Academy by AP Portugal - Young people, strong will!
Fall in love with your Portuguese translation company.
Join AP Academy!
With the same passion that shapes AP Portugal as an organisation for language services, we invite you to fall in love with translation and localisation.
At AP Academy you will find the best option for work experience at a Portuguese translation company, able to offer you continued educational development and professional knowledge.
This is more than just an opportunity for you to learn in a real life setting, it can also be your entrance into the professional world of translation, thanks to our global career progression system within AP PORTUGAL.
AP Academy is CEO Mário Júnior's dream to give back to the world of translation with the enthusiasm that he brought to both his profession and to his decision over 20 years ago to found AP Portugal Tech Language Solutions.
As a conference interpreter with vast knowledge and worldwide experience, Mário set out a goal with the creation of AP Academy that's still applicable today: attract the best talent in a professional field with an enormous future, and keep them.
This is currently also a project that relies on the critical eye and supervision of Eugénio Rodrigues, our Head of Human Resources, who is also a Basketball coach with experience in several countries, as well as a national champion and winner of the Taça de Portugal.
And finally, AP Academy is nothing without the enthusiasm and commitment of all who work for AP Portugal - Tech Language Solutions motivated by that same passion for the world of language and tech services.
Over a six month internship - whether in-house in Porto, or remotely from Lisbon or anywhere else in the world, Luanda, Maputo, Madrid, Brussels, Paris, Rome, London - not only will you become the talent we aim to attract, but also the brilliant translation professional that we hope to keep in the stimulating world of translation.
You decide when you want to start your internship, AP Academy will offer you a wide range of internship options.
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Who we are
We are above all the product of passion for translation. In practice, the AP Academy internship programme is the pedagogical mission of da AP Portugal - Tech Language Solutions, our commitment to training up-and-coming talent in the exciting world of the translation industry.
We are a company with more than 20 years experience in the competitive field of language and tech services, with offices in Porto and Lisbon and certified by the ISO's Internation Quality Standard 17100:2015.
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What we do
Our main objective at AP Academy is to é develop your basic skills, this is essential for a translation professional at the start of their career and encountering for the first time the daily life of a translator.
As such, our internship programme focuses on a wide range of aspects that we believe are important for you to develop: for example, language skills and its practical application, time management, teamwork and proactiveness. Over the course of a six month internship, we will provide our trainees with continued educational growth and professional knowledge, tailored to professional-standards and the needs of the market of language and tech services.
WHO IT’S FOR
AP Academy's mission is suited for all those who want to strengthen their skills in the field of translation and gain real work experience before deciding what career path they want to follow.
Over the course of six months you will be accompanied on this journey by mentors, just another tool to help with your professional development, where someone with experience helps someone with less experience.
At AP Academy we have four types of internship to choose from:
Curricular Internship: tailored to your university programme, an excellent way to stand out in a competitive job market;
Volunteering Placement: These internships are suitable for those who've already finished their degree and aim to take their first step into the professional world of translation;
Remote Internship: similar to the volunteering placements, except these can be done remotely, from anywhere that you can access the internet;
Professional Internship: this is an opportunity to become a part of AP Portugal Tech Language Solutions' Career Progression System starting your professional career as an in-house employee, through an IEFP professional internship, or a freelancer.
WHERE WE ARE
Choosing AP Academy is also an opportunity to do a professional internship in translation with walking distance from Porto; only the Douro river separates AP Portugal's head office from the city that was elected Europe's Best Destination three times.
Difficult to find better scenery!
Situated in the cultural and historical centre of Vila Nova de Gaia, walking distance from the Metro stations, you will be working in an optimal location to not only get to Porto, but also General Torres train station, and even the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, around 20 minutes away.
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WHEN YOU CAN APPLY
We accept applications all year round, you just have to decide when you would like to start.
Furthermore, for your information, as you will find out here, in Porto, summer is pleasant, dry and practically cloudless; winter is cool, with rain and partially cloudy skies. The temperature is rarely less than 6 or more than 30 degrees.