EU-OSHA Traineeships

Every year, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) offers a limited number of paid traineeships for a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 months, to nationals of the Member States of the European Union and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein (parties of the EEA agreement). The EU-OSHA traineeship programme is addressed to university graduates, without excluding those who in the framework of lifelong learning have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career.

The aims of the traineeship at EU-OSHA are to:
– provide trainees with an understanding of the objectives and activities of the Agency.
– enable trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of EU-OSHA, providing them with the opportunity to work in a diverse, multicultural, and multi-linguistic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance.
– enable trainees to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particular in their specific areas of competence. To introduce these graduates to the professional world and the constraints, duties and opportunities therein.

The traineeships are based in the Bilbao office and at the Agency’s Brussels Liaison Office in the following areas:

Resource and Service Centre (RSC)
Network Secretariat (NET) Brussels Liaison Office
Communication and Promotion Unit (CPU)
Prevention and Research Unit (PRU)

Basic Allowance – Reimbursement – Insurance
Trainees are awarded a monthly allowance of 25 % of the basic remuneration of a temporary agent at grade AD 5 /1.
The amount of the allowance is set on a yearly basis and is subject to the annual revision of the remuneration. In 2020 the allowance is at 1.229,32 EUR/ month.

Trainees whose place of selection (as indicated in their application form) at the beginning of the traineeship is more than 50 km from the place of employment are entitled to a reimbursement of the travel expenses incurred at the beginning and end of the traineeship.

Sickness and accident insurance is mandatory. Trainees shall be responsible for organising their own insurance against accidents along with health cover and any insurance required for family members for the duration of their traineeship.


Eligible candidates should
– be nationals of one of the Member States of the European Union and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein (parties of the EEA agreement);
– have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (i.e. university education) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications. For declared on-going post-graduate studies an official declaration from the relevant university/institute must be provided;
– have knowledge of at least two official languages of the European Union, one of which must be English (for applicants from Member States of the European Union);
– have very good knowledge of English (for applicants from Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein).

Candidates can apply for one or more traineeship profiles by filling out a separate application form.
All parts of the application form must be completed in full.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline: 7 September 2021 at 13:00 noon Central European Time (CET).

Find out more here.

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