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Student Testimonials

I worked as a business development trainee at McFelder Translations for 5 months in 2014.
My Spanish has significantly improved during my time in Girona. I used both conversational Spanish with my colleagues and business Spanish with clients. In addition, I have gained an amazing insight into how a small business works and learned about different marketing and sales strategies.
If you are considering a career in Business after your studies – McFelder is the place for you!
Sasha Andosova, University of Nottingham
During my role as Sales Assistant at McFelder Translations I learned the ins and outs of how a small business is run, as well as gaining invaluable experience in customer service, order processing and social networking.
At McFelder, you really are a vital and valued member of the team. Not to mention the vast improvement I felt in my Spanish, both business and conversational, as I conversed day to day with colleagues and clients alike.
If you are looking for a worthwhile business experience then McFelder Translations is the choice for you.
Josh Longster, University of Nottingham
Throughout my whole internship, McFelder Translations gave me the opportunity to experience the daily challenges of a translation agency.
I had the chance to be introduced to the entire translation procedure, from project management to quality management of translations.
Its technological monitoring and use of CAT tools enabled me to further develop the linguistic skills and knowledge I gained at my university, as well as to understand the constant evolutions of the translation sector.
Emmanuelle Dumarest, University of Lyon
I worked at McFelder as a Business Development Trainee over the summer of 2015. Working at McFelder gave me an insight into how a translation agency operates and helped me to learn more about an industry of which I had no prior experience. The team at McFelder were very welcoming and I had ample opportunities to practice and make use of my Spanish. My confidence speaking Spanish definitely improved during my placement as I used it to converse with my colleagues and as part of my everyday life while I was living in Girona.
I would definitely recommend interning at McFelder as it is not only a great environment but also because it can help you to understand the intricacies of the translation business as a whole.
Phyllis Armstrong, University of Nottingham
As a Trainee in McFelder’s Projects department I was given the opportunity to manage a large scale of multilingual translation projects.
Being in charge of the whole process including proofreading and final quality control was an intense and instructive experience.
I especially appreciated working with the young and international team.
Lisa Schuler, University of Angers
Thanks to my placement at McFelder I have gained new skills not only in languages but also in project management. As a French speaker, I had the opportunity to improve my English with the directors and my Spanish with the team. I am grateful for having improved my Spanish so quickly just by interacting with colleagues.
If you need  to gain an insight into the language world and to know how to manage projects, Mcfelder is the place to be!
Célia Kitenge, University of Westminster
I was an intern at McFelder Translations for 6 months. I had the opportunity to discover and learn the whole process of project management: from the preparation of the quote for the client to the delivery of the translation. I could also improve my language skills: Spanish with the other employees and English when I had to communicate with translators (by e-mail or on the phone). Throughout my internship I had the chance to learn more about Studio and I am glad to say that I am now very familiar with it. I also discovered a software to carry out the project management process. This was a really good experience for me. I left this company more grown up, experienced and aware of the translation world.
Linka Masson, University of Lyon
During my time as a Marketing trainee at McFelder Translations, I gained invaluable experience in living and working abroad. In the short time that I worked here, I learnt a great deal not just about how a translation agency is run, but a business in general.
My main duties included conducting market research for various industries, researching into numerous social media platforms, and looking at different marketing and sales strategies, which lead me to start looking for new potential clients. At McFelder, you are welcomed in and truly made to feel as a valued part of the team. I am grateful for the wonderful opportunity.
If you’re looking for real business experience, and to pick up some Spanish along the way – McFelder Translations is just right for you!
Faye Jubber, University of Warwick
My time at McFelder has been a truly valuable experience. Not only have I had the opportunity to improve my Spanish language skills, I have gained a lot of knowledge in all aspects of business (eg. operations, marketing and sales). I quickly became an integral member to the Commercial team conducting market research, order processing and helping with business development activities.
You are really immersed into the Spanish culture and I feel that my language skills have significantly improved; regularly writing to clients in a formal manner and having conversations with my colleagues. I am really grateful to have had this amazing experience.
If you are looking to gain an insight into the business world whilst developing your Spanish language, McFelder is definitely a good choice.
Rebecca Wood, University of Nottingham
My main objectives during my internship at McFelder were to improve my Spanish and gain experience and knowledge of the business world – I can safely say both of these have been achieved.
During my time at McFelder I played a vital role in the completion of Translation projects by working closely with both clients and the Projects department in order to ensure all needs were met.
Working in a Spanish office has greatly improved my confidence and fluency whilst frequently conversing with clients has enhanced my business language in Spanish. I was also lucky enough to be a part of the creation of a new Marketing strategy allowing me to develop new skills that I will definitely take forward with me on my future endeavours. Due to the variety of responsibilities given to me during my internship, I have acquired invaluable skills that go much further than just building on my language knowledge.
Thank you, McFelder!
Ruby Rodd, University of Edinburgh

Internship Opportunities

McFelder Translations offers student placement opportunities for two departments, Translation/ Projects Management and Commercial Management.  If you meet the following requirements then we would like to hear from you:

  • Availability for fulltime work for 3-6 months
  • Placement will be in accordance with a formal university agreement
  • IT competent
  • Languages: Spanish and English (working knowledge)

If you are interested in taking part in one of our internships, please complete the form below.

experience_300x200We offer internship opportunities for undergraduates who are studying translation and would like to gain experience working in a translation agency. Training in the latest translation technology and project management will be provided by working alongside senior project managers. You will gain first class training and gain important translation and project management experience. It provides a clear insight into all aspects of the world of professional translation. The training will prove to be invaluable for your personal career development as a future project manager or freelance translator. As a Spanish company you will of course develop or strengthen your Spanish language skills. We can provide relocation assistance (advice on finding accommodation, local transport, obtaining official documentation such as National Insurance number, etc).
If you meet all the requirements and would like to submit an application to work at McFelder Translations then please apply today.

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In recent years McFelder Translations has also offered work placement opportunities to UK based undergraduates studying Spanish but interested in obtaining business rather than translation training. Training will be provided in sales, marketing and vendor management. All new skills that you will acquire will be invaluable for your personal career development in a business role in any industry not just translation. As a Spanish company you will of course develop or strengthen your Spanish language skills but this is not a pre-requisite for working in the Commercial Department. We will provide relocation assistance (advice on finding accommodation, local transport, obtaining official documentation such as National Insurance number, etc).
If you meet all the requirements and would like to submit an application to work at McFelder Translations then please apply today.
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Please complete the following form and upload your CV and cover letter. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Many thanks!

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