Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Career resources and opportunities

Studying Languages at university is full of good advice from current undergraduates on how to boost your employability during your study as well as after your degree.

Sussex's Careers and Employability Centre have a language sector guide and a section for language students as well as plenty on international work and study. They also offer:

  • Employability workshops and employer events: regular workshops on CVs, internships, job search, further study and all things careers are available for students to book into, and employers frequently come to campus to talk to students.
  • SussexPlus online webfolios (there's also a workshop about these and managing your online presence generally).
  • Career Exploration in Arts and Humanities Workshop runs termly for students unclear or uncertain about their options after Sussex.
  • One to one careers advice sessions are available to book (till 7pm on Wednesdays) or just drop in 11am-1pm daily. 
  • Jobs, placements, term-time work and internships - search their database, and check their feed of jobs from around the web.

Skillclouds can help you to understand and articulate the skills you are developing on your degree.

Fulfil your global potential! British graduates with language skills (including lawyers, engineers and scientists) are highly sought after by European Union institutions. The UK represents 12% of the EU population but only 4.8% of EU staff, and in the 2010 recruitment round the UK had the lowest number of applications of all member states (1.5%). 

Modern languages page at Prospects (the offical UK graduate careers site) covers job options and career areas, but also has a useful summary of skills and case studies.

University of East Anglia careers service have a useful set of links for working internationally. is an excellent resource for study abroad with a jobs board as well as plenty of case studies.

Jobs in English Language Teaching:


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