These occupations usually require a Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, jobs requiring you to deal with the public would benefit from previous experience working directly with the public.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
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These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, retail salespersons and tellers.
|Secretary / Administrative Assistant - EU|
(thousands per year)*
Monthly salaries in the EU Institutions 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.
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.|
Provides autonomous support to one or several people or units within an EU institution
The administrative tasks of secretaries in the EU institutions vary according to the post. In general, a secretary provides autonomous support to one or several people or units within the EU institutions – shaping, transforming and distributing information.
The work typically includes:
In translation departments, the work may also involve:
Contract staff may also be employed to carry out secretarial duties.
Assistants (AST) usually work in supporting roles and are crucial for the internal management of the institutions.
The EU institutions are looking for candidates who are talented, motivated, and highly qualified in their field, and who have the following competencies in particular:
An additional requirement for posts in the AD career bracket (administrators) is:
• Leadership – Manage, develop and motivate people to achieve results
EU Secretary / Administrative Assistants must have:
Requirements for contract staff may be different.
An assistant career in the EU covers grades AST 1 to AST 11.
New staff usually enter at grades AST 1 or AST 3.
Last Updated: July, 2014
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|Organisation:||Public Appointments Service|
|Address:||Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1|
|Tel:||(01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999|
|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|
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