What we offer
When you join our team, you will be working with people from all over Europe. Not only will your daily work life be international, there is every chance that you will need to relocate to the multi-cultural and diverse cities of Brussels or Luxembourg. The presence of the EU Institutions and other international organisations and companies in these cities means that people from all over the continent come here to live and work, and you can expect to hear many languages spoken in the streets.
Both cities have upmarket shopping areas and plenty of nightlife, with a wide choice of restaurants, clubs and bars, cultural venues and sports clubs. They are quite compact, so it is only a short journey from the city centre to the countryside. Located in the heart of Europe, several other European capitals are only a couple of hours away (Amsterdam, Paris, London).
- Work/life balance
An EU career offers you a healthy work/life balance. Although roles at the EU institutions are demanding and challenging, it is often possible to negotiate work/life balance opportunities.
Whether you apply for a permanent position, a fixed-term contract, or a temporary role, we offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with your skills and experience. Salaries vary depending on the grade or role for which you are applying.
Depending on your personal situation, you may be entitled to allowances such as an expatriation allowance, dependent child and transport allowance.
- Family life
If you have or are planning a family at some point, Brussels and Luxembourg offer excellent national, European and international schools and we are happy to put you in touch with crèches, playgroups and other facilities.
- Training opportunities
When working for the EU Institutions you will constantly develop your skills to meet the requirements of your challenging career. You will hear many languages in your day-to-day life, so learning languages will be an important part of your career development. Before you get your first promotion you must prove your language skills in a third European language and the European institutions offer courses in all official languages to make communicating with your team members easier. You can choose between 6 different levels (from beginner to advanced), intensive, twice-weekly or e-learning courses.
Besides languages we also offer training opportunities for you to improve other essential professional skills as your career progresses. This way we can offer life-long career development to all successful candidates.