Hi there. I’m looking for some advice on a career change and wondered if any of you could help me.
I have lived in France since 2003. I am looking to work full time in a field, preferably people based, that allows me to speak French and English. I wouldn’t say I would be proficient enough to do a translating job, but my standard of French is pretty good. I definitely could work where it would be necessary to help people and liaise between the French and English. I have recently written to Brittany Ferries and I am awaiting their response. I have also tried local hospitals but was told that the secretaries/staff are already being trained to speak English.
Quick resume of work experience: worked for the civil service (MoD) as a clerical and financial officer for 20 years, then moved to France and passed my CAP in cuisine traditionnelle. As my English qualifications were so old, I also did geography, physics, chemistry, history, maths, French and English (lol). I have worked in restaurants and presently I am working for the Mairie as a cuisinière in a school kitchen.
Thank you in advance to any of you out there that could give me some ideas of where to look :-)