Language skills are always in demand by firms from all sectors. As companies are increasingly globalised, graduates with language skills have become more and more valued. A combination of practical skills and language credentials is sure to make you stand out. Here are five Bright Network employers that want your language skills.
1. BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees. The UK is a key hub for the Group and all three of BNP Paribas’ core businesses are based here. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending.
Commerzbank is a leading international commercial bank with branches and offices in more than 50 countries. Their core markets include Germany and Poland. In total, Commerzbank boasts approximately 16 million private customers, as well as one million business and corporate clients. The bank, which was founded in 1870, is represented at all the world’s major stock exchanges and employees over 50,000 people.
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company. Custodians of some of the most loved iconic brands such as Guinness®, Smirnoff®, Johnnie Walker® and Tanqueray®, with a company purpose to celebrate life everyday, everywhere. A young company born from an incredible entrepreneurial legacy, Diageo employs over 33,000 talented people globally and considers its people its biggest asset. Diageo is looking for graduates who have the capability to succeed in the organisation today but also have the potential to be the leaders of tomorrow.
4. Fidelity International
Fidelity International is an asset manager serving investors in 24 countries across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. With USD $285 billion assets under management (AuM) and around 7,000+ employees, they are one of the world's largest providers of investment strategies across asset classes and retirement solutions. At Fidelity International they give their employees the freedom and responsibility to take control of their careers and hone their skills as they grow within their current role and beyond.
5. White and Case
White & Case is a prestigious global law firm with over 2,200 lawyers worldwide. Their clients are predominantly multinational and include companies and financial institutions, as well as acting for governments and state-owned entities. They are proud to represent some of the world's longest established and most respected names alongside many start-up visionaries. White & Case is looking to recruit ambitious trainees who have a desire to gain hands-on practical experience from day one.