The number of young people taking part in the Erasmus programme is higher than ever before and increased by 6.5 per cent in the last academic year.
David Hibler, Erasmus programme manager for the British Council, said: "This is a fantastic achievement for the programme, for higher education institutions and UK students."
He explained that employers in the UK are increasingly valuing candidates with the sort of skills that a year abroad can give.
Mr Hibler stated that it was disappointing to see that take-up of the programme remains heavily weighted towards language students because a much wider range of potential job-seekers could benefit from the experience.
Recent research by Bullhorn found that employers found it annoying when people without enough relevant experience applied for jobs and could ignore future applications.
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