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The EU institutionsare looking for talented, motivated translators to be recruited as permanent staff for the following languages:

  • Finnish
  • Hungarian
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Slovak


A multilingual organisation like the EU needs high quality translation and relies on professional linguists to keep it running smoothly. As a translator, you will support and strengthen multilingual communication in Europe and help citizens understand EU policies.


To apply for this position, you should have the following language skills:

  • a perfect command of the language of the competition (C2);
  • a thorough knowledge of English, French or German (C1); and
  • a thorough knowledge of another official EU language (C1).

If you don't meet these language standards, you are strongly advised not to apply.


You also need:

  • at least 3 years' completed university studies attested by a diploma;
  • EU citizenship.

Although professional experience is not required previous experience as a translator would be an asset.


Location: Brussels or Luxembourg


Salary: EUR 4 384,38 (indicative monthly starting salary for a 40-hour working week)

As well as providing support and assistance to new staff for relocation, the EU institutions also offer a comprehensive remuneration package, including pension and health insurance.


If you want to learn more about what a career in the EU institutions is really like, follow our EU Careers Staff Ambassadors.


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Lena works as a translator at the European Commission

“It is an extremely interesting and stimulating working-environment, since our work contributes to making Europe a little bit better every day. I've translated texts concerning different policy areas from which everybody today can reap the benefits. I have thrived as a professional as well; expanding my language learning to French, Dutch and Icelandic during my time here."


For full details on the profiles and the selection procedure read the Notice of Competition and the General Rules Governing Open Competitions.

All applicants will be given an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. See more on equal opportunities and special needs.

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Deadline for application: 1 September 2015 at 12.00 midday (Brussels time).

This competition is now closed for applications. Check here for current and upcoming competitions.