The Commission’s language services are the largest of the EU institutions,
and one of the biggest employers of translators and interpreters in the world.
Its 115-strong English language department is expected to lose 20% of its work
force by 2015. The interpreting service, which works for the Commission and
other EU bodies, will need around 200 English language interpreters over the
next ten years.
The European Commission's UK Representation will be at Stand
600 where many publications will be available, orders can be taken, and
people can speak to staff members about working for the European Union.
EPSO will provide general information on job opportunities at the
“EU Careers” stand (609).
A special area, “Translating for Europe: Translation Tools” (
stand CF01), has been set up for visitors to try their hand at translating
EU texts and websites, and to demonstrate some of the tools used by staff
translators. Chat with them to find out what it is like to work for the EU and
what it takes to get a job there at the “Translating for Europe” stand (
“Interpreting for Europe” (stands
613, 614, 615) is where you can meet EU interpreters, try out your
interpreting skills in a real interpreting booth and see a demo of the 'speech
repository', an e-learning tool for interpreting students. Every day there will
be talks on translation and interpreting in the Piazza, and four daily showings
of short films in a variety of languages in the World Cinema.
The European Employment Service will be at
Stand CF03, providing advice to employers and jobseekers.
The London Language Show is one of Europe's largest language fairs.
Registrations are up 15% of last year, and more than 10,000 visitors are
London Language Show: http://www.thelanguageshow.co.uk/
Get a taster of translation work at the European Commission: http://www.youtube.com/user/DGTranslation#p/u/0/9rXCmHhihDI
Find out more about the opportunities for wannabe English conference
and follow “Interpreting for Europe” on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Interpreting-for-Europe/173122606407
For information about the work of lawyer linguists at the Court of Justice:
For more information on EU Careers: www.eu-careers.eu or look up "EU
Careers" on Facebook.
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