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Free courses for translators and interpreters

Being an interpreter can be a very rewarding career choice as your skills could be used to allow someone to communicate seriously important information like symptoms to a hospital doctor or something they witnessed to police officers. Finding free courses for translators and interpreters in the UK is very tricky but we’ll give you an idea of where to start your search.
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Job

If you manage to get yourself into the profession you can expect to earn at least £18,000 per annum for a typical working week of between 35 and 40 hours. Good listening skills and a clear voice is both languages is essential for a job as an interpreter. If you don’t have these talents, perhaps a job as a translator will be better suited to you.

Prince’s Trust

If you’re aged between 16 and 25, you could qualify for a course through The Prince’s Trust. Their courses offer you the chance to improve your skills, build up a support network and meet young people with the same career aims as yourself. These courses offer training from a qualified professional, at least one week’s work experience and the chance to work with a team of up to 15 people. You’ll gain the skills necessary to get the job and the course will also boost your confidence.

How to apply to The Prince’s Trust

You’ll need to check out princes-trust.org.uk for more information about The Prince’s Trust. Here you’ll be able to view the list of courses available in your area, and you can also get in touch with the Trust through the site if you have any specific questions. There’s an online enquiry form at princes-trust.org.uk/need_help/enquiry_form but you can also pick up their phone number from that page.

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