Input Needed: Recruiting for In-House Translators in UK
Thread poster: JamesH
Jul 2, 2009

Can anyone suggest some good job boards/forums for recruiting full-time, in-house translors in the UK?

I've had no problems finding places to post ads for freelance translators, but I'm wondering where translators in the UK look for full-time employment opportunities.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi James Jul 5, 2009

Maybe I misunderstand something but why not trying to post a job ad here, at Just go to Jobs > Post job...


P.S. Oh yes, sorry - I have obviously misunderstood your question

[Edited at 2009-07-05 19:51 GMT]

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Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
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The Guardian Jul 5, 2009

Is a liberal newspaper and its readers are generally reasonably educated. They're usually the first place to consider for any kind of media or marketing related jobs, including those with language requirements.

You'll find their job section at

They don't appear to have a heading for translation/localisation, but I guess most candidates use the search box and enter their language to see what's on offer (that's how I found my current position).

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chica nueva
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Trend towards end-users recruiting in-house translators (?) Jul 6, 2009

Hello James H

You are an 'End Customer', right? In my experience, up until now, not many 'end-users/direct clients' have participated in the ProZ forums (but I may be wrong).

Market intelligence: Recently some of the peers have mentioned a possible swing towards end-users recruiting in-house translators, rather than 'contracting-out' to agencies. It would be really interesting (IMO) to know whether this a trend you have observed in the US, either personally or through your networks. I wonder if you could possibly tell us what 'field' you are in, and where you are based, eg East Coast, West Coast etc.


[Edited at 2009-07-06 00:36 GMT]

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ITI Jul 6, 2009

Why not contact the ITI?

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Jenny Moussabel
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Language specific recruitment sites Jul 6, 2009

I've found these two websites really useful in the past when looking for language / translation jobs, they're aimed specificially at linguists looking for full time employment:

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try the translation/interpretation schools Jul 6, 2009

If I remember rightly, there are courses on offer in places like London, Bath and Bradford (?) but a quick trip round the Internet should tell you. Young (and older) graduates are looking for this sort of thing and they are qualifying right now

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ITI seems good Jul 6, 2009

Whenever I'm in the UK and decide I might stop there I usually check the local papers and the ITI website. So as another poster suggested ITI might be a good place for you to post an advertisement.

Some companies (LSP and otherwise) in Scotland seem to be looking for in-house more often than those in England or Wales. Mind you this is just an observation of mine when I go looking for permanent posts there.

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