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Every day, thousands of people attend art galleries, museums or book launches. Festivals and markets held across the country every day add to the cultural vibrancy of the country. All of this requires professionals, to curate museums and organise events. As we become a more international society, with business from around the world based here, the demand for language skills is increasing. People with language skills will find opportunities in many areas including tourism, translation and international sales.

Skills

    communication, languages, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, researching information, time management, adaptability, attention to detail, project management, visual media, writing, creativity, managing resources, teamwork,

Key Facts

780
national monuments overseen by the Office of Public Works
7.9
million visitors to heritage sites in 2017
30%
of people in Ireland speak a foreign language
65
million the amount the Arts Council intends to spend supporting art and artists in Ireland in 2018

Labour Market Information

A shortage of those with Foreign language skills have been identified in the National Skills Bulletin 2018 for several occupations including Sales account strategists, Inside sales representatives, Marketing specialists (including digital), Contact centre agents, Customer service representatives and Business sales executives.

The language skills most in demand include German, French and the Nordic languages. There is also a growing need for Mandarin as trade links grow with China.



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