“By offering 12-month contracts, relocating to the UK doesn’t seem like quite such a daunting commitment” – Anja Jones, Managing Director
Translation and localisation specialists, AJT, are welcoming four new translators and a new translation intern to their offices.
“For young, ambitious translators with English as their main second language, coming to work in England after their translation degree is a really attractive proposition. In-house translation positions are particularly sought after, so we normally receive quite a lot of applications,” explains Anja Jones, Managing Director of AJT. “Unfortunately, Brexit has really confused matters.”
“We’ve been keen to increase our in-house team ever since we moved to a larger office at Tregunnel Hill in 2017,” Anja continues. “But, with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, ever since the referendum we have received fewer applications than usual from German and French native speakers for our in-house positions. So, at the beginning of the year, we adapted our recruitment strategy from offering full-time permanent positions to 12-month contracts, and that has really helped.”
“By offering 12-month contracts, relocating to the UK doesn’t seem like quite such a daunting commitment or risk while the impacts of Brexit are still unknown,” says Anja. “And from our perspective as employers, offering 12-month contracts allows us to maximise our office space and work towards our growth goals while balancing the risks of an economic downturn post-Brexit.”
“We’re really proud to be able to offer more flexible opportunities to allow German and French translators to move here with confidence and experience everything Cornwall has to offer,” concludes Anja. “We are very excited to add two new German and two French translation graduates, as well as a German translation intern to our in-house team, which
brings our team to 14 employees overall and means that for the first time, we now have a ‘full house’ in the office.”