General Information

Grant The trainee grant is €1,070 per month plus an accommodation allowance (see further information section)

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 31.08.2021

As a trainee you will:

  • produce high-quality translations from at least one official EU language into English of a broad range of materials in the fields of banking supervision and monetary policy;
  • edit and proofread ECB materials in the fields of banking supervision and monetary policy which have been drafted in English by native and non-native speakers, correcting errors of grammar, consistency and style, and ensuring a high-quality finished product tailored to the target audience;
  • contribute to the drafting/editing of public communication and website content, including social media posts, for the general public;
  • contribute to clear writing initiatives, the ECB’s English Style Guide and the provision of linguistic and drafting advice in English.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to use state-of-the-art language technology tools and to gain insight into the work of language services 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 master’s degree (or master’s degree studies in their final stages of completion) in modern languages or translation, or a bachelor’s degree in any other field combined with postgraduate studies in translation;
  • the ability to translate from at least one official EU language into English;
  • experience of editing and proofreading English texts, either as part of a degree course or in a professional context;
  • a good knowledge of the MS Office package, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • a C2 (fluent) command of English and a C1 (advanced) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.