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European Commission

Career Profiles

The EU employs over 40,000 people and has provided career profiles to help applicants determine the best fit for their skills and experience.

These include AuditCommunicationsEconomics/StatisticsEuropean Public AdministrationExternal RelationsFinanceInformation TechnologyLawSupport Staff and Other

All require the knowledge of at least two EU languages.

Job descriptions

The European Personnel Selection Office website contains detailed job descriptions for Conference InterpreterLawyer-LinguistProofreader/Language Editor and Translator under EU Career Profiles under the languages tab. 


Each year the European Commission offers 2 five month, paid traineeships, for 1,300 trainees; administrative or translation. 

Starting on 1 March or 1 October, trainees gain hands-on experience of EU policy making in a multicultural environment.

Finding work

All job opportunities for open and upcoming vacancies at the EU institutions or agencies for both permanent and temporary posts are advertised online along with the specific recruitment criteria for each vacancy.