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Permanent officials and Temporary agents  - Eurostat is mainly looking for the following job profiles: statistical officer, economist and IT manager (AD career), assistant in statistics, economics, statistical database domain manager, IT assistant and secretary (AST career).

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) regularly organises open competitions and selection procedures in different domains such as economics, statistics, IT for the recruitment of officials and temporary agents. Also jobs in various administrative / horizontal activities at the EU Institutions are filled via the competitions. The names of successful candidates are included in reserve lists. CVs of laureates are in a database managed by EPSO.


Career, how to apply (Permanent officials)         Career, how to apply (Temporary agents)

Contract staff  - Posts are available in Eurostat for a wide range of jobs, requiring different levels of qualifications, mainly for the following profiles: statistical adviser (ACIV), statistical assistant or database manager (ACIII and II) and secretaries (ACII).

Contract staff are selected through a selection procedure organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) after a call for interest. CVs of laureates of contract staff selections are in a database managed by EPSO.

Career, how to apply

Seconded National Experts  - Eurostat is looking for seconded National Experts at AD level mainly with a statistical profile.


Seconded national experts are national or international civil servants who are working temporarily for the Commission under the rules applicable to such experts (Commission Decision C(2008)6866/3 of 12/11/2008). Information about current opportunities are published on the current webpage and can generally also be obtained from the offices of the Permanent Representations of the Member States to the EU in Brussels.


buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Task Force on Big Data

The Task Force on Big Data is looking for a National Expert on Secondment who can contribute to the fulfilment of the overall objectives and the implementation of the TF’s work programme, in particular: Contribute to the definition of ESS policies and programmes with regard to the use of Big Data for official statistics; Participate in programming, formulating and implementing training courses for European statisticians on the new skills needed to deal with Big Data sources; Contribute to the introduction of new measures of quality and accuracy to assess in the ESS statistical figures obtained from Big Data sources; Interface with other DGs, Member States, international organisations and other stakeholders on issues related to Big Data uses; Participate in research projects aiming at assessing the possibility of producing official statistics in specific fields from particular Big Data sources.
Deadline for applications: 25/09/2014. Vacancy notice


buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit E.1

Eurostat Unit E.1 (Agriculture and fisheries) is looking for a dynamic SNE who, under the supervision of the Head of Unit, will carry out administrative tasks for the supervision and development of data collection, data management and validation for agricultural and fisheries statistics. He or she will follow up a number of critical projects, launched in the last few years, like the implementation of SDMX-ML format, the creation of data structure definitions (DSDs), the management of the Electronic Data files Administration and Management Information System (eDAMIS Web Forms system), the improvement of eDAMIS data collection system in general, the re-engineering of the new MDT production system as well as the harmonisation of code lists, in line with the principles of SDMX-ML standard. The production unit – in cooperation with the IT units – aims to develop a harmonized and forward data processing strategy for the domains of responsibility. Common solutions for data handling have to be sought, followed-up and controlled, by taking into account of needs of the different agricultural and fishery domains and reconciling national, international and EU approaches.
Deadline for applications: 25/09/2014 Vacancy notice

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Bluebook traineeships  - Twice a year, the European Commission offers five-month traineeships to young university graduates from EU Member States and from non-EU countries.

Eurostat offers traineeships mainly in the fields of statistics, economics, and IT. They start their traineeship on 1 March and 1 October every year.

How to apply (Traineeship Office in Directorate-General Education and Culture)

Unpaid traineeships  - Students pursuing or coming to the end of the studies may be offered an unpaid traineeship at the European Commission.


Eurostat regularly offers, within the limit of available positions, the possibility of traineeships in the fields of statistics, economics, IT or secretarial work. The duration of a traineeship is from a minimum of one month to a maximum of six months. Candidates must:

  • be at least 18 AND
  • have a secondary school leaving certificate e.g. the baccalaureate (or Superior/Technical studies equivalent to this level) AND
  • have to complete a traineeship within the framework of their studies ( 1st cycle University or equivalent) (for example: LST, DUT, DEUG, Licence, Bachelor....) AND
  • have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union.

How to apply

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Last update 16.06.2014