English to German Junior Translator (home-based)

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a talented German translation graduate to join our team as Junior Translator. Working from home as a part of a team of professional linguists, you will be responsible for translating a wide variety of texts, predominantly in the field of marketing and IT, from English into German. Excellent knowledge of German spelling and grammar rules, an eye for detail and a solid writing style are essential for this role. This position would be ideal for a recent translation graduate looking for their first role in the translation industry and who would enjoy working in a supportive and collaborative environment.

What are the minimum requirements?

  • Native speaker of German (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills
  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in translation studies
  • UK-based with pre-settled or settled status and the ability to work remotely

What are the perks?

  • Work as part of a passionate team of talented in-house and freelance linguists
  • Receive regular feedback on your translations and learn from experienced colleagues
  • Work from anywhere in the UK
  • Flexible working hours
  • Take part in regular in-house training sessions
  • Annual training budget for external training
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Workplace pension
  • Annual bonus based on company performance

Job description

  • Job title: German Junior Translator
  • Location: Home-based in the UK
  • Starting salary: £20,000 GBP per annum
  • Employment type: Full-time
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Working hours: 9am to 5.30pm with 1 hour lunch break (flexible working hours)
  • Start date: Immediate (flexible)

What kind of work is it?

First and foremost, you will be translating texts from English into German. Other tasks might include proofreading translations, updating translations according to client feedback, editing machine translations and other translation-related tasks.  Occasionally, we might also ask you to help out other colleagues with their tasks.

Frequently asked questions

What is our ideal candidate like?

Our ideal candidate shares our passion for languages and culture, and our commitment to delivering high-quality translations to our customers.

We are looking for translators who can write beautifully, who have the ability to translate in a way that it sounds natural, while retaining the main message of the source text. A flair for creative translation is a definite plus.

Other personal qualities we appreciate include a positive attitude towards work, the ability to adapt quickly, and a general thirst to learn new things.

We will provide onboarding and training when you start in your role, so that you are equipped to do your best work.

Why work for AJT?

We are a UK-based translation company with a strong focus on collaboration and teamwork. If you enjoy the freedom of working from home but also love the idea of working as part of a team of passionate language lovers, then this could be the ideal role for you.

We care about our people: We are guided by our core values (ethical, passionate, nurturing, collaborative and transparent) and a strong Code of Ethics. We are an equal opportunities employer and we make sure that everyone has access to the same opportunities for growth and development. We promote an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and value the diversity of all people.

We care about our planet: We take the environmental impact of our operations very seriously and work hard to reduce our impact as far as possible. We ensure that our activities have a minimal impact on the environment and strive to operate as environmentally responsibly and efficiently as possible.

How do I apply and what is the application process?

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@teamajt.com. Please quote GERMAN-2021 in the subject line of your email.

If you are eligible for the role, the first step in the application process is a translation test. If your test meets our minimum quality criteria, you will then be invited for an interview which will be held via video call.