Types of Contracts

ACER offers different types of contracts:

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​1. Temporary Staf​f


​​​​Temporary Staff posts are offered for a fixed period of 5 years with a possibility of renewal. In general, Temporary Staff posts are classified according to the nature of the duties into:


  • Administrators' function group (AD): comprises eleven grades (AD5 - AD15) corresponding to technical, administrative, advisory, linguistic and scientific duties,

  • Assistants' function group (AST): comprises nine grades (AST3 - AST11) corresponding to executive, technical and clerical duties.


2. Contract Staff​

Contract Staff are classified in four function groups according to the nature of work: 


  • Function group I: Manual and Administrative support,

  • Function group II: Clerical and secretarial, office management and other equivalent tasks,

  • Function group III: Executive, drafting and accountancy and other equivalent tasks,

  • Function group IV: Administrative, advisory, linguistic and equivalent technical tasks.


The duration of contracts for Contract Staff varies according to the needs of the Agency. Contract Staff are offered a contract with a fixed period of maximum 3 years which may be renewed.​

Careers at ACER are open to nationals of the European Union and EFTA Member States.​

3. Seconded National Experts

​Seconded national experts (SNEs) are civil servants from a national, regional or local public administration or an International Governmental Organisation, working temporarily for the Agency and contributing to its work under specific rules.

SNEs are not recruited by the Agency: they do not become ACER Staff Members but remain employed and paid by their initial employer. As a compensation for the additional costs of living temporarily abroad, SNEs are entitled to daily and monthly subsistence allowances.

The initial secondment period cannot not be less than six months and more than two years, renewed up to a total of four years. The period of the secondment may be extended further if decided by the Director.


4. Interim Staff

The Agency can be supported by interim staff on a temporary basis, for instance under periods of heavy workload, or for the organisation of events, meetings and workshops, receptions, and welcoming events.

Interim staff is engaged through local contracting agencies. The vacancy notices are posted on various Slovenian job portals.


5. Trai​​nees

Trainee positions are targeted to young university graduates to help them in gaining technical and operational experience. Through their everyday work in the Agency, trainees have the opportunity to put into practice the technical knowledge acquired during their studies or professional careers.

Traineeships last for a minimum of three months to a maximum of six and may be extended once for up to six months (1 year in total).