We provides internships to students and graduates from both the UK and overseas, all with an interest in acquiring in-depth understanding of the translation and language industry. Candidates receive dedicated training from experienced professionals and integration into the company for a minimum period of 3 months.
Typically, candidates will be expected to work full-time (5 days a week).
What are the objectives of the internship programme?
➢ To introduce interns to the translation industry
➢ To help interns understand the structure of a language services provider environment ➢ To observe and participate in translation projects and activities appropriate to their competence
➢ To apply knowledge and skills acquired at university in a working environment. What do interns gain from this experience?
➢ Regular formal and informal training sessions about CAT tools and Project Management
➢ Better job prospects and the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired at university in a business environment
➢ Experience in business practices, liaising with suppliers, dealing with issues, negotiating deadlines, managing a budget, working with CAT tools such as Trados and XTM
➢ A potential job offer at the end of the internship. Experience The range of work experience that you will receive will depend on your requirements and interests.
This will include, to varying extents, the following:
➢ Quality Assurance – quality checking translations and finalising documents before delivery to the client
➢ Project Management – understanding the project management process, liaising with translators, proofreaders and clients
➢ Supplier recruitment – sourcing new linguists based on specific projects requirements ➢ IT skills – MS Office, CAT tools such as XTM and Trados 2017, project management software as applicable
➢ Working relationships – building trust and working relationships between colleagues ➢ Terminology management – creating glossaries and termbases using online tools and softwares such as Multiterm
➢ Translation Memories – performing TM alignments and updating TMs to ensure quality translations
➢ Admin tasks - issuing invoices and purchase orders
➢ Proofreading – the student can be expected to proofread translations into their native language for basic grammar, spelling and formatting
The internship is unpaid, however we provide a daily allowance of up to £10 for transports and up to £6.50 for lunch (for each day worked in the office) – Receipts must be provided.
To apply, Please make sure you outline your responses to the following questions and include them in your email or cover letter:
1. What date would you be looking to start your placement?
2. What duration would you envisage your placement being?
3. What languages do you speak?
4. Is there anything in particular area that you would like to cover during your placement?
Our company programme is always looking for qualified students who are keen on discovering the translation industry.
We are pleased to offer an internship that is a great opportunity to gain beneficial experience from a professional environment and work in a multilingual team.
We recruit all year round. What we expect from students
➢ To act in a professional way
➢ To complete tasks to the best of their ability
➢ To maintain a good standard of dress and appearance in accordance with the dress code of the company
➢ To be punctual
➢ To be conscientious and comply with our information security policy