Traineeship – European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

osha-logoThe European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is organising a selection procedure with a view to drawing up a reserve list for a traineeship opportunity starting on 1st September 2015 and lasting six months for graduates who are nationals of an EU member state or of Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein (parties to the EEA Agreement). The traineeship shall be based at the Agency’s Brussels Liaison Office and offers a varied work experience that includes a study visit to the Agency’s headquarters in Bilbao, Spain.

The traineeship shall aim principally to:

1. provide work-training experience in key areas of the Agency’s work;

2. extend and apply knowledge acquired in the course of studies or working life;

3. provide practical working knowledge of the Brussels Liaison Office of the Agency;

4. enable the trainee to acquire work experience through the contacts s/he makes.


Unit: Network Secretariat


The trainee shall provide assistance and support to ensure the smooth functioning of the Brussels Liaison Office. The trainee shall be provided with work experience in an EU agency.

Description of the work:

Reporting to the Manager of the Brussels Liaison Office, the trainee will be expected to carry out the following:

  • Assist with the day-to-day running of the Brussels Liaison Office. This involves dealing with the public, answering and referring queries, telephone and email response and administrative tasks.
  • Prepare meetings for the Manager including assistance with diary management, document management, preparation of power point presentations and follow-up.
  • Attend selected meetings with the Manager in particular within the EU institutions.
  • Assist with the preparation of all Agency events in Brussels such as partner meetings, media events and campaign activities.
  • Assist as required with specific project work, including report-writing as designated by the Manager.
  • Facilitate regular and systematic liaison with the Bilbao headquarters of the Agency.

A study visit of at least one week to the Bilbao headquarters to deepen knowledge of the functioning of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is also envisaged. Such study visit will be paid for by EU-OSHA in line with the Agency’s rules on mission (i.e flight, accommodation, daily allowance as well as other expenses if applicable will be paid for or reimbursed).

Throughout the traineeship, study visits to other European Institutions may take place (always under the supervision of the Manager of the Brussels Liaison Office). Should these study visits take place outside Brussels, they will be paid for by EU-OSHA in line with Agency’s rules on mission (as detailed in the previous paragraph).

For the traineeship starting in September 2015 this living allowance has been set at €1096,10 per month.

Application deadline: 23:00 (CET) on 11th June 2015

Read more and apply here.

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