Preparing for a career in translation or interpreting
CTIS organises a series of events to help prepare students for their chosen professional path
Each year we run Professional Development Workshops designed to give students direct insights into specific aspects of the professions for which they are preparing. We invite established professionals who share their experiences with students through structured workshops and activities. These workshops complement the training being received by students on their MA programme and equip them with relevant and up-to-date information about professional practices and employment prospects.
Recent contributions to Professional Development Workshop programme include the following:
- Matt Train, Operations Director, TranslateMedia
- Rosie ter Beek, Directorate-General for Translation, European Commission
- Kevin Lin, director of a UK-based interpreting, translation and consultancy company
- Donal McLaughlin, writer and literary translator
- Adriana Tortoriello, professional subtitler
- Emma Wagner, Directorate-General for Translation, European Commission
- Deborah Fry, Managing Partner, Fry and Bonthrone Language Consultancy and Services
In addition, CTIS collaborates with the University of Manchester's Careers Service to offer a series of events including:
- Careers using Languages
Speakers from GCHQ, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and international companies which recruit languages specialists
- Enterprising Futures: Find out what it takes to run a business!
Exploring the help and support that is open to individuals interested in starting up a business, now or in the future. This event provides students with a real opportunity to find out what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur
- Getting into Translation and Interpreting
A full day of careers advice tailored to the translation and interpreting professions
Last but not least, we can offer students the opportunity to experience some workplaces at first hand, through visits to the United Nations Office at Geneva, the European Commission in Brussels, and translation companies in the UK, e.g.TranslateMedia.