EPSO

Economics/Statistics

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.

Job description

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.

 

Key Qualifications

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).

Find out more about the selection procedure. You may also find our sample tests useful.

See our Traineeships page for further information on traineeships.

Job description

EU statisticians make a vital contribution to EU decision-making and future policies. Focusing on economic, financial, social, agricultural or environmental information, your work may involve designing and implementing statistical programmes, defining methodologies, applying mathematical models, undertaking quantitative and qualitative analysis, regulating and coordinating statistical activities, interpreting and disseminating data, executing project plans, supervising and mentoring colleagues. As a statistician, you can join us either as an administrator or as an assistant.

 

Key Qualifications

You must have a good command of at least 2 EU languages.

To join at administrator-level, you must have a degree in statistics, economics, mathematics or a related discipline 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).

To join at assistant-level you must have either post-secondary education in an appropriate subject and a few years' relevant professional experience depending on the competition, or secondary education and at least several years' relevant professional experience depending on the competition.

Find out more about the selection procedure. You may also find our sample tests useful.

See our Traineeships page for further information on traineeships.