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Trainee – English translator/proofreader

Brussels (Belgium)

  • Organization: EUROCONTROL - European Organization for the safety of air navigation
  • Location: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-12

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  • Type of traineeship: Trainee – English translator/proofreader

  • Location: Brussels

  • Directorate/Service: DG/LING - Language Service

  • Publication date: 14/11/2019

  • Closing date: 12/12/2019

Your team

Within the Office of the Director General, the Language Service (DG/LING) provides a range of services such as translation, text improvement and interpretation. It also deals with all kinds of terminological queries.

Your role


The trainee will participate in the following tasks:

  • Translation of legal, administrative, technical and other texts from various languages (mainly French) into English;

  • Proofreading of texts written in English;

In return, we want you to have the best possible first work experience and get you ready to take off in your professional career. We will mentor you and train you so that you can gain new skills and put your knowledge into practice. All your translations will be revised by a member of our English language team, providing you with valuable feedback on your work.


We would like you to stay with us for 6 months, but a possible extension can be considered in order to maximise your learning experience.

Your profile

We are looking for bright candidates who: 

  • are English native speakers;

  • have a Bachelor’s degree in translation (including French) or in the French language;

  • have knowledge of other languages (especially German, Dutch or Spanish) (this would be an asset);

  • have knowledge of SDL Trados Workbench (this also would be useful).

Useful information

  • Applications will be accepted from nationals of ECAC Member States only.

  • This opportunity falls under the Traineeship Programme Regulations.

  • A flat-rate allowance of €900 per month as a contribution towards living expenses will be granted.

  • Reimbursement of travel expenses to take up appointment and leave may be covered by means of a lump sum.

  • EUROCONTROL is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, age, disability, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, marital or parental status and sexual orientation.
    In the event of equal merit, preference may be given to the applicant from to the under-represented diversity characteristics.

  • Only the candidates who will be invited for an interview/test will be informed of the outcome of the selection.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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