Quality assuring translations and transcriptions. Managing projects in areas of: translation, proofreading, transcription, content analysis, coding, link checking etc.
1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I thoroughly enjoyed my internship with Language Connect. I learnt a lot about the translation industry and it was a great way to start in the translation world after my Masters degree.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
Everyone was really friendly and helpful. I always felt appreciated by everybody I worked with during the internship. I received praise from my colleagues directly and also via the company's social media platform which was nice as the rest of the company can then also see your progress.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I was given support whenever necessary and had regular meetings and informal chats with my mentor and/or line manager. I received training for all new tasks and colleagues were on-hand throughout my projects in case I needed help.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
I was always busy. If my team had less work on, there was always work to help out with on other teams. I was also particularly busy with my own team's work for the last two months of my internship when I took on more responsibility.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was given responsibility from quite early on in my internship, and the amount I was given was increased as the internship went on. In the last two months, I was managing a wide variety of project types and sizes.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
The knowledge I gained here will assist me in working in translation (either freelance or at a company) in the future. I also gained many project management skills which are transferable to many jobs.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
Really great atmosphere. Everyone is really friendly and willing to help each other. There's usually around 8-10 interns at any time, so existing interns are always really welcoming and friendly to new interns.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
Very well-organised. Clear structure. You set targets with your mentor when you start and look back on these at the end to see what you have achieved.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
Very appealing. It's nice to see that a lot of people in the company started out as interns and have stayed at Language Connect. When there are relevant vacancies, interns are always encouraged to apply.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
There's a good social scene as people tend to go out after work. The interns also arrange to meet up outside of work which is great for people who are not from London and may not know many people.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?