European Investment Bank supports its women returners

European Investment Bank supports its women returners

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At the European Investment Bank, investing in its colleagues is as important as investing in the projects it finances. The Bank aims to offer an enriching professional environment where employees can find numerous opportunities to develop while enjoying their personal and family life.

The Bank offers competitive and balanced terms of employment and an attractive remuneration package composed of:

  • base salary
  • performance-related awards
  • other financial and non-financial benefits

Enjoy the competitive financial and non-financial benefits

The Bank offers a large range of benefits to all its staff members, based on eligibility criteria.

Upon arrival:

  • Housing search
  • Removal and travel expenses
  • Installation allowance
  • VAT exemption
  • Expatriation allowance

Employee compensation:

  • Base salary
  • Paid overtime (only for grades 1 to 3)
  • Performance awards

Health and other insurance:

  • Health insurance
  • Preventive medicine
  • Accident insurance
  • Business travel insurance
  • International emergency assistance

For family:

  • Family allowance
  • Child Assistance Allowance
  • Free European school
  • Day-care/garderie and study centre (CPE)


  • Pension scheme
  • Optional supplementary pension scheme

Career development:

  • Internal mobility
  • Training programmes
  • Career development opportunities

Good work/life balance:

  • Annual leave
  • Telework
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Part-time arrangements
  • Maternity/parental/adoption leave
  • Special leave (paternity, bereavement, etc.)
  • Sabbatical leave
  • Family leave

For mobility and social life:

  • Travel to centre of interest
  • Housing loan subsidy
  • Psychological counselling and advice
  • Subsidised sports and leisure activities
  • Subsidised restaurant and cafeteria
  • Library and information resources
  • Conciergerie
  • Free parking

Upon departure:

  • Termination allowance
  • Resettlement allowance
  • Removal and travel expenses

In addition, the Bank offers a wide variety of benefits to support work-life balance to its staff, enabling them to deliver at work and enjoy their personal lives.

The EIB's ConnectedWoMen forum encourages diversity

ConnectedWoMen is a forum open to all women working within the EIB Group, as well as to everyone interested in gender diversity, and willing to share their experience and advice in a constructive manner. ConnectedWoMen aims to develop practical solutions for everyday challenges encountered in the workplace.

EDGE certification is awarded to the EIB

The EIB obtains EDGE Certification, asserting the EU Bank as a gender equal workplace. The EIB has obtained the EDGE Certification (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) ‘Assess level’, recognizing the commitments and efforts undertaken by the Bank to reach gender equality in our workplace. 

Based in Switzerland, EDGE is the world’s most rigorous and widely recognized certification of gender equity in the workplace. The EDGE methodology transforms working environments by measuring, accelerating and certifying gender equality.

Results from the 2020 analysis, carried out for the certification, showed that the level of gender pay equity at the EIB meets the EDGE standard. EDGE did not find any statistically significant pay gap between men and women. As part of the comprehensive assessment, the EIB also invited its entire staff to participate in an Employee Survey. The overwhelming majority (more than 80%) of respondents agreed that gender equality is important for the organisation to fulfil its mission, reflecting the EIB’s overall commitment to the goal.

Learn about the EDGE assess certification awarded to the European Investment Fund.

Hear an expert point of view from Frédérique Schepens, Head of Human Resources at the EIF.

A rewarding career in Luxembourg for partners and family

The Bank understands it is not always easy to make the decision to move to another country, or even another continent, for a new job. This decision becomes even more difficult when it means that a partner and family will also have to pack up, find a new job and a new home and adjust to a new environment.

This is frequently the case for new employees at the European Investment Bank (EIB). For this reason, the Bank decided to become a founding member of the International Dual Career Network (IDCN) Luxembourg. IDCN plays an important role in highlighting some of the many career opportunities that Luxembourg has to offer for dual-career partners. IDCN members are open to investigating career possibilities with people whose partners have accepted a job in Luxembourg with another IDCN member.

The IDCN International Dual Career Network 

  • provides a platform for professional networking and information sharing
  • sees a variety of events brings local corporate representatives and IDCN partner members together
  • corporate members host many insightful events, presentations and workshops on the local employment market and professional networking
  • provides a great opportunity to volunteer and to be professionally active while learning about the local job market
  • peers volunteer to network and to integrate even quicker
  • professional integration is the goal and employees and their families are the key players

Women returners are supported at the EIB

Bring your next career move to the EIB and enjoy the supportive, inclusive work culture and the exciting jobs on offer.


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