Sorenson Interpreter Academy UK launch
Brand new training programmes for trainee and experienced interpreters now available
We are a different kind of agency that values interpreters’ quality, support and training and work with the community and businesses to improve accessibility and inclusion in the UK.
We are aware of market forces and the cost of living, requiring the need to increase interpreter fees, and we are committed to honouring that as much as possible. For more information on fees in your region, please fill our form below.
What Sorenson can offer you
Sorenson Interpreting has a reputation for quality and that’s why we skills test all interpreters who apply to work with us. This supports our commitment to maintain high standards of service. We also provide an unmatched training program to help our interpreters with their professional development. Here, you can be proud to be part of a team of highly skilled interpreters who provide the best service possible to the Deaf community.
Join a company that invests in your professional development and success, including:
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities each quarter
Opportunities to debrief with management when required.
A free support network with regular meetings to discuss professional topics and connect with colleagues
Personalised feedback sessions with management all year round
When you interpret for Sorenson, we take care in matching your skills and experience to the right jobs, providing the best fit and a better experience for you and the people we serve.
Sorenson Interpreter Academy UK
The need for qualified sign language interpreters consistently exceeds the supply – one of the primary reasons Sorenson invests heavily in training and upskilling interpreters regardless of whether they work with us.
Synergy UK training – online webinar series
Synergy UK provides trainee interpreters with free professional, rich and diverse learning opportunities through participation in small group skills sessions, to discuss the work of interpreting prior to qualification. We provide an holistic approach for interpreting students through access to our pool of resources to prepare them for community, educational, VRS and VRI settings.
What to expect:
- Webinars for upper-level students on the interpreting process and linguistic features of signed and spoken languages
- A greater sense of community through program connections
- Support for infusing the VRS specialty into the course of study
- Virtual gatherings and panel discussions for participating students from different programs
Koru UK training – enhanced VRS programme
Koru is an accelerated, on-the-job training programme for those with a minimum of 2 and half years post-qualification experience to develop essential interpreting skills in preparation for VRS work whilst working in other areas of interpreting – remote video interpreting and community work.
What to expect:
- Comprehensive New Hire training & induction to Sorenson
- 16 weeks of skill-building and practice
- Bilingual and bicultural training team
- Support from a mentor and lead interpreters
- Work as a staff interpreter while taking advantage of specialised training