Working for UK Representation to the EU

General information

The UK Permanent Representation to the EU offers employees a challenging, varied and interesting opportunity to work for an organisation that is involved in the heart of the decision-making process in the EU. Our daily work relies on the input of dedicated individuals who engage on many different topics and activities. We seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds and nationalities who bring their own talents to the role.

Civil Service recruitment

Many of our staff are recruited from the UK Civil Service, not only through the diplomatic service, but from the full range of government departments. This reflects the importance that government departments attach to EU business. More information about the range of work that civil servants do and the vast career opportunities available is available on the UK Civil Service website.

Internships

The British Missions in Belgium occasionally offers internship experience for students and are advertised openly on our website.

All such appointments are made on merit following the recruitment process, including interviews and security clearance. We consider all applications and invite a selection of candidates for interview. Only those selected for interview will be contacted. All invited candidates can expect a competency-based interview conducted in English by a panel of staff. Interviews may also include a short practical exercise testing specific skills required for each role.

We do not offer any exclusive arrangements or ad-hoc agreements with any academic institution or similar organisation for the provision of internships which would exclude other eligible candidates from accessing the advertised opportunity.

Applicant for local internships should specify if they will be funded through the Erasmus, Leonardo program or Erasmus plus (for UK-based students). Occasionally we will also offer paid internships. Additionally, UK-based students should reference the experience page on the FCO website. Potential Interns in the UK have access to a range of centrally-run schemes.

Current work opportunities

If you are interested in a job opportunity at the UK Representation to the EU or one of the other UK delegations, UKTI offices, other government departments or consulates in Belgium, please visit the FCO Local Staff vacancies website

To filter the search for current vacancies, use the “Country/Territory” field on the left of the page and select the country you wish to search.

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Staff recruited locally are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

Opportunities are also regularly advertised on our Twitter feed and on our ‘UK Missions in Belgium’ Linkedin site.