We work with businesses and schools to build capacity in language and employability skills.

Job profiles

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
- Nelson Mandela

"If I’m selling to you, I speak your language. But if I’m buying, dann müssen Sie Deutsch sprechen."
- Willy Brandt, former German Chancellor

SCILT's Job Profiles

SCILT’s Job Profiles provide relevant, labour-market focused career advice on languages, direct from the workplace. Teachers, use these profiles in your classroom to enhance learning about the world of work and promote the relevance of language skills. The Job Profiles are a great resource to help schools deliver on Developing the Young Workforce.

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Careers Pack

Languages for your future

SCILT has produced this pack to provide young people with relevant, labour-market focused career advice on language skills and employability, direct from our partners in the workplace. Each profile shows how learning a language develops crucial skills for employment and demonstrates that knowledge of a language can directly open up opportunities for employment or career progression. Each profile showcases a different sector, provides advice and includes links to find out more.

The pack aims to support learners in making informed choices about future careers and help teachers deliver on expanding the offer, in line with Developing the Young Workforce:

Lots of jobs need languages and some of them are included in this pack. You can see more examples above.

Useful Websites

University of Strathclyde Education Scotland British Council Scotland The Scottish Government
SCILT - Scotlands National centre for Languages