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Foreign Languages & the UK Job Market

lingos Foreign Languages & the UK Job Market 75% of the world's population doesn't speak English. The UK Job Market is more competitive than ever. This infographic highlights the most popular languages to learn in 2014 plus the languages you should learn to boost your employability and career prospects. What does 2014 hold for the UK job market and foreign languages? Lack of ability to speak foreign languages is costing us! Only 38% of Brits speak a foreign language Language skills deficit costs the UK £48bn a year Compared to 56% of Europeans "The last twenty years have seena rapid decline in language learning in the UK, and it's a problem. It is inhibiting our businesses, our national prosperity and even our international standing." Roland Rudd, New Business for Europe 57% 0000000.000000.000.. of puplis now take NO languages at GCSE those to non-European languages are down by 21.5% 75% of the world's population doesn't speak English, therefore speaking English alone is not enough to succeed in the future Applications to European University language degrees are down by 11.2% Does learning a language improve employability? Language graduates are more likely to find employmentand higher salaries after graduation than their peers who studied law, architecture, business or computer science CBI found 74% ability rather than those who are word perfect of employers recruit applicants with conversational EEE Graduates who use language skills in employment command AVERAGE SALARY 8-20% higher salary What are employers looking for? "If 'm selling to you, I speak your language. If I'm buying, dann müssen Sie Deutsch sprechen." WIlly Brandt, former German Chancellor 60% of employers are not satisfied with the foreign language skills of graduates 79% of employers say intercultural skills are more important than degree classification For 75% of companles, sales turnover increased by 16% as a result of having a'language management strategy' in place 15% of employers are looking for people familiar with the Arabic language and culture 38% of UK firms are interested in people who can speak Cantonese or Mandarin, in order to build business links with China French and German remain the most sought after languages Most Popular Languages To Learn *stats according to Lingos database 2014 29% 21% 12% 11% 11% English Spanish French Arabic Mandarin Italian German Find trusted and verified language teachers in your area lingos Sources: languageswork.org.uk • thirdyearabroad.com - theguardlan.com - timeshighereducation.co.uk • salary.com - cbl.org.uk lingos.co

Foreign Languages & the UK Job Market

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75% of the World's population doesn't speak English. The UK Job Market is more competitive than ever. This infographic highlights the most popular languages to learn in 2014 plus the languages you sho...

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