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Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 - 00:00
Event Type: 
North East
Newcastle University, King's Road Centre

How to use languages to get ahead in the job market

Wednesday, 12th December 12:30 – 16:00, Newcastle University

The languages employability event returns for a fourth year after last year's success. This year will see Routes into Languages North working in partnership with Europe Direct North East to bring you an event filled with exciting speakers, useful information and workshops to equip you for a future career with languages.

This is an opportunity to attend a number of sessions on making the most of your languages qualifications when it comes to finding work or continuing study.

The event is open to both undergraduate language students and 6th form language students in the North East.

Speakers from a wide range of industries will demonstrate how language skills have benefited them in their careers and been put to use in their employment sector. There will be lots of opportunities to put questions to the speakers and learn about career opportunities in panel sessions and informally during breaks.

Colleagues from the European Commission will also outline what types of employment routes can be followed in other parts of the European Union.
There will also be workshops covering Interview dos and don'ts, Making the most of languages on your CV, and careers in translation and interpreting.


Using languages to get ahead - careers in the EU - June Lowery-Kingston

Interview workshop- Proctor & Gamble

Careers in translation and interpreting - National Network for Translation and Interpreting

Why study languages - Routes into Languages presentation for 6th formers


NB This programme is subject to change

12:30 - Lunch

13:15 - Plenary session with European Commission - the importance of languages

14:00 - Professional panels - Jobs with languages, working abroad

14:30 - Break with opportunities for networking

14:45- Workshops: Careers in translating and interpreting, Studying languags in higher education, interview dos and don'ts

15:30 - Conclusion of main event

15:30 - 16:00 - Making the most of Routes into Languages on your CV - session for Routes into Languages ambassadors

16:00 Event close