Hello, I would like to know if with that combination I will have the chance to work for the UN and the EU. For the moment my combination is this: A: ES, B: FR, C:EN/JA but I would like to add Russian soon. Thank you in advance.
asked 06 May '16, 09:27
Pour l'Union Européenne, à l'heure actuelle, il faut 3 langues C en cabine ES pour être éligible au test d'accréditation (voir: Profiles in demand) donc malheureusement ta combinaison actuelle ne suffira pas, parce que le JA et le RU ne font pas partie des langues demandées.
answered 06 May '16, 09:47
With ES A, and FR, EN and RU in your combination, assuming you are good, you should be able to find work with the UN and the Council of Europe. I know at least one interpreter with that combination who works a lot, though that will also depend on factors such as your professional address. For example, you will get more work being based in a UN city such as Vienna or Geneva than if you were based in a city with no UN activity whatsoever.
As to ES<>FR, I don't know the market at all, but you should research what kind of private market work there may be in cities where there is a lot of French present, such as Paris, Brussels, or Geneva; or cities where there is a lot of Spanish present but not so much French. Make sure not to limit your research to Europe - there may be work in Latin America, Canada, Africa...
answered 13 May '16, 09:12