Test de traduction OTAN
Thread poster: Laurence Masing

Laurence Masing
France
Local time: 16:34
English to French
Sep 27, 2018

Bonjour,
Certain.e.s d'entre vous ont-ils déjà passé les épreuves de traduction dans le processus de candidature de l'OTAN (FR>EN) ?
Je ne trouve aucune annale, et même si celles ci sont indisponibles, je suis preneuse de toute information, notamment sur le type et le niveau de technicité des textes proposés !
Merci par avance pour vos lumières,
Laurence


 

writeaway  Identity Verified
Dutch to English
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I applied to NATO years ago Sep 27, 2018

Their HR department was very interested because I am fluent in 4 NATO languages. I completed the application forms but I never even got invited to take a test because it works just like the EC. If you don't already have friends inside who will back you, you'll never get in. The EC has since invented 'exams' for all because there were a lot of complaints about their 'friends of friends' policy. So everyone can take the test but even if you pass it, you'll never be offered a position if you don't... See more
Their HR department was very interested because I am fluent in 4 NATO languages. I completed the application forms but I never even got invited to take a test because it works just like the EC. If you don't already have friends inside who will back you, you'll never get in. The EC has since invented 'exams' for all because there were a lot of complaints about their 'friends of friends' policy. So everyone can take the test but even if you pass it, you'll never be offered a position if you don't have friends inside you will help shoo you in.
So if you would like to join the NATO translation team, I suggest that you start by making friends with those already working there. Good luck!
Please excuse me for writing en anglais on the French forum, but since this is about a position as a Fr-En translator, I took the liberty to write in English.

[Edited at 2018-09-27 13:30 GMT]
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 15:34
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Well... Sep 27, 2018

writeaway wrote:

... it works just like the EC. If you don't already have friends inside who will back you, you'll never get in. The EC has since invented 'exams' for all because there were a lot of complaints about their 'friends of friends' policy. So everyone can take the test but even if you pass it, you'll never be offered a position if you don't have friends inside you will help shoot you in.


[Edited at 2018-09-27 13:30 GMT]


Regarding the EC my experience is quite the opposite! I worked for 21 years as EU in-house translator (1985-2006), made my exams and I had “no friends inside to back me”: I didn’t know a soul in the EU when I was offered a position…


 

Schtroumpf
Local time: 16:34
German to French
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Oui, Teresa ! Oct 1, 2018

Effectivement, je me souviens d'avoir passé des examens de la Commission vers 1992 déjà, où aucun copinage n'aurait changé le résultat de ma copie anonymisée. D'ailleurs j'ai été très surprise par le nombre de candidats présents.

Pour l'OTAN, je ne connais pas leurs recrutements s'il en existe en direct. Mais connaître la défense serait sûrement un plus - sans parler des agréments de sécurité qu'il faudra obtenir ! Le formalisme dans la défense est nécessairement très exigeant.


 


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