Intensive Course in Bidirectional Interpreting 23-27 March 2015 – University of York

One week intensive course will be open to professional linguists who possess translation competence and would like to develop liaison/dialogue interpreting techniques, or already have some experience in the field and wish to consolidate it by a programme of formal systematic tuition, or already work as consecutive, business, court or community interpreters and wish to apply more advanced techniques and emergency strategies in their work environment.

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Careers in Translation and Interpreting for Graduates 4 March 2015 – University of Liverpool

Wednesday 4 March 2015


University of Liverpool

Randall Building, Lecture Theatre 7

You are warmly invited to attend the Careers in Translation and Interpreting Event for Graduates at Liverpool University. The event focuses on careers and employability, and is aimed at undergraduate university studentsfrom across the northwest region. This event would be highly beneficial to language students who are interested in knowing more about translation and interpreting, or considering either of these as a career path. We will host speakers from the European Commission, National Network for Interpreting, National Network for Translation, along with freelancers working in the government, film and publishing industries.

The event is free but pre-registration is required:



Careers in Languages Day 7 February 2015 – University of Westminster

Careers in Languages Day

7 February 2015

University of Westminster

4-12 Little Titchfield Street

London W1W 7BY

The University of Westminster will be holding its annual Careers in Languages Day on 7 February 2015. Organised as part of the programme for the Capital L London Consortium and the National Networks for Translation and for Interpreting, this event will be of interest to anyone who would like to know more about working in translation, interpreting and related areas. You will be able to hear short talks by people who work as translators, interpret in Paris or Geneva, subtitle the latest DVDs, manage big translation projects, or revise and edit translations for publication worldwide. To register for your free place, please go to



The Networks’ contribution to forthcoming regional and local events

Awareness- and aspiration-raising, interactive taster sessions, employability and careers advice, links to useful resources with informative and interactive content – these are the key areas of contribution from the Networks at forthcoming regional and local Routes into Languages events. For details check:

Starting work as a Translator or Interpreter, 31 May 2014, University of Westminster

Careers using Languages, 4 July 2014, York St John University

The Networks continue their cooperation with Routes into Languages and the Regional Consortia

The National Networks for Interpreting and Translation (NNI & NNT) continue working together with the Regional Consortia to encourage the take-up of languages among young people and to promote careers in interpreting and translation among language learners. Read more on the highlights of the year

–          A Sixth Form Careers and Languages Event organised by Anglia Ruskin University on 1 April 2014 included interactive activities by the NNT and NNI representatives. The event attracted 30 Sixth Form pupils from the region.

–          Leeds Loves Languages event was organised by the Leeds branch of Yorkshire and the Humber RC on 21 March 2014. The NNI representative distributed the networks’ flyers to local students and teachers attending the event.

–          Languages Expo, a collaborative careers event on 12 March 2014, sponsored by East Midlands RC, Nottingham Trent, Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester Universities, drew some 200 undergraduate students and school pupils. This event was run to maximum effect by holding several talks at the same time in different venues and rotating the programmes all afternoon. Talks were given on translation and interpreting by the EU translation representative and the NNI Director as well as on project management, the BBC College of journalism and the Paul Smith fashion house among many other topics.

–          Career prospects for language graduates – insights from the world of translation & interpreting. The University of Central Lancashire and North West RC ran a careers event on March 5 2014. This well organised event was attended by around 60 students and speakers from the Translation and Interpreting sectors, including EU translation, the International Criminal Court, EU interpreting represented by the NNI Director, and many more representatives. The talks covered many aspects of the language professions and were followed by a good Q &A session.

–          Contribution to Employers Forum on 5 March 2014 at UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, with about 75 undergraduate and postgraduate students attending the event. The participants were very keen to find out about job opportunities with international language services where Russian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Armenian languages could be used. Appropriate advice on potential employers was given.

–          The University of Aston (NNT) organised a careers in translation and interpreting event for undergraduate and six-form students on 4 December 2014. This successful event was attended by around 70 students. Employers, including the Directorate General for Translation and the audiovisual sector, professional bodies such as the Charted Institute of Linguists, GCHQ, the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), and the NNI Director gave talks and answered questions on careers in language services.

–          The ever popular ‘Beat the Ratrace’ Year-9 event took place on 27 November 2013 at Newcastle University. Around 150 pupils from local schools attended this day-long event organised by Routes North East. The day consisted of talks, presentations, interactive activities and discussion panels. NNI and NNT attended to help out with the event, and provide an insight into careers in language services.

–          The University of Bath event ‘Using your languages’ was sponsored by the University of Bath and the Regional Consortium, South West, and was aimed at sixth form, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Members of the Networks and employers, including the Directorate General for Translation, European Commission, and the International Court of Justice, gave advice on careers in language services to an audience of 80 language-learners. Many questions were asked, and students were very keen to learn about job opportunities in international language services.

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A new partner for the NNI!

We are delighted that the University of Manchester joined the NNI in December 2013. We look forward to working with our new colleagues on this project.

2013 Impact Report released

The 2013 NNI Impact Report details the many successes acheived during the project lifetime. Read a copy following the link. (You will need the free Adobe pdf reader to view this file, available from the Adobe website.)

Saturday 8 June 2013, 9am-4pm University of Westminster


Saturday 8 June 2013, 9am-4pm
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

This one-day event should answer questions on:
 the qualities and skills you need to work as a translator or interpreter  how to get organised – and where to find help
 breaking through the ‘no experience = no work’ barrier
 pricing and financial aspects of being a translator or interpreter

To book your free place, please complete the booking form at

Starting Work as a translator or interpreter