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Careers Using Languages

Language skills are required for a broad range of jobs, including areas as diverse as teaching, translation and interpreting, the leisure sector, business, charities and government.

Careers Guides for language students

If you’re studying languages here at Manchester, download the guide that shows what jobs and study previous students from your degree went on to, and resources specifically for your language. Bear in mind that around 70% of graduate level jobs are open to people of any subject, so don't feel limited by these.

Find more options for using your languages degree on the Prospects website.

Get inspiration from what other graduates from your language degree are now doing - check the LinkedIn alumni search tool and search for ‘French Studies’, ‘Japanese Studies’ etc. Make sure you scroll across the search options to find 'what they studied'.

Find jobs, placements and internships in CareersLink

We advertise hundreds of vacancies each year in the UK and around the world which require language skills. You can find these in CareersLink. Make sure you select ‘advanced search’ then choose the language option you require. As vacancies are not always available with specific languages it’s also helpful to select the ‘email me new vacancies’ option with your chosen search options, so you always get the latest jobs.

Work experience/ jobs using your language skills in Manchester

We work with a range of organisations based in Greater Manchester, from start-ups through to multi-national firms to source hundreds of vacancies which require language skills and/or international experience. Our International Talent scheme vacancies cover a variety of sectors and a wide range of roles. Vacancies are for language students, international students or bilingual/multilingual students who want to gain experience or find a job using language skills. Find out more about our International Talent vacancies.

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