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Posted on23 December 2015

Staff News: Goodbye to Christina Work Placement & Merry Christmas!

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The festive period is now in full swing and the holidays are nearly upon us! Thank you to all of our lovely clients and suppliers for the cards and chocolates you’ve sent over the last few weeks! Please note that our office closes today at 5PM and will reopen in January on Monday the 4th.

Sadly today we say goodbye to wonderful work placement Christina who will be missed greatly from the office. She shared some of her experiences below:

Having studied modern languages at University, worked in another industry for 6 years and then taken a year-long career break, I didn’t necessarily join Atlas via the same route as most other work placements. That’s not to say that I haven’t found the work placement to be a thoroughly worthwhile and enriching experience. I would encourage anyone who is curious about working in the translation industry to undertake a work placement at Atlas Translations.

Over the past 4 months, I have experienced the full life-cycle and range of projects that a translation agency is responsible for. Since day one I have been checking and revising translations, speaking to new suppliers and sending invoices to customers. From audio transcription to proof-reading, and from subtitling to voice-over recording, I have had the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of services offered in the translation industry.

The hands-on approach has meant that I have gained an understanding of how a translation agency works and what is expected from the perspective of a project manager and the client. This experience is invaluable whether pursuing a project management career or looking to break into the freelance translation sector.

Add into this the fact that you get to spend all day having fun working with a brilliant team of people and you have a winning formula.   The team at Atlas work hard but try not to take themselves too seriously, which fosters a relaxed but productive work environment.   I am very grateful for being made to feel so at home in the office and for the chance to work with such professional, friendly suppliers.

I can now safely say that the translation industry is the place for me and I have discovered what it can be like to do work which you are truly passionate about. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun. Thank you and au revoir!
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