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The translation and interpreting industry offers diverse, rewarding and stimulating career paths.

Careers in translation and interpreting are open to people with a wide range of backgrounds. Whether you are a recent graduate with a Masters in Translation or have years of industry experience, you can put your language skills to great use as a translator and/or interpreter.

Careers in Translation

A career in translation is both rewarding and fascinating for anyone interested in written communication and language.

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Careers in Interpreting

Interpreting is a competitive but gratifying profession and the use of interpreters to communicate with others is in high demand all over the world.

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Lateral entrants

Many translators and interpreters arrive in the profession with a wealth of experience gained in another industry, giving them a real boost to their career right at the start.

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If you are about to complete your first degree in language(s) or a Masters in translation and/or interpreting, and are contemplating a career in the translation and interpreting industry, let ITI be your first port of call.

We offer students the opportunity to join ITI as a member. Student membership is great value for money and gives you access to the members-only area which houses a wealth of career, professional development and business information.

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Where can I study?

A number of universities and colleges offer courses in translation and interpreting in a variety of languages, including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, diplomas and various short courses.

ITI works closely with many institutions to provide students with access to practising professionals; mainly through networking, seminars and a variety of events, including 'Meet the Client' event - and this is a main benefit of your student membership.

Each year ITI works closely with a variety of universities to co-ordinate the annual SWATI (Starting Work As a Translator or Interpreter) event. SWATI is a careers information day where students can have an insight into the world of interpreting and translation. Student Members of ITI will be given an admission discount to attend.  

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Training & development

The first step to take when embarking on your new career to become a member of a respected organisation, such as ITI, which supports its members by providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. 

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