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Report shows multilingual graduates have the job market upper hand


Multilingual graduates increasingly have the edge over their job market rivals, according to a study out today.

A growing number of firms with dealings around the world are setting up bases in Greater Manchester, which has ramped-up the demand for candidates with language skills.

That is the key conclusion of a report from Manchester executive recruitment firm Stark Brooks.

Stark Brooks manager Annabelle Surch-Williams, who speaks fluent French and Spanish,  says French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Arabic and Cantonese remain highly sought-after. After that, languages like Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish and Russian are in increasing demand from employers.