The EBA at a glance

Building a stable banking sector across the EU

The EBA is an independent EU agency established in 2011 at the height of the financial crisis. Its objective is to contribute to financial stability across the EU and safeguard the integrity, efficiency and orderly functioning of the EU banking sector.

Its mission is to build a single regulatory and supervisory framework for the entire banking sector in the 28 EU Member States, so as to ensure an efficient, transparent and stable Single Market that is beneficial to consumers, businesses and the broader economy in the EU.

Diverse nationalities and languages

Academic and professional background

The EBA staff are all specialists in their own field. While many hold PhDs and secondary level diplomas, the minimum requirement for an expert position at the EBA is the completion of university studies attested by a diploma.

For working purposes, all candidates are expected to have an excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken, as well as thorough knowledge of one additional EU language.


The EBA offers traineeship opportunities addressed to university graduates at the beginning of their professional career.

The traineeship candidates are expected to have completed the first cycle of university education and have obtained a full degree certificate or its equivalent by the closing date of applications.

EBA offers unique benefits

  • Salaries are competitive and weighted by a correction coefficient applicable for London. For staff members recruited from outside the UK, an expatriate allowance is paid.
  • The basic leave entitlement is two days per calendar month, but staff are entitled to additional days of leave depending on the type of contract, age and grade.
  • On top of the basic salary, a number of allowances may be added for employees with children. Flexible working hours are also offered to allow staff finding their own balance between private and professional lives.