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 Agent staff

Contract Agents (CA) are devided into four Function Groups (FG) according to the types of duty performed and covering specific job requirements. Jobs are available in Eurostat for a wide range of activities, requiring different levels of qualifications, mainly for the following profiles: statistical officer (CA FG IV), statistical assistant or database manager (CA FG III and FG II) and secretaries (CA FG II).

Contract Agent 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


Bluebook traineeships

Twice a year, the European Commission offers five-month traineeships to 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 (Traineeships Office - DG EAC)

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

Seconded National Experts (SNE)

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.

Career, how to apply

Vacancies Vacancies

Current Vacancy in Unit G3

Unit G3 is responsible for business cycle statistics, tourism statistics and statistical business registers. The person to be seconded will work on short term statistics, in particular on the production and dissemination of industrial production, producer prices, services indicators, retail trade indicators or short-term employment indicators. Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.

Deadline for applications: 26/05/2017

Vacancy notice

Current Vacancy in Unit B1

Eurostat Unit B1 "Methodology and Corporate Architecture" is a dynamic and friendly unit with 20 colleagues providing Eurostat and the European Statistical System (ESS) with service, guidance and expertise in the areas of statistical methodology and research, confidentiality, standardisation, enterprise architecture and modernisation. Its aim is to foster the quality of European statistics and corresponding production processes, to maximise the use of data collected and to improve efficiency through interoperability, integration and standardisation of ESS processes. The offered post contributes to the modernisation of Eurostat and the ESS notably through support to the ESS Vision 2020 implementation and ESS standardisation. Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.

Deadline for applications: 25/04/2017

Vacancy notice

Current Vacancy in Unit C4

ESTAT unit C4 provides the official measures of inflation for the euro-zone and the EU, i.e. the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), the House Price Index (HPI) and the official measures of price level comparisons across countries, i.e. Purchasing Power Parities (PPP), for 37 participating EU and non-EU countries. The Unit is responsible for a high profile area and its teams work and deliver to tight deadlines. The post is within the PPP team. The post involves tasks related to the co-ordination of PPP surveys, the calculation of PPPs, the management of contractors, the documentation of production processes and the quality control of PPPs. Most tasks are carried out within the PPP production environment which consists of purpose-built web tools managing a central database. Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.

Deadline for applications: 25/04/2017

Vacancy notice

Current Vacancy in Unit DG02

Unit DG-02 ‘Communication’ reports directly to the Director General of Eurostat. The Unit is responsible for relations with the media, support to users (media, institutional and the public) and internal communications within Eurostat. We propose an interesting and challenging post working on Eurostat's communications with the media, in particular the drafting of news releases and news items for publication, and responding to questions from the media.. Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.

Deadline for applications: 25/04/2017



Current Vacancy in Unit F4

Unit F4 of Eurostat is in charge of 5 surveys of the European Statistical System, namely the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS), the Household Budget Survey (HBS), the Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS) and the forthcoming Gender Based Violence Survey. The Seconded National Expert will work in the team in charge of the methodology and analysis of EHIS, HBS and HETUS. Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.

Deadline for applications: 27/03/2017

Vacancy notice