AP | PORTUGAL
What is the importance of an academic internship? A question that those who realise the advantage of being the best prepared for the labour market they possibly can be, ask themselves every day. Where the competition is increasingly fierce, it is certainly an advantage to have a greater knowledge of reality.
And how is that possible? With an academic internship designed to add to your academic knowledge the experience that one can only get with a real work experience. Whatever the size of a company is, either small or large, one thing is clear: internships offer you a fantastic opportunity that must be seized.
What does an intern get? At the end of the day, you have the opportunity to work like any other professional in the translation company, experiencing daily real work experience, thus acquiring not only practical knowledge, but also meeting new people and practice networking skills while establishing a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references that can be very useful to you after six-month internship period.
On top of that, more than the real work experience, you gain a kind of extra point in your resume. A foolproof way to demonstrate that you have work experience, as well as your soft skills. This can really make a difference when it comes to comparing your resume to those of other applicants, creating an advantage over them. Having said all this, you should throw this opportunity away. There is more, but we’ll address that later in this article.
The importance of mentoring in a translation company internship - to make worthwhile
The truth is that there are many internships and many companies, so we understand the challenge that choosing the right internship can be, whether it is an academic or a voluntary internship.
At AP Portugal Tech Language Solutions we are aware of the importance of mentoring in a translation company internship that really boosts your CV and increases your market value, that helps you become more self confident, that gives you a taste of your chosen field and helps you choose your speciality, one that allows you to start networking. So, we decided to invest in a concept that we consider remarkable: mentoring.
We have already explored the somewhat technical definition of the concept when we shared the benefits of doing an internship at AP Portugal, now we want to focus on the intention that underlies the concept. In fact, it is about applied learning in which a person shares their knowledge, skills and experience to assist others progressing in their own careers, i.e. you, who are about to complete your academic journey, you, who are just experiencing the real work world in your internship.
Not only do you gain practical knowledge but you also establish a network of contacts that can be very useful to you after six-month internship period.
At the AP Academy, where you can get six-month internships, mentoring is more than a word. It is, in fact, something that we take very seriously, as we're helping those who for the first time experience a real work environment. Thus, as AP Academy mentors we are much more than reviewers, we do not just point out the often natural mistakes those who have closed the academic chapter and have just opened the door to work make.
AP Academy's mentors share the same passion that has been the pillar of AP Portugal Tech Language Solutions since 1998. We seize with great interest and enthusiasm the opportunity to walk side by side with those whose ultimate goal is becoming a professional in the area of language services, a professional like the one mentoring you during these six months of internship.
What arises from this passion for mentoring? What we like to call a double quality label based on the important method "translation-check-revision". But that's not all, because mentoring is also reflected in the "feedback", which gives interns the possibility to have constructive criticism and opinions of the work they accomplish, meeting their natural doubts and desires. We see no other way to evolve.
The possibility of career progression at AP Portugal
By now you may be asking yourself: what can I expect concretely from an internship at AP Portugal’s Academy? We like to say that we offer more than the first contact with the working environment, we offer an experience that can make you feel passionate about becoming a professional in the area of language services.
More than just words, this six-month internship offers also the possibility to participate in the global system of career progression within AP Portugal Tech Language Solutions. And, why not start your professional career as an in-house or as a freelancer?
Where is AP Academy located?
The video we share here can say way over a thousand words and display more than a thousand images. Still, we add to the beauty of Porto, the possibility of a professional internship at a short distance from what is known as the Invincible City (CIdade Invicta). 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 prime location. You can get to Porto, the General Torres train station and even the Porto airport, only 20 minutes way.
An internship at a short distance from the city elected three times European Best Destination.
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.
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.
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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