The EU institutions cover a broad range of policy areas that include providing development aid and fighting climate change, preventing organised crime and ensuring the rights of minorities, as well as promoting research and innovation and supporting regional development. Translators are at the core of these activities translating texts in the EU's 24 official languages and thereby strengthening communication and helping citizens understand the role of the EU in their everyday lives. Translators work with complex political, legal, economic, financial, scientific and technical texts covering all topics of the European Union.
Currently, the European Commission is seeking Irish-language translators (grade AD 5).The recruited translators will translate documents from English to Irish.
Successful candidates may be offered a temporary contract for four years, which may be renewed for a maximum period of two years. If you are successful, you will be based in the Commission premises in Ireland (Grange, Co Meath) or Brussels.
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. 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.
Don't miss this great career opportunity – the application period opens on 13 February!
Do you have what it takes to apply?
You must be an EU citizen and have a perfect knowledge of Irish and a thorough knowledge of English.
Additionally, you need a university degree of at least three years of studies in any discipline.
For detailed information on requirements, please read the Call for Expression of Interest for temporary agents published on 13 February 2020.