What about working for the EU?

I was part of an event at the Foreign Office yesterday which brought University Vice-Chancellors, department heads and career advisers together to talk to them about the EU as a potential career for their students. It was heartening, if surreal, to sit a foot or two away from William Hague as he said “the EUContinue reading “What about working for the EU?”

Coming week to 18 July

A round-up of UK-relevant issues on the Commission’s calendar for next week. Usual caveats apply. 12 July: Commissioner Vassiliou in London, meets David Willetts and Nick Gibb, Department for Education 12 July: European Commission to propose package to boost consumer confidence in financial services 13 July: Commissioner Geoghan-Quinn meets Reg Empey of the Ulster UnionistContinue reading “Coming week to 18 July”

Talking my language

We hosted an event here today on language careers in the EU. In the first instance it was an opportunity to show the new clip done by the translation department showing what working as an EU translator is about. Three of us made brief presentations about the EU recruitment process, working as a conference interpreterContinue reading “Talking my language”

Working for a living

This week is clearly careers week. I don’t think I’ve done a single careers talk since I arrived, and I’m doing two this week. On Monday we had someone from EPSO, our recruitment service, in the Rep holding open sessions for graduates (or soon-to-be-graduates) on the new round of recruitment and the new system. IContinue reading “Working for a living”