The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) released the 2017 CAST competitions Notice of Competition on Thursday, 5 January 2017.
In response to this, EU Training held a FREE Information Webcast on 6 January, 2017 to familiarise you with the upcoming CAST exams’ eligibility requirements, the competitions' structure, the individual tests to be undertaken, as well as effective preparation strategies.
Presented by András Baneth, Europe’s #1 expert on EU careers and a former EU official.
Topics covered include the latest and most accurate information on:
- Introduction to EPSO exams
- Understanding the Notice of Competition
- CAST exams explained
- CAST selection process explained
- How to get the EU job you want?
- Test-taking strategies and best practices
Snapshot of the 2017 EPSO CAST Competitions:
This open competition is being held to recruit temporary contract agents in multiple fields of expertise. The following CAST competitions have been advertised to launch on 5 January, 2017:
- EPSO/CAST/P/5/2017 (Finance, FG II)
- EPSO/CAST/P/1/2017 (Finance, FG III)
- EPSO/CAST/P/2/2017 (Finance, FG IV)
- EPSO/CAST/P/3/2017 (Project/Programme Management, FG III)
- EPSO/CAST/P/4/2017 (Project/Programme Management, FG IV)
- EPSO/CAST/P/6/2017 (Secretariat/Clerical Tasks, FG II)
- EPSO/CAST/P/7/2017 (Human Resources/Administration, FG II)
- EPSO/CAST/P/8/2017 (Human Resources/Administration, FG III)
- EPSO/CAST/P/9/2017 (Human Resources/Administration, FG IV)
- EPSO/CAST/P/10/2017 (Communication, FG III)
- EPSO/CAST/P/11/2017 (Communication, FG IV)
- EPSO/CAST/P/12/2017 (Political Affairs/EU Policies, FG III)
- EPSO/CAST/P/13/2017 (Political Affairs/EU Policies, FG IV)
- EPSO/CAST/P/14/2017 (Law, FG III)
- EPSO/CAST/P/15/2017 (Law, FG IV)
- EPSO/CAST/P/16/2017 (Information and Communication Technology, FG III)
- EPSO/CAST/P/17/2017 (Information and Communication Technology, FG IV)
To hear about the upcoming 2017 CAST competition updates and to interact directly with other candidates, you may be interested in joining the 2017 EPSO CAST Exams Facebook group.
CAST Practice Packages Now Available
Over the last few months, the EU Training team has been working hard to put together special CAST practice packages. Regardless of which profile you will be applying for – law, finance, HR etc. - we have a practice package for you.
Please note that currently the Law, Finance, Human Resources, Information and Communication Technology, Secretariat, Communication and Political Affairs product packages have been loaded. The Project Management product package will be loaded and available in the coming day, so please check back for those.
EU Training monitors all sources and will always keep you immediately up to date about the latest EPSO news, rumours and exams. You may also be interested in joining our Facebook Group, which features all the latest news as it becomes available.
Are you new to EPSO Competitions?
Our research shows that most candidates who succeed start preparing 2-3 months before the pre-selection tests take place.
EU Training offers a wealth of practice materials for all stages and levels of the EU institutions’ selection exams.
If you have a question or need additional help in understanding the EPSO processes, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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