Intern position in the interpreting team, allocating jobs to interpreters, liaising with interpreters and clients, performing various administrative duties such as generating purchase orders.
I am very glad I was accepted for this placement, as I learnt so much during these 4 months. There was a really good atmosphere within the team and the company overall. I was given many responsibilities and had the opportunity to learn about the inside of the language industry. There was a lot of interaction with the interpreters and with the clients as well, which is what I am looking for during my future career.
I was working within a very nice, dynamic and multilingual team. It was often very busy, but we were supportive of each others and I felt valued by the entire team. I am grateful to all members of the team for encouraging me at all times. This confirms I am keen to continue working in this field.
Both my mentor and my manager were always very supporting, ready to answer my questions and give me advice. The beginning of my internship was very smooth thanks to my mentor. She gave me new tasks progressively, which helped me to get used to the workload integrate to the team.
It was a very fast-paced environment, which may sometimes be difficult to cope with, however the whole team is very supportive and this is the sort of environment I aspire to work in in the future. I was glad to do this placement at this time and see the company evolve and grow bigger daily.
I was given various responsibilities, from contacting interpreters, giving them advice and assigning them to jobs, to liaising with our clients and performing administrative tasks eg. generating purchase orders for the interpreters. It is something rewarding and I am certain this will help me to accept further responsibilities in my future career.
I learnt to work in a fast-paced environment. I think this is something essential as i want to work as a conference interpreter. I learnt various interpersonal skills, such as telephone skill. I also strengthened my adaption skills, as I had to master new applications and software in order to perform my daily duties.
The team is very friendly, and the company overall. Even during the busiest times, we were all supportive of each others.
The work placement was generally well organized, more desks were installed as the company grows bigger.
I was given training for example on registering new interpreters and setting up telephone interpreting, which helped me to work in a more autonomous manner. I was also given the opportunity to perform interpreting assignments for the NHS myself, which will help me as I hope to work again for Language Connect as a freelance interpreter in the future.
I believe a job at Language Connect is definitely a great opportunity not to be missed. It will make you learn a lot and open you doors for your future career.
There was a very good social scene as we would often have lunch together in the social area, and sometimes have a get together at the end of the week.
I believe the company is located in a great area where the cost of living and socializing is reasonable compared to other areas of London.
The Nightlife is generally quite good in this area, and there are many pubs and cafes to get together with friends.
London generally, and in particular this area, is a dynamic place where many activities are available. Whether it is food, music or sport, there are options available for everyone.