Traineeship for a Hungarian Translator

Frankfurt (Germany)
Student / Recent Graduate
The European Central Bank

The Job

General Information Type of contract Traineeship Who can apply? EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme Grant The trainee grant is €1,070 per month plus an accommodation allowance (see further information section) Working time Full time Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany Closing date 17.05.2023 Your team You will be part of the Language Services Division in the Directorate General Communications. We provide translation, editing, proofreading, and language technology and terminology services in all official EU languages, as well as offering advice on linguistic matters. Our work covers a wide range of texts for expert audiences and the general public. It includes the translation of content for our website, which aims to make the ECB's work accessible to non-expert readers. In your role as a trainee Hungarian Translator, you will be part of one of the Division's three multilingual sections. These sections are responsible for communicating the ECB's messages to over 300 million Europeans who do not have English as their native language. You will be the ECB's voice in Hungarian and will work closely with translators, language technologists and administrators, as well as with experts from other ECB business areas. The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Your role As a trainee Hungarian Translator you will: translate, from English into Hungarian, a range of (non-legal) texts in the fields of monetary policy and banking supervision; revise and proofread texts in Hungarian; help to identify, extract and compile terminology, particularly in the fields of economics and finance; align previously translated documents so they can be added to the translation memory databases. The position offers you excellent opportunities to use state-of-the-art language technology tools in your daily work and to gain an insight into the activities of language services in an EU institution. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. Qualifications, experience and skills Essential: a bachelor's degree or higher in modern languages or translation; a good knowledge of the MS Office package; a mastery-level (C2) command of Hungarian, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ; an advanced (C1) command of English. Desired: a master's degree (or nearing completion of a master's degree) in modern languages or translation, or in any other field combined with postgraduate studies in translation; university courses in translation from English into Hungarian and/or experience in English into Hungarian translation; familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools such as Trados Studio; a broad knowledge of European current affairs, with a particular interest in financial and economic matters; an intermediate (B1) command of another official EU language. You are curious and eager to learn, and want to further develop your ability to analyse complex information. You are keen to collaborate with others, pursue team goals and learn from other people's diverse perspectives. You strive to know and anticipate stakeholder needs, and will signal any need for change and propose alternative solutions. You are motivated to contribute to the ECB's mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. You are keen to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the aims of this position. Further information Traineeship of three months, with a possible extension to up to 12 months in total subject to performance and budget. The traineeship is expected to start in autumn 2023. Other details on the conditions applicable to traineeships at the ECB can be found on our website. Applicants who have attended university courses in translation from English into Hungarian are encouraged to provide a list of such courses with the corresponding grades, and/or a letter of recommendation from a relevant supervisor or faculty member (the documents should be in English or Hungarian). For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to Agnieszka Christophersen on +49 (0)1723167073 between 10:00 and 11:00 on Friday, 28 April 2023. Application and selection process The recruitment process for this position will include a remote written exercise and an online interview. Further information on how to apply is available on our website. If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list for 12 months from the closing date for applications, from which you might be considered for other traineeship positions within the ECB.

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