P655 Teletext 655 Oct23 21:00:00      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  LEGAL LANGUAGE LEANING  Dear Mike, I am a graduate in Law and French seeking to use my language skills further. I have considered translating and interpreting, but I am unsure if my degree would be enough. Is a post-graduate qualification adequate? Gareth, South Wales. ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct23 21:02:10      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  LEGAL LANGUAGE LEANING  Mike replies As a graduate you should seek help and advice from the Careers and Appointments Service of the University nearest to where you live. Universities have reciprocal arrangements so that help can be given to graduates who return home after their course has completed. Make an arrangement and an appointment for a discussion with an advisor. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Schools index 660 Answers will be on screen only, so no SAEs please. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct23 21:00:00      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  LEGAL LANGUAGE LEANING  Mike replies You could benefit from taking a post-graduate qualification in International Law. You should be receiving copies of Current Vacancies from Careers and Appointments. Language skills on their own rarely make a career. Instead they need to be grafted onto another set of skills useful to an employer. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Oct23 21:00:00      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  LEGAL LANGUAGE LEANING  Mike replies For example, if you were to go on to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, you would also bring French both as a colloquial and legal language. You could then get to grips with French/ European Law - making you a specialist and an expert. With such a comprehensive set of skills you could practice and teach European and French law. Be prepared to travel, and study abroad. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Training Vacancies Games