Danish, German, Finnish and Swedish translators

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The European Commission is looking for Danish, German, Finnish and Swedish translators. Recruited staff (Temporary agents at grade AD 5) will work at the respective language departments of the European Commission’s Directorate-General of Translation (DGT) in Brussels or Luxembourg.

As a translator, you will be required to translate documents from English into the language of your chosen selection procedure. These texts are often complex and deal with political, legal, economic, financial, scientific or technical subjects encompassing all of the EU's areas of activity. You may also be required to revise translations (both translations by in-house colleagues and by external contractors) and do terminology research. The work of a translator entails the use of digital skills and of specific IT and related tools.

If you are successful, you may be offered a temporary contract of four years, renewable for a maximum period of two years.

As an employer, the institutions and agencies of the EU offer a community of expertise with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. The multicultural, international and diverse teams that make up the institutions work together to benefit the lives of approximately 450 million EU citizens and beyond.

Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU, and the European Personnel Selection Office endeavours to apply equal opportunities, treatment and access to all candidates. You can find out more about our equal opportunities policy and how to request special adjustments for selection tests on our dedicated page.


Do you have what it takes?

If you are an EU citizen with a knowledge of at least two EU languages: perfect knowledge of Language 1 (language of the selection procedure) and thorough knowledge of English (Language 2) then you are the one we are looking for. Bear in mind that knowledge of any other EU language may be taken into consideration at the recruitment stage.

Remember that you must have a level of education corresponding to at least 3 years’ completed university studies attested by a diploma. No professional experience is necessary.

For detailed information on requirements, please read the Call for Expression of Interest on our Apply pages below.

Application period opens on 7 January 2021.