Language Skills for Students

In January, our Sales & Marketing Manager, Adrian Musgrave, visited Bridgnorth Endowed School to talk to Year 9 students about the importance of language skills and how they can benefit a wide range of careers.

At the age of 16, Adrian participated in a school exchange to Germany, which sparked his interest in languages and inspired him to take A Levels in French and German. Keen to study a language at university, Adrian felt that taking a language alongside another subject was a powerful combination, so he opted for German with Management Studies.

During his studies, Adrian undertook a placement year with a German company in Hamburg and, after graduating, he returned to Germany and worked in Dusseldorf for four years. 

Regarding the importance of languages, Adrian said: 

“Learning a language helps you to develop a more outward-looking perspective on the world and can open up a whole host of opportunities, both in your career and also on a personal level. It is not just about communicating in a different language, you are able to gain a much deeper understanding of the culture and the people, which helps you to develop stronger connections

Today, Adrian is a member of our Senior Team, managing our Sales & Marketing operations and interacting with our customers around the globe.


Date: 21/01/2019