Demand Soars for Foreign Language Speaking PAs and EAs

Published on: 27 Sep 2019

foreign languagesData gathered by the SecsintheCity team last month showed a rise in the number of recruiters and employers searching for office support professionals with foreign language skills.

Searches for French and German speaking candidates on the CV database increased by 96% and 121% respectively month on month. There was also a 567% monthly increase in searches for Italian speakers, and an impressive 288% month on month and 107% year on year rise in demand for Mandarin language skills.

Languages are a valuable skill for any PA, EA or office manager. If you have these in-demand skills, now might be an ideal time to apply for a new position.

Browse a variety of bilingual and foreign languages roles on SecsintheCity, or check out some of the latest opportunities below:


French Speaking Senior EA | Attic Recruitment | Mayfair

A fluent French and English speaking EA is required to support two high profile Principals. You will be responsible for a range of tasks, including diary management and coordination of meetings and calls over several time zones, as well as worldwide travel arrangements and personal administration. This is a highly involved role but has standard working hours and offers a salary of up to £55,000.

German Speaking Graduate | Tiger Recruitment | West End

An established consultancy firm is seeking a German Speaking Graduate for their office in the heart of the West End. You will be carrying out research, supporting consultants and engaging with clients. In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded with a salary of up to £30,000 and an excellent benefits package.

Executive Assistant with Mandarin | Atlanta Recruitment | West End

An EA with a financial services background and fluency in English and Mandarin is sought by a successful investment management firm. This EA role supports a team of analysts and two portfolio managers. A salary of up to £70,000 per annum and incredible benefits are on offer.

Trilingual Customer Service Agent | Love Success plc | London

A customer service professional with Spanish, Italian and English language skills is required by an international customer services and telesales agent. The organisation seeks a candidate who thrives in a call centre environment. This is a temporary role and you must be available for an immediate start. Salary up to £11 an hour plus holiday pay.