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Salford Languages

Top Ten Occupations

Due to the wide range of employment opportunities for graduates of modern languages, it is impossible to compile a list of the ten most numerous employers.  No organsiation employs more than one Salford Languages graduate.  It is equally difficult to compile a list of Top Ten Industries, with no more than two graduates working in any industry.

Salford Languages graduates are far more likely to work overseas (48%) compared to University of Salford graduates overall (10%).  Many choose careers not directly related to their subject but where there is the opportunity to use their language skills, for example working for global organisations or services with non-English speaking customers and suppliers. Others work on a self-employed basis as interpreters or translators.

This means that language graduates work for a huge variety of employers and sectors, including:

  • business services;
  • charity work;
  • engineering;
  • media;
  • healthcare;
  • teaching;
  • tourism;
  • transport and logistics.


top 10 languages employers graph

Data taken from the 2014-15 Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) Survey. This reflects the status of graduates on specific dates, who gave responses to the DLHE survey. Graduates who completed their studies between August 2013 and December 2013 were asked for their status on 15th April 2014 and graduates who completed their studies between January 2014 and July 2014 were asked for their status on 12th January 2015.