On Tuesday 22 July, a number of students from Oldham Sixth Form College, accompanied by Lift Project Manager and language teacher, Sarah Shaw, spent the day at Capita Translation and Interpreting (Capita TI). The purpose of the visit was to enable the students to understand the many different careers available when languages are studied during higher education.
The students spent the morning in a series of workshops, designed to provide a high level oversight of job opportunities in business areas such as Project Management, Account Management, Vendor Management and File Engineering. Following lunch, time was spent in the aforementioned departments, learning more about how the theory works in practice.
Capita TI is committed to working with local communities and raising awareness of the importance of learning languages. Often, there is a general misconception that opportunities are limited following language learning at a higher education level. However, language skills help to broaden cultural understanding and help to augment various social skills. These skills may in turn lead to great competitive advantages in professional areas such as management, recruitment, and marketing.
“The experience was extremely valuable in enabling the students to decide the route they would like to pursue in the future. Please thank all the staff on our behalf. We really appreciate the time they took out of their busy schedules. They were all great and very positive role models for the students.”
LIFT Project Manager
The college’s language project, Lift (Languages: Inspiring Futures Together) won top prize in the British Academy’s Schools Language Awards 2013.