Languages in the Work Place

Did you know?

  • Language graduates are much sought after by employers for their international cultural and foreign language skills but 70% of UK graduates cannot speak well any languages other than English
  • From international aid to banking, social media and teaching, language graduates end up across all career sectors
  • To work in the European Union institutions you need two foreign languages besides your mother tongue. Teacher training courses and teaching positions normally require two foreign languages. A second foreign language also appears as desirable in many companies’ job specifications.

Where do some of our graduates work?

  • KPMG
  • Chambers of Agriculture in Nantes, France
  • British Army
  • British Telecom
  • British Council
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Lancaster Royal Grammar School
  • Royal Society for Wildlife Trusts

What jobs do our graduates do?

  • Accountant
  • Allocation Analyst
  • Business Developer
  • Civil servant
  • Communications Consultant
  • Conference and Event Coordinator
  • Editorial Assistant
  • European Sales/Customer Service Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Freelance journalist and biographer
  • Freelance travel journalist
  • German Speaking Customer Services Advisor
  • Policy Manager
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Research Executive
  • Screen Writer
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Sports Writer
  • Sustainable Procurement Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Translator

What can you do with a degree with languages?

These are just some of the many websites where you will find useful ideas and suggestions:

TARGET jobs
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