2018 EPSO Competitions Forward Planning Update

The new year brings a whole new set of EU career opportunities. Let’s take a look at the current developments in the EPSO competitions calendar.

 

Assessment Centre Starts NEXT WEEK! – Administrators Generalists (AD5)

Best of luck to all candidates that have made it to the Assessment Centre round of the 2017 EPSO Graduate Administrators competition (EPSO/AD/338/17).

The EPSO Assessment Centres will run from 15 January - 22 February, 2018. While the Case Study component will be sat by all candidates on 26 January, 2018.

To help candidates prepare for this vital stage of the competition, EU Training is running a whole bunch of feedback sessions, where we simulate EPSO Assessment Centre test conditions and offer the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our highly experienced instructor.

Focused heavily on the practical side of the EPSO exams rather than the theory, these sessions are designed to help calm nerves and build candidates’ confidence, while offering valuable feedback and the opportunity to engage with other candidates going through the same process.

Take part in a full day EPSO Assessment Centre simulation or focus on one key area through our Competency Based Interview or Group Exercise Master Classes. 

For more information on how you can have your performance assessed by a former President of an EPSO Selection Board, click here.

EPSO Case Study simulations, plus the opportunity to have you answer evaluated can also be found here.

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the 2017 EPSO Administrator Exams (AD5) Facebook group

 

PART 2 Registrations OPEN - Secretaries/Clerks Competition!

It’s OPEN!!! You can start working on PART 2 of your 2017 EPSO Secretaries/Clerks (EPSO/AST-SC/06/17 - SC 1 & SC 2) competition registration. You will have just under 3 weeks to complete this. Applications close 31 January, 2018 at 12:00 noon (Brussels time).

What you need to know…

  • Language 1 – can be any of the 24 official EU language.
  • Language 2 – the 5 most popular languages declared by EPSO participants in the Secretaries/Clerks competition were *drum roll* - English, French, Italian, Spanish and Greek! YES GREEK!!! For the first time EVER, German cannot be chosen as a Language 2 for the Assessment Centre stage of an EPSO competition.
  • Please note that the language you choose out of these five as your Language 2, MUST be different from your chosen Language 1.
  • PART  2 of the registration process MUST be completed in your chosen Language 2.

Best of luck everyone!

EU Training offers simulated EPSO Pre-Selection Secretaries/Clerks exams – click here to try out our practice test packages.

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the 2017 EPSO AST and SC Exams Facebook group

To access PART 2 of the application process, please click below:

 

Deadline For Applications Extended - Lawyer-Linguists Maltese and Lithuanian

Good news for those participating in the 2017 EPSO Lawyer-Linguists (Court of Justice) Maltese and Lithuanian competition, the deadline for applications has been extended till 30 January, 2018 - 12:00 noon (Brussels time).

EU Training offers simulated EPSO Pre-Selection Lawyer-Linguist exams – click here to try out our practice test packages.

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the 2017 EPSO Translator & Linguist Exam Facebook group

To access the registration page for this completion, please click below:

 

Application Deadline Coming Up - Linguistic Assistants (SV, RO, FR, DE, BG, EN)

Don’t leave your applications to the last minute. Deadline for the 2017 EPSO Linguistic Assistants (SV, RO, FR, DE, BG, EN) competition applications is 23 January, 2018 at 12:00 noon (Brussels time)

EU Training offers simulated EPSO Pre-Selection Linguist Assistants exams – click here to try out our practice test packages.

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the 2017 EPSO Translator & Linguist Exam Facebook group

To access the registration page for this completion, please click below:

 

Pre-Selection Test Period Underway - Lawyer-Linguists (DA, ET, GA, HR, LV, SL)

The computer based tests kicked off for the 2017 EPSO Lawyer-Linguists (DA, ET, GA, HR, LV, SL) competition on 8 January and will conclude on 25 January, 2018. Best of luck to everyone undertaking this competition.

EU Training offers simulated EPSO Pre-Selection Lawyer-Linguist exams – click here to try out our practice test packages.

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the 2017 EPSO Translator & Linguist Exam Facebook group

To access more details on this completion, please click below:

 

Pre-Selection Test Period Underway - Experts in Media and Digital Communication

The computer based tests kicked off for the 2017 EPSO Experts in Media and Digital Communication competition on 8 January and will conclude on 25 January, 2018. Best of luck to everyone undertaking this competition.

EU Training offers simulated EPSO Pre-Selection Experts in Media and Digital Communication exams – click here to try out our practice test packages.

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the 2017 EPSO Experts in Media and Digital Communication Facebook group

To access more details on this completion, please click below:

 

Translation Test Booking Period - Translators (DE, FR, IT, NL)

Good luck to all candidates preparing for the 2017 EPSO Translators (DE, FR, IT, NL) competition. The Translation Test booking period is now open and will close on 16 January, 2018 at 12:00 noon (Brussels time).  The Translation Tests will take place from 31 January – 2 February 2018.

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the 2017 EPSO Translator & Linguist Exam Facebook group

To access the booking page for this completion, please click below:

 

Awaiting CBT Booking Period - Financial Economics & Macroeconomics

The application deadline for the 2017 EPSO Financial Economics & Macroeconomics competition closed on 19 December, 2017.

EPSO/AD/339/17 - 1 received 906 applications, while 602 applications were received for EPSO/AD/339/17 - 2

No news has been released yet of when the CBT booking period will open.

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the 2017 EPSO Macroeconomics and Finance Exams Facebook group

 

Upcoming Winter Competitions

While there are no specific dates yet, according to EPSO’s website we can expect the following competitions to be released sometime in Winter 2017:

  • Health and Food Safety - Audit, Inspection and Evaluation (AD6)
  • Food Safety - Policy and Legislation (AD6)

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the Food Safety Specialists Competition Facebook group

  • Research Programme Administrators in Engineering, ICT, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and/or Space science (AD6)
  • Research Programme Administrators in Biology, Environment and Geoscience and/or Satellite imagery, Life sciences (AD6)
  • Research Programme Administrators in Human and social science and/or Economics (AD6)

Want to join the conversation and talk to other candidates about this competition?
Join the Research Programme Administrators - Specialists Competition Facebook group

 

Are you new to EPSO Competitions?

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If you have a question or need additional help in understanding the EPSO processes, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Want to see what these EPSO Pre-Selection exams look like? 
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Unsure how the EPSO selection process works? 
View our sort video - ‘New To EPSO Competitions’

 

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