EU jobs for language graduates
The European Parliament building in Brussels
The EU has highlighted the fact that the UK is under-represented in European Institutions as there is a shortage of workers with the appropriate language skills.
With the retirement of staff in European Institutions this is set to become a "serious problem". At present only 5% of the jobs in the European Parliament and Commission are taken by British workers, although the UK contains 12% of the EU's population.
EU career paths are very attractive and language graduates are ideally placed to take the opportunity to use their degrees in the EU context.
For more information on this story, including how the UK Government is seeking to address the shortage of skilled linguists, see the BBC News article 'Poor language skills leave Britons out of EU jobs.'