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Why use the International Talent Scheme

"Businesses that employ people with language skills can achieve up to 44% more export sales than those who don't." (source: National Centre for Languages (CILT) survey, 2008)

Providing a real asset to your business

From adding an additional language to gaining invaluable cultural insight, topping up skills shortages and meeting diversity objectives, there are many reasons to employ international talent through UWE Bristol.

Through the UWE Bristol International Talent Scheme, your business can access bright, workplace-ready students who are keen to put new skills into action. Our students can be a real asset to your business, providing you with a cost-effective way to access global markets, and help with a broad range of projects and objectives including:

  • Translation and interpreting services
  • Assistance with researching new markets
  • Liaising with key suppliers, clients and customers in a specific overseas market
  • Developing international contacts over the telephone or through the Internet
  • Providing cultural advice
  • Customer service and administration for international customers

Benefits at a glance

  • Access to quality international students with excellent language skills
  • Gain skills in relevant work and subject areas including IT, Engineering, Mathematical Modelling, Statistics and Business
  • Access to international students' local market and knowledge of their home countries
  • Assistance with market research in a targeted overseas market, which can result in market expansion
  • Build a better understanding and knowledge of cultural, language and mindset barriers in new target markets
  • Broaden cultural understanding and diversity of your workforce
  • Flexible working arrangement to suit your company's requirements
  • UWE Bristol provides connections, support and vacancy promotion

Practical help and advice to recruit

Our Employer Partnership Service team can help you promote opportunities to students and advise on suitable recruitment methods. We’ll also connect you with academics if you would like to recruit students from specific courses for placements or projects that demand particular skills or specialist knowledge.

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