EDA recruits highly specialised and qualified staff who want to contribute to improving Europe’s defence capabilities. While most staff have experience from the military or defence sector, EDA also employs professionals with diverse backgrounds from the private sector or other EU or international organisations.
Temporary Agents are recruited from open selection procedures. Upon recruitment you may be offered a contract for up to 4 years, renewable once for up to 4 years.
Seconded National Experts are seconded from participating Member States’ public administrations, at national or regional level, in particular Ministries of Defence and/or their agencies, bodies, national defence colleges, research institutes. The secondment lasts from 2 months to 3 years, renewable.
Contract Agents are recruited from open selection procedures. Upon recruitment you may be offered a contract from 3 months up to 4 years, renewable once for a maximum of 5 years.
EDA annually runs a 1-year Traineeship Programme aimed at recent university graduates who want to transition to the world of work in an organisation at the heart of defence cooperation in Europe. The deadline to apply is usually in May with the traineeship starting in September.
EDA offers a dynamic multicultural work environment and the opportunity to gain valuable European defence experience. The Agency provides competitive remuneration and working conditions with a comprehensive welfare package and broad insurance coverage. Find out more about the working conditions and benefits.
EDA selects and recruits its staff through open selection procedures and on the broadest possible geographical basis among nationals of the participating Member States. All positions are published on EDA website under when they become available. Find out more about how you can be recruited to work at EDA.
EDA is a small organisation with some 170 dedicated staff members from across Europe. Experts from civilian and military backgrounds work side-by-side in multidisciplinary teams. Learn more about your future colleagues and the way we work at EDA.