For the third year, Capita Translation and Interpreting kindly opened its doors to our A Level French and Spanish students at their Head Offices in Delph, Oldham. Tobias Green and Madeleine Howley found out about fantastic career pathways for linguists in their week long work placement during February half term, from 13th to 17th February. Tobias and Madeleine had the unique opportunity to take part in a series of workshops, to meet multilingual interpreters and translators and to assist in their current projects. CAPITA is a UK leading provider in translation and interpreting services and the students were introduced to different careers in languages and within the organisation, in Project Management, Marketing, Account Management, File Engineering, Bid Management and Vendor Management.
Gemma Curto, A Level Spanish tutor, said, ´this work placement has helped our students to become more aware of career pathways in languages. We are very grateful to the staff at Capita IT for supporting us to achieve this and to offer our students the opportunity to learn from their experience and expertise.’
‘Toby and I have both had an AMAZING week. I’ve enjoyed it so much, it’s really helped me understand more about the industry and realise how many possibilities there are for our future careers! We’ve met an interpreter, who was also a Professor at the University of Salford, a Portuguese translator, we’ve had the chance to see some translation technologies and assist with ongoing projects for the team. It’s been so great to work with such a diverse group of people; in the office practically everyone is a different nationality and between them they speak so many different languages! Having the opportunity to feedback compliments and positive feedback to interpreters was probably what I enjoyed most!’ – Madeleine Howley, A Level French and Spanish student.
For the second year, Capita TI is also offering an opportunity for a work experience placement during the summer. For more information visit http://www.capitatranslationinterpreting.com.
Find out more about studying languages at OSFC at www.osfc.ac.uk/MFL.