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William Hynes

Senior Economist

"The OECD has a multi-cultural environment, with staff from various backgrounds with different expertise."


Grace Bolton

Policy Officer

"The European Union was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe in the sixty years since its foundation."


Torlach Grant


"I decided to apply for a traineeship at the Parliament because I wanted to gain experience within an international organisation and experience within an EU institution is an ideal way to achieve this."


Visit our vacancies page on for a list of our current graduate vacancies in Ireland and the EU

Current Vacancies

When you apply for an international post, you'll be competing against candidates from all over Europe, if not the world. Knowing how the recruitment process works and how to present yourself effectively is essential if you want to joint the ranks of the ’International Irish’. Where possible we encourage you to register with the various organisations to ensure that you are aware of when opportunities arise. We will also be highlighting significant competitions here on, so please keep in touch.

Below are some useful links and advice you can use as a guide to help you prepare for your application. You will find more helpful hints and tips for applying in our international advice section and be sure to register with and set up alerts to be notified of new graduate opportunities in Ireland and the EU as they go live on our websites.

Traineeship guide on the EPSO website
EPSO Mock Tests
EPSO Application Guide