VACANCY: Administrative & Communications Traineeship

27 November 2020




Administrative & Communications Traineeship


Cerame-Unie Aisbl (CU) is the European Ceramic Industry Association. Based in Brussels since 1962, it is the voice of the European Ceramic Industry to the EU institutions. The European Ceramic Industry accounts for a total annual turnover of €31 billion and generates over 200,000 direct jobs. At the EU level, the industry is involved in policy debates in the fields of environment, health & safety, energy & climate change, construction & sustainability, international trade, internal market, skills and research & innovation. For more information on Cerame-Unie and the European ceramic industry, please consult our website:



The intern will gain practical knowledge and a better understanding of the administrative tasks inherent to a European trade union, in particular associated to the planning and logistical organisation of meetings & events, as well as develop communication skills in the context of European affairs related to the numerous policy fields relevant and paramount for the Ceramic Industry:   


  • Assistance in coordinating, writing, compiling information, editing, layouting and distributing, all sectoral and CU publications (brochures, newsletters, flyers, etc.);
  • Updating CU and sectoral websites;
  • Contributing to further develop communication tools and activities;
  • Developing communication tools for CU and sectoral events/congresses in Brussels and abroad;
  • Updating, preparing and launching social media campaigns (LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, etc.)
  • Assistance with all aspects related to the planning and logistical organisation of meetings, webinars, working groups, congresses and events;
  • Assistance to CU Members, managing phone calls, welcoming guests;
  • Support in the management of the CU contact database (CRM);
  • Administrative support to the CU team, including drafting minutes of meetings.



  • Near-native English and very good command of written and spoken French is a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit;
  • Ability to work autonomously and to take initiatives;
  • Detail oriented and ability to meet challenging deadlines;
  • Organised and efficient;
  • Good knowledge of Windows and Microsoft tools, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Experience with online meeting/webinar platforms (Microsoft Teams, ZOOM, Webex, etc.), online communication softwares, websites platforms and social media (LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter), is a plus;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a small team.


The position is remunerated and available starting from Monday 1 February 2021, with a duration of 6 months.

If interested, please send your CV and Motivation Letter indicating this reference: “Administrative & Communications Traineeship” to Ms. Inês Ferrão (  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Online interviews will be conducted in the week of 4 January 2021.


Deadline for applicationFriday 11 December 2020