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Employer demand for languages graduates in Scotland: a case study in the Financial Services sector.

Fischer, Mary

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Mary Fischer



Abstract

This article investigates the employers' preferences when hiring graduates to work in the financial services sector in Edinburgh. It is based on five in-depth semi-structured interviews with managers in the sector. The findings show that a global mentality and overseas experience are valued. Language skills are not explicitly demanded but nonetheless the interviews reveal that these skills are required and the requirements are usually met by appointing non-UK nationals who meet the other criteria.

Citation

Fischer, M. (2013). Employer demand for languages graduates in Scotland: a case study in the Financial Services sector. Scottish Languages Review, 26, 3-12

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date Sep 19, 2013
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2013
Electronic ISSN 1756-039X
Publisher SCILT: Scotland's National Centre for Languages
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Pages 3-12
Keywords languages; employability; financial sector
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6320
Publisher URL http://bit.ly/ScotLangReview

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