Career development

Frontex believes in investing in learning and development, to make our organisation and individual staff members more effective in achieving our goals. The expertise of our staff members is crucial for Frontex.

Frontex needs to be a knowledgeable, skilled, flexible, networked organisation serving Europe. We aim to ensure that Frontex staff members:

  • have the knowledge, skills and competencies they need to do their job effectively and to be prepared for future career development;
  • have the flexibility to adapt, to learn and to lead change, and
  • work effectively together, in co-operation with Member States, non-EU countries, our institutional partners and Europe‚Äôs citizens.

Frontex emphasises learning from various opportunities around us and learning throughout your entire career, through methods including:

  • on-the-job training;
  • feedback and coaching;
  • informal learning and learning from colleagues;
  • self-learning;
  • formal training courses.

We provide various types of formal training courses for our staff, including:

  • a full week of induction training, providing an opportunity for newcomers to get to know each other and top management
  • in-house general training, such as soft skills, financial and IT training;
  • in-house fundamental rights training;
  • in-house language courses in a number of EU languages (English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish) and reimbursement of the cost of language courses for staff posted outside the Frontex headquarters in Warsaw;
  • external specific job-related training.

We also give staff access to various online learning materials (including e-learning courses, videos, articles, podcasts, links) developing soft, financial and IT skills. Materials are available for you at the learning platform EU Learn. You can be assisted in identifying your learning needs by the HR Business Partners assigned to your division.

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