FAQ – Traineeships at the BEREC Office
- May I submit an open/unsolicited/spontaneous application?
No. BEREC Office does not consider open/unsolicited/spontaneous applications for traineeships. Only applications for published traineeships can be taken into consideration. The online application form is the only acceptable means of applying for a traineeship in BEREC Office.
- I have applied before and was rejected. Should I try again?
Yes, you may reapply following the publication of a new traineeship notice. However, you must submit a new application, together with all requested documents.
- Does the BEREC Office pay a grant?
Trainees shall be entitled to a monthly grant amounting to 25% of a basic monthly salary of a temporary agent in grade AD5, step 4, applicable at the starting date of the Traineeship.
- Does the BEREC Office pay for travel expenses?
Trainees who receive a grant and, whose place of recruitment at the beginning of the traineeship is more than 150 km from Riga, are entitled to compensation for the travel expenses incurred at the beginning and end of the training period. Travel expenses for the inward journey and for the outward journey are compensated on the basis of the BEREC Office rules concerning the financial contribution towards travel and subsistence expenses for persons invited by the BEREC Office to attend written and oral tests in a selection procedure, an interview or a medical examination. For more information please check the Article 12 of the BEREC Office MC Decision on the Rules governing the Traineeship Programme of the BEREC Office (Decision MC/2016/08).
- Are all applications and applicants that come to the Agency treated in the same way?
The BEREC Office applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without bias on the grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.
- What language should I use in my application for a traineeship at the Agency?
Very good knowledge of the English language is an essential requirement to do a traineeship at the BEREC Office. English is the working language of the BEREC Office. For this reason, the documents concerning traineeships are only available in English. Therefore the applications should be submitted preferably in English.
- How will I know that the BEREC Office has received my application?
After submission of your application you will receive by email an acknowledgement of receipt confirming that your application has been successfully submitted.
- What is the duration of the traineeship?
Training periods are initially offered for a period of six months with the option reserved to the Agency to extend the traineeship only once for a period to be determined. Further renewals are not possible. Trainees will be notified in advance if they are to receive an extension to their traineeship. Traineeship periods may not be repeated or extended beyond the maximum length laid down in the rules.