Language Ambassadors

Routes into Languages Cymru has been scanning the country for linguists and have produced this set of ‘Language Ambassador Profiles’. These people use their languages every day in a wide range of jobs from International Relations to Corporate Banking. Download this fantastic new resource to find out how languages have helped them in their careers and personal lives. They may even introduce you to jobs which you had no idea were linked to languages!
Clare Greenhalgh
Emma Roome
Judith Scanlon
Laura Deaves
Lowri Jones
Marie-Ange West
Phil Davies
Roy Allkin
Sarah Bayes
Gareth Spencer
Nathalie Defrance
Rachel Pugh
Timothy Penn
Alex Liang
Beca Lewis Jones
Jenny Dixon
Paul Kaye
If you use your languages in your job, are passionate about inspiring others to do the same and would like to become a Language Ambassador, please contact us at



Promoting Modern Foreign Languages

Routes into Languages Cymru works closely with the Welsh Government and Careers Wales to promote the uptake of Modern Foreign Languages in Schools. Please find below this leaflet produced by Careers Wales and Welsh Government that provides information about careers and Modern Foreign Languages.

Promoting Foreign Languages A5 leaflet English

Promoting Foreign Languages A5 leaflet Welsh




This is an exciting resource that will point you in the right direction towards a successful career. Each of the careers below looks at how your languages will help you in this field and also give you hints and tips and useful websites so that you can do a bit more research.
Use this resource to help you to use your languages to STEP AHEAD and succeed in the career of your dreams.

Au Pair Business
and Retail
Diplomatic Service Disaster
Film and
IT and
Interpreting Journalism Law
Marketing Media and Entertainment Medicine Outdoor Pursuits Instructor Personal Assistant
Pilot Professional Sports Teaching TESOL
(Teaching English to Speakers of
Other Languages)
Travel and Tourism – Airport
Travel and Tourism – Cruise Ship Travel and Tourism – Hotel



The Global Graduate


A new set of resources, authored by the Careers Department at Cardiff University and in partnership with Routes into Languages Cymru, have been developed to assist and encourage language students to sell their skills on their CV. There is a growing need for language skills in UK business and so these resources aim to ensure that graduates from Wales are better equipped and more aware when entering the world of work.


The first resource is a Sample Languages CV Format which shows how those studying languages or those who have language skills can present their skills and experiences on a CV in the most effective way possible.


The second resource is a Chronological CV. It shows an example graduate CV with hints and tips on how to tailor this to the individual.


With a greater call for ‘global graduates’ the resources also include Tips for the Year Abroad for Language Students which will give ideas on how to make the best of time spent abroad and to continue to build on the CV whilst studying.