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Working with languages - jobs and graduates with languages

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Did you guess the rating for Languages?

There's more chance of employment with a language qualification than any other degree except for Medicine and Teaching. If a language is combined with one of the others the chances are increased even more.

In what area do most language graduates work?

No it's not tourism (3%) or teaching (5%) but in business related areas (62%) and business is desperate for more people who have knowledge of "new" languages.

Why are people who speak other languages popular with employers?

It's obvious when you think about it:

  • 60% of British trade is with non-English speaking countries
  • 75% of the world's population does not speak English

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