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The European Graduate Placement Scheme (EGPS) aims to improve the employability of Masters in Translation graduates. The European Commission (Erasmus) funded five partners to develop the scheme over 30 months:
The scheme is now up and running and growing; around 30 more universities and 60 employers have joined the scheme.
The EGPS approach is holistic and flexible, providing models which may be adapted to suit the needs of individual institutions. The project includes:
By the end of their programmes, Masters graduates will have been able to put theory into practice in the classroom, then the workplace. Having experienced a commercial environment - abroad where possible – they will find it easier to find work in other countries as well as their own, and they will have developed the professional, social, intercultural and linguistic skills they need. They may even be hired by the company hosting their internship.
Students will develop their professional, intercultural and language skills. They will find employment more easily and will have more opportunities to work abroad.
Universities will develop a deeper understanding of the market for which they are preparing their students, ensuring that the programmes they offer are relevant and develop the right practical and theoretical skills. The research undertaken will lead to more effective teaching and learning, and further sharing of best practice across member states and institutions.
Language Services Providers (and their clients) will benefit from
Work placements have traditionally complemented work done in the classroom by adding a practical but separate component to the theoretical and simulated-practice approach of university study. Don Kiraly’s team at FTSK have created a more holistic and project-based approach in which, following initial tuition, students take on a series of simulated and eventually real projects in the classroom, developing a range of skills with teacher support so that the placement is the next natural step. International mobility where possible then introduces a new dimension in that students not only move from classroom to workplace but also develop awareness of working cultures and practices in other countries. Find out more here.