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#TeamPresence: Meet the trainee(s) Edwige, Audrey and Cyril

#TeamPresence: Meet the trainee(s)

In today’s episode of ‘Meet the trainee’, we are interviewing the trainees who have worked with us at the Luxemburg office the last couple of weeks. Now that their internship is over, we wanted their feedback on what it is like to be a trainee at Presence Translate & Interact. Now we are sharing their side of the story with you, completely uncensored.

Meet (from left to right) Edwige, Cyril and Audrey, all coming from various villages in Belgium's Walloon region.

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Why did you select Presence for your traineeship? 

Edwige: I wanted to do my internship at Presence because I liked what I heard when Caroline presented the company during our interview. Moreover, the former trainee had told me about the tasks she had performed, and that made me want to work here.

Audrey: For me, one of the main reasons was the desire to discover another aspect of translation, namely project management. This traineeship met all my expectations!

Cyril: I wanted to work for a company that could introduce me to the real world of translation. When I found out about Presence, I quickly realised that their activities were much more diversified than I imagined. Their international scope pulled me in.

What is the biggest challenge you faced during your traineeship?

Edwige: I transcribed and translated a short video in a short period of time. Thanks to the colleagues who helped me, it was a success.

Audrey: The biggest challenge was simply to meet the level of professionalism of an exceptional team like Presence.

Cyril: Managing the organisation of a series of business dinners has proven to be a particularly challenging task, as it demanded skills in negotiation and in multilingual communication.

What is the most important lesson you learned during your traineeship?

Edwige: This internship has -among other things- given me a sense of synthesis and prioritisation, organisation and, of course, a taste of the professional work field.

Audrey: In Belgium, our national motto is: ’Unity makes strength’. This could also apply to Presence. The ingredient of Presence's success is undoubtedly the team spirit. It was a pleasure to be in contact with all the Presence #DreamTeam members on a daily basis. I'm going to miss you all!

Cyril: It is when faced with adversity that we discover what we are really capable of. Sometimes you have to be pushed to your limits and draw on your last resources to complete a task you thought was insurmountable.

What did you most like about your traineeship at Presence? 

Edwige: What I liked most was the organisation of meetings, negotiations with interpreters and the atmosphere at the company.

Audrey: From the start, I liked the fact that everyone at Presence regarded me as a full fledged member of the team.

Cyril: The working atmosphere is obviously what comes to mind right away. I was lucky to work in a professional environment that still puts all employees at ease. I also really appreciated the opportunity to work on real, concrete projects for prestigious clients.”

Finally, do you have any advice for future trainees?

Edwige: Come and do your internship at Presence, it's GREAT!

Audrey: The only advice I can give to future trainees is: ‘Go for it, you won't be disappointed!’

Cyril: Get organised! There is far too much information to store in a single head, and important details are quickly forgotten. Be sure to closely monitor all the projects you manage and establish a cycle of steps from beginning to end to make sure you don't forget anything. But you can always count on golden colleagues who will be able to support you through difficult times!

 

Are you looking for a place to do your internship? And would you like to join a team of language enthusiasts and project management wizards who embrace you as one of their own? Let’s talk!

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