Traineeship At The European Network And Information Security Agency, Greece

Deadline: 30 June 2012
Open to: Nationals of the Member States of the European Union and of candidate countries who have completed the first cycle of university education
Remuneration: 700 EUR

The European Network and Information Security Agency offers traineeships for periods of up to five months. The traineeship program aims to provide trainees with work experience in the field of network and information security.

It is addressed mainly to young 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 ENISA are:

  •  To provide trainees an understanding of the objectives and activities of ENISA.
  •  To enable trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-today work of ENISA Departments and Units.
  •  To promote European integration within the spirit of new governance and through active participation to create awareness of true European citizenship.
  •  To enable trainees to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, or professional careers.

ENISA through its traineeship scheme benefits from the input of young enthusiastic graduates who can give a fresh point of view and up-to-date academic knowledge, which will enhance the everyday work of ENISA.



Trainees are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union and of candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy. However, a limited number of nationals of non-Member States are also accepted according to available resources.

University Diploma

Candidates must have completed the first cycle of university education (preferably computer science, mathematics, physics) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications. For declared ongoing studies an official declaration from the relevant university must be provided. If recruited for a traineeship, certified copies of all diplomas declared and, if applicable, official certified translations will be required.

In order to fully profit from the traineeship and to be able to follow meetings and perform adequately, candidates must have very good knowledge of English and another Community language.

Prior employment
Traineeships are open to candidates who have not:

  •  already benefited or benefit from any kind of traineeship (formal or informal, paid or unpaid) within a European institution or body
  •  had or have any kind of employment within a European institution or body, including anyone who is or has been an assistant to a Member of the European Parliament, an intra-muros consultant or researcher, a temporary staff member, a contract staff member, an auxiliary staff member or an interim staff member of any EU institution, body, delegation or representative office.


Trainees will be awarded a monthly grant of 700 EUR. This amount may be reduced under specific circumstances, such as in the case where grant is already paid by another institution or if the trainee’s place of origin is within 50 kilometres from the site of ENISA.
Sickness and accident insurances are compulsory. ENISA does not cover such insurances. Trainees must take out these insurances prior to the start of their traineeship. Proof of the insurances must be presented to ENISA within one week of
the start of the stage period.
Recruited trainees will get reimbursed the travel expenses incurred at the beginning and at the end of the traineeship.


ENISA accepts only electronic application forms submitted via e-mail.

There are two steps in the application procedure:

1. Online application (for all applicants)

Using desktop e-mail application (Thunderbird, Eudora, Microsoft Outlook e.t.c)
Using Internet mail (Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail e.t.c)

2. Submission of a full application (only for candidates invited to interview)

At the first stage, candidates must submit their application electronically using the application form which is available only in English on the ENISA website. Translations of the application form are available for reference purposes in the other EU official languages. All parts of the form must be completed in full. Candidates should assess and check before submitting their application form whether they fulfil all the conditions for admission laid down in the publication notice, particularly in terms of Formal requirements and Selection criteria.

Before completing the application form it is important to read the instructions given above. Please note that due to the large number of applications recieved, when reaching the submission deadline, the system may encounter problems processing large amounts of data. Applicants are therefore advised to send in their application form well ahead of the deadline. Please note that you will need a valid e-mail address.

The electronic application form to be used is available in an English format only. This application form should be filled preferably in English which is the working language of the Agency. Translations of the application form in the other official languages are provided for reference purposes.

In case of difficulties please contact: HR Team +30 2810-391293 or +30 2810-391292 Monday to Friday 9:00-17:30 (GMT+2) or via email. DO NOT leave it to the last moment if you have any technical queries!

When submitting your application at ENISA an automatic confirmation will be sent to you acknowledging the receipt of your application. In case you have not received such receipt the latest one (1) working day before the closing day please contact the HR team.

HERE you can read further details about the application

The Official Vacancy Notice

The Official Webpage

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