SEC Newgate EU is a Brussels-based advocacy and communications consultancy with global reach through the SEC Newgate group.

We are looking for a talented trainee to join our policy team, with a passion for EU sustainability policy and a good understanding of EU processes. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to work in a stimulating multicultural, multinational environment.

Deadline for applications: as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Start date: ASAP 


  • Keeping up with the latest EU sustainability policy developments (circular economy, sustainable chemicals, sustainable products initiative, Fit for 55 package, etc).
  • Following the work of the EU Institutions on these topics. 
  • Monitoring EU legislative files related to EU sustainability policy as well as related media reports. 
  • Organizing meetings with stakeholders and preparing materials for these occasions. 
  • Drafting memos, briefing notes, and other relevant materials.
  • Carrying out analysis and research on EU policies, politics and regulatory developments. 
  • Working with SEC Newgate EU’s digital, media and marketing teams to jointly develop creative tools and programmes to support clients.

Qualifications and experience  

  • University education.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English. Any other languages a plus. 
  • Strong interest in European politics, and EU policy-making.
  • Self-starter, being able to work autonomously and with flexibility in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Excellent drafting skills. 
  • Intellectual curiosity. 

We offer 

  • A stimulating international work environment. 
  • An opportunity to develop and grow. 

Due to the high number of applications, we will only contact shortlisted applicants. Applicants should have a valid EU working permit. 

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (two pages maximum),  with the subject line: Sustainability Trainee – Your Name