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1 Linguist careers in the EU John Evans Language Officer European Commission Representation in the UK

2 Working as a linguist in the EU Translator Conference interpreter Lawyer-linguist

3 DGT – who are we? The largest public translation service in the world 1800 translators and 600 support staff 40% in Luxembourg 60% in Brussels

4 The English Department – May 2011

5 We translate from all official languages * SK SL ET DE HU PL NL * except Irish

6 … and on all subject areas

7 What kind of documents?

8 The opportunity to learn more languages Weekly language classes In-country language courses

9 Career prospects

10 Other roles in the DGT Terminology (IATE) Editing Outreach (Field Offices) Secondments (Council Presidencies) Web unit

11 Jobs outside the DGT Speech writer Project officer Security analyst Work in the Commissions offices abroad

12 The EU needs you! Shortage of English translators and interpreters 30% of DGT English translators to retire by % of Commission English interpreters to retire by 2022 Extensive outsourcing

13 July 2012 – Translation recruitment English Estonian French Irish Italian Latvian Portuguese

14 DGT Traineeships Duration: 5 months Two rounds per year (starting in March and October) For university graduates only Trainees must be able to translate from two EU languages into their mother tongue Monthly grant Any nationality

15 Useful links Translating for Europe Interpreting for Europe We are waiting for the 2012 EU English-language translation competition Charles DGT Translating for Europe Interpreting for Europe… into English


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