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IF YOU WANT TO GET AHEAD IN I.T, GET A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

IF YOU WANT TO GET AHEAD IN I.T, GET A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
NetworkersMSB identifies growing need for tech experts with language skills
 
IT graduates planning their next career move would do well to brush up on their language skills, according to IT and Telecoms recruitment consultancy NetworkersMSB.  The company is currently on a mission to find candidates who speak English and are fluent in French, Spanish, Dutch, German or any of the Nordic languages, to fill a number of well-paid opportunities in top technology companies.
 
Approximately 20 per cent of positions on the books at NetworkersMSBs specialist technology office in Glasgow require technical and business language skills for technical support and customer service roles.  Candidates offering language skills can expect to earn as much as 3,000 more at entry level and will continue to earn more than their peers without languages as they progress.  
 
The demand for languages is particularly acute in Scotland which, for the last decade, has been the location of choice for organisations including IBM, Dell and Sun Microsystems operating large call centres across Europe.   There is also an emerging need for Eastern European languages such as Polish, Russian and Turkish.
 
NetworkersMSBs specialist technical languages consultant Virginie Katz says:
IT graduates expect to have to prove their fluency in C and Java but very few of them realise that proficiency in foreign languages can open the door to some exciting job opportunities.  At the moment the majority of vacancies we have are being filled by EU technology graduates speaking their mother-tongue and fluent English. With a at least a dozen universities on our doorstep in Scotland, it would be great if we could identify some home-grown talent with the right combination of skills.
 
NetworkersMSB predicts the demand for IT professionals with linguistic skills will continue to grow in other areas of the UK including Northern Ireland, where government initiatives such as beneficial tax-breaks and other incentives are encouraging service outsourcing businesses to relocate.

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