Skip to content

Struggling to recruit? The ATC actively works with UK-based universities’ translation and interpreting studies and applied languages departments to promote and facilitate internship and recruitment opportunities, and to connect member companies with university departments, careers services, and students in the UK.

These are the three key ways in which you can boost recruitment and add value to your business through university collaboration!

  1. Build relationships with your local universities

Building long-term relationships with your local universities is a smart move. By connecting with the universities in your region, you get to know the department staff, and help bring up the next generation of language industry professionals.

Visit the university, volunteer to speak about the industry, share your experiences, and give back to the community!

  1. Recruit directly from the university

Recruiting talent directly from the university gives you access to an untapped pool of future talent. You can get tailored support from the university’s Careers Services, and discuss your needs directly with the department leads – and pick the best of the bunch from students eager to start their career.

Overseas students who have graduated from a UK university can stay on in the UK for an additional two years on their Graduate Visa, allowing you to hire international talent without going through a sponsorship visa process.

  1. Offer short or long-term internships

Many universities incorporate a short or long-term internship or placement module in their translation or applied languages degree. Make the most out of the opportunity, bring a student in to work on a project, and give them a taste of life at a language service company.

Internships are a great way of building up relationships and often result in employment – and what could be better than an extended job interview through an internship?

How to get started

The ATC partners with universities across the UK, open to working with language service companies.

Check out the universities, degree programmes, key contacts, and the types of collaboration they are keen to have with you on the ATC’s University Partners page:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Birmingham

For UK and overseas recruitment and internships, check out the ATC’s guidance on recruitment and internships, and connect with our external service partners!



Back To Top