Wednesday, 9 November 2011

EU recruiting translators for fixed-term contracts

EU to recruit translators as contract staff in 23 languages

The European Union is looking for translators in all 23 official EU languages to work in the translation departments of all the EU institutions. The successful applicants will be recruited for a fixed period of up to 3 years, often with a shorter initial contract of 12 months depending on the type of job. Posts will be available in Luxembourg and Brussels.

The new recruits will translate political, legal, economic/financial, scientific and technical texts covering all EU areas of activity, from agriculture and internal market to energy and employment. The work entails translation from at least two foreign languages (including one of English, French or German) into the translator’s main language, as well as revision of translations and terminology research. These tasks require intensive use of IT tools.

Who can apply?
Applicants must

  • have completed university studies of at least three years with a diploma as a proof,
  • have a perfect command of one of the official languages of the European Union,
  • have a thorough knowledge of one of English, French or German (in addition to the language above),
  • have a thorough knowledge of another of the official languages of the European Union,
  • be a national of an EU Member State.
How to apply?
Applications must be made online. Follow the instructions on the EPSO website and in the application manual.

The closing date for sending applications is 29 November 2011 at 12:00 (midday), Brussels time.
For detailed information on the selection and eligibility criteria as well as the procedure, see the Call for Expression of Interest.

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