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Working at the EIT

Working at the EIT is characterised by a high level of professionalism and efficiency. We believe in each and every staff member’s contribution to making the EIT a good place to work with a strong team spirit. We offer the opportunity of being an important part of a fast growing European Institute. The EIT also offers an international working environment and good possibilities for training and development.

Recruitment policy: the EIT’s recruitment policy aims to select well-qualified staff with a high degree of professionalism. To achieve this goal our selection procedures are streamlined to guarantee maximum transparency and equal treatment for all candidates. As an agency of the European Union, the EIT’s conditions of employment abide by the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities and Conditions of employment of other servants of the European Communities.

The EIT offers fixed-term contracts (five-year contracts with the possibility of renewal), competitive salaries and attractive additional benefits in line with those of European Union civil servants.

Career Opportunities at the EIT Headquarters

The vacancy notices published by the EIT include main responsibilities, required competences and skills, eligibility criteria, contractual conditions, and instructions for the submission of applications. Where a call for expression of interest is open, it is possible to apply online. Please read the job application instructions before applying and apply only to posts that match your qualifications and work experience.

Please note that the EIT is unable to consider any unsolicited applications. We can only consider applications which relate to selection procedures published on this website. Unsolicited applications will not receive any response.

Traineeships at the EIT Headquarters

Traineeships at the EIT are addressed mainly to young university graduates, without excluding those who - in the framework of lifelong learning - have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career.

The aim of traineeships at the EIT is to:

  • Provide trainees an understanding of the objectives and activities of the EIT.
  • Enable trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work at the EIT Headquarters
  • Promote European integration through active participation to create awareness of true European citizenship.
  • Enable trainees to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particular in their specific areas of competence.

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