Martine Reicherts began her career as a lawyer in Luxembourg. In 1984, she joined the European institutions. Between 1995 and 1998, she was deputy head of European Commission President Jacques Santer's cabinet before becoming a European Commission's spokesperson until 1999.
In 2000, she joined the General Directorate of Administration and Personnel as head of unit and became director of "Administration and personnel management" (Luxembourg & Ispra) until December 2002.
From 2003 to 2007, Martine Reicherts was in charge of the Commission's Office of Infrastructures and Logistics in Luxembourg after which she was appointed Director-General of the Office of Publications until 2015.
In September 2015, Martine Reicherts became Director-General of the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission when she was appointed as the Director-General of the department of education, youth, sport and culture of the European Commission.