These young people all use languages regularly as part of their careers. Some of the careers may surprise you – none of them are teachers or translators! Have a look - are any of them working in areas that you are interested in?
Assistant Producer for Radio 1
Tom Bell shares how the skills he gained through studying a language helped him stand out and equipped him for his work at the BBC.
Tom works on the visual radio team, videoing and editing live music and interviews.
Jenni Parker shares the advantages of language skills in her career as a Product Designer.
Jenni runs her own design company in London and works with clients all over the world.
Paul Hare talks about his varied career and how languages have been crucial for each of his roles.
Paul is Player Education and Integration Officer for Celtic Football Club. and a Teacher of Italian language and history at the University of Strathclyde.
Jacob Hay shares how languages have helped him in his career as a Solicitor.
Jacob is a litigation solicitor for an international law firm with offices all over the world.
Caris Simpson shares the wide range of skills she has developed through learning languages.
Caris is a Brand Ambassador for an international drinks company and believes learning languages opened up doors in her career.
Scottish Development International
Catriona MacTaggart shares how language skills enhanced her employability.
Catriona discusses how languages enhanced her university experience as well as opening up job opportunities in marketing and in tourism.
Bryan McKean shares how learning languages has shaped him in his life and work.
Bryan is a Language Promoter, Public Speaker and Educational Motivator.
Now for some fun! Public figures such as actors, musicians, politicians and sportspeople, often speak a number of different languages due to their family heritage or to the requirements of their work. Have a look at some of them in action!
Famous people who speak other languages