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15 benefits of an internship

Before making a decision, you have to ask yourself a question: why is an internship so important? It is obvious that you will be better prepared for the labour market, the goal you seek to reach thinking about how fierce the competition can be.

Knowledge is power, hence having a timely knowledge of reality, which you can obtain during a six-month internship, can be crucial.

Here we lay down the arguments to help you understand the importance of an internship, such as the one offered at AP Portugal - Tech Language Solutions. On this occasion, we would also like to mention AP Academy's additional advantage, location, it is just across Porto, a city elected three times European Best Destination


15 benefits of an internship at AP Academy


Now, let's take a look at each of the 15 benefits of an internship:

1 - In an informal conversation any language services professional, such as a conference interpreter, will say that the internship was invaluable for the experience provided and for giving them more confidence to enter the labour market.

2 - An even stronger argument for students from a city other than Porto and especially for those from another country: studying abroad is an enriching personal and professional experience.

3 - A fact that we love to highlight: in an increasingly competitive labour market having a real experience in a relevant job will be decisive. Hence the benefit of an internship.

4 - The figures speak for themselves across all Europe: those who join the labour market with at least a six month experience obtained during an internship, have an advantage over any other new graduate.

5 - What do I actually get from an internship? The answer is simple: you will benefit from joining the labour market with real experience in your professional area.


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6 - Getting a job at the end of the internship is not an unreasonable idea. At AP Academy, we offer the possibility, after the six-month internship, to take part in the career progression system within AP Portugal - Tech Language Solutions. And, why not, start your professional career as an in-house translator or a freelancer.

7 - What do I get from an internship? The opportunity to develop professional skills in a real work scenario, thus being better prepared for your professional life.

8 - Here's a sentence you must have heard during your academic career: an internship is a stepping stone for your professional career, an idea that we fully embrace at AP Academy Tech Language Solutions.

9 - After several years of learning, acquiring theoretical knowledge about the language services industry, the internship is the first and decisive contact with the real world. An opportunity to put the theory into practice.

If you come from abroad, this #13 is especially for you.

10 - We arrive at the top 10 with a question: why do I need experience? First of all, the contact with reality may even help us realise we do not want to follow that professional area.

11 - An internship is an additional asset in the resume you will send for your first job application.

12 - Working as a professional will enable your first contacts in the world of language services industry.

13 - It is true that employers value candidates with a 'global mindset'. In other words, candidates whose experience includes working with colleagues from other countries. If you come from abroad, this is especially for you.

14 - Internships provide full-time jobseekers with the skills to work in all types of companies, whether large, medium-sized or small.

15 - Mentoring, a major concern at AP Academy, is more than a word. In fact, it is something that we take very seriously, since we are helping those who are facing a real working environment for the first time.


Where is AP Academy located?

Choosing AP Academy is an opportunity to do an internship very close to Porto. AP Portugal's headquarters are just across the Douro River. On the other side you have a city elected three times European Best Destination. That's hard to beat!

Located in Vila Nova de Gaia, within walking distance from the metro station, our headquarters are in a privileged location. You can get to Porto, the General Torres train station and even the Porto airport, only 20 minutes way.

A famous postcard at a short distance, a perfect location and also the opportunity to add your internship experience the possibility to discover a multi-cultural and historical heritage. Porto also offers you a renowed nightlife, full of bars, music and different atmospheres, complemented by what we consider unforgettable: the rich gastronomy. In other words, a complete and fascinating experience you don't want to miss.


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AP Academy: how to apply?

We're waiting for you! Just access the AP - Academy application page. By doing so, you will be applying for our six-month internship in our offices in Porto or remotely from home.

Once the application has been accepted, you will receive training in the technological tools that include all the stages of the translation process (pre-production, production and post-production), such as Wordbee, SDL, Trados Studio, MemoQ, Memsource and more.

This text was not written by a native English speaker, but by a language lover. However, all our language services are always provided by native speakers.


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AP PORTUGAL - Tech Language Solutions is a Portuguese translation company certified by the International Quality Standard ISO 17100. The company offers a wide range of language services, which include translation (TEP), post-editing machine translation (PEMT), transcription, desktop publishing and subtitling, voice talent, software and website localisation technology, SEO and consulting. It invests enthusiastically in the development of partnerships and cooperation anywhere in the world where your organization may need a partner for the African, Brazilian and European Portuguese language.

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