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What can I do with my degree in English Language and Linguistics?

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A  degree in English Language and Linguistics may be useful in the following career areas:

Librarian

Library and information staff manage, organise, evaluate and disseminate information. In specialist libraries (such as local history libraries) or universities, history graduates may be able to use their subject knowledge directly.
Job profile of an academic librarian from the Prospects website
Job profile of an academic librarian from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of a public librarian from the Prospects website
Job profile of a public librarian from the TARGET Jobs website
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

I Want to Work In: Librarianship and Archives

Arts Administrator

An arts administrator manages activities and services which support the arts sector, involving projects and initiatives provided by arts organisations
Job profile of an Arts Administrator from Prospects
Job profile for an Arts Administrator from TARGET Jobs
Job profile for an Arts Administrator from the National Careers Service

Civil Service Fast Stream administrator

The Fast Stream is a development programme designed to prepare graduates for careers at the highest levels of the Civil Service and Diplomatic Service.
Job profile of an Civil Service Fast Streamer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Civil Service administrator from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of a diplomat from the TARGET Jobs website
Civil Service Fast Stream website

Charity worker

One of the most important activities in charities is fundraising but there is a wide range of others, from applying for grants or managing volunteers to providing advice and information to clients. Charities recruit into a variety of roles including project management; finance; marketing; public relations and volunteer management. In smaller charities, staff may undertake multiple tasks.
Job profile of a charity officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a charity fundraiser from the Prospects website
Job profile of a charities administrator from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of a charities fundraiser from the TARGET Jobs website

I want to work in A Charity

Runner

A runner is an entry-level position, the most junior role in the production department of a broadcast, film or video company.
Job profile for a runner from the Prospects website
Job profile for a runner from the National Careers Service website
Job profile for a runner from the icloud website

I want to work in the media

Chartered Accountant

Chartered accountants provide financial advice to clients that range from multinational organisations and governmental bodies to small independent businesses. Accountants often specialise in particular areas of practice, including audit, management consultancy, recovery, forensic accountancy, taxation, assurance, and corporate finance.
Job profile of a chartered accountant from the Prospects website
Job profile of a chartered accountant from the TARGET Jobs website
Inside Careers: Chartered Accountancy
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Solicitor

Solicitors provide expert legal support and advice to clients (who may be individuals, groups, public sector organisations or private companies), take instructions from clients and advise on necessary courses of legal action. Non-law graduates can enter the legal profession after a one-year conversion course, which in some cases may be funded by future employers.
Job profile for a Solicitor from the Prospects website

Advertising Account Executive

Advertising account executives act as a link between advertising agencies and their clients. They are responsible for the coordination of advertising campaigns and liaising with all involved, within and outside the agency. They manage administrative and campaign work and ensure that advertising projects are completed on time and on budget. May also be known as account manager, account handler or client services executive.
Job profile of an advertising account executive from the Prospects website
Job profile of an advertising account executive from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of an advertising account manager from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising

Human Resources Manager

Human resources management (HRM) involves the management of people within organisations. It may include organisation and planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, employee relations, job evaluation, performance and reward and much more. Also known as personal management.
Job profile of a human resources officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a personnel officer from the TARGET Jobs website
Information on HR careers from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Retail Manager

Retail managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of stores or departments. This may involve responsibility for a wide range of business functions, depending on the size of the store and company structure, such as human resources, marketing, logistics, IT, customer service and finance.
Job profile of a retail manager from the Prospects website
Job profile of a retail manager from the TARGET Jobs website

 

You may be interested in graduate roles outside of English Language and Linguistics. There are many employers who are looking for graduates with good degrees but that don’t have a preference for the subject studied. To explore different career options see:

 

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019