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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

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Working for the EU

Working for the EU

The EU Institutions need staff with the same range of skills and specialties as any government, but with the added demand for staff with language skills.

This means that linguists and translators are in especially high demand, but for economists, technology specialists, Scientists, lawyer, researchers and administrators there are richly rewarding careers working with people from right across the European Union.

Working for one of the EU institutions means working for all citizens right across the EU member states. This means you will be doing work where you can have a substantial positive impact on peoples lives.

There are two general classes of permanent officials in the EU, administrators and assistant.

Administrators draft policies and ensure EU law is implemented. On the other hand, Assistants fill supporting roles vital to the smooth functioning of the institutions.

If you have the right skillset and attitude the EU will have career opportunities for you. The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), is the recruitment service of the EU institutions and agencies.

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EU Careers
EU Careers

Occupations in Working for the EU
(sorted by Job Zone)

Assistant - EU

Assistants in the EU work in supporting roles and are crucial for the internal management of the EU institutions.

Financial Management / Accounting Assistant - EU

Uses specific IT tools to assist with finance and accounting tasks in the EU Institutions.

Proofreader / Language Editor - EU

Proofreads manuscripts in their native language to ensure accuracy and clear communication.

Secretary / Administrative Assistant - EU

Provides autonomous support to one or several people or units within an EU institution

Communication Assistant - EU

Works in one or more sectors related to internal and external communication and information in the EU Institutions

Communication Officer - EU

Works on communication with different audiences including the public at large, the media and visitors' groups

Financial Manager - EU

EU financial managers work with very complex financial structures and closely support senior decision-makers.

Human Resources Assistant - EU

Carries out duties relating to personnel policy management in areas such as recruitment, careers, training, and equal opportunities.

ICT Staff - EU

Works with ICT products and processes in a challenging and multilingual environment

Parliamentary Assistant - EU

Works as assistant to an MEP elected to the European Parliament.

Seconded National Expert (SNE) - EU

SNEs are national or international civil servants or persons employed in the public sector who are working temporarily for an EU Institution

Administrator - EU

A permanent official working in the Institutions of the EU, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the Court of Justice.

Auditor - EU

Examines and inspects internal and external financial management processes in the EU

Interpreter EU - Conference

Conference interpreters ensure that the discussions held at meetings are correctly interpreted into an official language of the EU.

Lawyer - EU

Lawyers in the EU Institutions play a vital role in law-making at EU level.

Lawyer Linguist - EU

Ensures that all new legislation has the same meaning in every European language.

Policy Officer (AD) - External Relations - EU

Maintaining diplomatic relations with countries, representing the EU abroad and in the work with multilateral organisations, defining the EU’s foreign, security and defence policy.

Policy Officer (AD) - Public Administration - EU

A permanent official working in the Institutions of the EU

Statistician / Statistician EU

Collects and analyses information for polls, surveys and other forms of research.

Translator - EU

Translates a broad range of political, legal, financial, scientific and technical texts in the different EU Institutions.

Economist / Economist EU

Analyses financial information to forecast future economic trends.