Why an EU career?

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A chance to make a difference for Europe

Are you looking for an exciting new career in a dynamic, fast-paced environment? Then look no further than the EU. Whether you're working for an EU institution or an EU agency, the EU offers a stimulating and challenging workplace for everyone. The EU welcomes applicants from all walks of life, so a career with the EU means working with a diverse and multicultural group of colleagues. You will have the opportunity to make the most of your language skills, too. Most posts at the EU require that you speak at least two EU languages. Start a career with the EU and you will be able to further improve your language skills by attending language courses. Support will also be offered to all new members of staff to ensure that they realise their full potential in their chosen career. A competitive salary is offered to all successful applicants.

The EU offers a wealth of career opportunities in Brussels, Luxembourg and other EU cities. It also offers numerous posts in agencies based all over Europe and in EU delegations worldwide.

Read this guide (available in 24 languages) to find more information about what the EU is and does.

Interesting and challenging work

In the EU institutions you can work on the major issues that you read about in the news every day: climate change, migration, safety and security, trade, mobile communication, to name but a few.

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Job mobility

We do not offer 'a job for life' but a 'lifetime of different jobs'. Through our internal job mobility scheme, you can move between services and Institutions.

Brussels or Luxembourg-based career

You usually start your EU career in Brussels or Luxembourg. Both cities are extremely welcoming, green, international and cosmopolitan and are based in the heart of Europe.

Contribute to Europe's future

You do not work to increase a company's profit but to improve the lives of approximately 450 million European citizens. This is a challenge and a privilege, every day.

International working environment

You meet colleagues from all EU Member States on a daily basis. The multinational, multilingual working environment is very enriching and stimulating. You can also pursue opportunities to work in EU agencies based across Europe and EU delegations around the world.

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Diversity and equality

You can enjoy working with diverse and talented colleagues. As an employer, the EU does not discriminate on any grounds such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation. You will be given an equal opportunity to demonstrate your abilities during the selection procedures. 

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