Have You Considered A Career As A Translator?

Huw Williams - Manager Of Welsh Language Services Within The NHS

Do you like to study Welsh (and English!) and feel that you would like to do some translation as part of another career?

Huw Owen

Huw Owen

Did you know?

  • The NHS needs people who can communicate bilingually – whether as full-time translators, or who can translate as part of another job.
  • You don't necessarily have to have a degree in Welsh

I did Welsh up to GCSE level, and did my A Levels through the medium of Welsh (but not "Welsh" as a subject – History, Religious Education and English were what I did), and over the years realised that I liked translation. Now doing specific translation work is part of my job as Manager of Welsh Language Services within the NHS in Wales.

Translation qualifications can be gained while doing another career in the NHS – either at NVQ level, and/or through Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru. Translation skills are becoming increasingly valuable on a daily basis within the NHS, with the demand for translation as a result of the Welsh Language Measure increasing.

If you are interested in knowing more about the career opportunities in translation within the NHS, please do not hesitate to contact us for a conversation at;