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|With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.
There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.
Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.
One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.
Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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|Policy officer (AD) - Public Administration - EU|
(thousands per year)*
Monthly salaries in the European Commission range from around €2,600 per month for a newly recruited AST/SC 1 official to around €16,000 per month for a top level AD 16 official with over four years of seniority.
Each grade is broken up into five seniority steps with corresponding salary increases. Basic salaries are adjusted annually in line with inflation and purchasing power in the EU countries.
Graduate Entrants to this role commence at Grade AD5 with a salary of €4,349 per month.
As the name may suggest the basic monthly salary is just the starting point to remuneration associated with EU jobs as an employee may be entitled to allowances. All payments are subject to relevant tax and charges.
Official Journal of the European Union & EPSO
Last Updated: April, 2015
|* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.|
A permanent official working in the Institutions of the EU
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Administrators (AD) are typically involved in drafting policies and monitoring the implementation of EU law, analysing and advising.
You must have:
There are a variety of different jobs available in the EU institutions. While some require specific qualifications, many are open to people from a variety of backgrounds, from science, to arts to business. If you do not hold a degreee in an EU specific area, this does not necessarily mean you are not eligible to apply for a job in the EU.
In general, to apply for an Administrator (AD) competition, you must have completed (at least) three years of university.
You must have:
|See: EPSO - European Personnel Selection Office - EU Career profiles - Administration
Last Updated: December, 2016
|Organisation:||EU Careers - European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)|
|Address:||Candidate Contact Service, Office C-80 00/40, B1049 Brussels|
|Tel:||+32 (0) 2 299 3131|
|Organisation:||Public Appointments Service|
|Address:||Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1|
|Tel:||(01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999|
|Organisation:||European Movement Ireland|
|Address:||8 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2,|
|Tel:||(0)1 662 5815|
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