Traineeship for Greek translator in the Language Services Division

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General Information

Type of contract Traineeship

Who can apply? EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme

Grant The trainee grant is €1,170 per month plus an accommodation allowance (see further information section)

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 15.01.2021

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 EU
languages, and offer advice on linguistic matters. Our work covers a wide range of texts for expert
audiences and the general public, and includes translating multilingual content for our website to
make the ECB’s work accessible to non-expert readers.

In your role as a trainee Greek translator, you will be part of one of the Division’s three multilingual sections.

We 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 Greek and will work closely with translators, language technologists, coordination assistants and 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 your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.

Your role

As a trainee Greek translator you will:
  • translate (non-legal) texts from English into Greek;
  • revise and proofread texts in Greek;
  • help to identify, extract and compile terminology, particularly in the fields of economics and finance.
The position offers you excellent opportunities to use state-of-the-art language technology tools in
your daily work and to gain insight into the work 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

  • a master’s degree (or being close to completing a master’s degree) in modern languages or translation, or a master’s degree in any other field combined with postgraduate studies in translation;
  • familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools;
  • an interest in financial and economic affairs;
  • an intermediate command of one other 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 objectives of this position.

Further information

Traineeship of between 3 and 12 months in total with an expected starting date in 2021.

Applicants must indicate in the application questionnaire whether they have completed their graduate and undergraduate courses and received their certificate or diploma for each one.

In addition, applicants must upload at least one letter of recommendation (in English) from a supervisor or faculty member into the application questionnaire.

Application and selection process

Further information on how to join us is available on our website.

The recruitment process for this position will include a remote written exercise in the pre-selection phase and - if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase, an online interview via WebEx.