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In partnership with the rest of the British Government, we want to raise awareness of the variety of job opportunities available at EU level and how to maximise chances of applying successfully.


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Our careers section outlines the sort of roles we recruit to and is where you can find information about security vetting, diversity and benefits.

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Job opportunities are published on our website and range from administrative to specialist roles

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Information on the work experience schemes offered by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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The British Government is committed to boosting the number of British nationals working in the European Union Institutions. Find out more here.

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