Meet our new intern – Loreen

Meet Loreen, our new Project Management intern, who joins us from France, where she is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Multimedia Translation.

What’s your background?

I’m French, originally from Dijon, Burgundy, and I’m here at Capita TI for four months. I’ll be working as an intern in the project management team until the end of June.

I would like to establish myself as an audio-visual translator, but I’m also very eager to understand how the management of a translation project works.

I spent the last year in Germany, where I worked in the field of sport and education. I successfully mentored two young boys from Iraq and Bulgaria, and helped them with their German language skills and homework. I also supported German teachers during language classes for refugee children in a primary school. I was also part of the team in charge of swimming classes for children from 3 to 7 years old. This was one of the best and most enriching experiences for me.

Why did you want to work in the language industry?

I’ve always loved foreign languages at school, and I had pretty good results, so after I finished school, I decided to study foreign languages further and discovered the translation field. I’ve not looked back since, and I’m really look forward my future in the language industry.

I also like the fact that it gives me so many opportunities to travel, work and live abroad.

Tell us about your studies

I have a BA in Foreign Language and I’m currently doing a Master’s Degree in Multimedia Translation at the University Of Burgundy, in France. I’ve learnt about subtitling, dubbing and also have an overview on general translation, for example the translation of websites. This Master’s Degree also allows me to gain experience abroad through internships such as this one at Capita TI.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I’d like to live in Germany, in a big city like Berlin or Hamburg and work as an audio-visual translator for a film company or TV-channel. I actually hope that straight after my studies finish, I’ll be working and living in Germany!

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

My alarm clock!

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I like sports, especially athletics. I like to hang out with friends and discover new places. At the weekend, I like to travel to foreign places and watch a lot of TV shows!

Do you speak any other languages?

I also speak German, I’ve been learning it for almost 15 years now and I speak French, my mother tongue.

Any funny language stories to share?

It isn’t really a language story, more a culture story, but it happened two days after I arrived in Oldham (where this internship is based). I was waiting for the bus on a small street, and  I saw it approaching on my left-hand side, and waved my hand so the driver would stop, but he just passed by without stopping. I was quite annoyed, but quickly remembered that in England, people drive on the other side of the road, and I was looking the wrong way!

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