



To refer an International teacher, the candidate must have a bachelor's degree, teaching experience, a clear criminal background check and a passport from: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United States of America or the United Kingdom.


  1. Should your referral lead to a new full-time hire, EF will give you a referral bonus (paid with your monthly salary and taxed) as follows:
  • 3,000 RMB bonus amount after the new referral arrives and signs a master employment contract with EF in China*
  • Payment is subject to local tax.
  1. Both the referral and person who made the referral must still be EF employees at the time of the bonus payment for it to be received.
  2. If the arrival in China occurs after the payroll cut-off for that month, payment will be made the following month.
  3. Only one bonus will be awarded per referral. The payment cannot be split among multiple persons.
  4. In the event that multiple staff members refer the same candidate, the first submitted through the referral form will be used.
  5. To be valid, all referrals must be entered through www.englishfirst.com/referprior to the candidate interviewing with EF.
  6. If a candidate has applied to work or worked with EF in any capacity in the past, the employee is not eligible for the referral bonus.
  7. The person submitting the referral will not be eligible for the bonus if they will directly manage or will be directly involved in the hiring process for the candidate.
  8. Referrals will only be paid for full-time salaried hires working within China owned schools.
  9. If the referred candidate is placed in an EF China franchise school, a 1,500 RMB referral award will be paid to the referrer.
  • 1,500 RMB bonus amount will be paid with your monthly salary and taxed

* Only applicable to referrers currently working for EF English First Owned Schools


Getaway Day on Us Referral Contest                                                                   

  1. A referral is considered successful if you friend arrives in China and signs a master contract, then we’ll pay you 3,000RMB in your paycheck. A referral is considered successful for the Getaway Day if your friend accepts an offer to teach English in China with EF, then you’re entitled to one lucky draw ticket.
  2. Lucky draw entries will be based on a successful referral (via www.englishfirst.com/refer and meets our EF requirements). If your referred friend accepts an offer from one of our EF recruiters, this entitles you to one lucky draw ticket.
  • If you refer 2 friends, you’ll receive 2 lucky draw tickets. If you refer 3 friends, you’ll receive 3 lucky draw tickets, etc.
  1. Winner will be contacted by TRT Marketing by Friday, November 1st.
  2. Winner will receive payment in the same channel that a normal referral bonus is paid (via your monthly salary).
  3. Getaway Day only applies to one winner and cannot be shared amongst friends/roommates
  4. Getaway Day is worth 2,000 RMB and is subject to tax.


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