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We have the EU Career for you

With their unique and varied remit and multicultural working environment, the EU Institutions are unlike any other organisation in the world.

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We accept graduates from a wide range of degree disciplines, so whatever your profile, the sheer range of fields in which the EU operates may well offer just the right opportunity for you. 

Graduates can expect a constant challenge and a high degree of responsibility from day one. You could be helping shape the EU's legislative and budgetary processes, coordinating the broad economic policies of the Member States, taking part in negotiations with non-EU countries, helping run the common agricultural policy, or ensuring that EU law is uniformly interpreted and effectively applied. 

Many new recruits join us as policy officers whose daily work may involve: 

•    drafting policy analysis 
•    implementing projects and programmes across Europe 
•    co-ordinating work across departments and with external stakeholders 
•    closely supporting decision-makers, or 
•    managing human and financial resources   

We do not require any prior work experience for our graduate-entry level (AD5 grade), but graduates with several years' experience may join us at a higher level (AD7 level). There are opportunities for non-graduates to join us as assistants (AST), or in clerical and secretarial roles (AST-SC). The EU Institutions also employ staff in a variety of short-term or temporary roles, including traineeships.  

During the year we run several selection procedures for graduates: 

Spring –  Generalists 
Spring – Auditors 
Summer – Translators 
Autumn – Lawyer/Linguists   

For language-related profiles such as translators and lawyers/linguists it's good to know that the languages vary annually.

Your EU Career starts here!


European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)

Tel: 0032 22 99 31 31