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CDT-TR-2024 - Advance Language Solutions Traineeship

CDT-TR-2024_TS Requisition #

The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union is an agency of the European Union.

Established in Luxembourg in 1994, its main mission is to provide translation and related language services to the other decentralised EU agencies. It may also assist those EU institutions and bodies which have their own translation services when there are workload peaks or for specific projects. In total, the Centre translates for 70 clients. At the end of 2023, it had around 200 staff members, including officials, temporary agents and contract staff.

For more information on the CdT, click here. 

The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union offers traineeships for university graduates or students from the Member States of the EU who wish to acquire an understanding of the Translation Centre´s work and gain professional experience.

Embark on a transformative journey with our Traineeship Program in the heart of Europe – Luxembourg!

In accordance with Administrative Decision No 1/2022 on traineeships offered by the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union, the Translation Centre is organizing a selection procedure for the following four trainee positions in 2024:

·         1 Trainee Greek translator (Translation Department)

·         1 Trainee Polish translator (Translation Department)

·         1 Trainee Advanced Language Solutions Section (Translation Support Department)

·         1 Trainee Human Resources & Staff Support Section (Corporate Services Department)


These trainee positions require permanent relocation to the Agency’s headquarters in Luxembourg, a captivating European gem, which seamlessly blends rich history with modern sophistication. Renowned for its picturesque landscapes, Luxembourg boasts fairy-tale castles, charming villages, and a vibrant cultural scene. Luxembourg may be the place where your career aspirations take flight!

1. Eligibility criteria


To be eligible for the traineeship programme, candidates must meet the following requirements, on the closing date for applications (26 March 2024):


a)       be 18 years of age or older; 

b)      be nationals of a Member State of the European Union; 

c)       have, by the beginning of the traineeship, successfully completed at least 3 years of higher education (university studies) or equivalent education attested by a diploma or relevant official certificate related to the responsibilities of one of the profiles listed above;

d)      have language skills corresponding to level C1 for the first language (thorough knowledge) and level B2 for the second language (satisfactory knowledge), under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

e)      not have already been a trainee of the Centre, or have been employed by the Centre in any capacity, or have worked for the Centre as an interim staff member, consultant or external service provider.


2. Selection criteria 

·           1 Trainee Advanced Language Solutions Section:

Duration of traineeship: between 6 months and 12 months.

Fields: machine translation and translation systems, computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine learning, translation process automation, text data processing or linguistic data curation.


Desired knowledge:

1)        Programming skills (preferably in Python).

2)        Understanding of Natural Language Processing principles and techniques.

3)        Basic knowledge of Machine Translation and Machine Learning concepts.

4)         B2 level in English or French


other competencies:

             Strong communication and interpersonal skills

             Attention to detail and organizational abilities

             Proactive and willing to take initiative

            Good MS Office skills (Excel, Word)

            Ability to work well in teams, particularly in a multicultural team.

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