Career opportunities in the EU institutions

Information on job opportunities in the European Union institutions and how to apply.

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The government recognises the importance of UK personnel working in the EU institutions as both a channel for UK influence and a way to help generate creative new approaches to EU policy making. This guide sets out what opportunities are available to UK citizens looking to work in the EU Institutions in both Brussels and elsewhere.

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 Europe, and offers responsibility, variety and real intellectual appeal as well as the social stimulus of working alongside a hugely diverse and dynamic set of colleagues.

Published 26 November 2013
Last updated 17 July 2015 + show all updates
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