Herefordshire Council’s language service, the Herefordshire Language Network, is offering more training for interpreters in April, and the application process is now open.
On Sunday 22 and Sunday 29 April 2018, a two-day unaccredited “foundation training” course will take place in Hereford city.
The training event is an excellent starting point for anyone who has ever considered trying out interpreting, and could lead to paid work. A very high level of fluency in English and one other language is required. While all languages are welcome, the Network is looking particularly for languages less commonly found in the county, such as Kurdish, Arabic, Filipino, Cantonese, and African and Indian languages. BSL is also welcome. Since 2009, the council has trained over 200 people in interpreting and translation skills, which allows them to work for the Herefordshire Language Network. The Network currently manages around 400 assignments every month for public services and voluntary organisations.
The deadline for applications is 26 March. To find out more about the criteria for applying, and to download an application form, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/language, or call Harriet Yellin on 01432 260216.