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 many international institutions you often 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?
- Chambers of Agriculture in Nantes, France
- British Army
- British Telecom
- British Council
- Automotive Industries (Ford, Renault, etc)
- Kellogg Company
- UK Home Office
- Royal Society for Wildlife Trusts
What jobs do our graduates do?
- Allocation Analyst
- Bilingual Marketing
- Business Developer
- Civil servant
- Communications Consultant
- Conference and Event Coordinator
- Editorial Assistant
- International 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
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: