Erasmus Programme Placements

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Better Languages is looking for interns for Erasmus programme placements at our head office. The placements have flexible start and finish dates from Autumn 2012 onwards. You need to meet the following criteria:

1) You must be applying under the Erasmus scheme, with the support of a European university.

2) You must be studying translation or a translation related subject at undergraduate or post graduate level.

3) You must be able to provide academic references, and ideally at least one employment reference.

4) You must be looking to develop a career in the translation industry either as a translator/proofreader or a project manager.

Essential requirements are a good level of English and one other major European language.  We prefer he Dutch, German or French languages. You need a good eye for detail, as well as initiative. It is also important to have a “can do” attitude, and the ability to be part of a team.

We can offer: a friendly and supportive environment in our offices in Bingham. Direct supervision by a member of our management team. A taste of the range of roles and responsibilities within the translation industry. Placement duration is flexible depending on your course requirements, but is typically from 6 weeks to 12 months maximum. We do not offer accomodation, but can give a list of local accomodation providers on request.

You need to be self financing.

You need to be available for an initial interview by telephone. We ideally wish to interview candidates onsite in Nottingham. However, the practicality of this will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply for Erasmus programme placements

To apply please submit a CV in English. We also need details of when you are available and for how long. You also need to show proof that you have funding under the Erasmus scheme. Please give an explanation of the subjects studied on your course. Also explain your interest in a career within the translation industry. Please send your application to our enquiries email. Please note that due to volume of applications, we do not always respond to individual applications. However we do read all applications with interest.