Category Archives: Careers

EU Graduate Administrators Competition

The EU institutions are looking for talented graduates and young professionals to fill more than 100 new graduate administrator roles.

Applicants need to have a university degree, a good command of two European languages and EU citizenship.

Registration is open now until the 10th of April 2018 at 12:00 CET.

More information is available here.

EU institutions recruiting over 100 new graduates for administrator roles

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The EU institutions are currently recruiting new graduates for over 100 graduate administrator roles.  Those about to graduate can also apply.

Further information is available here.

Traineeships in the European Parliament

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Would you like to gain work experience with the European Parliament?

Applications have opened for paid traineeships for University graduates at the European Parliament starting on the 1st of March 2017and lasting 5 months. Applications must be submitted by the 15th of October.

The Parliament also offers specialised traineeships for journalists and translators.

EU Traineeships for Graduates

Presentation1Applications are now open for paid traineeships of five months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions like, for instance, the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), starting on 1 October. Successful applicants will receive a monthly grant of around €1,120 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided. Every year, there are about 1,300 places available, which provide selected candidates with hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment, thus enriching their career prospects. Applications must be submitted online by noon (Brussels time), 29 January 2016.

Graduate traineeships with the European Commission

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The European Commission offers around 1400 5-month graduate traineeships each year. There are two intakes per year, in March and October. The window for applying for the March 2016 intake is open until the 31st August so there’s still time to apply.

If you are fluent in two or more Official EU languages (one of which should be English, French or German) and you want to gain some practical experience,  then have a look at the details here.

And if it is languages in particular that you specialise in, there are traineeships for translation interns available.

EURAXESS guide available from the EU Bookshop – Information on research careers in Europe

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EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion is a pan-European initiative providing access to a range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe. Job vacancies can be searched by country and research area at: A Euraxess Funding Search can be used to search for international funding opportunities, including funding to travel to conferences or to make short research visits. In 2010 the University of Aberdeen was awarded the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ badge by the European Commission for its work to implement the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers A brief guide to Euraxess is available from the EU Bookshop: