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Languages Work

The national information resource on careers with languages


A number of recent studies have indicated that languages are becoming increasingly crucial for our economy. This means that having language skills could really help you stand out from the crowd when it comes to finding a job.

At secondary school and college there are a huge range of options available for young people, and languages can be studied in various ways:

You should also start thinking when you want to start your working career: at 16 after school, 18 after college or sixth form, or are you thinking about university? If you choose to continue your study, you will find different ways of studying languages which suit you. Look at sections on further and higher education to see what options you have there. Our factsheets and information section will also give you some more ideas.

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