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Registration CLOSED

for the MARCH 2016 traineeship session.

To check the status of your application


3–step recruitment process

1. Application

  • Traineeships beginning in October – applications open in January.
  • Traineeships beginning in March – applications open July–August.

2. Pre-selection

Every single application is assessed on the basis of academic profile, language skills and additional qualities. A ranking is then established and the 2,800 candidates with the highest scores are shortlisted.

The applications which do not comply with the formal requirements are rejected.


3. Recruitment

The Commission units select candidates according to their specific needs and criteria (languages, studies, experience, etc.). Some 650 trainees are recruited for each session.



OCTOBER 2015-FEBRUARY 2016 Traineeship

  • SELECTION: June 2015
    Sending of offers: June - November 2015
  • TRAINEESHIP: on-going

MARCH 2016-JULY 2016 Traineeship

  • APPLICATIONS: closed
  • PRESELECTION/eligibility: October - December 2015
    Sending of offers: January - April 2016
  • TRAINEESHIP: March 2016

OCTOBER 2016-FEBRUARY 2017 Traineeship

  • APPLICATIONS: 04/01/2016 (12:00 noon, Brussels time) - 29/01/2016 (12:00 noon, Brussels time)