Internship Embassy’s Economic Prosperity and Trade & Investment Team

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category: Department for International Trade roles
Job Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

A full-time position as a paid intern at the British Embassy in Brussels has become available. The successful candidate will form part of the Embassy’s Economic Prosperity and Trade & Investment Team.

This is an opportunity to gain work experience in a fast paced international environment.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting market research and present findings;
  • Lead generation activities;
  • Assisting in developing and delivering events;
  • Respond to queries from UK and Belgian business;
  • Assist in compiling the Embassy’s daily media summary;
  • Assist with ad hoc media summaries of key political stories or comments;
  • Offering general administrative support to the Embassy’s Prosperity and DIT teams;
  • Contributing to the Embassy’s broader prosperity strategy.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Fluent written and spoken English;
  • Business level knowledge of French and/or Dutch;
  • Good communication and personal skills;
  • The ability to work and deliver results;
  • Demonstrates initiative; good problem solving and judgement skills;
  • A team player with an open mind and keen to learn;
  • Good IT and social media skills;
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience;
  • Experience in living or working in an international environment;
  • Experience in organising events;
  • Good research skills.

Required competencies

Collaborating and Partnering, Building Capability for All, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.

Application deadline: 28 September 2018
Grade: Internship
Type of Position: Intern
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Stipend/Allowance: 781.30
Start Date: 29 October 2018

Other benefits and conditions of employment

This is a full-time professional immersion traineeship with the duration of 3 months, 36.25 hours net for 5 working days a week.

The professional immersion indemnity for this position is €781.30. The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium follow the Belgian minimum pay scales for paid internships as set out under local labour law.

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The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation. Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.

Professional Immersion Traineeship Requirements:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old;
  • Proof of valid medical coverage for the period of the internship (European Health Insurance Card);
  • The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance;
  • Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.

Additional information

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

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