Dutch trainee translator

Communications
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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 26.02.2024

Your team

You will be part of the Language Services Division in the Directorate General Communications. We provide translation, editing and proofreading, as well as language technology and terminology services, in all EU languages, and we also offer advice on linguistic matters. Our work covers a wide range of texts for both expert audiences and the general public, and includes multilingual content for our website aimed at making the ECB’s work accessible to non-expert readers.

In your role as a Dutch trainee translator, you will be part of one of the Division’s sections. We are responsible for communicating the ECB’s messages to almost 350 million Europeans who do not have English as their native language. You will be the ECB’s voice in the Dutch language and will work closely with translators, language technologists and language services administrators, as well as experts from other business areas within the ECB.

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 age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As a Dutch trainee translator you will:
  • translate (non-legal) texts from English into Dutch;
  • revise and proofread texts in Dutch;
  • help to identify, extract and compile terminology, particularly in the fields of economics and finance;
  • align previously translated documents so they can be added to the translation memory databases.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to use state-of-the-art language technology tools in your daily work and to gain an insight into language services activities 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

Essential:
  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in modern languages or translation;
  • a good knowledge of the MS Office package;
  • familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools;
  • a mastery-level (C2) command of Dutch (native speaker standard);
  • an advanced (C1) command of English, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Desired: 
  • completed courses in translation from English into Dutch and/or experience in English into Dutch translation;
  • an interest in financial and economic affairs;
  • an intermediate (B1) command of another 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 aims of this position.

Further information

Traineeship of three months, with a possible extension up to 12 months in total subject to performance and budget. The traineeship is expected to start ideally in the first half of 2024.

Other details on the conditions applicable to traineeships at the ECB can be found on our website.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to Virge Juurikas, on +49 (0)69 1344 4939 between 10:00 and 11:00 CET on Friday, 2 February.

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will include a remote written exercise and an online interview. 

Further information on how to apply is available on our website.

If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list for 12 months from the closing date for applications, from which you might be considered for other traineeship positions within the ECB.