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Niamh's testimonial

Satisfyingly Challenging and Memorable

trainee with long dark hair
Country of origin
  • Ireland

"Having started in the Secretariat General in March 2022, right at the start of the Russian aggression in Ukraine, I can say my traineeship experience has been memorable right from the start. I've been involved in varied work across my unit, all of which has been fulfilling be a part of.

It's a great feeling to see how my work contributes to different strands of work, be it on the ground level, internally between other units or for use by high level officials.

I feel my skills and knowledge around the internal workings of the EU have been strengthened during my time here.

I was lucky enough to work in an internationally minded work environment with kind and hard working colleagues in my unit, and befriend many passionate and warm fellow Bluebook trainees."