We live in interconnected, highly competitive society where knowledge and skills count. For young people entering the jobs market as school and college leavers or as graduates, it will be important to be able to stand out from the rest. Recruits must show that they can add value to their employers’ business, whether they are working for a start-up company or a global organisation. Language skills and the cultural agility that we develop through learning and using other languages can often be the deal breaker on the CV or at interview, which helps young people to become the value added recruit.

Hear Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, talking about why employers value languages and cultural agility, and learn why language skills alone may not be enough.