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Step 1: Get Qualified

In this video we explore step 1 of working as an interpreter – getting qualified.

We explain 5 of the most common accredited interpreting qualifications, how long they typically take, the skills and knowledge you will need to pass and how you can study.

Step 2: Choose How, When and Where to Work

In this video we explore step 2 of working as an interpreter – choosing how, when and where you will offer your interpreting services.

We explain the three different ways that interpreting at Level 3 occurs, and the factors that might help you to make a decision.

Step 3: Gain some Paid or Voluntary Experience

In this video we explore step 3 of how to be an interpreter; experience, and answer some of the most common questions Рhow important is it?  where do you get it? and what impact does it have on your job opportunities.

Step 4&5: Search for and register with LSPs

In this video we explore steps 4 and 5 of how to be an interpreter; registering for a Language Service Provider who will help you to find work opportunities.

Note: there are also exciting career opportunities available on the platforms like Jooble, if you speak any of the languages mentioned

Step 6, 7 & 8: Agree rates, accept and complete assignments

When you have done all the hard work to get to this stage, the very last thing that you want is to fall at the final hurdle. The final steps to working as an interpreter are where you agree your rates, make sure you can receive assignments, accept appropriate assignments and finally complete them!

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