- Start date: January 2017
- End date: 31 December 2099
- Funder: HEFCE
Funded by: UK Government-funded Routes into Languages programme, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
The NNI aims to raise awareness of interpreting as an exciting profession among young people in the UK through promotional activities, careers events and a dedicated website. The website includes information, related events listings and a range of interactive multimedia resources. As a strand in the HEFCE-funded Routes into Languages project, which tries to encourage the take up of languages nationally, the NNI fosters the use of interpreting as a motivational tool in language teaching (e.g. through KT activities with teachers). Through outreach to undergraduate language students it also attempts to address the current shortage of English mother-tongue interpreters.