Linguistic assistants

Home > Linguistic assistants

Are you good with words? Is your grammar impeccable? Then get ready to apply your language skills in an international environment.

The EU Institutions are looking for Croatian, Dutch, Estonian, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese linguistic assistants (grade AST 1).

As a linguistic assistant, you will help linguists, translators and lawyer-linguists in translation, revision and finalisation work and you will ensure document management. You may carry out terminology research, process texts and keep thematic translation memories up-to-date. In performing your tasks, you will use specialised IT tools and you will support linguists and translators in using these tools.

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 and know at least two official EU languages: a thorough knowledge of one of the following languages: Estonian, Croatian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, or Portuguese and a satisfactory knowledge of English or French, then you are the one we are looking for.

Additionally, you must have: either a level of post-secondary education attested by a diploma relevant to the nature of the duties, or a level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, followed by at least 3 years' professional experience relevant to the nature of the duties.

A candidate may only apply for one language profile.

For detailed information on requirements, please read the Notice of Competition on our apply pages below.

The application period opens on 21 April 2022.