Modern languages are vital in a world of international cooperation, interdependence and trade. Italian is one of Europe’s major languages and, since it is not taught in many UK schools, you will ﬁnd yourself in demand when you graduate. Employment prospects are higher still for graduates with additional business and management skills. The combination of business and language skills will put you in an advantageous position in comparison with other graduates.
A vast range of employment opportunities are open to our graduates, including work abroad and starting a new business with the skills you will have acquired at university. Recent graduates have joined prestigious graduate management programmes with HSBC, BT and Youngs Seafood. Others have opted to go into translation, teaching both English and French abroad and in the UK, with some graduates taking the opportunity to travel as far as Japan.
Specific opportunities taken up by recent graduates include: international customer liaison at Harrods; business analyst, United Biscuits; Customs and Excise executive oﬃcer; English teaching assistant in Japan; lectors teaching English at universities in Dijon and Reims, and at the Sorbonne in Paris; translator, Netherlands National Press Bureau; international oﬃce at Lloyds Bank. About half of our graduates enter jobs which have a European or international aspect.