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1 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page The information contained in this document is thebigword proprietary information and is disclosed in confidence. It is the property of thebigword and shall not be used, disclosed to others or reproduced without the express written consent of thebigword. If consent is given for reproduction in whole or in part, this notice and the notice set forth on each page of this document shall appear in any such reproduction. Presentation for Heriot Watt SWATI day

2 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Company overview 1980 Established in the UK 500 Number of employees Global network of linguists 7, Language and dialects Certification ISO Certification ISO Certification ISO 9001 Investors in People

3 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Global offices

4 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Services TranslationFile engineeringLocalization Voice over and subtitling Software testing Proofreading and linguistic review DTP/ typesetting Face to face interpreting Telephone interpreting Technology

5 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Our technology Interpreting SystemsTranslation Systems

6 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Interpreting

7 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Top language combinations Face-to-Face Interpreting Polish Romanian Punjabi Urdu Slovak Mandarin Russian Arabic Bengali Somali Telephone Interpreting Polish Slovak Czech Russian Spanish Lithuanian Portuguese Hungarian Urdu Romanian

8 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Freelance opportunities Top 5 TI languages Polish Slovak Czech Russian Spanish Top 5 UK F2F languages Polish Turkish Punjabi Bengali Arabic

9 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Freelance opportunities Top 5 UK F2F regions London South East Yorkshire & Humberside West Midlands East Midlands Top 5 UK F2F areas London Newcastle Wolverhampton Nottinghamshire Barnsley - Sheffield - Rotherham

10 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Entry requirements Community Interpreting Level 3/ Diploma in Public Service Interpreting /MA in Interpreting /a recognised language degree/ registered with NRPSI. (In cases of rare languages, the minimum criteria would be evidence of 400 hours Public Service Interpreting.) Security Clearance -CRB (enhanced) Clearance of the UK Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS) Interpreting Requirements:

11 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Registration process Complete application form thebigword will check that you meet the meet the requirements thebigword agree rates with you and send out registration documents Complete and return the registration documents When you are authorised, you are ready to receive assignments

12 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Initial contact Confirmation Assignment Signed timesheet Invoice Receiving and completing assignments

13 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Translation

14 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Top language combinations Translation French German Spanish Italian Russian Spanish (Mexico) Chinese (Simplified) Dutch Polish Portuguese

15 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Freelance opportunities Top 5 translation by word count English>French English>German English>Spanish English>Chinese (Simplified) English>Italian Top 5 translation by specialism Automotive Medicine Medical Equipment Domestic Appliances UK Government

16 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page A recognised qualification for translation (MA, Certificate, Diploma). An accreditation from a translation body. recognised by the International Federation of Translators (ITI, BDÜ, SFT, etc.). Accreditation from other recognised industry organisations. Provision of two professional references. Desirable requirements Successful completion of a test translation within a subject specialism and language combination. Compulsory requirements Degree-level or equivalent education. At least one years proven professional experience in translation. Expertise in at least one technical specialist area (e.g. Medicine, Finance, Mechanical Engineering). Translators target language must be their native language. Translators must be located in-country or actively keep abreast of changes in their target language and its most up-to-date usage. Translation Agencies must be located in- country or in the same geographical region as the languages they offer. Minimum requirements Entry Requirements

17 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Adverts are posted on job websites by the translation recruitment (TR) team Fill out the online application form Application form and CV are and screened by thebigword thebigword contact you to discuss project, agree on rates and arrange test piece You complete and return a test piece which is then reviewed by one of our independent reviewers. If the test piece is successful, thebigword will notify you and authorises them on our systems. Registration process

18 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Even if you dont have a minimum of 1 years industry experience, send your details so we can contact you in the future when you have attained this. To help you on your new career path, we recommend the following: looking for opportunities to carry out voluntary translation work contact the International School of Linguists for opportunities to further develop your translation skills keep in touch with us to let us know how you are getting on and the level of experience youve developed! check our website for potential opportunities follow us on Twitter and connect with us via LinkedInTwitterLinkedIn Just starting out?

19 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page The International School of Linguists Global testing and training company. Help linguists to develop professionally. Our Online Virtual Learning Environment accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere to improve linguists knowledge and quality. Accessible by anyone, anywhere and at any time. Interactive and enjoyable. Designed to be memorable. Include vocabulary builders, glossaries and practise. Include skills and knowledge asked for by LSPs and companies/public services who use linguists. Help you to increase your job opportunities. Certificates for completed courses.

20 subject to restrictions and limitations on the cover page Permanent opportunities Apprentice Project Administrator Multi Media Services Senior Project Manager Infrastructure Analyst Interpreting Project Manager Recruiter Telephone Account Manager 2 x Project Manager Apprentice L&D Administrator (ISL) Interpreting Operations Manager 2 x F2F coordinators Receptionist Leeds Apprentice Project Administrator London Project Director China Telephone Sales Administrator Developer Business Development Manager New York Language Quality Assurance Specialist Language Lead Linguist Recruitment Account Manager Japan Language Lead Telesales Executive Senior Project Manager Business Development Manager Account Manager Germany


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