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Minister Creighton Promotes Careers in the EU

The Minister for European Affairs, Ms. Lucinda Creighton, T.D., will host an information seminar this evening for Irish graduates and professionals intending to apply for this year’s EU recruitment competition.

Commenting on the event, the Minister said:

“The Government is keen to ensure Ireland maintains its outstanding record of service in the European institutions.  Irish people in the EU are highly regarded for the quality of their work, their language skills and also their ability to work in the multicultural environment of the EU. The EU recruitment competition announced on 16 March represents a fantastic opportunity to apply for one of the many challenging and rewarding career paths that the EU offers. 

I am very encouraged by the level of interest shown so far in this event and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all those who apply every success in the competition.”

Note for Editors

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) launched an open recruitment process for EU Administrators on 16 April 2011. Applications must be submitted online via the EPSO website. The closing date for applications is 11am on 14 April.

Applicants may choose to apply to only one of the two grades: AD5 for final year students and recent graduates or AD7 for those with 6-7 year’s professional experience. Within each of the grades there are 6 fields of expertise: European Public Administration (generalists), Law, Economics, Audit, Finance, and Statistics.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has set up a mailing list providing periodic information and updates for Irish graduates and professionals who wish to know more about this year’s EU recruitment competition.