If you are looking to work for the EU, there are plenty of opportunities out there, though they are not always straight-forward to find. The links below should give you the starting points, and offer some good advice on how to succeed in what can be a very competitive environment.
The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) site is a great place to start, with information on the types of opportunities available, upcoming competitions, FAQs etc. You can even run through a sample test for the position you may be interested in. This is also where you create or log into your EPSO account.
To get further information about the types of careers available in the European Commission, check out the Commission’s careers page.
The European Parliament Information Office has some interesting links on their Recruitment page particularly for those interested in internships and traineeships.
It is also worth keeping in touch with the organisations above on Facebook and Twitter to ensure you’re kept informed!
Below you will find some electronic documents which might be of use:
- Quick Guide to EU Traineeships [PDF]
- Join the European Parliament [PDF]
- Selection Procedure [PDF]
- What do you want from a career [PDF]
- Opportunities for bright Scots in Europe [PDF]
- AD 2012 with useful links [MS Doc]
- AD5 Factsheet 2012 [PDF]
- Trainee Guide 2012 [PDF]