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|At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.
Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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|Seconded National Expert - EU|
(thousands per year)*
Secondment can be for a minimum of six months and up to a maximum of four years in principle. You can return for a second period of secondment once an interval of at least 6 years has passed.
As an SNE, you should continue to be paid by your employer but the Commission pays you compensation for the extra costs of living and working abroad. This consists of a daily subsistence allowance and you may also be eligible for a monthly allowance depending on the distance from your place of origin.
National employers still pay SNEs their salary throughout the duration of their secondment; however the EU offers compensation for the extra costs of living abroad.
For more information, including details of your rights, working conditions and working hours, see the Rules on the Secondment of National Experts.
EPSO - EU Careeers
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.|
SNEs are national or international civil servants or persons employed in the public sector who are working temporarily for an EU Institution
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SNEs play a duel role in the EU. The idea is that the SNEs will share their experiences and expertise in particular policy areas with EU staff, and in return will take back knowledge of EU policies and processes to their national administrations.
As an SNE you will work alongside Commission officials, helping to achieve the strategic objectives defined by a Directorate-General or Service for the benefit of EU citizens.
On secondment, you will work under the instructions of an EU official, according to a detailed job description and governed by rules that help avoid the risk of any conflicts of interest.
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
On occasion the EU will invite national and international civil servants and public sector staff to bring their experience to an EU institution for a temporary time period - (where an employee transfers to a different job for a specified period of time is known as 'secondment').
As well as civil servants, experts from international organisations, universities, research centers and other entities belonging to the public sector, can also be seconded to the EU, especially in areas where their unique skills and knowledge are specifically required by an EU Institution.
In order to become an SNE, candidates must have at least 3 years work experience.
SNEs are typically seconded from the civil services of EU countries, so the vast majority are national, regional or local civil servants.
SNEs from EU countries are recruited via their Permanent Representations to the EU.
Those interested in becoming an SNE should contact their country's permanent representation to the EU for information about current opportunities.
Further information is also available from www.Publicjobs.ie (type ‘Seconded National Experts’ into the site’s search bar).
Visit the website of the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU
Detailed information on SeNEs with the European Commission is available here.
Last Updated: July, 2014
|Organisation:||European Movement Ireland|
|Address:||8 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2,|
|Tel:||(0)1 662 5815|
|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|
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