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Civil Service (UK & EU Institutions): Tips for Applications

Working for the government in the United Kingdom and the European Union

Civil Service

Tips for Applying

How to get work in this sector

Useful Skills

The Civil Service Fast Stream and European Civil Service are looking for the following skills:

  • Initiative and decision-making ability
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Flexibility, willingness to innovate
  • Detail-orientated
  • Able to process large amounts of information quickly
  • Language skills, for working in the European Union


Your Skills

During your degree, you will have learnt useful skills that can be used to apply for work in this field

Use these links to identify skills you may already have

CVs and Applications


The EU Civil Service expects CVs to be produced in the Europass format.


Keeping up with news about the sector can improve your chances of making a good impression at interviews

Online Tests