• Full time. Duration: 6 months, renewable once
  • Brussels, Belgium


About the ABBL, ACA and ALFI

  • The ABBL (Association des Banques et Banquiers Luxembourg) is the Luxembourg Bankers' Association, the representative organisation of a major European and international banking centre.
  • ALFI is the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, the leading European investment fund centre in assets under management.
  • ACA is the Luxembourg Association of Insurance Companies, a major international insurance centre in Europe.

All three are not-for-profit associations. We represent the interests of our members at national and international level. At the EU level, we are permanently established through our joint EU representation office in Brussels, which interacts constantly with standards developers and policy makers in the EU institutions.

In our associations, we value efficiency in our work, but also team spirit, good interpersonal relations between colleagues and the variety of our cultural backgrounds.


Role of the trainee adviser on EU affairs

The EU Affairs Trainee Adviser is responsible for supporting the public affairs team in our EU Representation Office in Brussels in matters related to the financial services legislation process.


Tasks of the EU Affairs Trainee Adviser

  • Legislative monitoring
  • Analysis of policy documents
  • Attend and report from meetings, public hearings and events
  • Research on stakeholders and files for the drafting of background materials
  • Organisational support.


The successful candidate should :

  • Have a recent university degree (Masters) in European public affairs and be familiar with the workings of the European institutions.
  • Have developed communication skills, including writing and editing.
  • Sharp analytical skills and proven organisational skills.
  • Demonstrate a good spoken and written command of English. Other languages, in particular French, Luxembourgish, and German, are considered an asset.

What we offer:

  • An unparalleled entry level experience in the world of EU Public Affairs within a small and experienced team.
  • A chance to familiarise yourself with the widest range of EU financial services problematics including, prudential, digital, sustainable finance, financial markets, and tax matters.
  • A competitive financial compensation in line with those of EU institutions’ traineeships.

Prior post-study work experience is not essential, but a very first traineeship in European Public Affairs is considered an advantage.

Starting date: 1 September 2023.


To apply

Please send relevant applications with cover letter and CVs to brusselsoffice@lux-finance.lu by 23 July 2023 at the latest and mention “Trainee EU Affairs Adviser” in the subject. Given the traditionally numerous applications, we will only be able to contact the successful candidates for an interview.