Migration and Home Affairs

Frontex is recruiting Border Guards

Tuesday, 29 October, 2019

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, launched the first recruitment campaign for Europe's first uniformed service – the European Border and Coast Guard standing corps.

The corps will consist of Frontex border guards and national officers from EU member states and Schengen-associated countries. They will carry out border control and migration management tasks to assist EU member states. These will include identity and document checks, border surveillance and return of people who are illegally staying in the European Union.

In the first recruitment campaign Frontex will recruit more than 700 border guards. Each one will have to complete six months of training and undergo tests to ensure that they have the necessary skills to operate together at the external borders, complying with applicable EU law and ethical standards.

Candidates will have until 16 December to apply. The first Frontex border guards will be ready to take on their new tasks in January 2021. For more details, visit Frontex Careers page.