Careers

“Today we are global citizens, competing for jobs with people from all over the world, many of whom speak more than one language. 72% of UK businesses value foreign language skills among their employees. It is the No. 2 skill behind IT”

British Council (Languages for the Future)

Log into your Unifrog account and search for careers using languages using the ‘Careers library’ and ‘Subjects library’ tools.

Visit the ‘Meet the team’ page and find out more about the skills and the opportunities that the languages teachers have had along their language learning journeys.

Skills

It’s not just about language. Studying another language also develops these important skills:

  • communication
  • problem solving
  • team work
  • tolerance
  • resilience
  • confidence
  • improved memory
  • heightened logic
  • cultural agility
  • adaptability
  • diversity awareness
  • risk taking
  • empathy
  • attention to detail
  • ability to improvise and adapt to new situations
  • building and maintaining positive relationships

Further Education

Visit the UCAS page for more information on language degrees

Industries

You may think that because English is an important language in business, that it’s enough. In reality, that’s not the case because not everyone speaks English. In a global context, it’s only the third most spoken language. Although many countries also have it as a second language, there are many countries that don’t speak much English or none at all! Speaking other languages is therefore a valuable asset in helping people and businesses connect and communicate all over the world.

Many different industries are in need of people who speak a language other than English. Here’s a list of some of these industries:

  • Market research
  • Banking and finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare and medical
  • Retail
  • Leisure, tourism and hospitality
  • Interpretation and translation
  • Aviation
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Customer service
  • Education and training
  • Gaming and software development
  • Legal
  • Information technology
  • Media
  • Social services
  • Government work and international embassies 
  • The armed forces


“The best way to predict the future is to create it”

Abraham Lincoln