Eurograduate is a website featuring graduate careers and job opportunities across Europe. So have a look at it if you’re interested in working in another European country.
Search for jobs by industry, occupation, degree/diploma and country. For each European country there is general advice about working there, with a sample CV for each country.
You can search courses across Europe looking at research programmes or taught courses.
Also you can sign up to get a newsletter by email with all the latest jobs, career news and articles. So take a look: http://www.eurograduate.com
‘Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE) is a network of young individuals from across the world, who have an interest in exploring and strengthening relations between European states. The program is based on the recognition that the increasing political and economic integration of the European Union must be accompanied by sustained activity to ensure that public opinion and relations between individual member states, remain positive and constructive at the grass roots level.’
Budding entrepreneurs are being urged to join a European exchange scheme that has already helped thousands of business start-ups.
FindAPhD.com Postgraduate Funding Awards – 9 annual PhD bursaries available in all subjects for study at any EU university.
For advice on how to apply, language requirements and career options, visit the EU Careers zone on the Guardian website for insights, videos that give a flavour of working life in the EU, and what it takes to get through the application process.
EURES – Job Mobility Portal
Find Civil Service vacancies by government department, executive agencies and certain non-departmental public bodies.
Find out about the Northern Ireland Fast Stream
Find out about the Civil Service Fast Stream
The European Fast Stream is for graduates who are planning to apply for the European Concours – the main recruitment competition to enter the European institutions – and, if successful, become permanent EU civil servants. While working as a UK civil servant in order to strengthen your chances of passing the Concours you would undertake EU policy work in departments, language training in French or German, EU related training and a 5 month secondment (NEPT) to the European Commission. The scheme will open in September 2011.
The Concours is held annually but other specialist competitions are held throughout the year (eg Lawyers, Economists) that you may apply for if you have the relevant qualifications/experience.
Recruitment is at various grades. Applicants must apply in one of these six fields: European Public Administration, Economics, Law, Finance, Audit or Statistics. The selection process consists of two stages: 1) online tests in verbal, numerical & abstract reasoning and a situational judgement test; 2) a full day assessment centre.
Applicants must have a good command of French or German (at least to A level standard), as the situational judgement test and the assessment centre will be taken in their second language. Find out more at http://europa.eu/epso/index_en.htm.
Take a look at this presentation given by Huw Davies from the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) at http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/images/eu_careers_presentation.ppt.