The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work – Traineeships

Deadline: 28 March 2018
Open to: member states of the European Union and EEA states
Benefits: monthly allowance


The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union, established in 1996 and based in Bilbao (Spain).
The aim of EU-OSHA is to promote safer, healthier and more productive workplaces by providing the European institutions, the Member States and those involved in health and safety at work with technical, scientific and economic information. Further information on EU_OSHA activities can be found on the agency website.
The Agency is organising a selection procedure for traineeships at EU-OSHA. The traineeships will be based in the Bilbao office and at the Agency’s Brussels Liaison Office.

The following traineeship profiles are possible to apply for:

  • Resource and Service Centre- Human Resources (RSC-HR)
  • Network Secretariat – Brussels Liaison Office (NET–BLO)
  • Network Secretariat – Quality (NET-QT)
  • Communication and Promotion Unit- Communication (CPU-COMM)
  • Communication and Promotion Unit- ICT/Web (CPU-ICT/WEB)
  • Prevention and Research Unit (PRU)

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 an understanding of the objectives and activities of the Agency;
-To enable trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of EUOSHA;
-To provide the opportunity to work in a diverse, multi-cultural, and multi-linguistic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance;
-To enable trainees to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particularin their specific areas of competence. To introduce these graduates to the professional world and the constraints, duties and opportunities therein;
-For detailed information on the EU-OSHA traineeship programme, applicants are advised to read carefully the Rules Governing the EU-OSHA Traineeship Programme.

Candidates are requested to follow the instructions available on the Call for applications for traineeships at EU-OSHA.


To be considered eligible, trainees must satisfy all of the following requirements on the closing date for submission of applications:

  • Nationality: Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein (parties of the EEA agreement);
  • University diploma: Candidates must 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;
  • Languages: In order for the trainees to fully profit from the traineeship and to be able to follow meetings and perform adequately,
    – applicants from Member States of the European Union must have very good knowledge of at least two official languages of the European Union, of which one must be English, as English is the main vehicular language within EU-OSHA;
    – applicants from Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein must have very good knowledge of English, as English is the main vehicular language within EU-OSHA.


The traineeship may last a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 months. Traineeship agreements are initially offered for a period of six months with the option for extension for a further six months period, upon justification by the Head of Unit and budget availability.

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. For example, currently, a trainee allowance in 2018 is at 1.176,84 EUR/ month.

How to apply?

Candidates must submit their application electronically. The EU-OSHA Application Form shall be used. Candidates may apply for one or more traineeship profiles by filling out a separate application form. Candidates are requested to send their application in English, which is the main working language of the Agency. All parts of the application form must be completed in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications must reach [email protected] by not later than 28 March 2018 at 13:00 noon Central European Time (CET). The subject of the e-mail should include the reference of this call for applications (EUOSHA/TR/18/01), the traineeship profile and the candidate’s family name.

For more  information please visit the official website.