Industrial Placement – Linguistic Revisor

IP Services | Chalfont St Peter | England | Internship

RWS is an award-winning world leader in translation and localization, intellectual property support solutions and life sciences language services.

We have three fantastic placement opportunities for talented translation and language students within our Linguistic Revision department. This placement would suit high-calibre undergraduate linguists with German mother tongue studying for a degree in Translation or English/French.

Placements will usually commence mid-to-late August each year and students must be available to work for 12 months.

Working at RWS will give you the opportunity to experience a fast-paced environment with a lively and diverse community of like-minded multilingual people, developing your career in the language industry. With a global client base, including major technology companies and household names, you will be immersed in exciting developments and innovations within the scientific and engineering fields.

Chris Evans, Director of Translation Operations: “It’s never too early to succeed. Our Industrial Placement Programme for Linguistic Revisors is the perfect complement to your studies and a launchpad for students wishing to gain invaluable experience at the headquarters of one of the world’s longest-established and most prestigious translation companies.”

As part of an international team of approximately sixty revisors, your work will involve the word-by-word revision of translations prepared by in-house and external technical staff and sometimes adapting existing translations to conform to new versions of source documents. While placement students will not undertake translation tasks, the role of Linguistic Revisor will provide you with a deep understanding of the translation industry and the opportunities it presents.

Application requirements

  • Applicants must be studying for a degree-level qualification in translation or foreign languages (English and/or French)
  • Must have excellent English language skills
  • Well-developed critical faculties
  • Good powers of concentration
  • All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Available full-time for a minimum of 12 months

With the help of dedicated and experienced trainers, all training will be provided “on the job” alongside monitoring of work and regular in-depth feedback. We firmly believe in supporting people to reach their full potential.

RWS will pay a salary of £18,000. The role is based in our modern head office in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire which is only 25 minutes outside London by train.

As well as a stimulating role, we offer competitive benefits such as 22 days’ holidays, 4% contributory pension scheme, life assurance, annual season ticket loan scheme, private medical insurance, discounted gym membership, a Cycle2Work scheme and free shuttle bus from Gerrards Cross train station.

Graduate opportunities

Our Industrial Placement Programme links directly to our Graduate positions – placement students make the perfect graduate recruits as they know our business and have experienced first-hand the RWS working environment. Therefore, we actively keep in touch with past placement students and make them aware of graduate opportunities when they become available.

If you would like to apply for a placement, you also need to ensure that you meet any requirements of your university. You should also check that any specific requirements of the university match our criteria for the placement.

To apply, please click here.