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The national information resource on careers with languages

Financial Services

A young management trainee from a global bank recently remarked: “At school, I thought working in a bank meant working at the local branch on the high street. Now I’m working for an international organisation with customers and partners all over the world. If only I’d realised back then how far languages could take me.”

This is a regret that too many people have in the UK. The truth is, language skills are crucial in any global financial organisation - in particular in light of globalisation, the recent financial crisis and the changing socio-economic map. There is a huge competitive advantage in being able to communicate with customers, suppliers or partners in their own language, so if you want to go into the world of finance, languages will be a highly valued addition to your CV.

Useful links

Skills Council for Financial Services
Here you’ll find lots of information on skills and qualifications in the financial sector.

Accountancy and Finance Jobs

This is a jobsite that specialises in financial jobs.

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