event date
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
[event] [date]

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 19

[event] [date] - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 156 Views
  • Uploaded on

[event] [date]. Languages work! A guide to careers with languages. [presenter]. Why business needs people with languages …. 75% of the world’s population does not speak English Other European countries are aiming for people to have skills in three languages

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' [event] [date]' - bryga


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
event date

[event][date]

Languages work!

A guide to careers with languages

[presenter]

why business needs people with languages
Why business needs people with languages …
  • 75% of the world’s population does not speak English
  • Other European countries are aiming for people to have skills in three languages
  • 60% of British trade is with non-English speaking countries
  • Buy in your native language, sell in the customer’s language
  • British business has the poorest language skills in Europe – 1 in 5 aware of losing business
why business needs people with languages1
Why business needs people with languages …
  • British businesses lose £millions every year because they can’t speak their customers’ language – many don’t realise they have a problem!
  • Expanded EU means even more mobility and contact with foreign languages
  • The Internet and globalisation mean that in business your next customer could be anywhere
  • A linguist with English mother tongue is extremely valuable
six key messages
Six key messages

1

4

Two career paths

Which languages where?

5

2

Language bonuses

Languages plus work experience

6

3

Room for all levels

The right organisation

two career paths
Two career paths

1

  • Specialist language occupations
    • Translation, teaching, interpreting
  • Occupations with languages
    • e.g. bilingual accounts, market research, international sales, bilingual customer support
the jobs new languages graduates do 2002
The jobs new Languages graduates do – 2002

%

Business Services 25.3

Wholesale & Retail Sales / Maintenance 11.5

Banking & Finance 10.8

Public Administration 9.2

Manufacturing 9.0

Education 8.0

Community / Social / Personal Services 6.9

Transport / Communications 6.9

Health / Social Work 5.3

Hotel / Restaurants 4.4

International Organisations 0.2

Interpreting or Translation 1.6%

*statistics supplied by Keith Marshall, Bangor University

languages plus work experience
Languages plus work experience

2

  • Importance of both – in specialist and non-specialist occupations
  • Ways of doing this:
    • holiday work experience, year abroad, combined degree/course, TEFL, working exchange, part-time work
  • Popular work / language combinations:
    • IT, Finance, pharmaceutical
the right organisation
The right organisation

3

  • Three things will dictate whether an organisation needs languages
    • Industry
    • Type of organisation
    • Functional area
organisation examples by industry
Organisation examples, by industry
  • Specialised contact centres – Prestige International
  • Telecommunications – T-Motion, Vodafone
  • Travel and tourism – British Airways
  • Market research – Voxpops, NOP
  • Media – BBC, Reuters
  • Car manufacturing – Peugeot
  • Banking/finance – HSBC, Citibank
  • IT – IBM
  • Public services – MI5, NHS
organisation types
Organisation types
  • Companies with any part of this profile like languages …
    • multinational or internationally networked
    • facing non-English speaking customers
    • foreign-owned
    • technology/telecommunication-driven
    • web-based
    • exporting/importing services or products
functional areas
Functional areas
  • Where communication is most important …
    • Sales
    • Marketing & PR
    • Customer support
    • Research
    • Also HR, IT, Finance in multinational organisations
which languages where
Which languages where

4

  • What companies want …

%

French 45

German 36

Spanish 22

Italian 12

Dutch 5

Japanese 3

Chinese 3

Russian 2

Arabic 2

Portuguese 2

Source:Languages NTO / CILT audits

different languages for different jobs
Different languages for different jobs
  • Private sector
    • European and world languages (e.g. Finance – Arabic, German, Italian)
  • Public sector
    • Community languages (Panjabi, Urdu, Welsh, British Sign Language …)
  • Value of rare languages
language bonuses
Language bonuses

5

  • Perks of the job
    • Travel
    • Responsibilities
    • Funding support
    • 8–20% extra salary
    • Use of non-linguistic skills – listening, cultural awareness, summarising
unemployment rates among new language graduates in the uk
Unemployment rates among new language graduates in the UK
  • 6 months after graduation, 1996–2002

%

Medicine / Dentistry / Vet Science0.4

Education 3.1

Law 3.6

Architecture / Building / Planning 3.8

German 4.6

French 4.8

All Modern Languages 5.5

Mathematical Sciences 6.2 English 6.5

Psychology 6.6

Business / Administration 6.7

Humanities 6.9

Sociology 7.1

Engineering / Technology 7.8

Computing 8.9

Media Studies 9.5

*statistics supplied by Keith Marshall, Bangor University

and 18 months down the line
And 18 months down the line
  • Survey in 1999 ‘Working Out’
  • Only Maths and Computing more employable
room for all levels
Room for all levels

6

  • Operational usefulness from switchboard to contract negotiation
  • Value of cultural understanding
  • Ice-breaker
  • Continue learning with IWLP, evening classes, teach yourself, spend time in the country
cilt s resources
CILT’s resources
  • Website www.cilt.org.uk/careers
  • BLIS Jobs www.blis.org.uk/jobs
  • BLIS Courses www.blis.org.uk/courses
  • Careers factsheets
  • ELP & awards
  • Languages Work initiative
find out more
Find out more
ad