University teams up with multilingual search agency on European Languages Day
Search Laboratorywill work specifically with the institution's foreign language degrees, to offer internships to students, help set final year projects, guest lecture and also sit on the employer advisory board.
The announcement today coincides with the Council of Europe's European Day of Languages (26/09). Now in its 12th year the day aims to raise awareness of Europe's different languages and cultural differences.
Leeds-based Search Laboratoryworks with clients such as ASOS, River Island and Polycom, on a global scale in over 35 languages, and will use this expertise to help bring a practical element to the Leeds Met foreign language degrees.
The fast growing agency also recently announced plans to create 70 jobs over the next 12 months, with the search specialists hoping to source several of these candidates from the collaboration with Leeds Met.
Head of Multilingual Search Marketing at Search Laboratory, Ed Langley, said: "I'm really excited about the opportunities us working together with Leeds Met will bring.
"The university is bulging with young talent and it's extremely important for us to be able to offer fantastic experiences and roles to young, talented people.
"Search marketing is a fairly young industry and I'm delighted that we've been invited to sit on the employer advisory board, so that we can work with the university to ensure graduates have all the necessary skills to enter the online marketing job market.
"A key aspect of our relationship with the university is our international focus - we both work with people from all over the world and know how different people and cultures fit together - you could say that our relationship is the perfect match."
Principal Lecturer at Leeds Met's School of Languages, Dawn Leggott, added: "This is not the first time Leeds Met and Search Laboratory have teamed up, with the university featuring two of the agency's employees on its alumni billboard campaign in Leeds last month. Many of our students combine the study of languages with a professional skill such as marketing or international business. This collaboration will give them an excellent opportunity to use the skills they have developed at university in a real-life professional situation.