The European Civil Service
The institutions and agencies of the European Union (EU) represent a unique career opportunity. Their work has a direct impact on daily life throughout the EU. It offers responsibility, variety and real intellectual appeal as well as the social stimulus of working alongside colleagues from all over Europe. The UK Government is keen to see more Britons working in the European civil service.
The ‘Concours’ – the annual graduate entry level competition to enter the EU institutions is now closed. Please note that there will not be an open ‘AD5’ generalist cycle (for graduates with less than six years work experience) in 2013. There may be other specialist competitions this year and next year and you should check the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) website for news on recruitment opportunities.
National Experts in Professional Training (NEPT) placements
The NEPT programme is run by the EU Commission’s Directorate General for HR and provides an opportunity for civil servants from EU member states to gain personal insight into the machinery of the EU by undertaking a five-month secondment to the European Commission. Two application rounds take place during the year for placements in the Spring (Mar-Jul) and Autumn (Oct-Feb). A small number of places are set aside for UKcivil servants in each round. In the UK, the programme is jointly co-ordinated by Civil Service Resourcing (CSR) and the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels(UKRep).
For more information, including details on how to apply, eligibility and funding, please contact CSR via the following email address: email@example.com
Careers in the EU
For information on EU careers please go to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website. Further information about job opportunities in the EU Civil Service can be found on the European Personnel Selection Office website (the gateway for recruitment into the EU institutions).