Job Opportunities

Freelance German to English translators

Freelance German to English translators

We are currently recruiting freelance German to English translators and proofreaders specialising in engineering, IT, financial, legal, medical or marketing texts. If you are an experienced and motivated mother-tongue English freelance translator who fulfils one of the following experience criteria and has a solid translation background, you could be joining our freelance team:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in translation or modern languages (or equivalent) plus three years of full-time translation experience (two years if gained in house);
  • a Master’s degree in translation studies (or equivalent) plus two years of full-time professional translation experience (one year if gained in house);
  • five years of full-time professional translation experience.

If you are interested, please send your CV along with a short covering letter and details of rates to jobs@astls.co.uk, putting the phrase ‘Into English Freelancer’ in the ‘Subject’ box.

General freelance translators

General freelance translators

We are continuously building our team of linguists. If you are an experienced and motivated native-speaker freelance translator who fulfils one of the following experience criteria, you could be joining our freelance team:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in translation or modern languages (or equivalent) plus three years of full-time translation experience (two years if gained in house);
  • a Master’s degree in translation studies (or equivalent) plus two years of full-time professional translation experience (one year if gained in house);
  • five years of full-time professional translation experience.

You will also need to specialise in engineering, financial, legal, medical or related marketing texts and be a competent user of Trados Studio 2014-2019 and/or MemoQ (own licence).

In-house translation opportunities

In-house translation opportunities

Although we do not currently have any set vacancies for in-house translators, we are always happy to receive speculative applications from anyone with the right skills and qualifications looking to embark on or continue their translation career. Applicants will need to be native English speakers with a good degree in German, a flair for translation and an excellent English writing style. Please send a CV and detailed covering letter to probbins@astls.co.uk.

Internship and work experience opportunities

Internship and work experience opportunities

We offer four-week translation internships each summer to students and graduates of Modern Languages and Translation Studies who are interested in working as a translator.

We also offer one-week work experience placements to school or university students who are interested in finding out more about working in the translation industry.

All applicants for internships and work experience placements must be native-level English speakers with German as a foreign language. Please contact acompton@astls.co.uk for more information.