All permanent jobs in the EU Institutions are recruited through open competitions. These competitions are organized by the EPSO and offer job opportunities in all the EU Institutions. The roles available are in different fields like Communication, Translation, Interpretation, IT, Finance, etc. Graduates can apply for so-called ‘Administrator’ profiles whereas non-graduates can apply for ‘Assistant’ profiles. The selection procedures for the respective profiles are published at different times of the year.
There are two basic permanent jobs profiles in the EU institutions in the EU institutions,and those are Administrators and Assistants.
- Administrators (AD)
The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is the main body responsible for the recruitment of individuals seeking EU careers, i.e. jobs in European institutions. This office is responsible for selection of staff for jobs in following EU Institutions: the European Commission European Parliament, the European Council, , the European Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors, the Committee of the Regions, the European External Action Service, the Economic and Social Committee, and the European Ombudsman.
The EPSO office creates pools of candidates for EU Institutions Jobs, and then each of the Institutions recruits’ staff from the pool.
The office claims that on average they receive 65000 applications form candidates seeking EU career, while between 1500 and 2000 candidates are selected for some of the jobs in EU institutions.
Jobs with the EU institutions include a wide range of career opportunities, mostly in administration and management, in various policy areas. Careers in the EU institutions can also involve participation in the EU legislative processes, like for example market policies, energy policy, humanitarian aid, etc. However, most of the EU institutions jobs are related to the support activities curtail for normal operations of the EU institutions, like Finance, IT, linguistics, Human Resources, etc.
Most of the jobs in EU institutions require knowledge of at least two foreign languages, out of which one should be either English, German or French.However, majority of staff work in English language, and majority of official communication in done in English.
Jobs in EU institutions are considered as highly attractive, However, salaries have witnesses significant decrease in recent years, mostly due to salary grades given to the newcomers. Therefore, in comparing to other international institutions and organizations active in Brussels, jobs in EU institutions are nowadays mostly attractive for job-seekers coming from the new members states, i.e. form Eastern European Union states.
To learn more about types of the jobs and application procedures, click here.
The New year is just a few days away, so it Is a perfect time to think about your career in the next year.
If you are one of those, who seek career within EU Institutional Framework, please note that EPSO office has published indicative timeframe for competitions in 2016.
According to the provisional plan, Call for Administrators (EPSO/AD/322/15 ) will be published in March 2016, as well as for Auditors.
For detail overview please visit EU Commision Website.
EURES is European Job Mobility Portal. The program embraces over 850 advisers, and they maintain contact between those who seek and those who offer jobs in EU. Therefore EURES facilitates job-matching in Europe, and contributes to the achievement of basic european freedoms, such as free movement of persons.
EURES is founded in 1992, in cooperation between European Commission and National Employment Services od EU state member countries, plus NES form EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland).
Through the portal you can access various information relevant to mobility issues, such as: job search within 31 countries, you can create CV and make it available to employers, find useful tips on employment in other EU countries, etc.
More information is available on: http://ec.europa.eu/eures/