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Using your language skills. Language skills: why employers want you | translating and interpreting | teaching | cultural consultancy | business services | travel and hospitality | legal and administrative | academic, information and public | specialist training Language skills are used for many different careers and job roles across the public and private sector. Aside from the primary and direct use of a language in careers such as translating, interpreting and teaching, being able to speak different languages can also be an added bonus when combined with other skills and roles in different sectors such as business services, travel and hospitality, legal and administrative, academic, information and public.

Global businesses with international operations and clients recruit employees with linguistic skills. The languages and level of proficiency required will depend on the role in question and the regions in which the business operates. Why your language skills are attractive to employers Teaching Business services. Downloads. Getting into…the language industry. This week, Jane Crossley, Project Manager at Andiamo! Language Services Ltd , tell us all about how to get into the industry. Jane also offers excellent advice about breaking into this, sometimes niche, field of work. My current role: My day-to-day role is quite varied as I not only manage one of the company’s key clients who I’m in contact with most days, but I also manage the Projects team which is quite a diverse role in itself.

This includes, for example, answering queries, resolving any technical issues related to the translation software we use, holding team meetings and helping out when it gets busy. Having been at the company for almost five years, I’ve worked in various positions such as Project Controller, Interpreting Co-ordinator and now Team Leader, and use this experience to help my team as much as I can. Previous experience and how I got the job: Advice about getting into the Language Services Industry Like this: Like Loading... I Want to Work in … translation or interpreting. FAQs. 1. What is ITI? ITI stands for the Institute of Translation & Interpreting, the UK's premier independent, professional association for freelance and salaried translators and interpreters, translation and interpreting companies and educational bodies teaching translation and interpreting.

ITI is a professional membership association and standard-setting institute that can also put potential clients in touch with qualified translation and interpreting service providers. Back to top 2. ITI is not a translation and interpreting company nor is it a teaching college or university. 3. ITI can assist by referring you, free of charge, to its members who are qualified, experienced, freelance translators and interpreters with relevant specialist knowledge. The Institute can also refer enquirers to translation/interpreting companies who are its corporate members. To find a supplier to meet your needs, in the first instance please access our online Directory of Members. Back to top 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Student. Student Student is for anyone who is currently registered on a course leading to a graduate or post-graduate qualification in translation or interpreting. Eligibility and requirements To be eligible for student membership, you need to meet the following criteria: Attendance on a degree-level or post-graduate course in translation or interpreting Please note that Student membership is for a limited period to match the length of the course. For example: if your course ends in September 2014, your student membership will expire at the end of the membership year on 30th April 2015. Benefits Student membership represents great value for money. All members receive the following benefits: Click on each benefit for further details. We hope that you will make the most of the benefits on offer and find them valuable at this stage in your career. Costs Student membership costs just £48 per year. When applying, you will be asked pay the membership for the relevant quarter.

Code of Professional Conduct. HM Passport Office. Options with your subject: Modern languages. From solicitor to retail buyer, language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. To find out what jobs would suit you, log in to My Prospects. Work experience Most modern language degree programmes offer a year abroad (usually the third year). Some graduates wanting a long-term career using their language skills choose to take on a short-term role, such as teaching English, while living abroad and perfecting their language skills. Another option is to embark on a career in interpreting or translating. Search for placements and find out more about work experience and internships and self-employment.

Typical employers Some modern language graduates work on a self-employed basis as interpreters or translators. Skills for your CV. Home Page | Routes Into Languages.