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Local company calls upon UCLan international students’ interpretation skills

International students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are using their language skills to gain vital work experience.

Two UCLan students are working for local transcription, translation and interpreting company, Transcription Global, based on Winckley Square in Preston.

The company already employs graduates from UCLan, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University and Lancaster University in a variety of roles but it has now begun an initiative to provide paid work for foreign language and international students at these and other universities in the region.

Polish and Portuguese students have already been hired for a large project this month, and the company is calling on students who speak any foreign language to get in touch if they are interested in proofreading for future projects.

Kamila Rozycka and Gabriela Weglowska, who are both Polish students on the MA Intercultural Business Communication course at UCLan, believe that the job offers them invaluable experience.

Kamila said: “More businesses should offer opportunities such as this as it is a great chance for students to be employed in a professional working environment. The experience will help me in my future interpreting and translation career.”

The Managing Director of Language Insight, Donna Twose, said: “We decided that by getting local students in to translate and proofread files for us, we could create jobs and allow them to transfer the skills they have learnt in class into a business environment.”