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16-07-2018

The EU is hiring

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organising an open competition for Irish language translators. The deadline for all applications is set for 4 September 2018.

Irish is one of 24 official languages spoken throughout the 28 member states of the European Union giving over half a billion citizens the right to communicate in their native tongue to the democratic institutions representing them in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. As such, the European Union needs employees from all over Europe with excellent linguistic talents to help translate documents, regulations, and laws.

The new recruits will be working in either Brussels or Luxembourg and must have excellent knowledge of the Irish language and at least two other official European languages. The principal role of the linguistic administrators (translators) is to deliver high-quality deadline oriented translations and to provide linguistic advice so as to enable the institution or body for which they work to fulfil its mission.

The duties will include translation from at least two source languages into their main language as well as revision of translations from those languages, terminology research, helping with training measures and the development of IT tools. The texts involved, which are often complex, generally deal with political, legal, economic, financial, scientific or technical subjects encompassing all the European Union’s areas of activity. Performing these tasks will also require proficient IT skills.

Deadline for applications:  4/9/2018 - 11:00 am (Irish time)

Apply here