Key facts

General UK facts

  • Approximately 10% of language graduates obtain their first job outside of the UK compared to less than 2% of graduates overall
  • 40% of graduate vacancies that are advertised do not ask for a specific degree and so the ability to offer a second language might help you get the job.
  • Over 300 different languages are spoken in the UK but the majority of UK residents only speak English. In London 10% of people can speak 3 different languages.
  • An article in the Financial Times in March 2017 states that 'Companies will struggle to recruit enough linguists following Brexit' suggesting that this could be an opportunity for students to fill the gaps left by fewer EU citizens coming to work in the UK.

South of England facts

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