The media is onto it, forward-thinking businesses have already started to buy into it, and organisations up and down the country are singing their praises… But just why are Erasmus students and Global Graduates such a good investment for companies across industries?
Hannah studied French and Italian at Durham University, and spent her year abroad working as a Language Assistant in Tuscany, Italy, and working in a hotel in France. She is now working for an American software company, dealing with their sales to the Italian market.
Tilly studied French and Spanish at Manchester University, and spent her year abroad working at a language training centre in Lyon, France. She is now a Project Manager for a dubbing and subtitling agency, working on films and corporate videos.
Virginia studied Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at Exeter University, and spent her year abroad at university in Córdoba, Spain, and doing an internship at Armani in Modena, Italy. She is now on the European Language Graduate Scheme at O2 UK, Telefónica, where she is Manager of the CEO's Office.
Liz studied Hindi and South Asian History at SOAS and, having travelled widely and learnt lots of languages, she is now a headhunter for the International Committee of the Red Cross, responsible for finding people who have learnt rarely-studied languages.
Lauren studied French and German at Birmingham University. She spent the first semester of her year abroad studying at the Université de Strasbourg, France, while interning at the European Parliament there, and the second studying in Bamberg, Germany, while waitressing in a biergarten. She is now a Political and Public Diplomacy Attaché at the Dutch Embassy in London.