Job Opportunities

Project Management Intern

Project Management Intern

We are seeking a Project Management Intern with fluent English and German language skills for a fixed-term position in our busy translation company in Nottingham, UK. The role is ideally suited to current students at EU universities needing to spend time abroad in the UK (ERASMUS).

We offer you:

  • A fixed-term contract of between four and twelve months depending on your requirements
  • Flexibility to fit your work around your study commitments
  • An international and dynamic environment
  • The opportunity to work in different departments (project management, translation services, sales and marketing, resource management)

You will fulfil the following essential requirements:

  • Excellent English and German (ideally native-speaker level in German)
  • Strong MS Word and Excel skills
  • Background in languages, business or project management
  • Interest in the translation industry
  • A team player with problem-solving skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Attention to detail
  • Competent numeracy skills and the ability to acquire new IT skills quickly

You will also ideally have one or more of the following:

  • Experience in a translations environment
  • Knowledge of an additional foreign language

The position entails the following main responsibilities:

  • Helping project managers to set up and place client jobs
  • Archiving completed projects
  • Drawing up purchase orders
  • Preparing and processing source and translation files
  • Creating and updating internal translation memories (TMs)
  • Monitoring supplier availability
  • Assisting with data analysis
  • Updating client-specific reference material
  • Handling project progress, costs and profit margins
  • Supporting colleagues with other projects on an ad hoc basis

As you gain more experience, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Manage small jobs independently
  • Handle private clients and their enquiries
  • Carry out short translations on an ad hoc basis

The cost of accommodation and a monthly travel card will be covered, and we can also offer assistance in finding suitable accommodation. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to jobs@astls.co.uk.

Job posted on 18.07.2018; this is an on-going vacancy, which will close once the position has been filled.

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 the following criteria and has a solid translation background, you could be joining our freelance team:

  • Minimum 2 years full-time freelance translation experience or 2 years in-house translation experience.
  • Translating from German to English and specialising in engineering, IT, financial, legal, medical or marketing texts, with competency in either Trados Studio 2014-2017 or MemoQ (own licence). Consideration will also be given to exceptional candidates willing to learn and invest in one of these CAT tools.

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 mother-tongue freelance translator who fulfils the following criteria and has a solid translation background, you could be joining our freelance team:

  • Minimum 2 years full-time freelance translation experience or 2 years in-house translation experience.
  • Specialising in engineering, financial, legal, medical or related marketing texts.
  • Competency in either Trados Studio 2014-2017 or MemoQ (own licence).

If you are interested, please send your CV along with a short covering letter and details of rates to jobs@astls.co.uk. Have a look to see a list of the languages we offer.