From student to freelancer: How agencies can support new entrants (working title)
The presentation will discuss the disjointedness between academic teachings on translation degrees and the reality of the commercial side of the translation industry. I will discuss what we do at Surrey Translation Bureau, for example our university outreach programme, testing new graduates and giving them feedback, and online webinars/knowledge sharing. We’ll also discuss our internship programme with the view to encourage LSPs to give back to the industry and increase industry awareness of entry level job candidates. I also hope to touch on the number of interns who go on to be full-time employees/freelancers which have a monetary gain as they do not require extensive training.