The opportunities available to language graduates are wide and exciting, with the chance to travel and explore a variety of interesting industries at their fingertips.
With the study of foreign languages in the UK declining, scholars with such degrees are in great demand. Not only do they have the ability to offer employers a quality which has become a specialist skill among the British workforce, they are also usually proficient at communication and travelling.
While some graduates may be searching recruitment agencies abroad for employment, there are many staff roles closer to home for those wishing to remain on UK soil after university. The 20th century phenomenon of globalisation within commerce and industry means a huge variety of firms need workers who can communicate across language barriers. These are mainly in distribution and logistics, retail and travel. A very competitive branch of language graduate jobs is within the diplomatic service of the Government.
Wages in these graduate jobs vary as much as the job specifications. It depends upon the company, sector and job role, previous experience and skill set alongside language capabilities, however research has shown staff members whose job involves languages earns 8% more on average than other employees.