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IT traineeship 2023 - Java/Web developer trainee - OMB/T/2023/2

The European Ombudsman is an independent and impartial body that works to promote good administration at EU level. The Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration by EU institutions and bodies, and also proactively looks into broader systemic issues.

Our guiding principles are accountability, transparency, and trust.

Equal opportunities

The European Ombudsman is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anybody who meets the eligibility criteria and required qualifications. We will try to accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities.

1. Eligibility

Candidates should be nationals of a Member State of the European Union, or of an accession/candidate country.

Candidates should not have benefitted, for more than eight consecutive weeks or two full months, from a previous paid traineeship or work contract in a European institution, body, agency, office, service, delegation, representation, including the office of a Member of the European Parliament or of a European political group.

Candidates should either (i) have a Master’s/Engineer degree in software development or (ii) be in the process of completing it. In the latter case, the traineeship can be part of their master/engineer programme.

Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU and very good knowledge of another. The working languages are English and/or French.

2. Required qualifications

Candidates applying for the web developer traineeship should have:

  • Good knowledge of Java, Angular, and HTML5/CSS3
  • Knowledge of Hibernate, Spring, Javascript, Typescript, SQL, dotNET, C-sharp, MS Sharepoint or MS CRM Dynamics would be an advantage.

3. Tasks and tools to be used

The web developer trainee will assist in the development of the Ombudsman's Internet and Extranet sites ( and of internal web-based applications.

During the traineeship, the trainee will be using the following tools:

  • Analysis: Magic Draw (UML)
  • Design: IntelliJ / MS Visual Studio
  • Testing: JUnit, Selenium
  • Project Management: Jira
  • Quality: Sonar
  • Continuous Integration: Jenkins, Maven
  • Manager Version: Git

4. Location, timing, and duration of the traineeship

The traineeship will take place in Strasbourg.

The starting date can be agreed with the selected trainee but the traineeship should ideally start in February or March 2023.

The traineeship has a maximum duration of 12 months. A shorter duration may be agreed upon request.

Trainees receive a monthly grant in accordance with the conditions defined in the Decision of the European Ombudsman concerning traineeships (see: additional information). The grant for the Strasbourg-based trainees is approximately €1750 per month. Additionally, trainees receive a €40 monthly supplement as support for their internet connection.

5. Application & selection procedure

The deadline for applications is Monday 7 November 2022 at 13:00 (Brussels time).

To apply, please only use our online application form available at:

The selection procedure comprises two stages: (i) preselection based on the application (CV and motivation letter) and (ii) final selection following a test and an interview.

Candidates will receive relevant information by e-mail, after the deadline for applications.

6. Additional Information

For further information concerning the terms and conditions of the traineeship, please refer to the Decision of the European Ombudsman concerning traineeships which applies by analogy for the web developer traineeship.

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For further information regarding the web developer traineeship, please contact:

Tel.: +33 3 88 17 44 10