EU Careers
All the Options… and How to Apply…
Audit and Inspection
Policy development
What can
I do
for the
EU??
Aid Work
Political Advisor
...And many, many more….
Who could I work for?
Council
Commission
Parliament
Ctte of Regions
Ombudsman
Court of Justice
Court of Auditors
Economic &
Social Ctte
Data Protection
Supervisor
And many more agencies of the EU…
A lifetime of
different
jobs
Interesting
and
challenging
work that
makes a real
difference for
Europe
The
opportunity to
work and
travel abroad
Why should
I work
for the
EU??
.. have all of this…
You are
encouraged to
learn new
skills and
languages
An
attractive
benefits
package
What sort of people do we need?
The EU Institutions need bright, young people who:
- Are highly skilled, resilient and motivated to succeed, learn
and develop;
- Have a desire to make a difference and who can and want
to help shape Europe and the world;
- Enjoy working in multicultural teams;
- Deliver results;
A 7+1 Competency framework
For all grades:
- Analysis and Problem Solving;
- Communicating;
- Delivering Quality and Results;
- Learning and Development;
- Prioritising and Organising;
- Resilience ;
- Working with Others;
For ‘Administrator’ graduate grades:
+ Leadership
.. How Do I Apply..?
Jobs for
graduates and
non
graduates..
Need to have
2 EU languages
(2nd language must be
English, French or
German)
Must have
completed any
national
service
Must be an EU citizen
All applications made online
@
www.eu-careers.eu
When can I apply?
3 Big Recruitments per year….
Spring- ‘Administrators’ (Policy, Strategy,
Law, Economics + more)
Summer- Linguists (Translators,
Interpreters)
Winter- Assistants (Key supporting roles,
e.g. Financial, Secretarial, Communication.)
(+ several other specialist recruitments!)
When to apply
What does application involve?
Main steps
(after an application form!)
A Computer-Based Test at a centre in your
country: Tests things such as numeric and
verbal skills.
An Assessment Centre in Brussels: A range
of tests like case studies and groups
exercises to assess your wider skills and
knowledge.
*For specialist roles such as translators and
interpreters there will also be professional skills
tests.*
Competition structure – by type
Computer based tests – overview*
• Verbal reasoning
• Numerical reasoning
• Abstract reasoning
in main language
• (EU knowledge is no longer tested)
• Situational judgement
in English, French or German
*Based on Spring graduate ‘AD’ selection procedure.
Verbal Reasoning - Example
Numerical Reasoning - Example
Abstract reasoning (sample question)
Assessment Centre
Depending on the selection procedure:
• Case study in the field in question
• Exercises relating to professional skills
• Oral presentation
• Structured interview
• Group exercises
• Practical language tests
Conclusion – ‘Reserve list’ Database
• List of successful candidates
+ “competency passport”
• Basis for recruitment by Institutions
• Valid for at least one year – may be
extended
Other employment possibilities
• Temporary staff: temporary agents
• Contract staff: contract agents
• Traineeships (5 months)
• Seconded national experts (typically 1-2 years)
• Interim Staff (6 months, drawn from local
agencies)
http://europa.eu/epso/discover/careers/staff_categories/index_en.htm
Commission Ambassadors: Training Seminar
Traineeships
• Organised and recruited to separately by each
institution.
• E.g. Commission ‘stage’:
1)Takes place twice a year
2)5 months
3)Commence in March or October
4)Pay around €1000/month (+ travel reimbursement)
5)You can select ‘preferences’ of which department
you’d like to work in.
Commission Ambassadors: Training Seminar
Where can I find out more?
www.eu-careers.eu
• or search ‘EU Careers’ on Facebook or Twitter
Where can I find out more?
Our ‘Raconteurs’
• 16 members of staff from across the
EU Institutions…
• Blogging on Facebook and tweeting
on Twitter.
• Just search ‘EU Careers Raconteurs’.
Any questions?
www.eu-careers.eu
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