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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.

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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 Unit B.3

Eurostat Unit B.3 ("IT for statistical production") is looking for a dynamic SNE to work as IT project manager who, under the responsibility of the team leader, would contribute to different IT projects. The projects involve: Production systems based on SAS BI technology and Oracle; Statistical programming languages: SAS and R; IT Governance. The national expert will be expected to manage projects in these areas, involving several types of tasks, within the general framework of Eurostat’s project management methodology.
Deadline for applications: 26/01/2015. Vacancy notice


buttonNew.png Current vacancy in Unit E.1

Eurostat Unit E.1 (''Agriculture and Fisheries'') is looking for a dynamic SNE to carry out administrative tasks related to Agriculture statistics: Creation and management of files on agricultural production statistics; carry out validation of data, dissemination and analysis of the results and work on quality of the data.
Reduced deadline for applications: 16/12/2014. Vacancy notice


Current vacancy in Unit E.3

Eurostat Unit E.3 (Transport statistics) is looking for a dynamic SNE. The candidate will work in several of these activities: updating and harmonisation of transport-related indicators such as modal split indicators, structural indicators, performance indicators and links to environmental issues; dissemination of EU transport statistics in the form of publications and of contributions to Eurostat's electronic dissemination media; production of transport statistics according to the EU legislation or voluntary agreements. All these activities imply professional relations with other units of Eurostat, policy users and EEA countries, notably in the framework of periodic institutional meetings.
Deadline for applications: 25/11/2014 Vacancy notice


Current vacancy in Unit B.5

Eurostat Unit B.5 (Central data and metadata services) is looking for a dynamic SNE. Under the supervision of the team leader in the unit, the candidate will be involved in many statistical business process redesign projects implementing SDMX and other standards, in supporting the use of the SDMX IT infrastructure and IT tools for improving/rationalising statistical business processes. These projects are organised at the level of the European Statistical System or together with international partners such as the UN or the OECD. The services to be provided require close collaboration with the Eurostat production units, with international partners or with other stakeholders being active in this work area (e.g. the SDMX working groups). The successful candidate will also be asked to prepare project/working documents, to promote and present work results to working group meetings, task forces etc. and to contribute to SDMX workshops and seminars.
Deadline for applications: 16/12/2014 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 15.10.2014