Global Lingo’s current Translation Project Management Interns.
Left to right, Anna Thorncroft, Fiona Henderson, Amelie Drouin, Fiona Lindley.
Businesses who invest in interns are improving profits and productivity as well as creating a workforce for the future, says Leeds-based translation and transcription company Global Lingo.
According to a report by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), interns add a huge amount of value to businesses by bringing fresh ideas and insight to the company.
“We currently have four Translation Project Management Interns working in our Leeds office and the fresh ideas and enthusiasm they bring is helping us massively. Organisations who don’t take on interns are really doing themselves and the future workforce a great disservice”, said Andrew Trotter, Managing Director of Global Lingo.
He continues, “Getting into the translation business is very competitive for graduates and getting experience is vital to being able to secure a career. We provide our interns with bespoke training and give them work which has real value; the times when interns spent their time making coffee and filing are long gone. Many of our interns are offered full-time roles once they finish their studies.”
Global Lingo sees interns as part of its long-term HR strategy, as the time spent on placement often turns into an extended interview process, when the company can evaluate the intern’s strengths and weaknesses and even provide training prior to starting full-time. The company works closely with the language courses at Leeds Met and The University of Leeds.