Languages – essential tools in business
In our post last year, we addressed the issue of the lack of UK nationals with the necessary linguistic skills necessary to fill the amount of roles available and although we have been through a painful recession, this is still the case. UK business is becoming increasingly tied into one worldwide system, and as such greater global demands are being placed upon business professionals across the board.
We are not just talking about modern European languages like French, German and Spanish. For those that operate beyond traditional European markets, the rapid growth of many foreign economies and markets, especially in Asia, has led to a need for languages like Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese in the business world. And it’s not just required for a small number of deal makers in the biggest companies.