Opportunities for working with languages are
not limited to jobs as teachers, interpreters and specialist
linguists. Languages and intercultural skills are vital in a wide
range of sectors, and not just the world of business. Law,
publishing, engineering and the travel industry are just some of
the areas which have needs for people with foreign language
Examples of how languages are used cross
sector can be found on our Business Language
Champions webpage and on the Languages Work website.
Languages Work provides careers advice, information on courses and
work experience, factsheets and links to information from other
Multilingual Recruitment Agencies such as
Vacancies can help jobseekers looking to use languages in their
Jobs for language teachers, lecturers and
Jobs for teachers and lecturers are
advertised in the weekly Times Education Supplement (TES) and on
Jobs website. You can also look on the Guardian website; the education
supplement is in Tuesday's print edition.
For teachers in independent schools there is also the Gabbitas website.
You can also find websites for teachers on the government's
Other job websites exist for teachers including Eteach.
Information on teaching languages as a career is available on
Jobs for lecturers in higher education are advertised in the
Higher Education Supplement (THES). See also www.jobs.ac.uk
There is no single place to seek jobs in adult and continuing
education. See Types of language courses
for adults for an idea of the sorts of institutions that teach
languages at this level.
The British Council provides information on finding a job
English as a foreign language (TEFL).
Jobs for unqualified staff may be included on some on the
websites listed above. You can also try looking on the websites of
the local authorities. The Directgov site provides
a listing of
local authority websites and also a
jobs and skills search facility.
Language assistant posts are normally recruited in the
applicant's country of origin. For further information you can
check the British
Jobs for translators and interpreters
website of The
Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) has job adverts
for employment in these fields, as well as information on training