Career Opportunities in EU Institutions for Graduates

The attractiveness of career opportunities in European Union institutions is growing constantly. People are motivated by the perspective of international employment, various functions offered, interesting salary conditions, stability of employment.

Employees of the European Union institutions have to go through an open competition. The European Communities Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is the organ responsible for the competition and selection of highly qualifies staff for recruitment to all institutions, namely European Parliament, Council, European Commission, Court of Justice, Court of Auditors, Economic and Social Committee,     Committee of the Regions and European Ombudsman.

There are opportunities for graduates. They can start working at a basic level of administration, even when they don’t have relevant professional experience. For higher levels there are open competitions, for which a minimum of three years of experience is required.

The majority of graduate opportunities are in administration and management. The European Union administration covers all the responsibilities of a State. Therefore working for the European Union is highly challenging. A person applying for a position in one of the EU institutions should have a drive and initiative, should have some skills with managing resources. Such a person should be able to work with people from different countries and be able to express himself orally, on paper and in public. Communicational, negotiation and language skills are inevitable for a position in EU institutions.

If you are interested in applying for a job in EU institutions, look here to find out information about the process of applying and about the competition.

More jobs within the European Union can be found on European Job Mobility Portal Eures.

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