Welcoming a new linguistic talent to our team

We’ve been joined this week by our new intern, Raphael Werner, from Northern Bavaria. In his final year of a Masters in General and Applied Linguistics from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, he’s just completed an Erasmus exchange programme at the University of Exeter, which is where he got (and very much enjoyed) his first taste of translation.

Raphael loved his time in Exeter, even completing a piece of paid translation for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum there, which not only piqued his interest in a potential translation career but also led him to AJT’s door and a summer internship in Cornwall.

Raphael will be with us until August before returning to his final term of studies in Germany. He’s really gearing up to take full advantage of the summer months in Newquay – where better to be! We’ve already got him signed up for a coasteering trip, but he’s also keen to try surfing and kayaking and all that Cornwall can throw at him while he’s here.

So, a few days in, and Raphael’s settling in nicely, although he does say he has to keep pinching himself to shake off the feeling that he’s not on holiday – I think our beautiful corner of the world is really resonating with him!

Willkommen Raphael, and thanks for the delicious Ritter minis – they didn’t last long, but chocolate never does when Team AJT is around!