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Getting started


There are a wide range of occupations available to you with a language degree. A great place to start planning is by exploring job profiles which provide key responsibilities, skill requirements, starting salaries, entry requirements and career prospects in the various roles available. 




Keep up-to-date

As part of your job-hunting strategy, you will need to keep up to date on developments in the areas you are interested in and keep track of any vacancies that are coming up. Below are some key resources to help you research opportunities available. The knowledge gained through your research may help you to target your applications and will help when preparing for interviews.

  • Prospects – Graduate Prospects guide to options with your subject suggests potential job options, typical employers, work experience opportunities and information on destinations for modern language graduates.
  • Targetjobs – Provides a guide to careers and job roles where you can use your language skills.
  • jobs.ac.uk – Provides information on the most common career paths for language graduates.
  • lingo24 – Translation industry career guide which includes case studies and useful links.
  • ITI – The Institute of Translation and Interpreting is an independent professional association of practising translators and interpreters. It provides information on these services to government, industry, media and the general public and offers advice, membership and development opportunities to those starting out in their translating and interpreting careers as well as those already established.
  • europa.eu – The European Personnel Selection Office's guide to careers with the European Union.
  • Gala – The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is a global, non-profit trade association for the language industry. They are a membership organisation that offers information, professional development, expert resources, opportunities for collaboration, networking and increased visibility for their members.
  • RemoteInEurope – Provides curated, fully remote job opportunities from around Europe.


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