Begin your translator or interpreter journey here

The ideal online training to get your career off to a great start.
Don't delay, book your slots today. Booking closes on 20 May 2023 at 8am BST

Enjoy three separate online sessions on Saturday 20 May. Discover everything you need to take your first steps to successfully launch an exciting career as a professional translator or interpreter.

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Session 1  
Session 1 | 9am - 10am BST

Working as an interpreter

  • Working as a diplomatic interpreter
  • Interpreting in public service

  • Working as a conference interpreter for international institutions

  • Collaborating with Amnesty International as a Conference Interpreter

  • Remote conference interpreting

Session 2 
Session 2 | 10:30am - 11:30am BST

Working as a translator

  • An insight into transcreation
  • Working as a subtitler
  • Working as a translator for the EU institutions
Session 3  
Session 3 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm BST

Working in the profession

  • Gaining experience as a translator working pro bono
  • Working for an agency (oncall)
  • Ways of working: freelance, in-house, generalist or specialist work
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You can register for 1, 2 or 3 sessions. BUT if you join ITI you enjoy FREE registration to all three sessions. Non members pay £20 per session.

Booking your place also gives you access to recordings of each session, which are available for you to listen to afterwards. So don’t worry if you are unable to attend the live sessions.


Starting Work as a Translator or Interpreter (SWATI) is run in association with the University of Westminster.