If you have a background in economics, mathematics or statistics, and would like to work on ensuring fair competition and improved living standards in Europe, you could pursue a career in the EU as an economist or as a statistician. Our annual graduate selection procedure, which is launched each year in the spring, is the most commonly sought route into an EU career for economists and statisticians.
If you are employed as an EU economist, you will work closely with senior decision-makers to deliver economic and statistical analysis and shape new strategies in areas such as financial institutions and markets, economic integration and development, pan-European trade, public finance, structural reforms and the single currency.
You must have a good command of at least 2 EU languages, an economics degree for entry at Grade AD 5 (entry level for permanent administrators) and several years’ relevant experience, to join us at a more senior level (Grade AD 7).
See our Quick Guide to EU traineeships for further information on traineeships.