Frequently asked questions
Before you apply
How should I apply?
Applications must be submitted exclusively through our online application form and contain a number of mandatory documents. Please note that we will not consider applications sent via e-mail or post.
When should I apply?
If a specific deadline needs to be respected, this will be clearly indicated in the job advert. Some positions will not show an application deadline, which means that we will screen applications on a continuous basis until a suitable candidate has been found: the earlier you apply, the better.
What documents do I need to submit?
Please refer to our Application & Recruitment process page.
To whom should the application be addressed?
As we do not provide contact details of hiring managers, please use a generic form of salutation.
Can I apply for several positions?
If you believe that you may be a suitable candidate for more than one position, you may apply for several positions that are in line with your profile and interests. However, please limit this to a reasonable number of applications.
Can I submit a speculative application?
We prefer your application to be specific to a current vacancy. If you feel that your profile does not match with any of the current vacant positions, we invite you to regularly check back to stay up to date on our future job opportunities.
I do not hold citizenship from an EU member state, can I still apply?
The current legal framework for employment in the public sector requires all staff members to hold citizenship from an EU member state or from Switzerland. Candidates with other nationalities cannot be considered.
Do I need to pass the exam for admission to the public sector (“examen-concours”) before applying?
No, this is not required. We hold CSSF-specific in-house sessions after your employment allowing you to become admitted to the status of civil servant (“fonctionnaire de l’Etat”). If you have already passed the exam but are not yet employed as civil servant, you will have to pass it again with the CSSF, as they are different versions.
I hold a degree that does not meet the criteria outlined in the job advert; can I still apply?
While we can show some flexibility regarding the study area, we cannot accept applications where the level of the qualification (i.e. A-level, Bachelor, Master) is not in line with our requirements.
Which diplomas should I submit?
We only require the diploma that meets the education level outlined in our job advert. If you hold more diplomas of the same level (such as two Master degrees), you may submit all of them. Additional qualifications or certifications should only be submitted if they are specifically requested or where they are directly useful.
My diploma has been issued outside of Luxembourg, is this a problem?
No. However, you may have to submit additional documentation to show that your education level is equivalent to the level required for a given position.
- For university-level degrees: Belgian and Dutch diplomas are usually considered to be equivalent to those issued in Luxembourg. For other countries, you will have to submit proof of registration of the diploma in the register of higher education qualifications issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, as outlined here.
- For A-level (BAC) degrees or others: you will have to submit a copy of the equivalence certificate of the foreign diploma issued by the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, as outlined here.
- Vocational skills certificate (CATP), vocational aptitude diploma (DAP), master craftsman’s certificate (brevet de maîtrise): you will have to submit a copy of the equivalence certificate of the foreign diploma issued by the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, as outlined here.
I have not yet received the confirmation that my diploma is equivalent to national standards, can I still apply?
Since there can be long delays in obtaining the required documentation, you may send your application without the diploma registration / equivalence certificate. However, in order to avoid delays in our recruitment process later on, we invite you to request it as early as possible.
In what language should I apply?
We accept applications in English or French according to your preference.
What are the working languages at the CSSF?
Language requirements are specific to each position and will always be clearly specified under the candidate profile section. We offer a multicultural environment in which our employees speak several languages, with French and English remaining the prevalent working languages.
I do not speak Luxembourgish, can I still apply?
Yes, we encourage you to apply even if you do not speak Luxembourgish since, for many positions, this is not a mandatory requirement. As a national public institution, we are proud to support non-Luxembourgish speaking staff through free language courses as well as a number of in-house initiatives.
After you've applied
Do you reply to all applications?
All candidates will receive a reply for each application, regardless of the outcome of the selection process.
When can I expect feedback?
The timing for additional feedback after your application is dependent on a number of factors and can vary a lot. While we cannot provide you with specific timeframes, we assure you that all applications will be replied to, regardless of their outcome.
Can I withdraw my application?
How will my personal data be processed and stored?
Working in the public sector
What will my employment status be?
The successful candidate will be hired as public employee (“employé de l’État”) and, if s/he meets the required conditions, s/he will be asked to apply for admission to the status of civil servant (“fonctionnaire de l’Etat”).
I am already employed as a civil servant (“fonctionnaire de l’Etat”), what is my situation?
You can apply via the public job change mechanism (“changement d’administration”) and retain your status as civil servant. As a result, it will not be necessary to pass exams regarding the admission to the status of civil servant.
I am already employed as a public employee (“employé de l’Etat”), what is my situation?
You can apply through our online application form. Since every case is specific with regard to exams or your classification, please contact us to discuss this in more detail.
Students & interns
I will soon finish my studies but have not yet obtained my diploma, can I still apply for a job with the CSSF?
While we will not be able to offer you a contract until we receive a formal confirmation of the successful completion of your studies, you can already apply beforehand. Instead of your diploma, please upload the most recent transcript of your grades or (if available) a copy of your certificate of achievement in our online application form.
Do you offer internships?
Yes, we do. Please note, however, that these are only open to students currently enrolled in the last year of their Master degree studies and who hold an internship convention signed by their university. Please refer to our Internships page for more information.
Do you offer apprenticeships?
The CSSF does not currently offer apprenticeship programs.