Multilingualism is important
British professionals considering moving overseas are advised to learn the native language of the country they are heading to.
This is the view of Gerry Rockingham, director of Re:locate, who has seen an increased demand around the world for workers who have language skills.
Mr Rockingham explained that in addition to the usual skills, knowledge and experience that are important for a job, “native-level fluency” of a language is becoming increasingly important.
Because many businesses are starting to increase their presence in foreign markets in a very physical way – i.e. establishing bases in countries – it is becoming ever essential for employees to be multilingual.
Those who make the effort to become familiar with a foreign language are likely to increase their chances of getting a promotion and heading out overseas.
Moreover, learning a new language is essential in helping expats integrate into a new way of life.
Cadogan Tate deals with all aspects of international shipping, ensuring British expats belongings are delivered in a safe and secure manner.