The National Network for Translation is happy to announce an event on employment and translator training. The event is free, and the deadline for registration is 24 March.
Who needs translators and what skills do translators need?
29 March 2011
Venue: European Commission Representation in the UK, London
32 Smith Square, Europe House, London SW1P 3EU
This event, which is kindly hosted by the European Commission Representation in the UK, will focus on translator training and recruitment from the employers’ viewpoint. Employers, whether operating in a global, regional or local context, will play a decisive role in the way languages and translation are promoted in the future. Engagement with employers has been a key aspect of the National Network for Translation over the past three years, and this event aims to provide a forum for debating the skills and competences employers need and expect from translators.
1.00 Registration and coffee
1.30 Welcome address and update on the work of the National Network for Translation
2.00 Panel 1 – Who needs translators and why?
Isabella Moore (Association of Translation Companies), Richard Hardie (UBS), Angeliki Petrits (Directorate General for Translation); Isabel del Rio (International Maritime Organisation).
3.10– 3.30 Break
3.30 Panel 2 - What skills do translators need?
Margaret Rogers (European Masters in Translation Network); Nick Rosenthal (Institute for Translation and Interpreting); Chartered Institute of Linguists; Adam Walker (Arts and Humanities Research Council).
For enquiries and registration (by 24 March 2011) contact C. Schaller at routes-nnt at salford.ac.uk or see our website at http://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/translation