German language still in high demand in the UK
German was the most popular language required for jobs in Q3 so far, highlighting the need for talent when it comes to German speakers.
08/08/2011 09:53 CET
German was the most popular language required for jobs in Q3 so far, highlighting the need for talent when it comes to German speakers. That is according to specialist language job board LanguageJobBoard.com and specialist language recruitment consultancy Recruitment Languages (UK) Limited.
Statistics of jobs requested by clients show that with 122 roles, German is by far the most sought after language, with the next most popular one being French this Quarter, required for 98 jobs. Other Western European languages were also in demand, with Dutch the third most requested language, followed by Spanish and Italian which featured 79 times on job adverts in Q3. The Scandinavian languages were next on the list.
“With a lot of business activity in Germany and with the country having a similar business culture to ours in the UK, it is no surprise that German is the most requested language by employers” comments Malik Ete, Managing Director of Recruitment Languages (UK) Limited & LanguageJobBoard.com. “These figures also show the competition amongst businesses for good German speakers. Organisations are often unaware of just how many other companies are vying for these candidates and some lose out on the best talent by simply taking too long to make a decision about who to hire. It’s crucial for businesses to have staff that are able to communicate with clients and customers in their own language.