The European Union (EU) organises an interpreter training course in Brussels, Belgium, which will be implemented by the Directorate-General for Interpretation of the European Commission, one of the EU institutions.
It is a 5 -month training course with English-Mongolian for up to 6 participants, which has been provisionally scheduled from July to November 2020. The participants would receive a monthly grant to cover cost of living and accommodation as well as travel cost and course costs.
A list of up to 24 preselected candidates will be established on the basis of the applications. In order to establish the final list, the preselected candidates will be invited to a selection test organised by the EU Delegation to Mongolia during the first half of March 2020 (candidates will be informed about the timetable one week ahead). If you are interested, you must apply by 19 January 2020 at the latest.
Aptitude test consists of:
In order to be pre-selected, the candidates must
They will also be expected to show:
Trainee interpreters are effectively assessed every time they work; while feedback on questions of accuracy, style and use of language may seem personal, it is central to training. Applicants must show an ability to accept constructive criticism.
The selected candidates are expected to be available to work as a freelance interpreter for the EU Delegation for at least 5 years after the training course.
They should not have any conflict of interest when working as interpreter for the EU Delegation to Mongolia.
Prior interpreter training or professional experience as an interpreter is not compulsory, however it would be a valuable asset.
In order to be eligible for the pre-selection, the candidates need to send (in English)
Please send your application by email to the following email addresses: by 19 January 2020 at 20.00 Mongolian time.
Preselection will be made on the basis of the information provided in the CV and the motivation letter.
The reply to any call for applications involves the recording and processing of personal data (such as name, address and CV). Such data will be processed by the EU institutions in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 2018/1725 of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC.
The final list of selected candidates will be subject to approval by the relevant Commission services.