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Job Opportunities  

The Agency is continuously searching for talented and committed candidates with qualified experience and expertise in the railway field. We offer competitive remuneration conditions, attractive learning opportunities along with a dynamic multi-cultural work environment.

Temporary Agents (TAs)

Temporary Agent contracts are generally offered for 4 years with the possibility of renewal for another definite period. Any further renewal would be for an indefinite period. Temporary Agents serve a probationary period of nine months.
  • Temporary Agent posts are classified according to the nature and importance of the duties in:
    Administrators’ function group (AD): comprises twelve grades from AD5 to AD16 corresponding to technical, administrative, advisory, linguistic and scientific duties;
  • Assistants’ function group (AST): comprises eleven grades from AST1 to AST11 corresponding to administrative, technical and clerical duties.
  • Secretaries and clerks’ function group (AST/SC) comprises six grades from SC1 to SC6 corresponding to clerical and secretarial duties.
If you are interested in working for us as a Temporary Agent, please visit our Calls for applications page.
Information concerning temporary agents within the meaning of Article 2 of the CEOS can be found on the website of the European Commission.

Seconded National Experts (SNEs)

The European Railway Agency fosters the exchange of professional experience in European policies regarding the railway sector by temporarily assigning expert from the Member States.
Therefore, the Agency looks for Seconded National Experts in order to benefit from high level of their professional knowledge and experience. The Agency has adopted Decision 237/2009 on the policy and the procedures governing the engagement and the use of Seconded National Experts.
Seconded National Experts are seconded to ERA while remaining in the service of their national employer. Secondment is not equivalent to employment at ERA, nor does it lead to employment by the Authority.
SNEs receive from the Authority a daily subsistence allowance per calendar day as well as a monthly travel allowance for the duration of their secondment. Candidates for an SNE post must be supported by their national authorities or governments. The duration of a secondment to ERA is limited to a maximum of 4 years. The place of secondment is Valenciennes.
If you are interested in working for us as a Seconded National Expert, please visit our Calls for applications page.


The Agency has an in-service training programme. Trainees are assigned to the different units for a period of 3 to 5 months. The programme is addressed mainly to young university graduates, without excluding those who – in  the framework of lifelong learning – have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career.
If you are interested in our traineeship scheme, please visit our Traineeships page.

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  • Salvatore Ricotta
    Head of Resources and Support Unit
    +33 327 096 500
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