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Thursday, 31 March 2016
Traineeship in French Translation at Language Services Division / ECB
Deadline: 14 April 2016
Open to: recent graduates or students who are close to completing their
Remuneration: EUR 1,050 per month
The Directorate General Communications of the European
Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications from recent graduates, or
students who are close to completing their studies, to participate in a
traineeship in its Language Services Division for a period of 3 months.
The Language Services Division is responsible for providing
the ECB with linguistic expertise and support in the official languages of the
European Union (EU).
The aim of the traineeship is to give the successful
applicant the opportunity to gain experience in translation-related tasks. While
at the ECB, the trainee is expected to contribute to the translation of texts
from English into French, the revision of texts in French and the proofreading
of texts in French destined for publication. The successful applicant is also
expected to identify, extract and compile terminology – in particular in the
financial and economic fields – and to align relevant previously translated
texts, thereby expanding the Division’s existing French translation memories.
The trainee’s work will be revised by the staff translators of the Division’s
The traineeship will take place in Frankfurt,Germany.
The successful candidate must have the following
knowledge and competencies:
Master’s degree (or qualification of an equivalent
level) in modern languages or translation, or be a student currently in their
final year of such a course, or be a graduate who is pursuing (or has recently
completed) postgraduate studies in translation;
Mastery-level command of French;
Interest in financial and economic affairs would be an
Familiarity with a terminology management package such
as SDL MultiTerm, and with the suite of SDL translation tools, would be an
Advanced-level command of English with proven drafting
Very good knowledge of at least one other official language
of the EU;
Working knowledge of MS Office (in particular Word,
Excel and PowerPoint).
The trainee grant is the exact amount of EUR 1,050 per
month. The trainee grant is increased to EUR 1,900 per month for trainees
who have completed at least two years of PhD study and who apply for a
traineeship vacancy that requires such a level of qualification.
How to apply?
In order to apply you should register online HERE and follow the instructions. Deadline for
applying is 14 April 2016.